• Best Way To Eat Fruit!

    by Ellen on August 15, 2009 · 11 comments

    There’s nothing like fresh fruit in the summer. Here in New England, we get the most delicious peaches and blueberries from local orchards. Throw in a few cherries, top it with a delicious pistachio topping and you’re in for a gluten free treat! This gluten free recipe couldn’t be easier. And on these hot summer days (finally, we have summer!), sometimes all I want to eat is fruit salad.

    My go-to breakfast, pre-Celiac days, included some sort of toast. Usually either a bagel or an english muffin. Since my diagnosis 3 1/2 years ago, I’ve made it my mission to come up with novel breakfast ideas that don’t always include toast, in part because I don’t always have gluten free bread in the house. Once I allowed myself to think outside of the breakfast box, it became easy and fun to come up with new ideas. And ultimately, it made following a gluten free diet easy and kind of fun. And if I’ve just got to have toast for breakfast, I just might dig out my gluten free bagel recipe or my gluten free english muffins recipe and go to town.

    My recipe is an adaptation of Ani Phyo’s Peach & Pistachio Cobbler.

    FRESH FRUIT CRUMBLE (uncooked)

    one peach, chopped
    handful of blueberries
    handful of cherries
    1 tbsp pistachio nuts
    1 date, pitted
    1 tsp maple syrup
    1/8 tsp cinnamon
    pinch sea salt

    Lay the chopped peaches, blueberries, and cherries in a small bowl.

    Chop the pistachio nuts and the date. Put in a small bowl. Add the maple syrup, cinnamon, and sea salt. Use the back of your knife to mash the ingredients together. This whole process works really well in a food processor, but if you don’t have one, just use a knife, the old-fashioned way.

    Sprinkle over the fruit.

    NOTE: Add more of any of the ingredients (be careful not to add too much salt, but definitely don’t leave it out as it really makes the other flavors pop) to your own taste.

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    The trick, when you’re eating it, is to use the tip of your spoon to extract little bits of the pistachio topping so that you have enough for every spoonful of fruit. It’s a party in your mouth, really:).

    What’s your favorite gluten free breakfast?

    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    Stephanie August 16, 2009 at 6:16 am

    I wrote about fruit today too! It must be that time of year.

    My favorite breakfast: After an early morning run I like a fruit smoothie.

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    I Am Gluten Free August 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

    Hi Stephanie – I totally concur. There's nothing as refreshing as a cold fruit smoothie. I've posted a few of them on my blog. My fave is with frozen bananas and blueberries and some sort of liquid (either soymilk or fruit juice. That's my basic formula though sometimes I add other things like vanilla extract or agave or other fruit. I looked through two of your blogs. I look forward to reading more about your living in Africa.

    ~Ellen

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    aTxVegn August 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I agree, I can hardly bring myself to cook all the yummy summer fruits. I love your raw fruit crumble.

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    I Am Gluten Free August 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm

    aTxVegn – thanks! Glad you stopped by to say hello! I loved following the pictures from your recent trip. Hope all is well!

    ~Ellen

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    Alisa - Frugal Foodie August 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Oh yum! Raw and no sugars!

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    I Am Gluten Free August 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Alisa – you have to try it to believe it. Sometimes, just a few ingredients can be magical together. This is just one of those recipes. First time I made it without the salt, then the second time with the salt. Made a huge difference – the flavors really popped with the salt! Let me know if you try it!

    ~Ellen

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    NaTy August 19, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    great post. breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day so it is very hard for me to choose a favorite. :)
    i luv cereal, smoothies and peanut butter/honey gf bagels or waffles.
    -erin

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    Chandice August 21, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Love and clean and fresh this looks…I am craving it now for sure :) Thanks for your wonderful blog. I will be sure to post it in my blog roll!

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    thewholegang August 24, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I love this and can't wait to give it a try. The fruit looks so good and I just bought a package of pistachio nuts. Breakfast tomorrow!

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    Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) August 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    by far the best way to eat fruit!

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