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July Fourth Recipe Roundup

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-photo from rr_rocketman on Flickr

Just in case any of you are looking for more recipes for your July Fourth celebrations, here are some wonderful dishes from several of my favorite food bloggers:

Starters
Joey’s Kicked Up Rockin’ Guacamole with Lime + Tomatillos
from Karina’s Kitchen

Veggie Dishes/Salads
Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
from The Nourishing Gourmet
How to Grill Zucchini
from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Broccoli Slaw from Smitten Kitchen
Raw Mediterranean Salad from Brigitte Mars

Main Dishes
Grilled Salmon with Sun-Dried Tomato, Olive, Caper, and Parsley Relish
from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Scallops and Bacon
from Mark’s Daily Apple
BLGT Sandwich
from The W.H.O.L.E Gang

Pepper Honey Steak
from Gluten Free Easily

Desserts
Grain-Free Coconut Cupcakes
from Healthy Indulgences
Homemade Fudge
from The Nourishing Gourmet
Rhubarb Pie from A Gluten-Free Day
Cheesecake
from Comfy Belly

I must confess, since it’s summer and the hot weather has finally set in, I’ve been doing a lot of raw eating, that’s what inspired me to add the lovely recipe above from Brigitte Mars.  On really hot days, I make a raw blender salad in my vitamix with greens from my garden, avocado and nuts.  I’m loving eating this way while the weather is warm and my digestive fires are high.

I hope you all have a lovely Fourth of July and enjoy the weekend!


posted on July 3, 2009

  1. Fabulous and tasty round-up, Elana! Happy Independence from Gluten Day. ;-)

  2. Thank you for the link love, Elana! Happy 4th! I’ll be making your tater free salad for my cookout, fyi. :)

  3. Great round-up. I’m so glad some of my recipes will work (and it reminds me that I need to get working on my own gluten-free recipe category, which I’ve had on my to-do list forever!)
    Happy fourth of July!

  4. Wonderful picks for the recipe roundup!! Enjoy your holiday weekend, Elana!!

  5. CoconutGal

    Ohhh, fun new websites to explore! Thank you for sharing these :-)
    I love blender salads as well. How can you not feel good when you’re drinking such fresh yumminess that is so easy to digest? Makes me wanna dance around the kitchen! Have a lovely weekend Elana!

  6. Amy Green/Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free @ simplysugarandglutenfree.blogspot.com

    This is a fabulous variety of dishes. We’ve been eating raw as much as possible, too. Texas heat has been over 100 every day…keeping the kitchen cool has been high on our priority list.

  7. gfe-gluten free easily @ glutenfreeeasily.com

    Hey Elana-Happy 4th! Just logged on after a fabulous weekend in the mtns with our son and his friends. Wow–thanks so much for including my recipe and blog in your holiday roundup! I’m honored as always. I know most of these wonderful blogs, but can’t wait to check out the others. The blender salad sounds great. Greens, avocados, and nuts–all my faves! I will check out the recipe and Brigitte Mars info more as well. I’ve been really enjoying raw green smoothies for morning breakfasts lately. :-)

    Thank you, Elana!
    Shirley

  8. Wow, Elana, thanks for the link. And for including some more great blogs.

  9. Diane-Thewholegang @ thewholegang.org

    Lots of great recipes in your round up. Thank you for including mine in such a great mix. Blender salad sounds great. We will start with those tomorrow! Happy 4th of July weekend! I raise a glass to salute you and the other great bloggers listed.

  10. Cooking With Dia @ cookingwithdia.com

    I love your blog Elena, and enjoy all of your recipes. Nice 4th of July post too. Hope you are feeling better.

  11. ~M

    YUM! So many great recommendations and new blogs to see! Hope you had a great 4th with your family!

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