It is DAY 16 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid in honour of our 7QT Stand Mixer Giveaway and today I am thrilled to celebrate with one of my lovely virtual friends, Alta Mantsch from Tasty Eats At Home. I first came in contact with Alta when we both became regular contributors to The Balanced Platter, and it didn't take me long to totally fall in love with her. First of all, isn't that the most fantastic name for a blog? Secondly, she is just a really cool lady.
Alta is a recipe writer, amateur food photographer (pretty darn good if you ask me!), and self-taught "home-chef-in-training" as she calls herself. She shares her journey with food in a humble, personal, authentic, honest way that I find incredibly appealing. All of her recipes have been gluten free and dairy free since 2009/2010 and are simple and easy to follow. She also specializes in creating delicious meals on a budget. She always shares fantastic hints and tips in her posts for The Balanced Platter, such as her article on Eating Seasonally and Locally. I really look forward to her monthly post!
On Alta's blog, you will absolutely find some "Tasty Eats At Home!" Delicious vegetable dishes such as her gluten free vegan scalloped potatoes, gluten free vegan cheesy crackers, warm eggplant and summer squash salad, gluten free, dairy free zucchini cupackes with coconut cream frosting, gluten free vegan cheescake with blueberry compote, and so many more delectable recipes. There are so many simple little delights on her site, I barely even know where to start!
These gluten free, dairy free, nut free, lemon Early Grey cookies she is sharing with us today are just a taste of the sensational recipes you will find coming out of her adventurous kitchen! In her original blog post, Alta says, "These little cookies have a lovely lemon flavour that will brighten any dreary, cloudy, or otherwise less-than-sunny day. They’re not overly sweet, they’re not rich, and they’re perfect with a cup of hot tea. Yes, Earl Grey would be a great option here!"
These are absolutely delicious and really different. My mother LOVED them, and she is quite the cookie snob! LOL! She is a HUGE Earl Grey tea fan and was in piggy heaven! If Alta's gorgeous photo isn't enough to make you grab for your stand mixer, how about this little anecdote: Mum, dad, Scott and I polished off the entire batch while watching season two of Downton Abbey at midnight! It was sublime! Don't miss out on these cookies. They are sensational!