Piggies! It is DAY 24 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid and we break gluten free bread today with the beautiful Amy Green from Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Do NOT miss making Amy's gluten free baguettes, they are SENSATIONAL! Yes, you CAN enjoy a fabulous baguette whilst living a gluten-free lifestyle! These gluten free baguettes are PERFECT! They have a crusty outside and soft springy inside with a delightful flavour that is dairy free and sugar free as well! These baguettes would be fantastic for making gluten free bruschettas, serving with soup and salad, or for serving with some olive oil or your favourite dips! Basically, anything! I served them with a trio of roasted beetroot dip, muhammara, and raw vegan cashew dip and my guests were in PIGGY HEAVEN!
So, who is the lovely lady who created these sticks of gluten free heaven? The busiest woman alive, that's who! I have honestly thought to myself more than 100 times, "WHEN does this woman sleep?" It is quite remarkable what Amy achieves! I discovered Amy's wonderful blog when I first joined the blogosphere a few years ago, and we officially became connected when she and Maggie Savage invited me to be a regular contributor to their fantastic new website, The Balanced Platter. I, of course, jumped at the opportunity, and have been incredibly grateful for this inspiring community of gluten free ladies ever since.
I had exchanged hundreds of emails with Amy, but was so excited to meet her in person, and see her SHINE as the co-founder of the first ever Nourished Food Bloggers Conference a couple of weeks ago. It was a RAVING SUCCESS and Amy was just as lovely as I imagined. I was touched by her desire to help others, which is really what drives all of her work.
After struggling with weight issues her entire life and enduring endless yoyo diet and bingeing cycles, Amy found the answer to happiness and healthy self-esteem embracing a gluten free and refined sugar free lifestyle since 2004, which has seen her eradicate her constant food cravings, migraines and depression, as well as maintain a 60 pound weight loss! She now shares her recipe triumphs and personal joys on her blog in the hopes of inspiring others to live with the food freedom that she now enjoys, and inspiration is something she does in spectacular fashion. Amy's gluten free, sugar free recipes are absolutely delicious, but beyond that, she cultivates a real sense of community through her wildly popular Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays linky, where anybody can stop by and share their healthy recipe every week.
In addition to this, you learn from Amy's personal experience with her ingredients and substitutions pages. If you live in the Dallas area, you could also go and take one of Amy's fabulous gluten free cooking classes! If you are living a gluten-free lifestyle and don't know this woman, you need to! She is a star on the rise, and the world is sitting up and taking notice! Amy has been a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio, Good Morning Texas, Fox 4 News Dallas, Talk 980 Radio USA, is the Healthy Choices columnist for Easy Eats Magazine, and has been featured in Living Without, Clean Eating Magazine, Reader’s Digest Canada, D Magazine, and The Plano Profile.
Amy's fantastic book, aptly titled Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free: 180 Easy & Delicious Recipes You Can Make in 20 Minutes or Less, is packed with over 180 fabulous gluten free, sugar free recipes, 140 of which have never been published on her blog. Each recipe includes a “Quick Tip” and many recipes contain options for making recipes dairy-free. There is also a fantastic Kitchen Guide which includes gluten free ingredient information, appliance and utensil tips, as well as product resources. My well-loved, dog-eared copy enjoys pride of place in my gluten-free kitchen!
Make these gluten free baguettes and check out the amazing Amy Green. You will NOT be sorry. Thanks for sharing this fabulously versatile gluten free bread recipe with us! You ROCK!
***I am, of course, linking this post to Amy's Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays. Go check it out and share what YOU are making today!
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