It is DAY 11 of Gluten Free Baking With KitchenAid and we celebrate our 7-QT KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway in spectacular fashion today with "Avocado Mania"! This is what the magnificent Colette Martin from Learning to Eat Allergy-Free calls it and I LOVE it! Those of you who have been following me for a while are WELL acquainted with my love affair with avocados! Oh, show me the way to Piggy Heaven!
Well this gluten free, nut free, soy free, vegan avocado chickpea quickbread is INCREDIBLE! Soft, moist, flavourful and versatile. You can jazz this vegan bread up with sweet or savoury spreads of your choice and enjoy with soup, make sandwiches, or slather with some jam with a cup of tea. I happily indulged in all three with my highly-coveted loaf. Scott and I were fighting over this bread, and he doesn't even like avocados!! Can you believe that I had never used avocado in bread before like this? ASTONISHING....considering I have used them in everything else! LOL!
So, who is the creator of this fabulous gluten free vegan quickbread?
Colette Martin is an allergen-free baker, food allergy mom, speaker, and author of Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts which will be published by The Experiment in June 2012. You can preorder a copy of this amazing book on Amazon or Barnes and Noble. In this book, Colette shares draws from her personal experience, having successfully navigated her way through the food allergy minefield in mindblowing splendour after her son was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis and multiple food allergies (wheat, milk, soy, egg, and peanuts) in 2001.
Colette changed the way her family ate and mastered the art of allergy free cookery along the way. In her soon-to-be-released book, she shares how with tips like: how to avoid the top eight food allergens plus gluten; substitutions and techniques to make your family favourite recipes allergy-free; hints on how to work with allergen-friendly ingredients; and over 75 incredible allergy-friendly recipes such cinnamon rolls, spicy cornbread, chocolate chunk cookies, and more! I am counting the days until this little gem of a book comes out.
Until then, check out Colette's amazing allergy free recipes at Learning to Eat Allergy-Free. Once you taste this gluten free, vegan avocado chickpea quickbread and some of Colette's other delectable recipes, you (like me) are going to be pre-ordering yourself a copy of her book! June is really not that far away! WOO HOO! Delicious Allergy Free Colette Creations for all of us!
I was really thrilled when Colette agreed to contribute to this KitchenAid gluten free baking event. She really is quite a remarkable woman. As I researched her, I found myself asking, "Is there ANYTHING this fabulous woman doesn't do?!" Colette is a contributing blogger to Living Harvest; a contributing writer to Forbes; and shares her views about life in corporate America, corporate culture, and working women's issues at When Fridays Were Fridays. This woman really is incredible! AND boy, can she cook!
Thankyou for so graciously contributing to this event Colette. I CANNOT wait to meet you this week at Nourished and GFAF Expo. 3 more sleeps! FYI - I will be the crazy fan holding you up in the corner picking your brilliant allergy-free brain! YOU ROCK!!!
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Preorder a copy of Colette's new book: Learning to Bake Allergen-Free: A Crash Course for Busy Parents on Baking without Wheat, Gluten, Dairy, Eggs, Soy or Nuts to be released by The Experiment in June 2012.