Allergy Friendly Friday 2/17/12

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TGIAFF, right?  I’m ready to sleep in for a couple of days.  And eat some comfort foods.  February really is comfort food month, isn’t it?  What’s your favorite comfort food? Mine is Shepherd’s Pie. (I’ve got a great new 30 minute Shepherd’s Pie recipe coming to you in my new book, btw)  Let’s make the theme of this week’s Allergy Friendly Friday COMFORT FOODS.  Allergy-free and/or gluten-free comfort foods. Bring on what you got!  I want to sit in front of my TV and eat it!
Thanks for all your great recipe links this past week! I am putting on my nagging hat for a moment:  Some great recipes were posted last week, that I would have LOVED to feature, but there were no hyperlinks back to Allergy Friendly Friday. Please remember that for me to feature your recipe, it has to link back to AFF.  Okay, nagging hat is coming off again. Some great gluten-free and/or allergy-friendly recipes from last week’s Allergy-Friendly Friday roundup were:

Allergy Friendly Friday 9/9/11

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Allergy Friendly Friday

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I don’t know exactly what to post today.  It’s the Friday before the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, a day that will forever be ingrained in our cultural consciousness.  I remember it vividly, being very pregnant with my first child, Lennon, being in NY, watching it on TV in horror, wanting to protect my unborn child.  After watching the towers fall, I went upstairs and methodically cleaned out my office, going through the filing cabinets and boxes, getting rid of everything that was no longer necessary or needed, trying desperately to create some sense of order in a disordered world. I cleared out all my things to prepare the office for its transition to a nursery.  My son is a 9/11 baby, he came into the world when it was in a state of chaos, and I know that it’s informed my intense need to protect him. Both my sons, in fact. (more…)