Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger: Diet, Dessert and Dogs (Adzuki Bean Spread)

Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger is being hosted this month by Wendy of Celiacs In The House. I love Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger – while I love reading and trying to keep up with all of my favorite gluten-free blogs, reading, gawking, and sometimes drooling, I almost never seem to find time to actually make the recipes I salivate over. This event gives me an opportunity to slow down and actually try a recipe. Thing is, I rarely find it easy to decide which recipe to make. This is definitely the case when it comes to my adoptee this month – Ricki of Diet, Dessert, and Dogs.

Ricki is definitely a powerhouse in the kitchen. Her blog has hundreds of delicious, Anti-Candida Diet (ACD) friendly recipes, and she has published 4 books. I own them all. I love her latest – Good Morning! Breakfasts without Gluten, Sugar, Eggs, or Dairy. Her innovative ways of creating sweet, delicious, healthy recipes using healthy ingredients really gets me to think outside the box. I imagine that going through the healing process of the Anti-Candida Diet forces one to do just that, especially when cravings for waffles, cakes, or fudge strike. Ricki amazes with her ability to satisfy those cravings.

Lately I’ve been in need of good, healthy snacks to pack for lunch, so I made Ricki’s adzuki bean spread. Wow, is it delicious! I am a sucker for bean spreads/dips in any case, but this was unique. It had a lovely umami punch from the miso, and a bit of a bite from the green onions. The creaminess of the beans (I love adzuki beans – they’re one of my favorites, and have appeared here before.) brought everything together. A bit of this stuff, spread on some Mary’s Gone Crackers and enjoyed along a quickly packed lunch of carrot sticks and celery was the perfect easy-to-make lunch. I’m definitely making this again – perhaps even as a quick dip for a party.

Next on my list of recipes to make from Ricki? Her “swiss cheese“. This really has me intrigued. Homemade vegan cheese cubes? I am seeing a salad very soon in my future, topped with these little treats!


Filed under Appetizers, Budget-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy Meals, Quick and Easy, Side Dishes, Vegetarian

9 responses to “Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger: Diet, Dessert and Dogs (Adzuki Bean Spread)

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  2. Alta, I’m so honored to have been adopted by you! Thanks so much. I love the event as well–it’s such a great opportunity to read about new bloggers or those I may not know very well. I know exactly what you mean about having a hard time finding that time–I’ve been wanting to play along for MONTHS and haven’t quite gotten it together yet. Next time!

    Anyway, so glad you liked the adzuki spread. And that “cheese” was fun to make–thanks for reminding me about it! And thanks for “adopting” me. 😀

  3. Thanks for the info and links! I hadn’t heard of the Adopt a gluten-free blogger, but I’m going to check it out!

    The spread looks so great—and I love Mary’s Gone Crackers!

  4. I’m really loving all the adoption posts this month. It seems everyone has done an outstanding job and I love the variety in the recipes. You’ve done a wonderful job of capturing Ricki, Alta! Powerhouse indeed, and a much loved one at that. 🙂 BTW, I would love to try that bean spread right now for lunch. 😉


  5. My sister was just telling me she love adzuki beans I said I had read about them on your blog before! So I will have to pass this recipe on to her and try it myself.

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  8. I have a can of adzuki beans and some dry left over from that SOS challenge. I think I will be heading her way soon. 🙂

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