Before we dig into this gluten-free sweet potato kugel recipe, a quick update from the book tour front.
Perhaps I’m slightly biased from being raised by a Buckeye, but Midwesterners are just the best. Chicago, my first central stop on The Wellness Project tour, has already given me the warmest welcome. Though our group was on the more intimate side last night, I felt like I was up to my elbows in love. So thank you, ladies of Chicago!
If you’re in the neighborhood and looking to spread some Midwestern kindness (via hugs?), come out tonight and visit me at Read It and Eat! It’s the cutest store with the dopest demo kitchen. We’ll be sipping blueberry smoothies while I make Vegan Quinoa Fried Rice and Grilled Romaine Salad for everyone.
And FYI, I could use a little salad right about now.
Feeling like a true healthy hedonist, I resisted the urge to track down gluten-free deep dish pizza for lunch today. Instead, I happened upon a cute health-focused cafe, Lyfe Kitchen. Where apparently, the owner and I attended the same school of spelling. When I saw gluten-free flatbread on the menu, I buckled. It’s been hard readjusting to real life after The Wellness Project Italia. And I know that “flatbread” is really just a stigma-free way for Chicagonians to say thin-crust pizza.
In case you were wondering, I enjoyed it very much.
In healthier news, today’s recipe comes by way of a guest post on my friend Ali’s blog, Inspiralized. She’s taking maternity leave, something that we self-employeed folk rarely do, and has asked a few of us food blog babes to fill in with our favorite spiralized recipes. Since it’s well documented how I feel about grating potatoes, I thought it was a perfect opportunity to develop a spiralized version of my favorite Jewish high holiday dish, kugel.
To make it even healthier, and offset some of my other choices this week, I went with a combination of sweet potatoes and parsnips, and used coconut flour instead of regular to make it gluten-free, paleo and Whole30-friendly.
You can grab the recipe for Gluten-Free Sweet Potato Kugel with Spiralized Parsnips by hopping over to Inspiralized here!
From one healthy hedonist, to another,