This month's theme is The Chinese Lantern Festival (which falls on September 12th) a.k.a. Mid-Autumn Festival a.k.a. Mooncake Festival. When I lived in Brooklyn, I loved taking the subway to Chinatown and buying Chinese pastries. Red bean buns and mooncakes were two of my favorite choices, but I haven't had either in years because of my dietary restrictions. So for this month's GAHIGF theme, I encourage you to make one of your favorite Chinese dishes or desserts in a way that suits your own dietary needs. Of course, it has to be gluten-free, but that's the only stipulation. Need some ideas? Here are some gluten-free takes on traditional Chinese dishes that have been inspiring me lately:
Sweet Sesame Noodles at The Daily Dietribe
Scallion Pancakes at Diet, Dessert and Dogs
Green Tea Mochi Cake at Mochi Thoughts
Want to join in? Here's how:
- Come up with a recipe for a gluten-free version of your favorite Chinese food. Post your recipe by September 25th, linking back to this post. Send me an e-mail with the link to your post and a photo of the recipe. Extra points if you do a mooncake recipe! Double extra points if you have your recipe ready and posted on September 12th, the actual day of the Mooncake Festival.
- If you don't have a blog, that's fine! Just e-mail me your recipe and a photo, and I'll add it to the round up of recipes at the end of the month.
- Submissions are due to me at iris(at)thedailydietribe.com by September 25th for a round up of all the recipes at the end of the month.
- Please be sure to let me know if you have any questions – you can ask them in the comments section or find me on Facebook!