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Gluten-free soy-free vegan resources

Kelly, who used to work with me and is now doing some very cool projects, recently found out that her food allergies have limited her to essentially a gluten-free, soy-free vegan diet. We met for coffee the other day and she asked whether I knew of any good gluten-free vegan blogs.

Oh, do I ever.

Now, my body can tolerate the large amounts of gluten I regularly put in it, but it seems like there’s always one person in any given social circle who can’t eat my favorite grains. Since I try to cook for the lowest common denominator and believe you can eat deliciously on any diet, I end up baking sans wheat on occasion.

Plus, there are a lot of gorgeous blogs and cookbooks out there with delicious recipes that just happen to be vegan, gluten- and soy-free.

A few excellent blogs:

Other resources:

Local goodies:

  • Skydottir Epic Cookies — these delectable bite-sized gluten-free vegan confections currently have soy lecithin in the chocolate chips, but I have on good account (from baker Alison via Twitter) that they will be soy-free in 2012. Sweet!
  • Maninis is a local company that sells gluten-free, soy-free flours. They also have a gluten-free baking blog, though not all recipes are vegan (though easily soy-free veganizable if you sub out Ener-G or flax for eggs, 1/3 cup oil for every 1/2 cup butter, and hemp or rice milk for dairy milk).
  • Katy swears by Wheatless in Seattle. Their website proclaims “EVERTHING we serve is Gluten-Free and Wheat-Free, and many items are soy free, dairy-free and/or vegan.” I’ve had their muffins, and while I don’t know whether these were soy-free, they were certainly delicious.
  • Flying Apron is all gluten-free and vegan, and it looks like many (if not all) options are soy-free! Some of their baked goods are a bit dense and grainy for my taste, but their oreo-like brownies and Macaroni and Chez are to die for.
  • Thrive is a vegan restaurant which I am ashamed to say I have never visited. I hear really, really good things, and they have a large raw menu.
  • Chaco Canyon is all vegan, and has plenty of gluten-free and raw options, as well as a list of ingredients on hand at the counter. I am a little in love with it.
  • Healeo’s pizza is gluten-free and soy-free (and delicious!). They undoubtably serve other gluten- and soy-free delights as well. (added 12/28/11)

Gluten-free, soy-free vegans in Seattle and beyond — what are your favorite resources, recipes and places to eat?

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