To celebrate all the vegan and gluten free creativity that is continuously going on in the blogosphere, we’ve decided to occasionally feature some of our faves here on xgfx.
So, I’d like to start things off with a enthusiastic shout out to The Cinnamon Quill and her amazing ability to transform the already perfect lemon bar into something even better: a lemon bar that features candied meyer lemons, and is vegan and gluten free.
Can I getta ‘hell yes!‘ ?
To me, lemon bars are one of those nostalgic foods that bring back happy childhood memories–full of sunny days and superfun get togethers with friends and family. There was always plenty of good food at these gatherings, but all I ever cared about were the lemon bars. Someone always brought lemon bars. If I were lucky, more than one person would bring them! They were, without a doubt, my favorite treat as a kid. Who can argue with a sweet, tart and fresh lemony yellow filling atop a shortbread cookie crust? Not I… no way. I was the kid who could easily polish off a whole tray of lemon bars by my lonesome if given the opportunity (fun and related fact: I still can, and I’d do it in a heartbeat with a tray of these babies in front of me. Who wants to send me some so I can prove it?).
And now The Cinnamon Quill has gone and made a version that’s not only classier, but safe for vegans who don’t eat gluten! This girl is my hero! I mean, seriously… these may be the world’s most perfect food. And just look at those photos! Beautiful!
Check out this recipe… it’s truly a keeper.