Guest Post: Megan’s Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini

Hey Guys!!!

Do you miss me yet? I miss all of you :) However I am so excited at today’s featured blogger Megan that I can hardly contain myself – first off, she’s Canadian :) and second she’s a gluten free eater – which is something I’ve always wanted to learn more about!

I was so happy when she offered to come blog over here and share her yummy cooking skills with us all, and I hope you’ll love this tasty recipe as much as I did!

I’ll most likely be making this later tonight while watching the sunset on the dock :) ENJOY!

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Hi everyone! First off, I just want to say thank you to the lovely Ali Mc who has allowed me to guest post on Running with Spatulas!

My name is Megan and I write a gluten-free living blog called The Gut Gazette. The Gut Gazette aims to share my passion for food, through product reviews, recipes, restaurant reviews and how to live comfortably with a gluten-free lifestyle. Even if you aren’t gluten free, there is enough food to go around on The Gut Gazette! I also have the aim to spread awareness and better educate people about inflammatory bowel disease, as I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease in 2009. Being gluten free isn’t hard, nor is it a punishment, there are so many options and alternatives, it just takes getting used to.

When Ali asked me to do a recipe, I thought a summer appetizer would be perfect (gluten free of course). One of my favourite summer fruits are fresh figs. They are the most beautiful fruit, with a sweet, refreshing taste. I think figs pair nicely with almost anything, they work well on top of yogurt with granola, they are a great addition to salads, figs work nicely with certain meats like pork and prosciutto and they are delicious with any type of cheese.

Let me share with you today a taste bud enticing, fig inspired, gluten-free summer appetizer!

The Gut Gazette’s Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini  

Position oven rack to the top. Preheat oven to broil (500°F).

Slice the baguette into thin pieces (about 1/3 of an inch). Lay slices out on baking sheet. Spread each slice with olive oil. Broil for about 5-7 minutes, checking regularly, or until bread is golden and crisp. Flip slices over and repeat the above so that both sides of the bread are crispy and golden. While bread is cooling, slice the figs into thin slices (about 4 slices per fig), cut prosciutto slices into thirds and roll them up, and shred basil. Once bread has cooled, spread each slice with a dollop of goat cheese, layer prosciutto, a fig slice and then a drizzle of balsamic glaze topped with shredded basil. Enjoy!

The result is extremely tasty. The salty prosciutto pairs very well with the sweet fig, savory goat cheese and sour balsamic. You would never know these were gluten free!

You can find more Megan here:

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Questions:

1. do you eat any gluten free foods?? 

2. what’s your favourite summer appetizer??

Brie with peach cranberry chutney. 

3. figs – yay or nay??

fig newtons? YAY!

 

6 thoughts on “Guest Post: Megan’s Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Crostini

  1. I LOVE ANYTHING WITH GOAT CHEESE! I will have to try these. I had been improperly diagnosed with Crohns Disease – you are quite the inspiration!! I have heard that people who stay away form gluten (regardless of a diagnosis or not to) have less tummy issues. I should look more into it! Thanks for the post!

    • Hi Meghan,
      That’s too bad that you were improperly diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Does that mean you do have Crohn’s disease or that they made a mistake and gave you the wrong diagnosis? It has helped me going gluten free, but every one, and every tummy is different, so sometimes things that work for those don’t work for others. :)
      Hope you are feeling well!

      • Hello!!! Well I had severe pains so they were prepping me to remove my appendix and then that wasn’t it. So the Doctor told me that I have Crohn’s disease and I would go for more testing the next day. That entire night I was up crying – to have the GI Doctor come in and tell me there was no way I had Crohn’s. Interestingly – I guess the Doctor from the night before assumed I was Jewish (I guess it is very common for that religion?) and my mom has another autoimmune disease – so he jumped the bullet. I actually had an infection attacked my small intestine that was causing the severe pain. Crazy, eh?

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE goat cheese!!!!! I don;t know if I have ever had a fig before. Fig newtons of course!! Those are amazing. :) Those look sooo good though! I would love to try them sometime!
    Of course we miss you Ali! But these guest posts are amazing too!

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