Gluten Free Haggis and Pickled Herring - For My Brother

September 14th was a hard day. It was Yom Kippur, day of fasting to feel hunger as a reminder to help others in need and to reflect upon the year that marked the end of the Jewish New Year. It also marked the one year anniversary of my brother, Daniel's passing, so we had a lot more to reflect on. I've been waiting for this day, I knew it was going to be hard, and it came by too quickly. I wanted to do something special to commemorate Daniel, so I knew I was going to make haggis. It's something I've been thinking about for a long time already and I knew my brother would have loved it.

I promised myself I wouldn't let the my brothers blog stop.  It took an "a ha" moment almost a year since my brothers passing, but I've started to blog a little bit at my brothers blog Haggis and the Herring.  My first post to Haggis and the Herring was about a Pear, Tahini and Almond cake that can totally be converted to be gluten free.  Check out the post and read what kick started me to write my first couple posts.

It felt good to write two food posts at Haggis and the Herring, and really made me feel comfortable to write a commemorative post about my brother Daniel.

I took a recipe out of Stephanie O'Dea's "Make it Fast, Cook it Slow" cook book and tried the gluten free haggis on page 315.  Both Amanda and I worked hard to make this happen.  It was a hard year.  I hope you read my post "Not Your Usual Haggis" at

The candle is lit to commemorate Daniel - A Jewish tradition to remember those that have passed on.

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