This holiday season I was thrilled by the response we got for the Thanksgiving Edition of Adopt-a-gluten-free-blogger. We had record-breaking participation, and the entries were gorgeous, as you can see in our Photo Roundup with Recipe Links. I intended to host a December edition, but somehow the holidays got the best of me and time ran out. However, this is the season of resolutions, so this month, my vow to you is that I will host our event every month from now on, opening the event on the 15th of every month and closing it on the last day of the month. I will announce the month’s event prior to the fifteenth to give everyone plenty of time to sign up with their blogger and intended recipe URL. I will also make sure to announce any special themes for the event.
Here, dear readers, is your assignment for the January HEALTHY RESOLUTION edition of Adopt-a-gluten-free-Blogger:
The holidays are a wonderful time of decadence and delicious recipes when many people dust off their favorite family recipes. Traditional foods like cookies and chocolates, pies and cake, fruit cake and sweet breads may grace your table more often during this time. I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel the effects of all that rich food- and it’s time to get back into my normal, relatively healthy diet. In the interest of promoting a healthy gluten-free diet and the bloggers who blog recipes that are as good-for-you as they are tasty, I would like to present you with a mission of health.
Please find ONE HEALTHY, GLUTEN-FREE RECIPE posted on a GLUTEN-FREE BLOGGERâ€™S website* that either emphasizes whole grains, fresh vegetables, healthy fruit, or healthy protein. (Avoid recipes high in sugar, fat, sodium rich ingredients such as tamari or white flours- high would be 1/4 cup or more OR in the case of a baked good, higher proportion of white flour than brown or whole grain flour. Tapioca starch in greater quantities than 1/4 cup is ok IF the recipe is predominantly whole grain and the starch plays a minor role.)
*If they are not a gluten-free blogger, they must at least have a category on their blog allowing readers to sort and read JUST the gluten-free recipes. If youâ€™re stuck- you can try browsing my list of gluten-free bloggers. International recipes (Indian, Thai, etc.) often have healthy, flavorful dishes that may inspire you. Sign up in the comments for the post with your name, your blog’s name, and the bloggerâ€™s name and blog that you are adopting. Try the recipe AS WRITTEN, without modifications if at all possible, and post about it, telling us a little about the blogger. Donâ€™t forget to take a pretty picture! Also, link back to this announcement in your post.
*IMPORTANT: Please do not reproduce the bloggersâ€™ recipe in your post- just link back to their recipe.
Once you’ve posted, Email Me at seamaiden399[at]gmail[dot]com NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 1st with your name, blog name, the name of the recipe, the URL of the recipe you tried, and the URL of your post. Donâ€™t forget to attach your pretty picture!
Please try to sign up to adopt your Blogger BEFORE January 15th if at all possible! Yup, you have a little over ONE WEEK to find a recipe, starting now! If you read about this event AFTER that date, no worries, you can still sign upâ€¦
Post BEFORE February 1st and send me your URL POST no later than February 1st.
Roundup will be posted in early February before the announcement of the February edition of Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger.
I’ll start the adoptions! I am Sea of the Book of Yum and would like to adopt Rachel of the Crispy Cook, formerly Meat-Free, Wheat-Free.
1) Rachel of the Crispy Cook, adopted by Sea of the Book of Yum
2) Sea of the Book of Yum, adopted by Heather of Life, Gluten Free
3) Emilia in Finland, author of A Gluten-Free Day, adopted by Rachel of the Crispy Cook
4) Sally of Aprovchar, adopted by Cheryl of GF Goodness
5) Lauren from â€œHealthy Indulgences,â€ adopted by Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl
6) Karinaâ€™s Kitchen the Gluten Free Goddess adopted by Diane Eblin of The Whole Gang
7) Naomi of Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried adopted by kara of Gluten Free in the Greens
8) You Pick!
*I know there are a lot of conflicting ideas about what is and what isn’t healthy. My idea here is that we avoid recipes with large quantities of white sugar, white GF flours, and fat (as in deep fried foods). Agave, honey, olive oil, coconut milk are examples of ingredients that could be argued to be healthy- especially since we’re not exactly counting calories here. :) Simply speaking, if you can come up with a reason why your recipe could be considered healthy, that’s good enough for me.