Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger November 2010 Sign-up

Welcome to the November edition of the Adopt a gluten-free Blogger Event! Last month yours truly hosted an amazing assortment of adoptions that that made me very, very hungry. I don’t know what appealed to me more; the chana masala, spaetzle, lemon poppyseed bread or the carrot hummus. Let’s just say it was ALL appealing. As always, my favorite part was the love and appreciation the participants showed their adopted gluten-free bloggers and their recipes. At least here in the States, November is a big month for food and trying new recipes with Thanksgiving on the calendar, so I hope to see even more participants this month sharing their experiences with new recipes for the holidays. And remember, you can make your food in time for Thanksgiving, photograph it, and put off your post until early December, long after all the dishes have been put away and life has settled down again. Of course, early birds are always welcome too! Anyway, let me give you the skinny on how to participate, and then leave you to sign up in the comments. You know you want to join us!

*Please read all of the numbered instructions. HINT- #4 is especially important because it tells you how to get included in the roundup! Believe me, I don’t want to leave anybody out. Also, I’ve asked you to consider resizing your large photos. If you don’t know how, don’t worry about it but it does save time and would help me out immensely. See the bottom of this post for instructions on how to use an online photo editor to resize your photos.

Here’s how you participate.

1) Pick a gluten-free blogger whose recipes you admire and adopt them by commenting on this post with your name, blog name and their name and blog name.

*Blogger’s recipes must all be gluten-free or have a way to sort and read ONLY gluten-free recipes
*Please pick a different blogger every time you participate
*Please pick a blogger that has not been adopted yet this month!

2) Pick one (or two!) of your gluten-free blogger’s recipes to try.

3) Make the recipe, photograph it and write a post in your blog introducing the blogger and their recipe.

*Follow the recipe as written, as closely as possible. And, please don’t print their recipe on your post- just provide your reader a link to their original recipe.
*Provide a link to this event announcement page

4) Email me at adoptaglutenfreeblogger[at]gmail[dot]com with your photo of the recipe, the URL of your post, name of the recipe and the URL of the original blogger’s recipe post.

IMPORTANT New Note: If at all possible, please make sure your photo is less than, say, 700 pixels wide. I can’t upload larger files into Wordpress and so have to resize them, which makes me cranky and gives me less time to wax poetic about your beautiful post. *For instructions on how to use a free online photo editor to do this, see the bottom of this post.

5) Post YOUR POST’s URL in a comment to this post, and if possible please try to visit two other blogger’s posts that are posted here (and comment!).

*The goal is to make this event more interactive and fun!

Sign up BEFORE November 29 (loose deadline; late sign-ups are ok)
Post your Review and Email me by December 10 (firm deadline, no foolin’)

If you don’t have a blog, you are still welcome to adopt a gluten-free blogger. Sign up to adopt a blogger, write a review of one of their recipes, including your name (or pen name), the recipe URL and recipe title. Then take a photo of the completed recipe (if you can) and EMAIL ME the review and photo. I will create a special page just for our non-blogging participants and post it for you.

I’ll start the adoptions by picking my favorite willowy Boulder resident and goddess of almonds. That would be Elana of Elana’s Pantry, whose Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook I’ve recently become obsessed with. So far I’ve made her chocolate chip scones (yum) and her biscuits (double yum, and so versatile). I see cauliflower rice and more in my future…

Adoption Sign-Up Sheet:
1) Elana from Elana’s Pantry (adopted by Sea of the Book of Yum. Me.)
2) Desi at The Palate Peacemaker (adopted by Shirley @ gfe)
3) Shirley at gluten-free Easily (adopted by Debi of hunters lyonesse)
4) Kim of Cook It Allergy Free (adopted by Ellen of I am Gluten-free)
5) Li at li loves david (Adopted by Teresa of Sweet Pea)
6) Ali and Tom of Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (adopted by Alta of Tasty Eats at Home)
7) Jenn and The Whole Kitchen (adopted by Noelle of Noelle Likes Good Food)
8) Allyson at Manifest Vegan (adopted by Kristen at gluten-free vegan munchies)
9) Jeanine at The Baking Beauties (adopted by Gigi of Gluten free Gigi)
10) Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten free Mom (adopted by Kathleen of I Made Toast)
11) Brittany at Real Sustenance (adopted by Thomas of the GFCF Experience)
12) Lauren the Celiac Teen (adopted by Michelle of gluten free smiles)
13) Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl (adopted by Christi at chaos-in-the-kitchen)
14) Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free (adopted by Valerie of city life eats)
15) Jill Elise from Hey, That Tastes Good (adopted by Jen of A life of Sugar and Spice)
16) Linda, the Gluten-Free Homemaker (Adopted by Rachel @ The Crispy Cook)
17) Ellen of The Gluten-Free Diva (Adopted by Tia of Glugle Gluten Free)
18) Stephanie of Wasabimon (Adopted by Wendy of Celiacs in the House)
19) Kelly of The Spunky Coconut (adopted by Diane of the WHOLE Gang)
20) You pick!

If you sign up and cannot complete this event by December 10th for any reason, please email me immediately at adoptaglutenfreeblogger[at]gmail[dot]com and let me know. Please ONLY use this email account for Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger relevant emails.

Can’t find a blogger to adopt or looking to meet some new gluten-free friends?
Visit my Gluten-Free Blogroll
Example of an Adoption Post

*Instructions on how to resize photos:
Resizing photos is really handy, and will serve you well whether for your blog, in emails sending photos to friends and families, and when participating in online Blog events! Unless the photo is going to be printed, it only has to look good on your computer screen. A good rule of thumb is to keep it small enough that at its largest, it will fit nicely on a small laptop screen, or inside a blog frame on a small laptop screen.

To re-size your photo, you can either use software on your computer or an online photo editor. I use Adobe Photoshop myself, but often digital cameras come with software that will allow you to resize your photos. If you don’t know how to use your bundled software, you can always use an online photo editor. I have used the Google owned site in the past. They let you edit your photo online for free. There are some fun features, too. I notice they have a lot of buttons saying “upgrade to premium” blah blah blah. You don’t have to in order to resize, so don’t let them scare you. :) You also don’t have to create an account if you don’t want to.

Here are instructions on how to resize in Picnik

Basically, you upload your photo, and then the two important tabs are EDIT and SAVE AND SHARE. Actually, once you upload the photo, you don’t even have to use the “Resize” button under the Edit folder. You can resize in the SAVE AND SHARE tab, before you save. Hope this helps!

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34 Responses to “Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger November 2010 Sign-up”

  1. I am so in this month. It’s been a while so I’m due. There are so many great recipes out there. I have to go pick first then I’ll be back to let you know which blog I’m adopting. What a fun month to adopt someone!

  2. I’m adopting Desi at The Palate Peacemaker! Another great month of fun and friendship, Sea … thanks so much for hosting! :-)


  3. I’d like to adopt Shirley at gluten-free easily. Thank you for hosting this again, Sea!

  4. Hi!!! I’m going to adopt Elana from Elana’s Pantry! Thanks for hosting Sea!!!

  5. Oops. Elana was already adopted. I’ll get her next round. I’ll adopt Kim of Cook It Allergy Free. So many to choose from!!!!

  6. Well, I was going to adopt Kim, but since Ellen adopted her since you adopted Elana…I am going to adopt Ellen of I Am GlutenFree. Ha! I’ll get Kim next time.

  7. Well hello! Adopting Li at

  8. I will adopt Ali and Tom of Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. Woohoo!

  9. This is Noelle. I would like to adopt Jenn and The Whole Kitchen.

  10. [...] a Gluten-Free Blogger adoptions for this month are open over at Sea’s Book of Yum. Read more and sign up here. To get a “visual” of how the adoptions works, check out the roundup from the October [...]

  11. I’d like to join the fun! I’ll adopt Allyson at Manifest Vegan.

  12. I’m adopting Jeanine at The Baking Beauties!

  13. I’d like to adopt Heidi from Adventures of a Gluten free Mom.

  14. Hi Sea! This month I would like to adopt Brittany at Real Sustenance:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Oh goodie! I think that I’ll try out Celiac Teen ( this time around. Her nanaimo bars look too good to pass up!

  16. I would like to adopt Ginger Lemon Girl. This is my first time participating and I am so excited!

  17. I would like to adopt Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free.

  18. I am adopting Jill Elise from Hey, That Tastes Good Can’t believe I’ve never done this before but this will jump start my recipe making goals!!

  19. Whoops! I could have sworn I did this already. Guess I did it in my head and forgot to write it here.

    I am adopting Ellen of The Gluten-Free Diva (formerly I Am Gluten-Free)


  20. [...] planning on making this recipe for Thanksgiving anyway, but it happened to coincide perfectly with Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, hosted by Sea at Book of Yum. So, since this fits all of the criteria, I am submitting it. But, [...]

  21. Oh gosh, I think I missed this round! I’ll have to try the Christmas edition. ;) Speaking of Elana, though, I also recently got her cookbook (borrowed from the library) and so far have made her chocolate cake in cupcakes form and marshmallow frosting, which I posted about on my blog:

    Just thought I’d share. :) The chocolate chip scones are on my list as well!

  22. I’d like to adopt Linda, the Gluten-Free Homemaker. I made her Applescotch Dessert for our Thanksgiving feast and it was very good.

  23. Getting in very late with my adoption. I want to adopt Stephanie of Wasabimon.

  24. [...] adopted Manifest Vegan for Book of Yum’s Adopt a GF Blogger event.  It was really hard to choose just 1 blog to adopt.  I love Allyson’s blog and I [...]

  25. I made Heidi’s Peppermint Bark and also her chow mein noodles.

  26. I posted my adoption of Stephanie at Wasabimon: .
    There’s Pad Thai, PF Chang lettuce wrap copycat, Thai Yellow Curry, and Peanut Curry Hot Cocoa and a video of her making butternut squash cakes.

  27. Just under the wire! I’ve posted my adoption submission for Gluten Free Oreo Cookies
    These are amazing! :)

  28. Here is my post:

    Adopting Amy was tons of fun!!

  29. Here is my post: Carrie had so many recipes I wanted to try that it was hard to chose just one.

  30. [...] I’ve been a fan of Book of Yum’s blog since I first discovered it a few years ago. Sea is a prolific writer and when it comes to trying new recipes, she is an adventurer to beat the band. Her support of other bloggers became clearly evident when she began a monthly event called Adopt-A-Blogger. [...]

  31. Here is my Berry Green Smoothie (unbelievably pink!) post: Thanks for including me, Sea!

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