Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger Roundup February 2012

Calling all gluten-free bloggers who would like to help promote our gluten-free, online community of bloggers! If you’ve noticed, I’ve been a little quiet here recently. A lot has been happening at home.

I’ve properly started writing my dissertation (at a dissertation bootcamp, no less).
The DH had to rip out our bathroom shower and we ended up doing the world’s most frugal, do-it-yourself bathroom remodel of our circa 1950s bungalow.
I am taking Japanese conversation classes to get my speaking back up to speed.
The dear Toddler Yum has been insisting on my attention whenever I’m not doing one of the other tasks.
I’ve been finalizing plans for an upcoming 3 month trip to Japan for fieldwork.

So, it has been busy. And, it isn’t going to get quieter anytime soon. This is a cry for help, actually. If you have always wondered what it is like to host Adopt a gluten-free blogger, these next few months would be the perfect time to try it and find out! If you’d like to host for any month (including the current one!) just post a comment indicating that and I’ll be in touch.

I’m also looking for anyone who might be interested in doing a guest post while I’m overseas. I thought about setting an “international recipe” challenge, or an “allergen-friendly” recipe challenge. If you’d be interested, let me know. The only requirement would be that the recipe be gluten-free, vegetarian, and oat-free.

Thanks my dears! And with no further ado, here’s the amazing collection of recipes that were reviewed this month.

Kalinda of Wheat-free Meat-free adopted Zoe from Z’s Cup of Tea and made this gorgeous grapefruit olive oil cake. I can’t help but want to try this recipe because Toddler Yum adores grapefruit and it just sounds so tasty! The cake also looks like it is glowing, too, which makes it just that much more tempting. Yum! Both Zoe and Kalinda struggled a bit with the bitter pith of grapefruit, but it sounds like they worked it out. Zoe also made an orange version that got around the bitterness issue. Either way, I have to try this!
Grapefruit Olive Oil Cake

After years of hearing wonderful things about Maggie’s blog at She Let them Eat Cake, I finally went ahead and adopted her, trying two brilliant recipes. I made her nutty bread with home-ground walnut meal and her amazing egg-free, flourless morning glory muffins. The latter are likely to become a staple, if I can just remember to keep zucchini in the refrigerator!


GF CF EF Morning Glory Muffins
GF CF EF Nutty Sandwich Bread

Alta Mantsch adopted Kalinda of Wheat-free, Meat-free and tried 4 recipes of hers. She tried braised celery, dill pickle soup, braised brussels sprouts in mustard sauce, and a bok choy bell pepper stir-fry.

dill pickle soup
braised brussels sprouts in mustard sauce
bok choy bell pepper stir-fry
braised celery

Paula Decaria adopted Cassidy from Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free and made her ‘The Best Cinnamon Rolls’.

Gluten-free and Dairy-free Cinnamon Roll

Shannon adopted Joyful abode and made not one but three delicious recipes. These recipes have adorable names as well as tasty ingredients, from Good Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pinenuts,Yummus Hummus, and Grain-Free Gluten-Free Sugar-Free Cookies of Awesomeness. They sound so good!

Gluten-free Grain Free Awesome Cookies
Good gluten-free Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pine Nuts
Yummy Gluten-free Hummus

We welcomed first-time adopter Desi, who adopted Pure2Raw and made beautiful and tasty Lemon Coconut Bars.
Lemon Coconut Bars

Alma adopted Shauna the Gluten-free Girl and made Chocolate Banana Bread with Teff Flour.

Chocolate Banana Bread with Teff Flour

Sunita adopted Ali at Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen and made Gluten-Free + Vegan + Sugar-Free Cake and Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins. If you look at her post you can see Sunita’s dear boys enjoying an absolutely darling cake and read some very funny stuff about her experiences with prunes.

Gluten-Free + Vegan + Sugar-Free Cake
Gluten-Free Gingerbread Muffins

Cheryl of GF Goodness adopted the delicious wendy of celiacs in the house and made her ginger compote.

Ginger Pear Compote with Currants

And, I am blushing here, but vegan cookbook author Kim of Welcoming Kitchen adopted me at the Book of Yum and made chocolate mousse, a raw foods marinara, and chili garlic roasted broccoli.

allergen-free chocolate mousse
raw foods marinara
Roasted chili garlic broccoli

What a great turnout! Let’s hope we can keep it up.

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