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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9 Responses to “Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger Roundup February 2012”

  1. Oh my goodness, all of the food looks so good…that broccoli looks so amazing, I’m definitely trying that one. Sea, I don’t get as much traffic as you do, but I would love to help you out and host, if you like.

  2. I love your roundups! They are such fun to read. I’m only sorry I haven’t been able to get mine in. Life is returning to normal and I hope to participate VERY soon!!!

  3. Hi Sea! I know my site is relatively small, but I love the Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger event and would be interested in hosting if you are still looking.


  4. I’d be interested in doing the “allergen-friendly” recipe challenge.

  5. Great roundup! And I want to try your chocolate mousse…I missed that when I adopted you! Yum! If you need someone to host, get in touch with me. I want to be sure I know what dates and when, and I’ll be happy to. Just want to make sure I commit to the “correct” month when I don’t have something else crazy going on!

  6. :) Sea, you are amazing for all you do!

    If you are still looking for hosts, I would be honored to host June or July! Please let me know.


  7. Wow – this chocolate banana bread recipe looks amazing! I’m excited to give it a try. ;-)

    So, thanks for the link to it!

  8. Hi, Sea. Love your site! I’m interested in your adopt-a-gluten-free blogger round-up, but I don’t quite get how it works, even after reading your page about it. Also, I’d love to be added to your list of gluten-free blogs but didn’t see a comment section at the end of it. My blog is for a gluten-free blog for low oxalate dieters, which means almost every recipe I come across needs to be modified before my readers or I can try it, but hey, that’s a fun challenge! Those cookies of awesomeness up there may actually be easy to modify! Anyway, I’m not a vegetarian blog — I support all low oxalate dieters (except those that are still eating gluten!) and have Paleo recipes alongside vegan recipes. Anyway, thanks for your site. I’m relatively new to gluten-free living (about 5 months) and am just starting to find more gluten-free sites. This round-up seems like a great way to do it!

  9. I would love to do a guest post for your blog. I am a long-time fan of your site. As a Naturopath, helping people transform their health with nutrition and alternative medicine is my passion. I hope you have a wonderful trip overseas!

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