Welcome to the January edition of the Adopt a gluten-free Blogger Event! With the last roundup, with one thing and another, I was a little late but there was a gorgeous assortment of adoptions and recipes that included gluten-free oreos, gluten-free potstickers and even gluten-free peppermint bark. Not to mention that I tried practically every recipe on Elana’s blog and in her cookbook. What can I say, I’m a fan! Well, this month I promise to get the roundup posted in a timely fashion. Surely we won’t have any more personal tragedies. (Oops, should I have said that?)
*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 January 25 (loose deadline; late sign-ups are ok)
Post your Review and Email me by February 5 (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 Stephanie from Wasabimon. I’ve enjoyed her blog for years and love the international perspective on food and gorgeous photos.
Adoption Sign-Up Sheet:
1) Stephanie of Wasabimon (adopted by Sea of the Book of Yum)
2) Elana of Elana’s Pantry (adopted by Ellen of Gluten-free Diva)
3) Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl (adopted by Zoe of Z’s Cup of Tea)
4) Zoe of Z’s Cup of Tea (Adopted by Shirley of GFE)
5) Brittany of Real Sustenance (adopted by Debi of Hunters Lyonesse)
6) Kim of Cook It Allergy Free (adopted by Tia of Glugle Gluten-free)
7) Carol of Simply Gluten Free (adopted by Iris of the Daily Dietribe)
8) Alta from Tasty Eats at Home (adopted by Maggie of She Let them Eat Cake)
9) Kelly of The Spunky Coconut (adopted by Valerie of City-life-eats)
10) Lauren from Celiac Teen (adopted by Nisrine from Dinners & Dreams)
11) Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl (adopted by Alta of Tasty Eats at Home)
12) Ellen at Gluten Free Diva (adopted by Stretching my Imagination)
13) Hallie from Daily Bites (adopted by Heather @Gluten-Free Cat)
14) Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free (adopted by Michelle of Gluten-free Smiles)
15) Wendy of Celiacs in the House (adopted by Diane from the Whole Gang)
16) Kate of Gluten free Gobsmacked (adopted by Renee of Beyond Rice and Tofu)
17) Ali of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (adopted by Noelle of Noelle LIkes Good Food)
18) Melissa of Gluten free for good (Adopted by Cheryl of GF Goodness)
19) Naomi of Straight into Bed CakeFree and Dried (Adopted by Valerie of City-Life-Eats)
20) Nancy of the Sensitive Pantry (adopted by Wendy of Celiacs in the House)
21) Jill of Hey, That Tastes Good (adopted by Rachel the Crispy Cook)
22) You pick!
If you sign up and cannot complete this event by February 5th 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.
*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 www.Picnik.com 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.
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!