Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Thanksgiving Holiday Edition

What’s that you say? What happened to the Adopt a gluten-free Blogger event? Good question! After a slight dip in participation, I needed to take a little break to get that “spark” of enthusiasm for the event back. I had a few ideas for modifying the Adopt-a-Gluten-Free-Blogger Event. I thought that it could be fun to set up a page open all year round where bloggers simply “adopted” a blogger on the spot and posted the URL of their adoption post. Then I could create a master-list of adopted bloggers and links to reviews of their specific recipes. Make sense? I thought that would be a nice resource to have, especially when you want to try a new recipe but aren’t sure which one to try… (If you simply love this idea, please let me know and I may try it in future months.)

But, at heart, I still believe the event format can work for us… So I want to give it one more try. It might be a bit late… but I think that with the Holidays coming up, there’s no time like the present to try a new recipe from your favorite gluten-free blogger. Here, dear readers, is your assignment.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to find ONE RECIPE suitable for the (Thanksgiving or similar) holidays posted on a GLUTEN-FREE BLOGGER’S website. 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 you’re stuck- you can try browsing my list of gluten-free bloggers. Sign up in the comments for the post with your name, the blogger’s name that you are adopting AND [this is new, but important!] the name of the recipe you want to try, and its URL! Try the recipe and post about it, telling us a little about the blogger. Please don’t reproduce the bloggers’ recipe in your post- just link back to their recipe. Don’t forget to take a pretty picture! Also, you MUST link back to this event announcement in your post. Then Email Me at seamaiden399[at]gmail[dot]com NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 1st with your name, blog name, the name of the recipe, and the url of your post. Don’t forget to attach your pretty picture!

Please try to sign up to adopt your Blogger BEFORE November 24th if at all possible! Yup, you have ONE WEEK to find a recipe, starting now! If you read about this event AFTER that date, no worries, you can still sign up…
Post BEFORE December 1st and send me your URL POST no later than December 1st.
The roundup is posted HERE.

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’ll create a special page just for our non-blogging participants and post it for you.

Sound good? Ok! I hope to hear from you all soon- and I look forward to seeing the recipes you select for adoption!

These bloggers have been ADOPTED and the following recipe will be reviewed:
1) Jill from Hey! That Tastes Good- adopted by Kerrie
2) Karina from Karina’s Kitchen was adopted and her Pumpkin Chai Bread will be reviewed by Tovah of Gluten-Free Bay
3) As yet to be determined was adopted by Karen
4) Kate Gluten Free Gobsmacked was adopted and I will try her version of these GF Homemade Croissants- Sea of the Book of Yum
5) Aylena of Gluten-Free South Africa was adopted and her chocolatey Panforte recipe will be reviewed by Rachel
6) Vittoria from Deliciously Gluten Free was adopted and her Carrot Cake recipe will be reviewed by Heather.
7) Maureen from Hold The Gluten was adopted and her
Cast-Iron Cornbread will be made by Dana aka Gluten Free in Cleveland.
8)Ellen from I Am Gluten Free was adopted and her Dream GF Cinnamon Rolls will be made by Emily of Gluten Free Expedition.(Thanks for your patience Emily!!!)
9) Ginger Lemon Girl Carrie was adopted and her Thanksgiving Cranberry cobbler will be tested by Thomas.
10) Sophie at Flour Arrangements was adopted and her Cranberry Carrot Cider Cupcakes with Gingerbread Frosting will be made by Maureen.
11) Sea of the Book of Yum was adopted and my Coconut Saffron Lentil Dal will be made by Manda.
12)You pick! (Yes, I’ll still take late adoptions!)

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28 Responses to “Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger: Thanksgiving Holiday Edition”

  1. I want to do this!! I am having a hard time though. I have so many dietary restrictions beyond gluten. But I am determined to find a recipe. If I find one that I need to adapt slightly, would that work too?

  2. Hi Heather, It would be great if you joined us! You might try Cheryl’s blog, GF Goodness, or Karina’s Kitchen for allergy-friendly recipes. I also have some categories that are especially allergy friendly- like JM Friendly or Cooking for Karina. Ideally we review the article as written (or as close as possible). Hope you find a recipe that will work for you!


  3. [...] week saw a return of the Adopt-a-Gluten-Free-Blogger Event! You have ONE WEEK (give or take) to sign up to adopt a gluten-free blogger and their Thanksgiving [...]

  4. Okay. I’m doing it again! I’m going to adopt Jill from Hey! That Tastes Good.

  5. Hey Sea -

    I would love to sign up for Pumpkin Chai Bread from Karina’s Kitchen:

    Glad to participate in this again.

    PS If you ever have a sec would you mind changing my listing on your GF blogs list to reflect the name of my blog, Gluten-Free Bay, and the URL ? Because works, but is easier to remember.

  6. I want to do this, so sign me up. I’ll come back later to let you know who I picked.

  7. So happy to see this event chugging along. It gives me that extra incentive to try all the great GF recipes I keep bookmarking. I’d love to adopt Aylena of Gluten-Free South Africa and will try to assemble all the ingredients this week for her chocolatey Panforte recipe. Yum!

  8. I have a great recipe for gluten-free stuffing. I found it at Nov.2002. It’s made with quinoa, squash, apricots…and I changed some ingredients…The recipe adds 3 Bay leaves, we omitted it and used thyme. Also used homemade chicken stock made w/carcass, onions/carrots/garlic.
    It was wonderful and even the non-celiacs loved it!

  9. I’ll be making GF mommy’s sweet potato stuffing…and getting the ingredient of the week for MPM all in one!

  10. I am adopting Vittoria from Deliciously Gluten Free. I am going to make her Carrot Cake recipe! Which is rather amazing that I found it, because I told my family that I was going to make a Carrot Cake for Thanksgiving :)

  11. I think my previous comment didn’t make it to you! I would like to adopt Ellen of I Am Gluten Free and make her Cinnamon Roll of Your Dreams: for one of those lazy holiday vacation mornings (not Thanksgiving, that is anything but a lazy morning!)

  12. [...] forget to sign up to adopt a gluten-free blogger. And, if you’ve signed up, please remember to give me the URL of the recipe you plan to make- [...]

  13. Coming in under the wire!

    I’m going to be making Maureen and Hold The Gluten’s Cornbread! Course I don’t have the cast iron pan she describes, but I think it will be okay, or I hope so anyway :)

  14. I don’t know why, but I’m having trouble getting my comment through! I would like to adopt Ellen from I Am Gluten Free and make her Cinnamon Roll of Your Dreams: For one of those lazy holiday vacation mornings (after Thanksgiving – that morning is anything but lazy!)

  15. Hey Sea!!! Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger has been on my “to do” list… I’m going to adopt Sophie at Flour Arrangements and make her Cranberry Carrot Cider Cupcakes with Gingerbread Frosting. Here’s the link: Hope you have a Happy Turkey Day! Maureen :)

  16. I’m going to have to sit this one out so GF mommy is up for grabs. Next time…

  17. Hi there, I will adopt Catherine at Wheatless Bay and I will make her Javanese Coconut Chicken Curry link:

    We don’t have Thanksgiving in my country, and this dish is more in keeping with the recent Eid and Divali celebrations we had :)

  18. Sea! Am I late?! Can I still adopt you?! Please please please??

  19. Hi Manda! Of course you can! I’d love to be adopted. What recipe (w/ url) would you like to make?


  20. Hi Sea! Hope I am not too late, but I want to adopt Ginger Lemon Girl Carrie again because I am dying to try Thanksgiving Cranberry cobbler (

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  21. Wah! Sorry I got back to you so late. I’ve been sick all day and finally decided to check my computer..durh.

    I would love to try your Coconut Saffron Lentil Dal which I think would be the perfect pair the sweet potato pumpkin pulao recipe I intend to make for the week.

  22. I made Vittoria’s Carrot Cake today and I am going to frost it tonight or in the morning. I am not sure when I will have it posted, but obviously before December 1st! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

  23. Hi! I just found this Adopt a blogger thing. I will definitely get in on it next time…. I get pretty comfortable in my rut! And it would be nice to add some spice every once in a while.

    How would I go about getting on your list? I have a couple hundred GF recipes on my site –
    Thanks for hosting!

  24. Hi Sea! I’ve email you a couple times, I hope you got them! I posted last night.
    Cheers, Kelly

  25. Hi Cathy,
    I would be happy to add you to my blogroll of gluten-free bloggers!

    Thanks all for your participation! I may have to actually postpone my own entry a day or two (how embarrassing!!!) because we’ve been in Colorado and really busy- I may not get a chance to review that yummy croissant recipe I signed up for until Dec. 2 or so. Anyway, needless to say *cough cough* I will extend the deadline for EVERYONE to Dec. 3. Sorry if you hurried to post- but at least it’s in and done with!!! *hugs*


  26. [...] in seeing the other adoptions through the Adopt-a-gluten-free-blogger Event? Here’s the Thanksgiving Edition Event Announcement with Reciple Links (Roundup coming [...]

  27. Hi
    I love this idea.
    I’m new to the blogging thing. And my blog is only partially recipes. But I think this is a wonderful idea and will look forward to participating in the next one.
    Thanks for organizing it.

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