Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger February 2013

February 1st, 2013 yum Posted in Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger 9 Comments »

These past few months have been hectic and it feels like we’ve had one cold after another. Ah, the joys of winter in preschool. However, I finally got the last roundup posted and I promise that this month I will not be late, either with my post or the roundup! I’m especially excited to participate this month because it will be Valentine’s Day. I think that Shirley of Gluten-free Easily, the queen of gluten-free baking and hostess of an amazing Valentine’s day party would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day adoption. What amazing gluten-free blogger would you like to adopt this month? Share in the comments! Also, if you leave your Twitter Name in comments I’ll try to give you a shout out on Twitter, just for fun and to raise awareness about our event.

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. PLEASE SIZE PHOTO TO BE A MAXIMUM OF 500 pixels wide. Otherwise I will have to resize it manually and after the first one or two I start to cry sad tears of weary despair. You don’t want me crying while I post, do you?

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 February 13(loose deadline; late sign-ups are ok)
Post your Review and Email me by February 28 (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 already started the adoption by adopting Shirley of Gluten-free Easily. Now it is your turn!

Adoption Sign-Up Sheet:
1) Shirley of Gluten-free Easily (adopted by Sea of the Book of Yum)
2) Elana of Elana’s Pantry (Adopted by Dawn of Cuter than Gluten)- cute name!
3) Brittany of Real Sustenance (Adopted by Jill of Recovery Road)
4) Gabby’s Gluten Free (adopted by Rochelle @
5) The Allergy Free Test Kitchen (adopted by Liz @ The Good Eatah)
6) You pick!

I’ll be adopting


If you sign up and cannot complete this event by February 28th 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
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Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger January Roundup 2013

January 27th, 2013 yum Posted in Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger, Gluten Free Recipes 1 Comment »

I adopted Cybele Pascal of the blog of the same name and made her pumpkin sunbutter soup to raves from my dairy-allergic mother and kid, too. I also made her vegan chocolate chunk blondies.

Vegan Pumpkin Sunbutter Soup
Gluten-free Vegan chocolate chip blondies

Cheryl of Gluten-free Goodness adopted Kate of Eat, Recycle, Repeat and made her Sweet Potato Spread that makes me hungry just looking at the picture. Apparently Cheryl had her heart set on making sweet potato truffles and then swore off chocolate. She said “I looked through the recipes, a few others caught my eyes … And then I saw it…Sweet potato puddin spread. With chestnuts! And I adore chestnuts… I made it with Macadamia cream rather than coconut milk because that’s what I had on hand. It was delicious!” I’m sold.

Sweet Potato Spread

Shannon L. Brown adopted Shirley of Gluten-free Easily and made her big and rich brownies! She said, “For the adoption, I made her Big and Rich Brownies. They’ve been on my must-try list for a long time… I made the recipe with Better Batter and the result is a dense, chocolatey brownie which received husband approval.” She also mentions that when you spend time reading Shirley’s blog “you feel like you’ve found a friend.” I’ve met Shirley several times and I can attest that she gives you the same feeling in person. Shirley’s a great blogger and a great lady.

Big and Rich gluten-free Brownies

This month hit our family very hard with illness, and I’m sorry to say it delayed my own adoption post and my roundup. But I’m determined to keep our little event going and I hope you will hang in there with me for the next edition next month. Signups will open on the first. Hope to see you there!

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