Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger: February 2012 Signup

February 19th, 2012 yum Posted in Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger 18 Comments »

Well, we took a month vacation from Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger but now I’m back, and we’re ready for you to pick your favorite gluten-free blogger and adopt the heck out of them! Want to join us for this month’s 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!

Deadlines:
Sign up BEFORE February 29(loose deadline; late sign-ups are ok)
Post your Review and Email me by March 9th (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 adopting Maggie of She let them Eat Cake. Now it is your turn!

Adoption Sign-Up Sheet:
1) Maggie of She Let them Eat Cake (adopted by Sea of Book of Yum)
2) Wendy of Celiacs in the House (Adopted by Cheryl of Gluten-free Goodness)
3) Iris of the Daily Diatribe (adopted by Ellen the Gluten-free Diva)
4) Cassidy from Cooking Gluten (& Dairy) Free (Adopted by Paula Decaria (Live Free, Gluten Free))
5) Zoe from Z’s Cup of Tea (adopted by Kalinda of Wheat Free Meat Free)
6) Lori and Michelle from Pure2Raw (adopted by Desi the Palate Peacemaker)
7) Kalinda of Wheat Free Meat Free (adopted by Alta)
8) Ali at the Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (adopted by Sunita of Growing Healthy)
9) Stephanie O’Dea of stephanieodea.com (Adopted by Shannon of Enjoying Gluten free Life)*adoption changed
10) Sea of Book of Yum (Adopted by Kim of Welcoming Kitchen)
11) Shauna of The Gluten Free Girl and Chef (adopted by Alma of Me Living Gluten-free)
12) you pick!

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
If you sign up and cannot complete this event by March 9th 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
Example of an Adoption Post (I went a little crazy)

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Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger Dec 2011 Roundup

January 21st, 2012 yum Posted in Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger, Gluten Free Blogs 6 Comments »

This month we had a cozy contingent participating in Adopt a Gluten-free Blogger. It is no wonder- it has been so long since it was hosted here that I think people forgot all about it! But never fear, our little event is still trucking. Speaking of which, if you want to host this event some month, just let me know. We’ve been fighting our way through more daycare colds, earaches and the like, while I try to work as much as possible on my dissertation. On a happy note, my little Toddler Yum has adjusted well to her new school and now has a contingent of little friends that run to greet her at the door. She goes to sit down with them after our ritual hug, kiss and high-five, and says “Bye Mommy” without a glint of tears in her eyes. Of course she has some days where she longs for Mommy about half-way through, but overall, except for the sickness thing we’re happy with our new situation. It hasn’t left much time for blogging, though. The only reason this blog post is being written right now is that the whole house has the flu and we’ve spent all day in bed. Bad for productivity, good for catching up on Netflix and writing blog posts. Speaking of blog posts, here’s the roundup! I am debating if I should open sign-ups immediately or postpone the next event until February. Any thoughts?

Paula of Free Life Gluten Free adopted Kalinda from Wheat Free Meat Free and made her Vegetarian Chicken Salad. Paula called the recipe amazing, and told us that “I enjoyed it in so many ways…on Schar crispbread, on lettuce, with my pita bread, and straight out of the bowl.” She found Kalinda’s substitution of chickpeas for chicken to be brilliant, and though that this recipe “the perfect replacement to chicken salad.” After seeing her pictures and hearing about the recipe, I found myself agreeing, especially because Toddler Yum has developed a fondness for the rotund legume and would no doubt gobble it up in a creamy mayonnaise sauce. Not to mention that it sounds absolutely delectable and I’d like it in my own lunchbox! Thank you, Paula, for introducing us to this promising recipe from Wheat-free Meat-free!

Recipe:
Vegetarian Chickpea Un-Chicken Salad Recipe



Wendy of Celiacs in the Hose adopted Johnna of 52 Sweets and made a savory olive “cake” that sounds like something both Toddler Yum and I would find absolutely delightful. I hadn’t heard of Johnna before Wendy introduced her to me, but now I’m quite intrigued. I tend to like baked goods with half “Grain” flour and half almond flour, and I bet this would be no exception. Yummy! I have to explore Johnna’s other recipes now.

Recipe:
Black Olive Cake Recipe


Shirley of Gluten Free Easily adopted Paleo Parents and made their Dark Chocolate Banana Bites. I’m not Paleo but this recipe would appeal to just about anyone. How can you go wrong with dark chocolate and bananas? And although Toddler Yum isn’t huge on bananas, she adores chocolate and I’m pretty sure the mini-muffin presentation would thrill her endlessly, so we’ll have to try them. Besides introducing this recipe and some others by the Paleo Parents, Shirley shares wonderful range of information from suggestions from how to use paleo recipes in a vegetarian diet to introducing their upcoming cookbook, Eat Like a Dinosaur: Recipe & Guidebook for Gluten-free Kids.

Recipe:
Dark Chocolate Banana Bites
*Paleo Parent Photo used with permission


Thomas of the GFCF Experience adopted Cassidy of Cooking Gluten-free and made her Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Thomas found a lot to enjoy at the Cooking Gluten-free Blog, from information on alternative flours (almond and coconut) to dairy substitutions and of course, recipes. He ended up tweaking the recipe a little both to accommodate his larger skillet, flour preferences, as well as his preference for canola mayonnaise over veganaise. However he made it, it looks delicious! We’ve enjoyed pineapple upside down cake at our house, but Toddler Yum ended up picking out the pineapple to eat rather than eating the cake itself. That silly girl. The next time I want pineapple upside down cake I may try her recipe.

Recipe:

Gluten-free Pineapple Upside Down Cake

I adopted Megan and Kim of Welcoming Kitchen and made recipes from their blog as well as their cookbook Welcoming Kitchen: 200 Delicious Allergen- & Gluten-Free Vegan Recipes First I made a apple scone recipe from their blog, and pined after a birthday cupcake. And then I made vegan artichoke fritters and gluten-free biscuits from their cookbook. All of the things i made were delicious! I also did a giveaway of Kim and Megan’s book, and Gloria B. was the lucky recipient!

Congratulations, Gloria. And I hope those of you who were interested will check it out at a local library or maybe pick up a copy from Amazon. I think you’ll find it a good purchase!

Recipes:
Gluten-free Dairy-free Apple Scones

*Not officially an entry but I couldn’t leave out Debbi’s adoption post:

Also check out Debbi’s adoption featuring Easy to be Gluten-free’s Corn Casserole recipe.

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