Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger for August … I’m Hosting!

This month, I’m so excited to host the terrific Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event! Originated by the delightful Sea at Book Of Yum, the event has been going on for a few years now and, just as Sea intended, it’s a wonderful way to meet fellow bloggers, introduce others to new bloggers, and, of course, try new gluten-free recipes.

We all leave comments on others’ blogs in response to recipes and photos that make our mouths water. Comments like: “Oooh, yummy. I sooo want to make that!” or “I’m definitely making that soon.” But, then life intervenes and months pass and we still haven’t made that recipe that we truly wanted to make. This event gives you an excuse to take a break from your daily routine and do just that! If I hadn’t participated in Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, I would not have made Pete and Kelli’s (No Gluten, No Problem) Pasta with Shrimp Marinara and Brownies; Kate Chan’s (Gluten Free Gobsmacked) Cheese Rolls and Pizza Crust; Melanie’s (Gluten-Free Krums) Avocado Artichoke Salsa;  or Wendy’s (Celiacs in the House) Savory and Sweet Crepes. It would have been a shame to miss out on making any one of those recipes and getting to know each of those bloggers just a little better.

To sign up for this month’s edition of Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger, leave a comment letting me know which blogger you plan to adopt. Here are the guidelines on how you can join in … nothing complicated.

1) Pick a gluten-free blogger whose recipes you admire and adopt them by commenting on this post with your name and blog name, and their name and blog name.

Notes:  The blogger’s recipes must all be gluten-free or there must be a way to sort and read ONLY gluten-free recipes. A different blogger should be selected each time you participate. And, ideally, each blogger should only be adopted once.

2) Choose 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. Link back to this event announcement in your post.
Notes:  Follow the recipe as written, as closely as possible. And, please don’t print the blogger’s recipe on your post—just provide your reader a link to their original recipe.

4) Email me at 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.

5) After your post is published, submit 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 idea is to make this a truly interactive event.

Sign up BEFORE August 27 (loose deadline; late sign-ups are ok).

Post your review and email me by September 3rd (firm deadline—no kiddin’). (IMPORTANT: If you sign up and cannot complete this event by September 3rd for any reason, please email me at

**If you don’t have a blog, you are still welcome to adopt a gluten-free blogger. Sign up here 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 happily post your reviews and photos as part of the roundup in September.**

If you’re stumped on who to adopt, you can take a look at my sidebar for ideas or visit Sea’s Gluten-Free Blogroll. Let’s make this a mass gluten-free adoption!

Adoption Sign-Up Sheet:

1. Iris at The Daily Dietribe (adopted by me)

2. Nancy at The Sensitive Pantry (adopted by Kim of Cook IT Allergy Free)

3. Me, here, at Gluten Free Easily (adopted by Iris of The Daily Dietribe)

4. Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs (adopted by Valerie of City/Life/Eats)

5. Ali and Tom at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen (adopted by Hallie of Hallie’s Daily Bites)

6. Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free (adopted by Zoe of Z’s Cup of Tea)

7. Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess (adopted by Tia of Glugle Gluten Free)

8. Zoe of Z’s Cup of Tea (adopted by Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake).

9. Alta of Tasty Eats At Home (adopted by Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free)

10. Jenn of Jenn Cuisine (adopted by Wendy of Celiacs in the House)

11. Linda of The Gluten-Free Homemaker (adopted by Alea of Gluten-Free Flavor Full)

12. Lexie of Lexie’s Kitchen (adopted by Heidi of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom)

13. Wendy of Celiacs in the House (adopted by Alta of Tasty Eats At Home)

14. Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef (adopted by Lydia of At Home with Real Food)

15. Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness (adopted by Ricki of Diet, Dessert and Dogs)

16. Vanessa of Celiac Princess (adopted by Thomas of The GFCF Experience)

17. Kelly of The Spunky Coconut (adopted by Jen of Gluten-Free Life with Jen)

18. Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess (adopted by Kirstin of Our Gluten-Free Family)

19. Raj and Sonia of Flip Cookbook (adopted by Tracee of Mrs. Ed’s Research and Recipes)

20. Jeanine of Baking Beauties (adopted by Kathleen of I Made Toast)

21. You (and your adoptee) are next! (Yes … a few late entries would be great. Choose someone who has not yet been adopted, please.)

Not just gf, but gfe!

Not just gf, but gfe!

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86 Responses to “Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger for August … I’m Hosting!”

  1. fit bee on August 15th, 2010 11:50 pm

    I love this idea! I would love to participate!!!!!

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 12:11 am

      Hey fit bee–Welcome to gfe! :-) Got my wires crossed there for a moment and thought you were commenting on another post (multi-tasking doesn’t always work!). Anyway, just read the post rules and adopt another gluten-free blogger. Your gluten-free recipes don’t come into play until someone decides to adopt you. ;-) If you click on my links in the post, you can see where I’ve adopted others and how it worked exactly. :-) Please let me know if you have additional questions after giving one or two of those a look.


  2. Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free on August 16th, 2010 1:37 am

    Count me in! I am adopting Nancy at The Sensitive Pantry. She has so many recipes I have been meaning to try. Now is the perfect chance. Especially since she just posted a vegan doughnut muffin recipe that looks so delish!

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 7:45 am

      Good morning, Kim–Thanks for being the first to jump on the Adopt a GF Blogger “bandwagon”! :-) This event is such a great way to get around to making favorite bloggers’ recipes, isn’t it? Nancy and I tweet together, but I haven’t read her blog enough. I look forward to your post, Kim! Vegan doughnut muffins? Yeah, baby! (Channeling the Austen Powers vibe, but no go-go boots in sight. LOL) ;-)


      • Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free on August 16th, 2010 9:48 am

        Oh, darn! And here I was hoping you would pull out those go-go boots at IFBC! hehe

        • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 10:15 am

          Kim–LOL … even without go-go boots, we’re going to have a blast. I cannot believe it’s happening so soon. Excited!!!


    • Maggie on August 16th, 2010 9:44 pm

      I so want to try that recipe too Kim! I can’t wait to hear how it turns out for you.

  3. Gina Murawski on August 16th, 2010 7:23 am

    I have a blog and I post gluten-free recipes but, it is not exclusively a food blog. Am I still able to participate?

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 7:50 am

      Hi Gina–Looks like you are new to gfe–welcome! :-) Absolutely, you can participate. Just choose a blogger to adopt and go from there! Of course, email me if all any other questions you might have are not answered by the info in the post.

      So glad you’d like to join us this month!


  4. Iris on August 16th, 2010 8:12 am

    Thanks Shirley! Now I’m going to grab you before anyone else can. I’ll adopt you this month.

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 10:10 am

      Hey Iris–How very cool—thank you! Wouldn’t you call this a double adoption? ;-) I’m honored … this will be fun. I was looking at your recipes last night. It will so hard to choose one or two!!


  5. The Celiac Husband on August 16th, 2010 9:43 am

    Shirley, please tell me where you get your endless energy from. I need a dose of that.

    You are such a trail blazer in this world of GF anything.

    If I’d have more time, I would adopt you every weekend!

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 10:14 am

      H.Peter–Oh, I draggggg at times for sure, but these kind of fun events enliven me like nothing else. Well, except for parties with real people in the flesh. LOL One day, my friend. :-)

      You are such a great cheerleader for me and my gf efforts—thank YOU! It would be sooo much fun to be adopted by you every weekend/ I know you’d take me to visit your girls and their treats at GF Patisserie and Bruno, and tell me travel tales. Dreaming here … ;-)


  6. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on August 16th, 2010 9:54 am

    I love this event – I am adopting Ricki of Diets Desserts and Dogs – as in my case, she became gluten-free only after starting to food blog, but she has a separate gluten-free recipe index :)

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 10:17 am

      Hi Valerie–So glad you are taking part! Yes, Sea had such a brilliant idea, didn’t she? It’s so much fun to take part each month. :-) You’ll have a great time making a recipe or two of Ricki’s! I know from firsthand experience how tasty they are! ;-)


      • Ricki on August 16th, 2010 7:52 pm

        Thanks to both of you for this event! I’m thrilled to be adopted by Valerie. :) I’ve wanted to participate for ages, but am always so behind on everything that I haven’t gotten it together yet. . . nice to know that I’ll be vicariously participating via Valerie in the meantime (as I look forward to my holidays when I can finally play along!) :D

  7. Hallie @ Daily Bites on August 16th, 2010 3:46 pm

    What fun! I’m going to adopt Tom and Ali of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. I love reading through Ali’s posts, but don’t always get a chance to make the recipes. This will give me the perfect opportunity to try out a few of them!

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 6:44 pm

      Hi Hallie–So glad you are joining in! Having made several of Tom and Ali’s recipes, I know you’ll enjoy trying out their recipes. So simple yet so amazing! :-)


  8. Zoe @ Z's Cup of Tea on August 16th, 2010 4:12 pm

    Hi Shirley, how wonderful that you’re hosting! The last two or three adoptions I fully intended to participate in but missed – so I’m making sure I get in this time. I’m adopting Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free. Amy has so many great recipes I want to try (so it will be hard to narrow it down to just one or two), plus she’s wonderful and always generous, giving a hand to others and supporting them.

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 6:46 pm

      Hey Zoe–Thank you! :-) I’m tickled pink you have signed up early, and I couldn’t agree more on Amy and her recipes. Good luck with choosing which ones … tough, but for a hard decision, it’s certainly a fun one! ;-)


  9. Tia on August 16th, 2010 6:15 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    I found it early this time. (Not counting last month.) Not going to miss it. I am going to adopt Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess. Like everyone else, I’m not sure how I’m going to narrow it down. Wish I had the time to make them all.

    Tia :P

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 6:48 pm

      Hi Tia–Yippee on participating and finding out early! It does make planning easier, but you will need that time to figure out which of Karina’s recipes to make. ;-) Not a bad way to spend one’s time at all!


  10. Maggie on August 16th, 2010 9:52 pm

    How can I pass it up if you’re hosting? I wanted to adopt you, Ricki, and Amy. But I’m slow! So I’m going to gladly adopt Z from Z’s Cup of Tea. I really want to make marshmallows for Callum! It’s a crazy month here in She Let Them Eat Cake land but I’ll see what I can do! Thanks for hosting us.

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 11:52 pm

      Maggie–I love it! I was thinking that I’d tease you about commenting and not signing up to adopt and then up popped your new comment signing up to adopt Zoe! :-) Oh, yeah, Zoe’s marshmallows look amazing. Can’t wait to see yours. It’s a crazy month everywhere. Don’t stress too much on this, Maggie. Last month when I adopted Wendy, I did it all in a few hours … making the recipe, taking photos, and writing the post. Do it now or do it later … whatever works, but make it easy on yourself. Adoption should be a pleasant experience!


  11. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free on August 16th, 2010 11:07 pm

    I’m going to adopt Alta from Tasty Eats at Home. I’m not sure what I’m going to make but she’s such a good cook…I’ll definitely learn something.

    Thanks for hosting, Shirley!!

    • Shirley on August 16th, 2010 11:54 pm

      Hey Amy–Well, boy, won’t you have fun adopting Alta?! She has so many incredible recipes, and I always love how she chooses non-traditional dishes and shares the history of those recipes with us, too. :-)

      My pleasure to host … thanks so much for joining in!


  12. Celiacs in the House on August 16th, 2010 11:24 pm

    Count me in Shirley. I met Jenn from Jenn Cuisine at a Twitter party in Columbus last year before she fled the midwest for Switzerland. I have loved her recipes and photography and want to explore her blog more and actually make some of her recipes. I do love this Adopt a Blogger because I feel so scattered trying to visit all the great GF blogs and this gives me the time to really concentrate on one blogger and make time to try their recipes. You did such a lovely post on me last time-hope I can do the same for Jenn. Guess I better get started before Seattle. I’ll be there visiting friends until the 1st and I hear this deadline is firm-no kiddin’.

    • Shirley on August 17th, 2010 12:05 am

      Hi Wendy–I had read that you and Jenn had met before, but had forgotten how—how lucky for both of you! I am always blown away by Jenn’s photos and recipes. :-) Great point on the Adopt a Blogger Event. I think we all feel scattered and don’t feel like we can give great gf blogs their due. You’re right … this event is certainly a good way to focus and sort of make up for that. ;-) I’m sure you will do a fabulous job adopting Jenn! Yes, Seattle is coming soon (so exciting, but much to do before then)! LOL on the firm deadline. I’m following Sea’s rules and sort of her wording on that one. ;-) I’m sure it will all work out well. Like I advised Maggie, don’t stress … just choose a recipe or two and “roll” with it.


  13. Alea on August 17th, 2010 6:03 pm

    I am adopting Linda from The Gluten-Free Homemaker. She has several recipes that I have been wanting to try and this is the perfect excuse!

    • Shirley on August 17th, 2010 11:20 pm

      Hi Alea–Thanks so much for adopting Linda! Love that this event gives us all great excuses to make each other’s recipes. :-) Linda definitely has a bunch!


  14. Heidi on August 17th, 2010 11:59 pm

    I’m jumping in…finally!! :-D

    I am going to adopt Lexie from Lexie’s Kitchen. She has quite a few wonderful recipes that are gluten-free, dairy-free and egg-free that I am excited to try, especially now that Luke is 100% dairy-free (and thank you Maggie for introducing me to her blog!).


    • Shirley on August 18th, 2010 6:51 am

      Hey Heidi–Woohoo! We’re up to 12 now. Thank you for joining in! Lexie is doll, isn’t she? Her recipes always look beyond amazing. We’ll be meeting her soon, too—fun! Maggie has introduced us all to many good ones! Love how that happens with happy networking! :-)

      Thanks for jumping into the adoption process! ;-) xo,

    • Heidi on September 1st, 2010 11:33 pm

      Hi Shirley!

      Here’s the link to my adoption post:

      I miss you already!


      • Shirley on September 2nd, 2010 7:27 am

        Awwww, thank you, Heidi! A little bit of time with you just makes me want more! :-) I think we’ll have many more get togethers in the future. ;-)

        You did a lovely job (as always!) with your adoption post. For one thing, the nut butter apple creations are way too cool. BTW, Diane brought Justin’s Nut Butters for me for our airplane ride and I have to admit that they are amazing. :-)


  15. Alta on August 18th, 2010 12:14 pm

    I’m going to actually jump in on this one before it’s too late! I seem to be forgetting about this Adopt a GF Blogger thing lately – shame on me! I’m going to adopt Wendy at Celiacs in the House. Just discovered her blog just a few days ago and I need to really spend some time getting to know her better!

    • Shirley on August 19th, 2010 11:47 am

      Hi Alta–So glad you are jumping in! Still lots of time, but if you’re like me, you usually need some time to process and come up with a game plan. ;-) Remember … you’re the one who got me started with your lovely adoption of me, so it’s especially great to see you joining in on what I hope will be a big event. :-)

      Can’t wait to see which recipe(s) you choose of Wendy’s!


  16. Lydia on August 19th, 2010 10:40 am

    Adopting Karina the Gluten Free Goddess’ summer peach cake recipe!

    • Shirley on August 19th, 2010 12:42 pm

      Hi Lydia–Welcome to gfe and thanks so much for wanting to join in! :-) Karina’s summer peach cake sounds divine, but now I have to be a party pooper and tell you that Karina has already been adopted this month. I checked with Sea and the intent is to not have the same blogger adopted more than once each month. (I’ve updated the rules in my post to state that more clearly.) Would you be willing to choose another blogger to adopt and save Karina as your adoptee for next month’s event? I hope so, because I’d love to have you participate! You could still make her peach cake now (I sure wouldn’t wait on that!), but just save your post for later. What do you think?

      Must check out your blog. Love the title—At Home with Read Food! :-)


      • Lydia on August 20th, 2010 4:17 pm

        That’s cool, but I still have all these peaches :) so will try Peaches and Basil from Gluten Free Girl –Lydia,

        • Shirley on August 21st, 2010 12:13 am

          Lydia–Yippeee! Thanks for being such a good sport about it! :-) Can’t wait to see your post!


  17. Hallie @ Daily Bites on August 20th, 2010 7:47 am

    Here is the URL to my Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Post. I chose Ali and Tom of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen and had a blast making their Fresh Vegetable Curry and Whole Grain Flatbread.

  18. Celiacs in the House on August 20th, 2010 10:00 am

    My adoption of Jenn from Jenn Cuisine is posted.

  19. Ricki on August 23rd, 2010 2:01 pm

    Okay, I am in! I’m adopting Cheryl of Gluten Free Goodness and am making raw Thai Rice Paper Spring Rolls. Yay!!

    • Shirley on August 23rd, 2010 5:44 pm

      Ricki–You adopt and get your post up in the same day! Can you say overachiever? LOL Thanks so much for joining in! I just took a look at the photo of Cheryl’s recipe you made (with your Ricki tweaks) and it looks amazing. Off to investigate more on your blog …


  20. Thomas on August 24th, 2010 10:45 am

    Hi Shirley! Glad I am ot too late to sign up for this. I would like to adopt Vanessa at Celiac Princess ( Can’t wait to try a recipe I just found on her site!

    Thanks for hosting!


    • Shirley on August 24th, 2010 12:54 pm

      Hi Thomas!–There’s still plenty of time. ;-) Thanks so much for joining in this month and welcome to gfe! I look forward to your post.


  21. Jen Cafferty on August 26th, 2010 8:49 pm

    Hi Shirley,

    I’d like to adopt Kelly Brozyna of The Spunky Coconut

    Can’t wait to try her gfcf Banana Fruit Bread!


    • Shirley on August 27th, 2010 12:11 am

      Hi Jen–I’m tickled pink you are joining in the adoption fun! :-) Can’t wait for your post!


  22. Alta on August 27th, 2010 1:35 pm

    I’m back with a link to my post! I adopted Wendy at Celiacs In The House this month for the Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger event! Check out her quinoa salad recipe.
    This was fun! So glad I participated. Can’t wait ’til next month.

    • Shirley on August 28th, 2010 7:35 pm

      Hey Alta–Thanks so much for reporting back! Loved your post and photo. :-) The Adoption event is fun indeed … always nice to get motivated by making someone else’s recipes. ;-)


  23. Kirstin on August 28th, 2010 1:44 am

    I adopted Karina at Gluten Free Goddess in this months Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event.

  24. Kirstin on August 28th, 2010 2:02 am
    • Shirley on August 28th, 2010 6:58 pm

      Hi Kirstin–Welcome to gfe! I’m so glad you want to participate in Adopt a GF Blogger this month. Normally, each blogger can only be adopted once as I replied to Lydia. Because it’s late in the game, you have already published your adoption post, this is your first time participating, etc., we’ll make an exception this time. We’ll be sure to make that intent more clear next time around. Anyway, so glad you are participating! :-)


  25. Thomas on September 2nd, 2010 4:21 pm

    Hi Shirley!

    Here is the link to my post – I’ll have the particulars in your in box this evening.

    Thanks for hosting this month!


    • Shirley on September 2nd, 2010 9:27 pm

      Hi Thomas–Thank you! I am loving this turnout. Thanks so much for being a part of it! :-)


  26. Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free on September 2nd, 2010 7:24 pm

    Hi Shirley!
    My post is up for Adopt a GF Blogger

    I will send you an email with everything, but for now, here ya go!!!


    • Shirley on September 2nd, 2010 9:27 pm

      Hi Kim–Thanks my dear! So glad you could participate! :-)


  27. Kathleen on September 2nd, 2010 8:14 pm

    A late adoption of Jeanine at and her Brownies

    My post is here at

    • Shirley on September 2nd, 2010 9:28 pm

      Kathleen–Woohoo! So glad you could join in this month!! Brownies?!! … I’ll be back later … ;-)


  28. Tia on September 3rd, 2010 6:46 pm

    OK. I did it. Just under the wire.

    Here is my post about adopting Karina the Gluten-Free Goddess.

    Now, I send the email off to you.

    Thanks for hosting, Shirley.

    Tia :P

    • Shirley on September 5th, 2010 11:41 pm

      Hi Tia–Thanks so much for joining in! Hey, you did much better than I did on the deadline. ;-) Can’t wait to check out your post and include it in the roundup! :-)


      • Tia on September 6th, 2010 12:03 am

        LOL! I just left a super long comment on your Adopt a GF Blogger post. Checked my email. And was wondering how you answered me so fast. Seriously hit “submit comment”, two seconds later checked my email. And there you were. I thought you were psychic for a minute. Reading my mind.

        Tia :P

        • Shirley on September 6th, 2010 9:27 am

          Oh, Tia, I’m definitely clairvoyant. ;-) Well, not really, but often I find that a friend and I will be thinking about each other at the very same moment. An email, a phone call, or a comment will “pop” up to let me know! Just like mine did for you and vice versa. :-)


  29. Zoe @ Z's Cup of Tea on September 4th, 2010 3:21 am
    • Shirley on September 5th, 2010 11:47 pm

      Hey Zoe–Of course, you made it! :-) I love a good frittata so off to see your frittata post and adoption of Amy. ;-)


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