August Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Roundup

This post is linked to Food on Fridays and Foodie Friday.

Welcome to the roundup for August Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, the “spread-the-blogger-love” event created by the lovely Sea (Book of Yum). This month’s adoption event was extremely successful. How successful? We had 20 adoptions—how exciting! Most were first time participants, too. I love that! Let’s meet the adoptees, those who adopted them, and “ooh” and “ah” over some recipes, shall we? Oh, incidentally, I loved how the recipes happened to follow the gfe approach!

Kim (Cook IT Allergy Free) adopted Nancy at The Sensitive Pantry. She made Honeyed Figs with Roasted Rosemary Goat Cheese. To those, I say yes, please! (And, so does Kim, in her sing-songy nursery rhyme voice; you’ll have to read her post for the explanation.) The other recipe Kim made was Doughnut Muffins. Gluten free and doughnuts don’t often go together, but what if I tell you these doughnuts are gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and vegan? All that said, Kim still received an “Oh, my goodness!” review from her husband. Then he grabbed a couple more of these doughnut muffins! You can see Kim’s post on Nancy here.

Valerie (City/Life/Eats) adopted Ricki at Diet, Dessert and Dogs. Valerie made several of Ricki’s amazing recipes. There were Peas in a Creamy Curried Sauce with a side of Pudla. (I had never heard of Pudla before, but after seeing the photos and reading both Ricki and Valerie’s reviews, pudla is in my future!) Valerie made Coconut Flour Biscuits, then sliced and filled them with coconut cream and blackberries—isn’t that brilliant? If in doubt, look at the photo. Finally, there was Hail to the Kale Salad. From Valerie’s description and photo, this recipe of Ricki’s will make a kale lover out of anyone! Finally, another interesting part of Valerie’s post on Ricki is how their paths crossed long ago, diverged, and intersected again when their health journeys took similar turns. Read and see all here.

Hallie of Daily Bites adopted Ali and Tom of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. She opted for their Fresh Vegetable Curry and Whole Grain Flatbread. These two dishes make a beautiful and delicious, gluten-free vegan meal, as Hallie shows in her spectacular photos. Seriously, with one small touch, they transported me … I bet they will you, too. Take a look and tell me if it’s strange that I wanted one of those fruity drinks with an umbrella in it after seeing Hallie’s photos? Not to mention a view of a turquoise sea. Hallie’s post is shown here. (First time participant—love it!)

Zoe (Z’s Cup of Tea) adopted Amy at Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free. She settled on Amy’s Mushroom Fritatta. Zoe has become good friends with Amy over the last several months. A true friend remembers when you first met and all your interactions since; Zoe does and shares them in her post. She also noted that she had previously made two versions of Amy’s Spinach Florentine Soup and a cupcake version of Amy’s Angel Food CakeAngel Food Baby Cakes. Read all about the Zoe-Amy connection here. (First time participant—very cool!)

Tia (Glugle Gluten Free) adopted Karina, the Gluten-Free Goddess. Be sure to check out her very entertaining, “tell it like it is” post here.  Oh, what did Tia make? Karina’s Chicken Soup for Body and Soul. In comments here at gfe the other day, Tia stated that there really hadn’t been true summer weather in her area, so it’s certainly not too early for her to be making soup. And, Karina calls this “a gluten-free chicken soup to cure all ills …” Everybody needs that kind of soup, right? (If it will fix my computer and ISP issues, I’ll gladly take a big bowl right now!)

Maggie (She Let Them Eat Cake) adopted the aforementioned Zoe of Z’s Cup of Tea. She made Mango Banana Popsicles. It’s been quite warm here again so I could use one of these babies! These popsicles are both adult- and kid-friendly. If in doubt, check out the pictures of Maggie’s angels eating them in her post here. As Maggie points out, these treats are made from only fruit—no fruit juice, dairy, or sugar added. They are also Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) compliant. (You can read the definition of SCD in Maggie’s post and even more via Zoe’s SCD References and Resources page.)

Amy (Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free) adopted Alta of Tasty Eats At Home. She made Quinoa Salad with Spinach, Raisins, and Feta. To paraphrase Amy, this dish brings together the best in nutrition, flavor, and texture. Plus, these ingredients make for a very pretty salad, too. I like quinoa, but I think Amy and Alta are quinoa masters; I bow to them. Their photos make even a doubtful quinoa newbie want to grab a fork and dig in! Amy’s post can be seen here.

Wendy (Celiacs in the House) adopted Jenn at Jenn Cuisine. Wendy wanted to make a very special birthday dinner for her husband. Jenn’s Flourless Chocolate Torte and Salmon Cakes with Tomatillo Cilantro Pesto were on the menu.  The fact that Wendy talked about the scrumptious Flourless Chocolate Torte first in her post, before the entrée made perfect sense to me. Looking at the photo of the torte topped with raspberry sauce (which Wendy made in her Vita-Mix), I’m sure you see the logic, too. Not that those salmon cakes aren’t mouth watering as well. (You know I’m a salmon girl!) Check out Wendy’s post showcasing Jenn’s delicious recipes here. (First time participant–wonderful!)

Alea (Gluten-Free Flavor Full!) adopted Linda, The Gluten-Free Homemaker. She went for one of Linda’s classic recipes and one of my favorite cookies—Snickerdoodles. The snickerdoodles got a rave review from Alea’s son, as well as Alea herself. But, Alea didn’t stop with that recipe. She also made Linda’s London Broil, turning the leftovers into a nice stir fry the next day. Last, Alea made a recent recipe of Linda’s, Brown Rice Salad. This is a dish that can be served warm or cold, but Alea loved it cold and plans to incorporate it into her regular lunch rotation. Read all about Linda’s adoption by Alea here. (First time participant—fab!)

Heidi (Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom) adopted Alexa (aka Lexie) over at Lexie’s Kitchen. First, Heidi served Lexie’s Cinnamon Pomegranate Glaze on pan-fried pork chops with mashed yams. One of Heidi’s sons really loved this glaze. You’ll have to read her post to see just how much he loved it. Last, Heidi used Lexie’s adorable nut butter and apple snack idea to create the Anti-Goldfish Cracker; how cool is that? Children and mothers everywhere will no doubt love this lunchbox treat inspired by Lexie and created by Heidi! See what you think about the Lexie-Heidi “collaboration” here. (First time participant—yeah!)

 

Alta (Tasty Eats At Home) adopted Wendy at Celiacs in the House. She adapted Wendy’s Chickpea, Zucchini, and Quinoa Salad, substituting pecans for the chickpeas. Served with a sweeter dressing, but with a slight chipotle “kick” factor, Alta enjoyed this salad for dinner and then again for lunch the following day. Like I said, Alta is one of the quinoa masters. A beautiful Wendy-developed and Alta-created quinoa salad. Who could resist it? Not me! Read all about her adoption of Wendy here.

Lydia (At Home with Real Food) adopted Shauna of Gluten-Free Girl and the Chef. She reached back into Shauna’s archives (which are quite extensive as Shauna started blogging before blogging was cool) and pulled out a recipe from August 2005. Roasted Peaches with Brown Sugar and Basil, to be specific. Originally, from the New York Times, this recipe is perfect for this time of year. I don’t know about you, but I’m trying to imagine the melding of those two, very different flavors with the roasted peaches. Let Lydia tell you about it here. (Special thanks to Lydia for being a good sport regarding a rules clarification issue!) (First time participant—fantastic!)

Ricki (Diet, Dessert and Dogs) adopted Cheryl of Gluten-Free Goodness. She made Cheryl’s Cold Thai Rice Paper Rolls. These are the photogenic rolls that always say “FRESH” and “EAT ME”—clearly, in all caps. Although Ricki’s rolls differed a bit from Cheryl’s, as Ricki states you can pretty much add any chopped veggies and fillers you like. That’s my kind of recipe! Both Cheryl and Ricki share simple tips on assembling rice paper rolls. Check out Ricki’s post here. (First time participant—rock on!)

Thomas (The GFCF Experience) adopted Vanessa, Celiac Princess.  He made that one breakfast item that makes almost everyone swoon at its mere mention—scones. Vanessa’s scones were Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal. What was the verdict on these scones from Thomas and his family? In a word … yummy. Thomas said even his finicky boy liked them, although his son would have preferred chocolate chips to raisins. Well, in my humble opinion, the young man does have a point! Read Thomas’ post here.

Jen (Gluten-Free Life with Jen) adopted Kelly, otherwise, known as The Spunky Coconut. She made Kelly’s Banana Fruit Bread. In her post, Jen shares her introduction to several amazing coconut products, and vanilla crème liquid stevia as well. In case you don’t know, this Jen is Jen Cafferty, the mastermind behind the Gluten-Free Cooking Expo. The next Expo event will be held at the end of April. Read Jen’s post to get an inside scoop; it’s a news flash that means a lot to me. (First time participant—woohoo!)

Kirstin (Our Gluten-Free Family) adopted Karina, the Gluten-Free Goddess. l Karina is well loved (understandably so!) and was chosen by several bloggers. (Just FYI for next go round though … each blogger is only supposed to be adopted once. We want to spread the adoption love!) Peanut Coleslaw with Lime and Cilantro was Kirsten’s choice. I’m a recent convert to coleslaw myself and this non-standard version sounds and looks like a feast for the senses. Check out Kirstin’s rendition of Karina’s recipe here. (First time participant—yippee!)

Tracee (Mrs. Ed’s Research and Recipes) adopted Raj and Sonja of Flip Cookbook.  She chose Sunset Gazpacho from their blog. If you think the name is lovely (as I certainly do), wait until you take a look at the photo below. So colorful and delicious looking. As Tracee explains, Raj and Sonja accommodate a gluten-free diet and an SCD diet, but with an Indian flair. Read more here in Tracee’s post.

Kathleen (I Made Toast) adopted Jeanine of Baking Beauties. Kathleen visits Jeanine’s blog often and makes many of her recipes, including Chinese Chicken Balls for a Chinese Food Christmas Dinner. Okay, did anyone else just have a flashback to the movie, The Christmas Story? (Remember when the family ended up eating Chinese food for Christmas dinner?) I’m also suddenly thinking of PF Chang’s chicken lettuce wraps. But, the culinary stars of Kathleen’s post are brownies. There are Turtle Brownies, Nanaimo-Style Brownies, and Party Brownies filled with white chocolate chips and topped with chocolate icing piped in a lovely design. See them all at Kathleen’s post here. (First time participant—awesome!)

I adopted Iris (The Daily Dietribe). I used her considerable waffle-making expertise to make two waffle recipes. For breakfast, I adapted her Coconut Waffles to make Coconut Coffee Cinnamon Peanut Butter waffles. Yes, that’s a mouthful … a wonderful mouthful! I also made Savory Waffles using that same basic recipe, but adding a secret liquid ingredient. Why make savory waffles? Because they make excellent artisan-like sandwich bread. In fact, I used two today as my bread for a tuna salad sandwich. Check out the recipes and read what else The Daily Dietribe has to offer here.

Finally, Iris (The Daily Dietribe) reciprocated and adopted little old me, Shirley, here at gfe—gluten free easily! She made my Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies. It’s doubtful she had 27 bananas in the freezer when she started out—which I did when I posted that recipe—but, thankfully, you really only need about 2 ripe bananas. Her version look better than mine and she says they are her new favorite—woohoo! And, this statement comes from a girl who swears she doesn’t really like chocolate chip cookies. I know … that’s just crazy talk, isn’t it? (Just teasing, Iris!) Thankfully, Iris loved this take on chocolate chip cookies. Check out her post including a tip for these cookies here … it involves two kitchen appliances. 

Be sure to check out all the adoption posts and leave a comment to let these bloggers know that their adoption reviews are appreciated! Please consider joining in for this event next month, too, whether you are a newbie or a veteran … blogger or non-blogger. Hey, maybe we’ll even set a new adoption record!

Shirley
Not just gf, but gfe!

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Comments

60 Responses to “August Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Roundup”

  1. stephanie @ glutenfreebynature on September 8th, 2010 8:22 pm

    Wow. WOW. That is an AMAZING post, Shirley. Great job !!

    Seriously, if I could I would leap into the kitchen and make every single one of these recipes – right this moment. True talent among us, eh?

    Hope it’s cooling off a little bit in VA. We’re cooling down quite a bit at night here. Fall is in the air…you know what that means? Apple picking!!

    xoxox
    Stephanie

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 7:24 pm

      Hi Stephanie–So good to see you, my dear. :-) And, your comment being so generous as well as the first one made me beam a bit–thank you! Yes, indeed, some super talent. I think we’d all love to try these recipes immediately. I have a feeling many folks will be introduced to some very cool new dishes shared here. :-)

      It’s just starting to cool off here. Great for sleeping, which I love and I do favor long sleeves and sweaters, too. ;-)

      Hey, you should join the September SOS Challenge for creating a recipe with apples over at Diet, Dessert & Dogs.

      xoxo,
      Shirley

  2. Maggie on September 8th, 2010 8:29 pm

    What a great read! Thanks for doing such a great hosting job! You’ve definitely raised the bar Shirley, and let’s hope the numbers keep going up and up! I totally remember the scene where they eat take-out for supper – that’s my sister’s favorite movie! There are so many great photos and great dishes in this roundup! Thanks again.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:28 pm

      Hi Maggie–Thanks, my dear! It was fun to write about all these terrific folks (including you) with their amazing recipes or renditions of others. :-) I do hope the numbers will keep going up. Sea started an event that we can all benefit from.

      So many folks like The Christmas Story. It’s not one of my absolute faves, but it does have some super funny moments. ;-)

      Shirley

  3. Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free on September 8th, 2010 8:32 pm

    Wow! Shirley you should be proud of this post you put together! This is just awesome. You put so much thought and time into it. Thank you so so much for hosting this month!
    Now I am off to go and check out all of the ones that I have not gotten a chance to read yet!.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:31 pm

      Hi Kim– :-) Thanks so much! I loved reading your post and everyone else’s, so putting them together was such a treat! ;-)

      I saw your comments left elsewhere … thanks for spreading the gf blogger love—very sweet. :-)

      Shirley

  4. Ricki on September 8th, 2010 8:56 pm

    Shirley, what an amazing roundup! I seriously want to go and make all those recipes now. . . ! And thanks for the detailed and very entertaining commentary. :) Your waffles sound awesome, especially that savory version used as sandwich bread–brilliant! And of course I’d love one of those popsicles right now. So happy I could be a (little) part of this (and I hope to provide a better review next time). Great event!

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:34 pm

      Hi Ricki–I had such great material to work with! That includes yours … now don’t be dissing your own post. ;-) Any time I get a compliment from you on my writing being entertaining, I feel special as you are one of the most entertaining bloggers I read.

      Those savory waffles are phenomenal for sure. I still have some in the freezer. I’m thinking about making several batches and making a “spread” of sandwich waffles for my support group. We could have a gf sandwich bar! :-)

      Shirley

  5. Ali @ The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen on September 8th, 2010 9:02 pm

    Holy smokes! Look at all of that yummy food! That was an amazing, thoughtful round-up Shirley. :) I just loved all of your commentary.

    I am going to check out so many recipes I have not seen before on the blogosphere. Thanks, xxoo -Ali :)

  6. Debi on September 8th, 2010 9:21 pm

    Great roundup this month! I can’t wait to read the adoption posts and try some of the recipes!

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:41 pm

      Hi Debi–So nice to see you here! :-) I hope you enjoy all the posts and recipes you try … such fun and yumminess, huh? ;-)

      Thanks for always being a positive voice here at gfe and on FB, too. I’m still so thrilled over your recent good news!

      Shirley

  7. Nancy @ TheSensitivePantry on September 8th, 2010 9:35 pm

    Wow, that’s what I call a roundup! Imagine if we all got together and had a potluck with this wonderful GF food…I’d roll away from the table happy. Thanks for hosting this month, Shirley. And, my thanks to Kim for adopting my blog! I loved her post!

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:51 pm

      Hi Nancy–Oh, dear, I think (i.e., fantasize) about that kind of gathering all the time. It would be incredibly amazing. My monthly support group meeting is similar in all the healthy and delicious gf (and often df/sf, etc.) food that folks bring and I love it. But, getting together with all you folks would be a dream come true! :-) And, I agree, Kim did a wonderful job on adopting you. ;-)

      Shirley

  8. Valerie @ City|Life|Eats on September 8th, 2010 10:12 pm

    Fantastic roundup!!! Thank you for hosting :)

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:52 pm

      Hi Valerie–Thanks so much! I love how many of Ricki’s recipes that you made. You made each and every one look incredible. :-) I’m so intrigued by that pudla …

      Shirley

  9. Zoe @ Z's Cup of Tea on September 8th, 2010 10:19 pm

    What a great round-up and wonderful commentary, Shirley! Now that I’ve participated in this fantastic event, I hope to do it again soon. :)

    Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words – the part about true friends especially got me. Remembering when, how, where you met and everything that’s followed so far, it’s something we all know inside, yet to read it – to have it communicated in words – makes us pause and reflect a little, making us grateful all over again for those friendships that we have and appreciate them even more.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 9:54 pm

      Hey, Zoe–This adopting thing is very addictive, huh? ;-) I’m glad you enjoyed my write-up on your adoption of Amy. I shared what your post said to me. Friendships (and families) are truly what mean the most to me. :-)

      xoxo,
      Shirley

  10. Lexie on September 8th, 2010 11:07 pm

    What a feast! Shirley: very nice write up and lots of work put into this. It is surely appreciated. I admire all of you who start, host and contribute to these round-ups. One day soon I hope to do the same when life gets into a more predictable groove (does that happen?) It is such a great support to the GF and modified diet community. Thank you all for the inspiration you are to me!

    -Lexie

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:00 pm

      Hi Lexie–Thank you! :-) I think we gluten-free folks have some of the best feasts ever! It’s my pleasure to host and contribute, but I understand that it’s hard to fit it in sometimes. I have the benefit of having a son away at college and a patient husband. ;-) It’s much harder when you have young ones and life’s challenges. All that said, I hope you will get to join in one day. Remember your post doesn’t have to be an extravaganza for you to take part. You have some of the loveliest recipes and most beautiful photos; it would be great to have you join in some time!

      Hugsss,
      Shirley

  11. Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free on September 8th, 2010 11:26 pm

    First, I think this is the biggest Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger event ever. You did an amazing job, Shirley!! Thank you.

    And, wow, am I ever grateful to be a part of such a talented and loving group of bloggers. Having to eat gluten-free has some big blessings, and this blogging community is at the top of my list.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:05 pm

      Hi dear Amy!–I think it’s the biggest adoption event ever, too. :-) That’s what I was aiming for … I will admit I was kind of glad that we didn’t reach my stated goal of 50 adoptions though. With connectivity issues, I might have been working on that post for weeks. LOL

      It is a sweet and amazing group of folks, for sure—you included! Yes, we are very blessed to be part of this incredible community. And, thanks so much for the kudos, dear! ;-)

      xo,
      Shirley

  12. Alea on September 9th, 2010 2:32 am

    What a beautiful compilation! I enjoyed reading your summaries and look forward to reading all of the individual posts. Thanks for hosting.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:07 pm

      Hi Alea–Thank you! :-) I had great material to work with, didn’t I? You did a wonderful job adopting, Linda.

      Have fun with your adoption reading, dear!
      Shirley

  13. Carla on September 9th, 2010 2:39 am

    What a wonderful idea! Do you do this every month?

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:10 pm

      Hi Carla–Nice to see you again! :-) Yes, the event is held every month. Most often, Sea (Book of Yum) hosts. She is the creator of this amazing event. However, sometimes others step in and give her a hand. ;-) Hope you’ll join in next month. Stay tuned to Sea’s blog. I share the info when I can, too.

      Shirley

      • Carla on September 19th, 2010 11:07 am

        Shirley,

        Thanks so much for the info! I love it! I’ll see what I can do in the near future.

        Carla

        • Shirley on September 19th, 2010 11:36 am

          Hi Carla–Hope you’ll join in this month! Sea’s announcement post where you sign up is here. Come on now, Carla … don’t be shy. Share the gf blogger love. ;-)

          Shirley

  14. Iris on September 9th, 2010 8:41 am

    Wonderful writeup! And 20 bloggers got involved! I think that’s a testament to your enthusiasm that so many people wanted to join in.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:13 pm

      Hey there, Iris!–I know … isn’t 20 bloggers fantastic? :-) Thanks so much for the sweet words. I’m finding that folks still don’t know about Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger and wanted to join in when they heard (read that as when I bugged them … LOL)!

      Hugsss,
      Shirley

  15. Jenn on September 9th, 2010 9:53 am

    Beautiful roundup! Oh I really wanted to participate, I was going to show @fourchicken’s GF puff pastry, but alas I apparently suck at puff pastry…. Trying attempt #5 this weekend, maybe I’ll be able to succeed at it in time for the next adopt a gluten free blogger!!

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:15 pm

      Jenn–Thank YOU! But, oh no, on puff pastry stress. How can this be? You’re a great baker. :-) There must be some unusual factor throwing a monkey wrench in your puff mix. :-( Keeping my fingers crossed for success for you. Jeanne would make a great adoptee. I was so lucky to meet her at IFBC!

      Sending good puff pastry vibes across the pond … ;-)
      Shirley

      • Jenn on September 10th, 2010 2:40 am

        Thanks Shirley! Don’t worry if I get this right everyone will hear about it haha!
        I had a lot of problems wrong in the beginning – wrong flour mix, too dried out, working the dough too harshly, not cooling enough inbetween, too much butter…oh I could go on and on….Thanks for the vibes I sure can use them!

        • Shirley on September 11th, 2010 2:43 pm

          Jenn–LOL … on standby … ;-)

          Shirley

  16. Heidi @adventuresofaglutenfreemom.com on September 9th, 2010 10:16 am

    What an awesome roundup Shirley (I can only imagine the time management skill it takes to write a post like this. I would get lost reading everyone’s blogs for days on end, LOL!).

    While I already “know” most of the bloggers that participated, I am excited to get acquainted with several new bloggers now, thanks for hosting this super successful adoption!

    xo,
    Heidi

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:19 pm

      Heidi–Awwww, thanks, dear. But, LOL, on time management skills. No offense, dear, but you are clearly mistaking me for someone else! LOL With my limited connectivity until yesterday, it was more of just keep working every minute and get done what I could. I sure wish I had called my ISP guys earlier. Could have saved myself some stress (and a few bad words). ;-) Anyway, I was so glad it all finally came together. Thanks to you for participating! Hope you have fun checking out other blogs and eventually find your way home afterwards …

      xo,
      Shirley

  17. glutenfreeforgood on September 9th, 2010 10:37 am

    Oh my gosh, this is awesome, Shirley and adopter/adoptee folks! What a treat to check all these wonderful blogs. Thank you for organizing this roundup. As soon as I come up for air (will that ever happen), I want to get involved. You seem to be having so much fun over here at GFE. =) For now, I’ll try some of these glorious recipes. It’s hard to choose, they all look so good.

    Wow, I’m impressed!
    Melissa
    xo

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:24 pm

      Hi Melissa–It will be really neat to have you join in the adoption event eventually. I was so tickled when you participated in Go Ahead Honey last year. ;-) I think you’ll find so many terrific folks and great recipes in this roundup!

      Yes, we do try to keep things fun at gfe … fun and easy are some of our requirements. :-) It always feels special to get a super kind compliment from you—thank you, dear.

      Peace, love, and happy adoptions in the future to you (channeling you there LOL!),
      Shirley

  18. carrie @ gingerlemongirl.com on September 9th, 2010 12:06 pm

    Wow!! what a fantastic roundup!! :-)

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:26 pm

      Hey Carrie– :-) Thanks, dear! Join us next month …

      Hugs,
      Shirley

  19. Stephanie O'Dea on September 9th, 2010 6:36 pm

    oh my! It must have taken you hours upon hours to do such a thorough round-up. I’m intrigued by many of these recipes, thank you for linking to them.
    I’ve got a new box of GF Bisquick—I think there may be some peanut butter waffles in our future.

    xoxo

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:31 pm

      Hi Steph–Oh my back, I haven’t had time to comment on your blog of late and here you are. I was just recommending A Year of Slow Cooking to a local newbie tonight though, so I hope that makes up for my absence. ;-)

      Well, it would have taken less hours without ISP issues, that’s for sure. In any regard, it was fun capturing all these adoptions with some very neat recipes. Oh, yeah, peanut butter waffles to try out … sounds good to me, although I don’t think you can make them in the slow cooker. LOL Of course, if anyone can do it, it would be you. And, who knows … you may have already. ;-)

      xoxo,
      Shirley

  20. gluten girl in austin on September 9th, 2010 6:39 pm

    this is great, shirley! ive got to participate very soon. this also makes me want to get some recipes so i could be adopted. i tend to focus on the eating and not the cooking. :)

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:38 pm

      Hi Sarah!–This is truly a wonderful event. :-) It will be great if you can join in soon. And, hey … focusing on eating is not a bad thing. ;-) But, you can certainly adopt someone else even before you have a bunch of recipes on your site. I look forward to you joining the adoption roundup in the near future!

      BTW, every time I see your new logo, I feel like being a little naughty … just something about those devil horns. LOL

      Shirley

  21. Chelsey on September 9th, 2010 6:56 pm

    Wow! What a huge round up. I have been meaning to join for quite awhile, but haven’t. Can you choose any gluten free blog? I would like to participate for the next one.

    • Shirley on September 9th, 2010 10:41 pm

      Hi Chelsey–Thanks! Yes, it’s impressive, isn’t it? Everyone really came together this month. :-) Oh, I hope you’ll join in with us all in the near future!

      As far as the rules, yes, you can adopt any gf blogger OR a blogger who has some gf recipes that are sortable. (The idea for the sortable requirement is that there can be no mistaking a gluten recipe for a gf one.) Each blogger should only be adopted once, so if you have any ideas on who you’d like to adopt, be sure to sign up as early as you can, so they won’t get snagged by someone else. ;-)

      xo,
      Shirley

  22. Alta on September 10th, 2010 12:57 pm

    And now, I’m hungry! Great job hosting this month. What an exciting array of tasty treats!

    • Shirley on September 11th, 2010 2:44 pm

      Hi Alta–I know … who could lookat all those amazing dishes and not be hungry? ;-) Thanks so much, Alta. And, every time I look at the roundup again, I find new inspiration. :-)

      Shirley

  23. Carol, Simply...Gluten-free on September 12th, 2010 12:41 pm

    I just spent a delighful hour here checking out eveyone. This is just a great event and you did a FABULOUS job of hosting :)

    • Shirley on September 12th, 2010 7:46 pm

      Hi Carol–Yes, it’s quite the roundup, isn’t it? We are so lucky to be among so many talented gluten-free folks! And, it’s so neat to keep finding new gf bloggers. :-)

      I’m so grateful that Sea created this event and that I had the honor of hosting this month! Thanks for your wonderful feedback, Carol. It’s much appreciated!

      Shirley

  24. Georgia on September 12th, 2010 7:31 pm

    Looks Amazing and cannot wait to try some of the new recipes!

    • Shirley on September 12th, 2010 7:50 pm

      Hi Georgia–Welcome to gfe! Glad you enjoyed the roundup. I have to agree that it’s amazing. Folks went all out, and it’s nice to showcase two folks at once—the adoptee and the adopter. ;-)

      So nice to meet another gluten-free blogger. I love your blog’s name and I look forward to checking it out! :-)

      Shirley

      • Georgia on September 12th, 2010 7:59 pm

        Thanks Shirley! I’m excited to become part of this community, it’s so inspirational and energetic! Thanks so much for your efforts!

        I hope to get more into posting my own recipes on my blog but it’s going at a good pace otherwise!

        Thanks again!
        Georgia

  25. Linda on September 12th, 2010 10:51 pm

    What a great roundup Shirley. I’m sorry I missed participating.

    I was glad I had gotten my post to Iris early when I learned that it was going to work better for you. I hope you’ve fixed your computer problems.

    • Shirley on September 13th, 2010 9:54 am

      Hi Linda–Thanks! I was tickled pink as all the terrific entries rolled in and had a lot of fun compiling them. Hopefully, you can join in next month. :-)

      Yes, I am very, very appreciative that you got your post in early to Iris! My computer issues are better, but not completely resolved and they are sporadic, which makes it more challenging.

      Thanks again, Linda. Have a great week!
      Shirley

  26. sea on September 17th, 2010 12:35 pm

    My goodness, what a gorgeous roundup of recipes. The photos are spectacular and you did a wonderful job, Shirley. Thank you so much for taking Adopt a GF Blogger to a new level! Wonderful.

    I’ll be opening the next edition for adoptions this Sunday at my blog, the Book of Yum. Hope to see you there!

    -Sea

    • Shirley on September 17th, 2010 8:21 pm

      Hi Sea–Thank you soooo much! :-) It was an honor to host and major kudos to all who joined in with such amazing adoptions and recipes. What a talented, talented group we have!

      Thanks for the heads up on next month’s adoption. I already have my plans and I hope others do, too. ;-)

      Hugs,
      Shirley

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