Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Round-Up

This is my longest post to date, so get ready to scroll, baby, scroll!

Why so long? In this post I am sharing 30+ recipes rounded up for the February 2011 Edition of Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger. I had the pleasure of hosting this edition which spotlights 22 bloggers adopted by admiring fellow foodies.

Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger is a great monthly event started by Sea of Book Of Yum. I am especially pleased by the number of first-time particpants this round and am certain that each one has realized how great a venue this is for making new friends and supporting the gluten-free community. The March sign-up will be up soon back over at Book of Ym.

Enjoy this virtual feast!

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Alisa of Alisa Cooks adopted
Valerie of City|Life|Eats

A BITE FROM ALISA'S POST: "Valerie’s sweets recipes aren’t loaded with sugar. She’s a mostly sugar-free maven, and her recipes reflect it."

RECIPES:
Chili-Roasted Carrots

Cranberry Almond Bittersweet Chocolate

 

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Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily adopted
Mary of
Gluten-Free Spinner

A BITE FROM SHIRLEY'S POST: "Mary’s blog name, Gluten-Free Spinner, comes from the fact that she spins up one delightful recipe after another and puts her own spin on dishes, as she shares on her About page."

RECIPE: Chickpea Salad

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Diane of The WHOLE Gang adopted
Kim of Cook IT Allergy Free

A BITE FROM DIANE'S POST: "While making these brownies the smell coming from the pan really did remind me of making brownies with my mom. They smelled the same. It was a lot of fun to make Kim’s recipe."

RECIPE: Best Ever Brownies

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Nicola of Gfree Mom adopted
Wendy of Celiacs in the House

A BITE FROM NICOLA'S POST: "The thing that I love about Wendy’s recipes are that her meals always look so tasty, while being totally no-nonsense, family friendly and not terrifying to contemplate cooking. As I have discovered this week, Wendy is also the queen of hiding vegetables in her yummy kid-friendly food."

RECIPES:
Gluten-free/Grain-free Salmon Cakes
Gluten-free Crispy Vegetable & Risotto Cakes
Gluten-free Shepherds Pie

 

 

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Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake adopted
Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten-Free

A BITE FROM MAGGIE'S POST: "Like all of Amy’s recipes, [this bread recipe] was super easy to follow and I knew what to expect along the way. Don’t be afraid to try baking gluten-free bread!"

RECIPE: The Perfect Bread

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Valerie of City|Life|Eats adopted
Elana of Elana's Pantry
and 
Carrie of Ginger Lemon Girl

A BITE FROM VALERIE'S POST ABOUT ELANA: "These bars immediately became a favorite for both my husband and I. They are such a good representation of Elana’s recipes."

RECIPE:
Elana's Almond Power Bars
Elana's Vegan Herb Crackers

 

A BITE FROM VALERIE'S POST ABOUT CARRIE: "I kept reading for the recipes, but I also kept reading because Carrie is incredibly kind and gracious and it completely comes through on her blog, from how she answers comments to how she writes."

RECIPE:
Gluten-Free Vegan Dark Chocolate Muffin Recipe
Almond Flour Pizza Crust

 

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Heather of Gluten-Free Cat adopted
Kelly of The Spunky Coconut

A BITE FROM HEATHER'S POST: "This bread doesn’t need a topping. It’s scrumptious just as it is. Why isn’t there a link to Kelly’s site for this recipe?  Because you have to buy her book to have the joy of making it. You need to by her book."

RECIPES:
Awesome Chocolate Rasberry Quinoa Bars

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Sea of Book of Yum adopted
Alisa of Alisa Cooks

A BITE FROM SEA'S POST: "Alisa has had issues with dairy since she was a tiny baby, but she was brought up eating dairy and had no idea it was causing her severe illness until a doctor suggested she go dairy-free and she found her health problems literally disappear overnight. The first recipe I made from Alisa’s blog was actually her Dairy-free Vegan Mint Truffles. I would have taken pictures, but of course by the time I made them it was dark and they just wouldn’t have been pretty by track lighting. But they were both pretty and delicious, trust me."

RECIPES:
Vegan Mint Truffles

Cauliflower Risotto
Vegan Tofu Avocado Sushi Hand Rolls

 

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Cassidy of Cooking Gluten-Free adopted
Linda of Gluten-Free Homemaker

A BITE FROM CASSIDY'S POST: "I'm sure I'll try many more recipes from Linda in the future. I'm new to gluten free blogging and was really excited to find Linda's site but many people need no introduction to her as she seems to be very popular in the blogging community. Besides just posting recipes, she has a monthly gluten free challenge, monthly clean kitchen challenge, reviews, tips, and so much more."

RECIPE: Wonderful French Bread

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Danielle of Fresh 4 Five adopted
Kim of Affairs of Living

A BITE FROM DANIELLE'S POST: "I think this is the first recipe that I have made from Affairs of Living, though I have been reading Kim’s blog for some time. Her recipes are always nourishing, beautifully photographed and her enthusiasm for healthy, wholesome eating and living is infectious. Thank you Kim! This fudge recipe is really simple; all you need is a food processor, or vitamix (still trying to convince my husband that I NEED a $600 blender) a loaf pan…oh, and a fridge!"

RECIPE: Holiday Black Bean Fudge

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Jeanette of Jeanette's Healthy Living adopted
Heidi of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom

A BITE FROM JEANETTE'S POST: "One of the gluten-free bloggers I have admired from afar is Heidi of Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom . Not only does Heidi have celiac, but so does one of her children, and she has another child who is non-celiac gluten-sensitive, along with a casein and egg allergy. Heidi has a terrific collection of gluten-free/dairy(and casein)/egg free recipes, most of which are "normal" recipes adapted to be gluten-free/dairy/egg free."

RECIPES:
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free Banana Bread
Gluten-Free Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars

 

 

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Mary of Gluten-Free Spinner adopted
Kate of Gluten-Free Gobsmacked

A BITE FROM MARY'S POST: "I'm joining for the first time this month ***yay Mary!*** and I'm excited to say I've adopted Kate at Gluten Free Gobsmacked. I chose to adopt Kate for my first Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger because her site was one of the first gluten free websites I found when I learned of my gluten intolerance ... I really miss Cheez-it Crackers, like reeeeeally miss them—my all time favorite cracker snack. And I couldn't wait to make her recipe."

RECIPE: Cheesy Quinoa Crackers

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Kelly of 18 Hour Kitchen adopted
Lauren of As Good as Gluten

A BITE FROM KELLY'S POST: "As I was purusing As Good As Gluten's site for recipes to try for this event, I was instantly hooked on the sheer number of easy, kid-friendly recipes. Lots of crockpot dishes and one-pot wonders. This is my kind of simple, convenient comfort food, especially with two small children..."

RECIPE: Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Debi of Hunter's Lyoness adopted
Alta of Tasty Eats at Home

A BITE FROM DEBI'S POST: "I first went to Alta’s blog, Tasty Eats At Home, after reading another blogger’s adoption post last year. Since then, Alta is my go-to blog when I want something different and vegetarian."

RECIPES:
Lemon Earl Grey Cookies
Masala-Spiced Adzuki Beans with Brown Rice

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Lauren of As Good As Gluten adopted
Kelly of 18 Hour Kitchen

A BITE FROM LAUREN'S POST:  "I was shocked, excited, and truly honored to learn someone in blogger-world adopted me! I hadn't heard of Kelly's blog until she adopted me. So, I quickly checked it out and decided I was going to adopt Kelly in return. I love the recipes on her blog and was anxious to try a few."

RECIPES: Black Bean Cupcakes

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Alta of Tasty Eats at Home adopted
Melissa of Gluten-Free for Good

A BITE FROM ALTA'S POST: "Melissa’s blog is one that I always enjoy reading. She shares recipes, sure, but perhaps even more valuable are her nutritional and health-based stories. I loved her “fuzz” post – worthwhile reading for anyone looking to keep their bodies free from stiffness and inflammation and generally happy and healthy."

RECIPES: Sauteed Lettuce and Brown Rice Bowl

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Christine of Without Adornment adopted
Deanna of The Mommy Bowl

A BITE FROM CHRISTINE'S POST: "Since I have found Deanna’s blog, I have been inspired to try experimenting in my baking and that following a recipe isn’t always needed. For example, when she makes cookies with her son, they start with a a base measurement of  fat (usually coconut oil) and add appropriate sweeteners and flours based on the consistency and flavours they want – isn’t that cool?"

RECIPES:
Kiddo’s Killer Banana Pancakes
Choco Nut Cut Outs

 

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Lexie of Lexie's Kitchen adopted
Leanne of Healthful Pursuit

A BITE FROM LEXIE'S POST: "And what could be more fun and exciting than a Cinnamon Roll [Balls] recipe that's low in sugar and free of all the bad stuff you'd find, say, at Cinnabon!?"

RECIPE: Cinnamon Bun Balls with Cream "Cheese" Frosting

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Wendy of Celiacs in the House adopted
Ellen of Gluten-Free Diva

A BITE FROM WENDY'S POST: "Visit Ellen for more creative gluten-free recipes and to read her diagnosis story. Back in 2005, Ellen pretty much self-diagnosed her celiac disease in the dark ages when some doctors didn’t know if your sister was diagnosed with CD that your alopecia might be CD, too. Sound familiar to anyone?"

RECIPE:
Fish Tacos

White Bean Puree and Collard
Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles

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Kalinda of Wheat Free Meat Free adopted
Lauren of Celiac Teen

A BITE FROM KALINDA'S POST: "I just recently came across Lauren’s site: Celiac Teen. I was immediately drawn in because I’m a sucker for good food photography. And she’s good. After some browsing, it also became clear that she’s quite the baker. (I’m kind of jealous.)"

RECIPE:
Gluten-Free Orange Cornmeal Muffins

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Ellen of Gluten-Free Diva adopted
Stephanie of A Year of Slow Cooking

A BITE FROM STEPHANIE'S POST: "Stephanie is the author of the wildly famous A Year of Slow Cooking blog as well as Make It Fast, Cook It Slow (her first gluten free cookbook) and More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow (her second gluten free cookbook). I’ve made a whole slew of her recipes and every single one of ‘em has been a hands down home run. Tonight was no exception."

RECIPE:
Jalapeno Corn Pudding