Thursday, June 10, 2010

Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger May Roundup

Welcome to May's Roundup of Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger, the monthly event that encourages us all to get to know each other a little better and try out those recipes we're constantly bookmarking! I was excited by how many bloggers got involved this month, and I'm happy to share with you all the mouthwatering photos. Sea at Book of Yum is the mastermind behind Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger, so if you're interested in joining in next month, you can see the guidelines here, and if you ever want to host, don't hesitate to ask her!

Now onto the food!

We start with a summery salad from Heather at Celiac Family. Heather adopted Nancy at The Sensitive Pantry and made her Tropical Black Bean Salad just in time for the warm weather. For everyone looking for a healthy idea for a potluck, this looks like a winner to me!

Nancy's Recipe: Tropical Black Bean Salad

Next, I adopted Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free and made her Saffron Tomato Sauce. Is there anyone who doesn't love Amy? All of her recipes are free of gluten and refined sugars, and she gladly shares her years of cooking and baking expertise with the rest of us. Plus, she's the genius behind Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, a weekly carnival where we can all share our recipes made healthier. Check out my post on Amy's delicious tomato sauce here.

Amy's recipe: Saffron Tomato Sauce
Now, apparently shrimp was a theme last month because we had three bloggers adopting shrimp recipes! First, Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily made Melanie's Avocado Salsa from Gluten Free Krums. The original recipe didn't call for shrimp, but noting that shrimp makes everything better (I agree!), Shirley added some in. Looks like a delicious appetizer or a light and healthy dinner! Stop by Shirley's blog to check it out, and while you're at it, check out her weekly updates to find out what else is going on in the gluten-free blogosphere.

Melanie's recipe: Avocado Salsa

Our second shrimp dish was from Tinsley at Celiebo. Tinsley is also the NY Gluten-Free Examiner, and you can see her article on Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger here. Her post was especially fun for me because Tinsley has a video blog, so I got to watch her make Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp, courtesy of Kim at Cook It Allergy Free. Tinsley was a "new to me" blogger (vlogger?), and I'm happy she joined us this month so I could find her! Her video blog is fun and informative and I plan on visiting it regularly for new gluten-free ideas!

Kim's recipe: Gluten-Free Beer-Battered Coconut Shrimp

Last but not least in the shrimp category, we have Ariana of The Frugally Rich Life. Ari didn't know what Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger was, but when we were chatting last night, I realized she had already adopted Ali and Tom of The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen. I suggested she join in on the roundup, and I'm glad she did. These Thai Coconut Fish Sticks (okay, not exactly shrimp, but close) look amazing, and I already want to run out and buy some fish so I can make them! (As a little sidenote, I'm very excited to be going to Bastyr, the same school that both Tom and Ali went to!)

Ali & Tom's recipe: Thai Coconut Fish Sticks

Does anyone else find that the warmer it is out, the more they want to eat soup? I've always loved soup in the summer. Mary at Writer's Blog has been making Karina, The Gluten Free Goddess's recipes for a long time now. Here we have her Curried Carrot Soup with Pan Toasted Cornbread Croutons. It looks delicious, but don't take my word for it! Stop by Mary's blog to see her post which also includes more photos of Karina's recipes!

Karina's recipe: Curried Carrot Soup with Pan Toasted Cornbread Croutons

Linda, my favorite Gluten-Free Homemaker also made a comforting soup with Alta's Brazilian Style Fish Stew from Tasty Eats At Home. It's dairy-free as well, so for those of you looking for dairy-free recipes, look no further! Apparently her husband wasn't that excited by the idea of a fish soup, but the second he tried it, he changed his mind!

Alta's recipe: Brazilian Style Fish Stew

Before we move on to desserts, Selene at Veganlicious made a whole dinner party out of her Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger recipes! I first discovered Selene because she makes amazing raw desserts! In fact, it was looking at her recipes that first inspired my Raw Pumpkin Cheese Pie. Selene had some guests this week, so she made Green Soup, Pad Thai, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream, all from Lisa at Raw On $10 A Day. Wow! Don't you wish you were at that party?

Lisa's recipes: Green Soup, Pad Thai, and Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now it's dessert time! Hope you have room!

Alea at Gluten-Free Flavor Full adopted Aubree Cherie of Living Free and made her Sweet Peanut Butter Treats. Yum! I've been following along with Alea at her blog, Premeditated Leftovers, for a while, but for those of you who don't know, she now has her own blog solely dedicated to gluten-free goodies!

Aubree Cherie's recipe: Sweet Peanut Butter Treats

Maggie at She Let Them Eat Cake made two recipes from Lexie's Kitchen. Once again, here's a blog I didn't know about and now I'm really glad I do! Thanks Maggie, for sharing Lexie's delicious recipes with us! Here we have Cocoa Bean Cookie Truffles and Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Pancakes. Maggie bakes for her husband who has Celiac Disease, and I think he's one lucky guy to have her making such delicious treats for him!

Lexie's recipes: Cocoa Bean Cookie Truffles and Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free Pancakes

Valerie of City|Life|Eats is one of my new blogging friends. We both share a love for Brooklyn and a need to eat gluten-free. Her recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, and often vegan. Not surprisingly, she's a fan of Kim at Affairs of Living. Kim knows how to make anything taste amazing, no matter what food restrictions she's working with. Valerie tested out her Dairy-Free Black Bean Fudge. Wouldn't you love a bite of that right now?

Kim's recipe: Dairy-Free Black Bean Fudge

Saxifrage at Sweet Sensitivity made Rainy Day Chocolate Chip Cookies from Stephanie at Hope For Healing. Sax just started blogging in April, but I'm already addicted to reading her posts. We have a strange amount in comment, including the fact that she began her blog only two days after The Daily Dietribe's one year anniversary, and her first blogger adoption was the same as mine. Back in March, I adopted Stephanie also and made her Rainy Day Tomato Soup! Saxifrage is also going to be my new roommate at Bastyr, so I have a feeling we'll be making a lot of gluten and dairy-free goodies together!

Stephanie's recipe: Rainy Day Chocolate Chip Cookies

And finally, we have Thomas of The GFCF Experience. I actually discovered Thomas through Adopt A Gluten-Free Blogger, since he often participates and has also hosted. I was so excited that he chose to make my Hint O' Chocolate Banana Muffins, although I have to admit that I get nervous every time someone tries one of my recipes! Thanks Thomas for giving them a try!

My recipe: Hint O' Chocolate Banana Muffins

And that's it! Thanks again Sea, for letting me host! I'm already contemplating who I want to adopt next!


Linda said...

That's a great round up, Iris. Thanks for putting it together.

saxifrage said...

Oh, goodie! How fun. I was so incredibly happy to be a part of this. And I will definitely be trying out some of these recipes!

Shelley said...

Great round-up! Kinnikinnick has an article on their blog about food and non-food products which have gluten “hidden” within them – like soy sauce and sun screen! Some good food for thought… Thanks, Shelley | Kinnikinnick Foods

Farty Girl said...

All of the cookies look phenomenal. They make me feel like it's Christmas time. Pamela's? What? :)

Pure2raw twins said...

Oh gosh so many yummy things...and now more blogs to go check out.

Alea said...

This was my first time participating and I really had a lot of fun. I look forward to adopting a blogger again. Thanks for hosting and taking the time to put together a beautiful pictoral guide to all of the tried recipes.

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

You were so sweet to adopt me - and you are way too kind. :) This is one of the best Adopt A GF Blogger round ups that I've seen. Great job, Iris!!

Heather @CeliacFamily said...

Nice roundup, Iris. And what a great group of bloggers and recipes, too! Thanks for hosting.

Rachel said...

Bookmarked a bunch of these recipes. Great roundup!

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