April’s theme for Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free! (a blogging event created by Naomi Devlin of Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried) was about food inspired by your favourite children’s book and we had an excellent turn out of inspired and delightful recipes.
This was such a fun theme that I’d love to do it again. While there were some books and stories I was familiar with, there were a couple that I wasn’t – or hadn’t heard of before at all! Plus, it was an exciting way to learn about different cultures and a great way to get kids involved in the kitchen (more than a couple of those who participated are parents of young children).
Click after the jump to see the full round-up!
In this brief and simple post, I’m sharing some links I’ve enjoyed, some of which I’ve shared on Twitter. In case you missed them, I’ve compiled them in a small round-up for your own personal enjoyment. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Watch how to make spaghetti and guacamole in these fun and quirky short videos. (NB: do not try this at home!) If you like these two videos, he has lots of other fun little videos. These are his only two cooking ones so far, though.
In the News:
Do bees have their own personalities?
Can animals create art? (Includes honeycombs)
Warning: first article has an extreme zoomed in, closeup photo of a bee’s head at the top of the article. I am not a fan of those shots, they freak me out, but I managed to brace myself enough to read the article. Just scroll past it and carry on.
Luxury Comedy, it’s the end of the show…until next year with the second series! Read my review of the first series here.
And, taking a slightly more serious turn, ghost writers in the cookbook industry. (I’d like to have a discussion post with this article, as it has many interesting and valid points. Expect your perspective to be changed on the cookbook industry, and especially cookbooks by celebrities and chefs, once you have read it.)
It was such an honour to host Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger, the monthly event created by Sea of Book of Yum and an opportunity for gluten-free bloggers everywhere to get to know other gluten-free bloggers and make their recipes. This was my first time hosting and we had a lovely turn out of a range of gluten-free bloggers.
Eleanor of Eating Like a Horse adopted me, making my honey cookies (made with almond flour and grain-free).
Marissa and Alena of Two Sisters Gluten Free adopted Karina of Gluten-Free Goddess and made quite a feast! Gluten-Free English Muffins, New Mexican Stew with Ground Turkey and Green Chiles, and Artichoke and Jalapeno Savory Pie.
Maggie of She Let Them Eat Cake fame adopted Kim of Your Green Baby, making a Chickpea Stew and Lentil Sloppy Joes. (The chickpea stew in particular is calling me, not to mention such vibrant colours.)
Lauren of As Good As Gluten adopted Lynn of Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures and made three of her recipes, Green Chili and Cheese Cornbread, Mexican Chicken Lasagna, and Homemade Vanilla Pudding.
Kalinda of Wheat Free Meat Free made Chana Masala, adopting Brittany of Real Sustenance.
More adoptions and photos after the jump!