The past few months, I have wanted to participate in Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger but I either found out too late or missed it entirely. When Shirley of Gluten Free Easily announced that she was hosting this one, I jumped in right away, and adopted Amy of Simply Sugar and Gluten Free.
Though we know each other only through the blogging world so far, Amy is a good friend of mine. Not only is she kind and generous, she has always been supportive and encouraging. I first met her through the March edition of Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten Free (a monthly gluten-free food event), which Amy hosted with the theme “Guiltless Pleasures”, and I started to participate in her weekly Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays: a round-up of indulgent and healthier recipes. As we got to know each other better through some correspondence, she invited me to guest post on her blog, which I did with mini black raspberry and white chocolate crepe cakes.
Although this is my first time to participate in this wonderful event in the gluten-free blogging community, I’m not new to making Amy’s fabulous recipes. I’ve made two versions (including curry) of her version of a Moosewood Cookbook recipe for spinach Florentine potato soup and an angel food cake in cupcake form. I’m looking forward to making even more of her recipes out of her forthcoming cookbook, coming next January – maybe in time for my birthday!
Once I signed up to adopt Amy and after several siftings through her recipe index, I initially settled on her flourless chocolate torte. I didn’t end up making it, though, as I’m out of cocoa powder (shocking, I know, the last time we didn’t have cocoa powder or chocolate in any form in this house was when my family and I were strictly SCD; chocolate isn’t allowed for some reason that remains unclear) and didn’t have time to get more. I let time slip by me.