Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger is going strong. There are 21 adopters/adoptees this month. That’s a lot of cooking! (Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger is the genius invention of Sea at Book of Yum. Every month, people “adopt” gluten-free bloggers and make recipes from their site. Then, they write about them. It’s a great way to try out new recipes and find some fabulous bloggers.)
This month, I adopted Kim of Cook It Allergy Free. I met (in person) Kim at BlogHer Food in October, but we had been online friends for a while before that. She is great, in person and online. Her site and iPad/iPhone app is wonderful and helpful for anyone dealing with food allergies/intolerances. The app lets you make tons of different recipes and adjust them to your specific food allergies/intolerances. (And, I’m not exaggerating. If you add up all of the food from those recipes, it might really equal a ton or more. It’s a lot.)
Anyway, I have decided that Kim must have been a cheerleader in high school. You know the one? She’s popular because she is really nice. Everyone likes her and wants to be her friend. She’s not the mean popular one that makes fun of everyone and feels all elitist. She’s the nice one that’s gets voted homecoming queen, but it’s a total shock to her.
And, the reason I have decided this is because I have been trying to adopt Kim for months. Literally months. If I was even a day late, she was taken. Oh, there goes Miss Popular. Damn! Darn it!
But, this month, I got there the day the adoption post went up. Ha-ha! There was even another sneaky individual, (she-who-must-not-be-named, hint hint) who tried to adopt her AFTER me. But I staked my claim and was not budging. (Sorry, she-who-must-not-be-named. But, I am going to be a big baby on this one.) So, I won, I won, I won.
OK, I’ll stop, now.
Anyhoo, back to the story. I adopted Kim and had to find a recipe of hers to make. Really, a hard decision. She has lots of fabulous recipes to choose from. And, since she has two young (and one not-so-young) boys at home, I know her recipes work well for my boys.
The funny thing is that she has all of these great baking recipes, but I usually end up making her allergy friendly soup. I have made her Chicken Chipotle Tortilla Soup and her Chicken Feet Bone Broth. Both were big winners. I was going to be lazy and just write about one of those, but I realized that I never took any pictures. They got eaten up too fast. So, I went back to Kim’s site determined to make something sweet. But…
Kale, Cabbage, Bean and Sausage Soup was the article up that day. Yes, please! We love all of those things. And to have it all together in a allergy friendly soup sounded so perfect on these chilly nights. (I know my weather is totally wussy compared to most of the country right now, but it is still kinda cold.)
So, I grabbed my grocery list, added a few items, and off I went to the store. Me, being me, forgot to write down exactly what I needed, so I got pork sausage instead of chicken sausage. It was still good, but I think chicken would have been better. That’s what Kim used. And, I forgot about making a dairy-free pesto. (I’ve never made pesto before, let alone dairy free, so I have to look that one up. Hint, hint, Kim. Maybe you could put up a portions post or something. Please!) So, we weren’t completely dairy-free, like we have been trying to be lately. Next time.
And, Kim has lots of spices and taste in this recipe. She is a woman after my own heart. The tastes in the recipe are phenomenal. Lots of different ones, but it’s not too overwhelming. Overall, this recipe is two big thumbs up. Or, since it is from me and my boys, it is a six big thumbs up.
If you haven’t already, please go check out Kim’s site and app. Both are wonderful and useful for families dealing with food allergies/intolerances. Plus, the app has new recipes added all of the time, as well as the blog, too, of course.
Next, I think I am going to try her Gluten-Free Granola, Oatmeal Cookie Bars. We live on bars during travel. Which seems to be a lot of the time for us, lately.
Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!™