It’s my first time hosting the famous blog event, a brainchild of Naomi of Straight Into Bed, Cakefree and Dried, called Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free. I’ve admired it for a long while, but only participated once. I love the idea – every month, the host/hostess shares a theme, and participants create a recipe around that theme, share it, and then there’s a roundup at the end of the month. Last month, Naomi encouraged everyone to create some amazing pickles! I love pickling – in fact, I have some sauerkraut that’s working on my countertop at home right now. Check out her roundup of pickles – there are some colorful ones! It’s always fun to be given a theme to focus on. Sometimes, it gives me just the little push I need to be creative.
February weather often brings so much chill and gray that I thought that focusing on comfort foods as a theme was most appropriate. Since going gluten-free and dairy-free (and mostly grain-free), rarely do we have comfort foods around the house. But when it’s cold outside, this is what we crave, right? But save my good ol’ standby, the slow cooker pot roast (I still follow this recipe, only now I use much less liquid, and I puree the onions, garlic, and mushrooms with the juices and starch to make a velvety gravy. It’s so satisfying.), there hasn’t been much in the way of traditional comfort food around. It’s time to change that!
So if you’re interested in playing along, we’d love to see your favorite gluten-free comfort food! This is what you do:
– Post a new recipe on your blog that is comfort food to you, and indicate in the post that it is your submission for February 2013′s Go Ahead Honey, It’s Gluten-Free. You are welcome to use the GAHIGF logo at the top of the page, but it isn’t required. You must link back to this post to be included in the roundup. Please also make sure the recipe is gluten-free.
– The deadline to submit your recipe for Comfort Foods is
Thursday February 28th Tuesday, March 5th. Email the link to your blog post (to alta (at) tastyeatsathome (dot) com) with “GAHIGF” in the subject line and a photo of your recipe included as an attachment. You can also send a private message through my Facebook Page.
– Don’t worry if you’re not a blogger! You can still participate by emailing me and following the same instructions as above. Just include the recipe and photo as an attachment or typed in the email body.
I can’t wait to see what you’ll bring!