Twenty eleven. Can you believe it’s this time already? The last half of 2010 seemed to evaporate into thin air, leaving fuzzy memories of days that all rolled into one. Or was that just me? Anyways. 2011 is here. And we can take it wherever we want to go. I get a little bit giddy with the possibilities of a new year. Let’s make 2011 great, okay?
To get this wonderful new year started off (well, besides the fireworks and champagne), I’m hosting Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free! I’m sure some of you are very familiar with this monthly event but in case you aren’t (or would like a refresher), here goes: Go Ahead Honey It’s Gluten-Free (or GAHIGF as it’s affectionately known) is a monthly event created by the wonderful Naomi Devlin, who writes Straight Into Bed Cakefree and Dried (which was one of the first gluten-free blogs I remember ever finding). Each month a theme is chosen and based on that theme, bloggers create gluten-free dishes. Then, the host (which this month happens to be me!) posts a round up of all the gluten-free wonderfulness at the end of the month. Awesome, right?
Now! Before my gluten-eating friends turn away, your blog does not have to be gluten-free! All are welcome. The only requirements are that it fits the theme and that the particular recipe is gluten-free. Easy, no?
So, now you’re probably wondering what my theme is. Well, to get the new year going, I thought that a theme of Follow the Calendar would be fun. What does that mean? Simple. I find I’m always the last to find out about food holidays. You know – Nutella Day, Chocolate Cake Day, Pancake Day, whatever. I know they may not be real holidays, but they are most definitely fun! So, write a post (that links back to this post) with a gluten-free recipe for one of January’s “holidays”. It would be cool to post the recipe on that holiday, so your readers can celebrate the day with you, but making the recipe on the holiday would also be lovely! If you’re wondering what the January holidays are, here are a few lists. If you wanted to make a recipe which celebrates the month (I think it’s Bread Machine Baking Month, Candy Month, Soup Month, etc) that would also be great! Just stay away from Wheat Bread Month. That one is clearly a no-go.
Once you’ve posted the post (with a link back to this one, so others can join in the fun), send me an email to celiacteen (at) gmail (dot) com with the subject line: Go Ahead Honey. In your email, please include the link to your post and a photo of the dish. Send it to me by January 28th, 2011 (don’t you just love writing 2011?), and I’ll post the round-up at the end of the month. I can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!
With that, I hope you’re all having a very happy new year! See you back here soon for a recipe, okay?