Adopt A Gluten Free Blogger

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by Carol Kicinski on March 9, 2008

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Naomi Devlin from Straight into Bed Cakefree and Dried adopted me for the Adopt a Gluten Free Blogger event (hosted by Sea Maiden of the Book of Yum blog). I was firstly honored to be “adopted” by such a caring and wonderful person and secondly was thrilled to participate in an event which brings other bloggers into our homes, culinarily speaking. (Apparently “culinarily” is not a word as my spell check is going crazy, so I just had to write it again out of spite.) What better way to get to know a person than by eating their food?

I choose as my adoptee Carrie from Ginger Lemon Girl. I choose Carrie for a number of reasons. Firstly, she was one of the first gluten free bloggers to reach out to me when I initially started my blog. I love her sense of community. Even though the community takes place across cyberspace, it is no less real than the traditional neighborhood. I just know that if I lived next door to her, she would bring me chicken soup if I was sick (gluten free of course!). And every time I click on her blog, her banner makes me feel happy and as if I were bathed in sunshine.

Carrie has an amazing collection of gluten free baked goods and I originally thought I would attempt something like her Ginger Lemon Muffins or her gluten free Red Velvet Valentine Hearts. But in all honesty I had a hell of a week and was too exhausted to bake.

I am an event planner and had two events this weekend. Because I am an aesthesis nazi, too OCD to delegate and too vain to wear comfortable shoes, I am exhausted, every bone in my body aches, my blisters have blisters on them and even my lips are chapped (I had a near miss with catastrophe as I almost applied crazy glue to my lips instead of lip balm).

I need a little comfort food to set me back to right. And Carrie’s Ginger Lemon Girl’s Cheddar Baked Hominy was just the ticket. So ingenious! Instead of using gluten free pasta to make a GF mac and cheese, Carrie uses hominy! Brilliant and totally befitting my philosophy of gluten free eating.

I followed her recipe with the two slight exceptions. I forgot to buy cheddar cheese but as I always have pre-shredded 4 blend Mexican cheese on hand for those late night quesadilla cravings, I just used that and I toasted the bread crumbs in some butter before topping the dish. After all, I have had a rough week and a little extra butter just seemed that much more comforting.

This Cheddar Baked Hominy is divine! Total and complete comfort by the forkful. Check out Carrie’s recipe and while there, peruse her blog for many other tasty treats.

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Carrie March 9, 2008 at 1:33 pm

You are just too darn sweet dear girl!! Thank you SO much!! I’m glad you enjoyed the cheddar baked hominy! I think that stuff truly rocks!! Thank you for such a sweet post! You are one of a kind!


Don-Don March 10, 2008 at 2:18 am

Keep up the good work, all sufferers around the world need to know that there is help around.
See our UK web site, it was developed free and has been opened by 19 different countries, so we are all helping people. We have over 30+ gluten free recipes (pdf format), all can be downloaded. Keep in touch Don Tombs


Naomi Devlin March 10, 2008 at 6:46 am


I love it! I told you creativity comes of adversity.

Loathe as I am to expose my ignorance, can I ask what hominy is? It’s raining and blowing a gale here in Dorset and I could really do with some comfort food, but I need to know what the main ingredient is!

x x x


Sheltie Girl March 10, 2008 at 8:07 am

I’m so glad you averted disaster with the crazy glue. The cheesy hominy sounds warm and comforting. I’ll have to give Carrie’s recipe a try.

Sheltie Girl @ Gluten A Go Go


Cynthia March 12, 2008 at 5:01 am

Hi Carol, thanks for stopping by my blog. It is a pleasure to discover yours. I have emailed your blog to a friend of mine who’s now on a gluten-free diet.

I’ve also added your blog to my roll and feeds. Looking forward to seeing you around.


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