May
22

Gluten-Free Salad Dressings — Menu Plan May 22

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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. 

I often buy pre-made salad dressings, but I’ve decided to make an effort to make my own this month. It really doesn’t take much time — maybe five minutes — and it’s nice to know exactly what is going in to the dressings. I can adjust the dressings to my taste and diet restrictions (no gluten, dairy, or sugar), and I’m not left with a bunch of bottles in the refrigerator.

I’ve got a couple salad dressing cruets that I bought many years ago. I love to pour in the ingredients and shake it up. This cruet is great for mixing and storing, but jelly jars work great, too. What do you like to use for making, serving and storing dressings?

Sweet and/or Sour Salad Dressings

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Parmesan Tilapia

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Grilled Flank Steak

Monday – Baked Parmesan Tilapia, Rice, Zucchini

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Beet Apple & Carrot Salad with Citrus Dressing

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Greens Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Saturday – Spaghetti Squash, Sausage with Onions and Sweet Peppers

Sunday – Flank Steak, Spinach and Fruit Salad with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dressing

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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May
15

Gluten-Free Salad Dressings — Menu Plan May 15

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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. 

I’m sharing a few more gluten-free salad dressing recipe links this week. I liked the vinaigrettes I tried last week. They were all so quick and easy to make, as well as being tasty. There was plenty for everybody to use on their salad (plus a little more for lunches), but not too much that it wasn’t used up by the end of the week.

Creamy Non-Dairy Salad Dressings

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Corn & Black Bean Salad

Southwestern Salad

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Monday – Carnitas Rice Bowls with Corn and Black Bean Salad

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken and Spinach Salad with Bacon Ranch Dressing

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Grilled Salmon, Cesar Salad with Non-Dairy Caesar Salad Dressing

Friday – Southwestern Salad with leftover Carnitas and Creamy Avocado Dressing

Saturday – Grilled Beef Kabobs, Broccoli Slaw

Sunday – Eating Out

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is working to fill her freezer with meals by cooking double and triple recipes this week. For dinner at her house this week, she’ll be making Ribs, Baked Chicken Thighs, Paleo Cauliflower Fried Rice, Spanish Rice Skillet, Juicy Apple Turkey BurgersTuna Noodle Casserole, and Goulash. For more lunch ideas and recipe links, visit her menu post this week.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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May
08

Gluten-Free Salad Dressings — Menu Plan May 8

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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. 

It’s that time of year when I start craving salads of all kinds. The produce section is full of fresh leafy greens and other veggies. So this month, I’m going to explore some new salad dressing recipes. Do you have a quick, favorite dressing recipe that you use for your salads? This week I’m trying some oil and vinegar dressings.

Gluten-Free Vinaigrette Salad Dressings

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Curry Chicken Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Chicken Vindaloo

Monday – Teriyaki Chicken, Mix of Spring Greens and Shredded Carrots with Ginger Dressing

Tuesday – Curry Chicken Salad, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Wednesday – Parmesan Chicken Tenders, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Thursday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Zucchini

Friday – Greek Pasta Salad with Chicken (using spaghetti squash instead of pasta)

Saturday – Chicken Vindaloo, Jasmine Rice

Sunday – Cobb Salad with Maple-Cider Vinaigrette

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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May
01

Gluten-Free Cinco de Mayo and Spring Veggie Recipe Review — Menu Plan May 1

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I’ve got a couple different things going on this week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap: Cinco de Mayo and a follow-up to last’s month’s Spring Vegetable Theme. 

First, if you want some ideas for Cinco de Mayo this week, check out the round-up of recipes and menu ideas we collected a few years ago for Gluten-Free Mexican Food.

Secondly, I wanted to share my thoughts on the last recipes from April’s spring vegetable theme before moving on to a new theme this month. I tried three more Gluten-Free Veggie Recipes last week with good results. 

I don’t usually like to eat kale raw, but I really liked Amy Green’s Kale-Carrot Slaw. Tearing the kale into small pieces made eating it a little easier. The carrots added a nice crunch, and the cranberries were a sweet punch of flavor. I was pleasantly surprised by the light dressing. I thought the salad was going to need more, but this was just perfect. I didn’t have any powdered stevia, so I used a few drops of the liquid stevia instead. Yummy!

The Basmati Rice with Peas, Mint, and Lemon was very good, but I didn’t execute the recipe as well as I should have. I made a larger batch of rice than I intended, so my proportions of the other ingredients were a little light. It was very tasty, but next time I’ll pay better attention to the recipe. Didn’t matter too much, everyone ate two servings of it anyway. Hard to go wrong with good ingredients, I guess. 🙂

I made the Slow-Cooker Raspberry Pork Stuffed Radicchio Wraps a little bit different from the recipe, too. I didn’t have raspberry juice, so I used pomegranate juice instead. I cooked it in our slow-cooker on high. I was running a little low on time, so I just cooked it on high and gave it a stir every now and then while I prepared the rest of dinner. I thought it had a nice flavor, though it wasn’t a big hit with the kids.

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Avocado Salsa

Monday – Indian Chicken, Rice, Peas

Tuesday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp with Cauliflower Rice

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Grilled Steaks, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli

Cinco de Mayo – Chicken Fajitas, Avocado Salsa

Saturday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday – Grilled Chicken with Spinach Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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Apr
24

Gluten-Free Spring Vegetable Recipes — Menu Plan April 24

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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Spring Vegetables. 

The plan this month is: “Each week, I’m going to try a few recipes that feature spring-time vegetables. Then the following week, I’ll write a quick review on each of the recipes I tried.”

The plan worked better than the previous week. I was able to try four new recipes:

  • The Strawberry Arugula Salad with Sweet Cilantro Dressing was really good, but I changed up the dressing a bit. The garlic I had must have been really strong because I only used two cloves, and it was surprisingly strong on the garlic flavor. My husband LOVED it. I also added a little lime juice to the dressing, but only about 3/4 C oil. It makes a lot of dressing. I had plenty leftover for other meals. In fact, I liked the dressing on grilled chicken, too.
  • Turkey Taco Endive Boats was the favorite recipe of the week, although the endive was a little bitter for the kids. I loved the crunch of the endive. It makes a great alternative to tortillas or taco shells.
  • The Spring Detox Smoothie was interesting… kind of like drinking a salad. I guess I’m just so used to drinking fruit smoothies, that I wanted a little sweetness. So, I added a frozen banana and some strawberries. It was great, and I’m glad to know I got all the greens in my diet, too.
  • The Wilted Radicchio, Endive, and Asparagus Salad was very tasty. The balsamic and olive oil dressing was a really nice addition to the endive and radicchio. And the toasted pine nuts and asparagus were a wonderful combination of crunch and flavor. I had two large servings.

Here’s this week’s Gluten-Free Veggie Recipes I plan to try:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Tuesday – Oven-Fried Chicken and Kale-Carrot Slaw

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Red Potato & Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Parmesan Tilapia, Basmati Rice with Peas, Mint, and Lemon

Friday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Slow-Cooker Raspberry Pork Stuffed Radicchio Wraps

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa has lots of veggies in her menu plan this week. Her family is eating Kale, Chicken Apple Sausage & Rice SoupMoroccan Ground Beef with Zucchini and TomatoesVegetable Beef Soup, Sausage and Spinach Soup, and Spaghetti with Ground Turkey for dinners this week. And don’t miss her lunches of Cabbage and Sausage with Rice, Beet Pancakes, Turkey Burgers, and my family’s favorite Slow Cooked Mexican Chicken Tacos.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for winter produce.

Want to join Gluten-Free Menu Swap?

  • For this week’s roundup, email your menu link to celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com. Or, simply put your menu link in the comments below.
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page has the current schedule of themes and hosts. If you’d like to host a future week, please send me an email (celiacfamily[AT]gmail[DOT]com) with your preferred date and theme. We welcome suggested themes, too!

Need more menu ideas?

  • smallbuttonLaura at Orgjunkie.com hosts Menu Plan Monday every week. You’ll find links to hundreds of meal plans (not necessarily gluten-free) there.
  • Or, check out some of my past menu plans.
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