Archive for September, 2017

We’re cooking with Fresh Herbs at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month. This week, we’re sharing recipe links and ideas for using Fresh Mint. 

Mint is the easiest herb for me to grow. In fact, once it gets in the garden, it’s hard to control. I’ve grown it in pots both outside and inside with good results.

There are some great benefits to eating mint. Anyone with a sensitive tummy should know that mint is great for digestion and is known to relieve gas and bloating. I always have mint tea at our house. Some people also believe that mint can increase mental alertness. So you might want to keep some mint gum or candy at hand in the car, desk at work, or maybe in your school backpack. 🙂

Check out the tempting Gluten-Free Recipes with Fresh Mint we found this week:

Dairy-Free Tzatziki with Fresh Mint @ Go Dairy-Free

Fresh Mint Iced Tea @ Gluten Free with Emily

Fresh Mint Lemonade @ Rose Water & Orange Blossoms

Homemade Mint Extract @ Healthy Green Kitchen

Entrees and Salads:

Corn and Peach Salad with Fresh Mint @ Simply Gluten-Free

Corn, Tomato and Mint Salad @ Delish Knowledge

Honey Mint Glazed Chicken @ Simply Recipes

Israeli Salad with Avocado and Mint @ Tori Avey

Lamb Chops with Cilantro Mint Sauce @ Leite’s Culinaria

Roasted Mint Lime Cauliflower Salad @ Organically Blissful

Shrimp Avocado Mint Salad @ Spoonful of Health

Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime and Mint @ Devour

Desserts (paired with chocolate):

Chocolate Mint Cookies @ Letty’s Kitchen

Chocolate Mint Truffles @ Luxe Epicure

Fresh Mint and Chocolate No-Bake Brownies @ Mama Bake

Fresh Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (Dairy-Free) @ Downshiftology

Healthy Fresh Mint Chocolate Cookies @ Make the Best of Everything

Raw Chocolate Mint Tarts @ Gluten Free Vegan Pantry

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Curry Chicken Salad

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Monday – Chicken Salad, Garlic Bread, Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime and Mint

Tuesday – Grilled Hamburgers, Roasted Mint Lime Cauliflower Salad

Wednesday – Honey Mint Glazed Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Thursday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Rice, Broccolini

Friday – Baked Chicken NuggetsCorn and Peach Salad with Fresh Mint

Saturday – Steak Fajitas with Onion and Peppers

Sunday – Lamb Chops with Cilantro Mint Sauce, Rice, Asparagus

 

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is sharing what her family ate last week. Beef and Black Bean Chili, Grilled Steak, Easy Oven Baked Taquitos, Ham and White Bean Soup, Pasta Fagioli, Country Hamburger Skillet, and Mexican Lasagna made up her menu plan for the week. For more gluten-free lunch ideas and recipe links, visit the full menu post at Mom’s Plans.

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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We’re cooking with Fresh Herbs at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month. This week, we’re sharing recipe links and ideas for using fresh Cilantro (also known as Coriander). 

I love Cilantro. I wasn’t sure when I first tasted it in salsa many years ago, but I quickly learned to appreciate the fresh aroma and flavor it adds to dishes. I know, however, that there is a considerable number of people who have a strong dislike of cilantro and actually find it to taste like soap or some other inedible item. Some people even have an allergy to it.

If you don’t like cilantro or can’t safely eat it, you may want to consider replacing it in these recipes with your favorite herb. Perhaps Basil or a flat parsley?

Gluten-Free Recipes with Fresh Cilantro:

Entrees and Sides:

Cilantro and Lime Chicken @ Only Gluten Free Recipes

Cilantro Ginger Turkey Burgers @ Breezy Bakes

Cilantro Lime Salmon Burgers @ Health Starts in the Kitchen

Cilantro Lime Shrimp @ Celiac Family

Cilantro Rice @ Celiac Family

Corn and Black Bean Salad @ Celiac Family

Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro @ Evolving Table

Spinach Cilantro Meatballs @ Savory Lotus

Cilantro Lime Cauliflower @ A Saucy Kitchen

Pork Chops with Black Beans and Cilantro @ Celiac Family

Southwest Chicken Salad @ Celiac Family

Spicy Cilantro Crackers @ Veg Kitchen

Dressings and Sauces:

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing @ The Honour System

Steak Fajitas with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce @ Gluten Free Daddy

Mango and Avocado Black Rice Salad with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette @ Ambitious Kitchen

Mango Cilantro Salad Dressing @ My Food Story

Salad Wraps with Cashew-Cilantro Sauce @ Heavenlynn Healthy

Zucchini Pancakes with Cilantro-Yogurt Sauce @ Gluten-Free Living

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pork Chops w/Black Beans

Cilantro Rice

Mexican Chicken Pizza

 

Monday – Pork Chops with Black Beans, Easy Skillet Sweet Potatoes with Cilantro

Tuesday – Mexican Chicken Bowl with Cilantro Rice, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Beef Stew with red potatoes and carrots

Thursday – Mexican Pizza with added fresh cilantro

Friday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Mango Cilantro Salad Dressing

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Grilled Chicken with Cilantro Lime Cauliflower

 

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.
Categories : Menu Plan
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We’re cooking with Fresh Herbs at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month. This week, we’re sharing recipe links and ideas for using fresh basil. 

I love all the fresh herbs available during the summer, and the basil is still plentiful at the markets. It’s always nice to add fresh basil to pasta salads (or any salad), but I found a wide variety of gluten-free recipes that use basil.

What meals do you like to add basil? Anyone ever try basil in cookies? I’m anxious to give them a try.

Gluten-Free Recipes with Fresh Basil:

Asparagus Fennel Basil Soup @ From Jessica’s Kitchen

Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil @ Evolving Table

Basil Tea Cookies @ Honest Cooking

Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta @ Love Life Eat

Nut-Free Basil Pesto @ Gluten-Free Gigi

Parmesan Basil and Turmeric Waffles @ George Eats

Red Potato and Green Bean Salad @ Celiac Family

Spaghetti with Chicken and Fresh Basil @ Celiac Family

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken @ Nutritious Eats

Tomato Basil Quiche @ Fine Cooking

Vegan Basil Pesto @ Avocado Pesto

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Rainbow Apple Salad

Avocado Salsa

 

Monday – Ribs, Fried Potatoes, Beans

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken with Vegan Basil Pesto, Quinoa with Broccoli and Mushrooms

Wednesday – Pork Tenderloin, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Thursday – Eating Out

Friday –Hamburgers, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Basil and Lemon Baked Salmon in Foil with leftover rice and veggies

Sunday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

 

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is sharing what her family ate for dinner last week, including The Ultimate Oxtail Stew. Also on the weekly menu is Chicken and Veggie Noodles, Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chicken Tacos, Chalupa Salad, BLTs, and Goulash. Check out the full menu post for all the recipe links and lunch ideas.

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.
Categories : Menu Plan
Comments (0)