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SeasonalNutmegNutmeg is the Holiday Spice we’re exploring this week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap Seasonal Scents. Nutmeg is often used with cinnamon and ginger in baked goodies this time of year.

But, before looking at recipes that use nutmeg for its wonderful flavor and aroma, I found an interesting article at FitDay about the 7 Health Benefits of Nutmeg. Would you believe that nutmeg can help to: Eliminate Stress and Fatigue, Improve Concentration, Relieve Pain and Indigestion, Eliminate Bad Breath, Detox Liver and Kidney, Improve Skin Condition, and Induce Sleep? No wonder it’s used so often during the holidays. :)

Here are some gluten-free recipes with nutmeg that I’ll be looking to add to our meals this season:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including nutmeg in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Rainbow Veggie and Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie & Fruit Salad

Flank Steak

Flank Steak

Monday –  Chicken Nuggets; Rainbow Salad with grapes, mandarin slices, and Poppyseed Dressing

Tuesday – Fish and Chips with roasted garlic Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Grilled Hasselback Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Thursday – Spaghetti & Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Friday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Broccoli

Saturday – My son has requested Pizza and Bacon for dinner, so maybe a Ham and Pineapple pizza.

Sunday – Flank Steak, Baked Potatoes, Roasted Asparagus with Nutmeg

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says she likes to sprinkle nutmeg on just about everything. She prefers buying whole nutmeg and grating it herself because it has a stronger flavor and aroma. This week, she’s looking forward to putting it on some Egg Custard, and Egg Nog. She’s also making Apple Cider Donuts and Spiced Pumpkin Bread with nutmeg this week. Dinners will include Mushroom Stroganoff, Shepherd’s Pie, Chili, Smoothie, and Pizza.

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa is trying to shop smarter and reduce her grocery bills by using up the food stock in the pantry. Meals for her family this week will be Roasted Chicken, Apple Chicken Sausage and Kale Soup, Slow-Cooker Beef Stew, Spaghetti Bolognese, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Pumpkin Chili, and Stuffed Acorn Squash.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including nutmeg in your meals.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free foods with Peppermint.
  • 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.

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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Dec
08

Gluten-Free Ginger — Menu Plan Dec. 8

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SeasonalGingerThe holiday bustle has me very busy this month, how about you? I’m so happy to have my menu plans, to make sure we’re continuing to eat healthy. Now, if I can just keep up with the shopping to make sure we have the ingredients! ;) This week’s Seasonal Scent at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Ginger. 

Some Gluten-Free Recipes with Ginger that got my attention:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including ginger in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken w/Cinnamon

Indian Chicken w/Cinnamon

Flank Steak Marinade

Flank Steak Marinade

Pork &  Veggie Egg Rolls

Pork & Veggie Egg Rolls

Monday – Pizza, Berry and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Ginger Dressing

Tuesday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday – Indian Chicken with Curry, Cinnamon and Ginger (I didn’t get to make it last week, so I’m trying again this week.)

Thursday – Angela’s Thai Chicken Burgers with Apple, Bok Choy and Carrot Slaw

Friday – Eating Out

Saturday – Honey Garlic and Ginger Salmon, Basmati Rice, Asparagus

Sunday – Flank Steak with Soy Ginger Marinade, Roasted Broccoli, Baked Potatoes

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa has a bounty of vegetables this week! On her menu is Oven-Fried Eggplant with Marinated Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Onions; Salmon Patties with Grilled Eggplant; Beef Stew with Potatoes, Carrots, and Peas; and Stuffed Green Peppers.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including ginger in your meals.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free foods with Nutmeg.
  • 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.

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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SeasonalCinnamonDon’t you love all the warm aromatics that spices add to the season and holiday spirit? This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap we’re going to be sharing ideas for adding Seasonal Scents, or Holiday Spices, to our meals. 

This week’s theme is Cinnamon. I love the smell and taste of cinnamon. I’ve been drinking Cinnamon Apple Spice Tea for about a month now. For dinner this week, I’ll also be enjoying cinnamon with Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Curry Chicken Salad, Cooked Carrots, Indian Chicken, and Corn Tortilla Chips.

IMG_5006xLater this month, I’ll also be baking with cinnamon in:

I’m hoping to add some new cinnamon recipes to my Pinterest account, so let me know what your favorite recipes are for cinnamon.

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including cinnamon in your meals.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Chicken Salad with Cinnamon

Chicken Salad w/Cinnamon

Indian Chicken w/Cinnamon

Indian Chicken w/Cinnamon

Monday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Cinnamon

Tuesday – Cinnamon-Apricot Glazed Salmon, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus 

Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, Guacamole

Thursday – Chicken Salad Sandwiches, cooked carrots with cinnamon and brown sugar

Friday – Pigs in a Blanket, Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Corn Tortilla Chips

Saturday – Indian Chicken Quinoa with Cinnamon and Green Beans

Sunday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Green Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
If you are hoping to make some warm soups this week, check out Melissa’s menu. She is planning to fill the freezer with Sausage Spinach Tomato SoupSlow Cooker Meatball Veggie SoupGarden Veggie Soup, and Chicken Apple Sausage & Kale Soup. For dinners this week, she’ll be making Chicken Pot Pie, Stuffed Green Peppers, Taco Salad, Meatloaf, and Salmon Patties.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori shares her favorite cinnamon recipes with us this week:  Cincinnati ChiliLamb Burgers, and Baked Apples. For dinners this week, she’s planning Spaghetti and Meatballs, Simple Weeknight Chicken with Baked Apples, Turkey Burgers, Chicken Fried Rice, Baked Salmon, and Cincinnati Chili.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth buys cinnamon in bulk because she uses it a lot. This week she’s adding it to sautéed apples, Apple Cider DonutsGrain Free Pumpkin Bread, and Apple Cinnamon Waffles. She even added it to her Mashed Potatoes for lunch yesterday. Dinners at her house this week will include Clam Chowder, Fish, Apple Ginger Carrot Soup, Veggie Soup, and Pizza.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including cinnamon in your meals.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free foods with Ginger.
  • 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.

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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GFHolidayPartyI hope everyone is ready for Thanksgiving this week. I can’t wait to fill my plate with all the yummy foods we’ll be making. If you are still looking for some gluten-free recipes, check out the roundups this month for Gluten-Free Breads, Dressing, and Stuffings, Gluten-Free Holiday Desserts, and Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Favorites. 

This week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Gluten-Free Party Food and Drinks. Whether you are getting together with just a few family members or hosting a large holiday party, you will want to have gluten-free party food and drink recipes ready.

I searched through Pinterest for some new recipes to add to my Gluten-Free Appetizers page and Holiday Drinks page. I hope to keep adding to those pages this season.  Here’s a preview of what I’ve found so far…

Follow Heather’s board Gluten-Free Appetizers on Pinterest. 

Follow Heather’s board Holiday Drinks on Pinterest.


Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free Party Food & Drinks.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Apple Cranberry Pie

Apple Cranberry Pie

Monday – leftovers

Tuesday – Eating Out

Wednesday – Grilled Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving – Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole, Broccoli CasseroleApple Pie

Friday – Turkey Sandwiches, Cranberry Dressing, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Grilled Steaks, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – Rotisserie Chicken, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Corn-Free
Melissa has been so busy that she skipped some menu planning this month. It’s when you’re super busy, that you really need it! So, she’s back to sharing her meals with us. This week, she’ll be eating Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Chili, Salmon, Hamburger Patties, Hamburger Soup, Tuna Noodle Casserole, and Breaded Chicken Breasts. For Thanksgiving, her family will be enjoying Roasted Chicken, Sweet Potato Fries, Muffins, and Pumpkin Pie.

The Gluten Free Week: Gluten-Free
Lori and her husband are preparing for the holidays by tracking their weight to avoid the holiday bulge. Stop by her blog to see how this is working for them. Roast Chicken, Chicken and Rice Soup, Burgers, and Migas meals will start their week. Thursday will be a Thanksgiving Feast, and Friday will be Shirley’s Turkey Tetrazzini with Thanksgiving leftovers.

Check back later to see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.
  • 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.

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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GFHolidayFavoritesThis week’s theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Favorite Thanksgiving Foods. It’s getting close to Thanksgiving now. If you haven’t started planning your meal or what you’re going to cook, now is the time! This month, we’ve already shared gluten-free Breads, Stuffings & Dressings and Desserts for the Holidays. So what other favorite Thanksgiving foods haven’t we covered?

Gluten-Free Turkey:
Most fresh and frozen turkeys are gluten-free these days, but some are still plumped up with broth and other flavorings that may contain gluten. So make sure you check the labels.

Here’s a list of gluten-free turkeys to look for in the stores.

Our go-to recipe for brining and cooking a turkey is Alton Brown’s method. Just make sure the broth you use is gluten-free.

Gravy:
It’s pretty easy to make gluten-free gravy. You really just need to use cornstarch instead of flour to thicken it. To use cornstarch, it is usually recommended to use 1/2 the amount you would normally use for flour. In addition, you should make a slurry by combining the cornstarch with cold water first, then add it at the end of cooking for thickening. As soon as it’s thickened, you should stop cooking it. If cooked too long, it will break down and become thin again.

If you don’t have a recipe to convert, try one of these gluten-free gravy recipes.

You may be surprised (or maybe not) to find that you can now also purchase Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy Mixes. You can even purchase pre-made and packaged Gluten-Free Organic Roasted Turkey Gravy.

Cranberries:
There is no reason for cranberry sauce, salad, or relish to have gluten in them. But, you never know. So, make sure you check recipes and labels. Try one of these recipes:

Vegetables and Casseroles:

I can’t wait to see what everyone else is planning to make this season. Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for gluten-free Thanksgiving foods.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Rainbow Apple Salad

Rainbow Apple Salad

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Quinoa with Broccoli

Monday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Beef Stew, Ciabatta Rolls

Thursday – Taquitos, Cilantro Rice, Guacamole

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Green Beans

Sunday – Tilapia Parmesan, Quinoa with Broccoli

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Check back later to see who will be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free Thanksgiving Favorite Foods.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and gluten-free Party Food and Drinks.
  • 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.

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 : Holidays, Menu Plan
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