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AmericanSouthThis week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re sharing American Southern Comfort foods, meals, and menus.  

By Southern, I guess I really mean the southeastern states of the US. And my definition of comfort food is sugar, salt, and fried…mostly high carbs. Of course, it doesn’t have to mean that for you. That’s just what I crave.

We moved back to the east coast this month, and we’re currently in a house full of moving boxes. I am definitely in need of some good Southern Comfort food to fuel my motivation for unpacking. :) My favorite comfort foods are probably Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. But that’s not the only Southern foods you can make gluten-free.

Here’s are some good-looking Gluten-Free Recipes for Southern Comfort Foods:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Southern Comfort meals from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Broccoli Mushroom Casserole

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

MondayCountry-Fried Steak with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and Southern Kale

Tuesday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken, Cornbread

Wednesday – Meatloaf, Steak Fries, Collard Greens

Thursday –Baked Ham, Broccoli Casserole

Friday – BBQ Ribs, Beans, Coleslaw, Biscuits

Saturday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Sunday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Lots of yummy food at Melissa’s house this week. I’d even call some of it comfort food. Check out all the recipe links at her full menu post for Beef Roast, Potatoes, and Carrots; Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef SoupGround Beef and Cabbage Stew; Tuna and Brown Rice Salad; Spaghetti; and Taco Salad.

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 American Southern Comfort 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, recipes, and ideas for Texan/Mexican food.
  • 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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AmericanHiThis week for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re exploring Hawaiian foods, meals, and menus.  So pull out your Hawaiian shirts and shorts, and let’s get cooking!

To me, Hawaiian Food means Pineapple, Coconut, Fresh Fish, and Rice. But it’s more than that. The variety of foods and meals in Hawaii is due to the influences from not only European and American settlers, but also Japanese, Korean, and Chinese immigrants, among others.

Just look at the variety of Gluten-Free Recipes I found with foods and flavors common in the Hawaiian Islands:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Hawaiian meals from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Monday –Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Tropical Fruit Salad

Tuesday – Crockpot Hawaiian Chicken, Rice

Wednesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Thursday –Hawaiian Chicken Skewers with Hawaiian Luau Rice

Friday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Saturday – leftovers

SundayHawaiian Shredded Pork with Hawaiian Rolls, Potato Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is considering buying a big bag of gluten-free oats, so she’s trying out some recipes with oats this week — Clean Eating Pancakes and Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins. Her dinner menu looks yummy, too, with Italian Wedding Soup, Stuffed Red Peppers, Hobo Meatball Stew in the Crockpot, Ultimate Paleo Chili, and Chicken & Chinese Restaurant Fried Rice.

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 Hawaiian 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.
  • AmericanSouthJoin us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for American Southern Comfort food.
  • 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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AmericanCajunThis month, the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is exploring American foods from different parts of the country. This week, we start with Cajun foods from Louisiana.  

Cajun food is very flavorful and often spicy. You will find Cajun food in the southern parts of Louisiana, where it originated. It is common for Cajun meals to include seafood from the region (shrimp, crawfish, catfish), Spicy Sausage, Rice, local veggies (green pepper, onion, celery, okra, tomatoes), and Spice (cayenne, black pepper).

Check out these Gluten-Free Recipes with Cajun flavors and Louisiana tastes to try this week:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for Cajun meals from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Easy, Hearty Gumbo

Gluten-Free Beignets

Gluten-Free Beignets

Monday – leftovers

Tuesday – Red Beans and Rice, Cornbread

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Cajun Baked Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday – Gumbo with shrimp and sausage, garlic toast

Friday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

SaturdayBeignets for breakfast at the request of the birthday boy, Eating Out for dinner

SundayEasy Cajun Chicken with Cajun Sautéed Greens and Gluten-Free Cornbread

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
No Cajun meals on her menu this week. Instead, Melissa’s family is doing a pantry challenge, and has come up with some great meals for the week, including some good ones using a slow-cooker.  Slow-Cooker Stuffed Peppers, CrockPot Lasagna Soup, Spaghetti with ground turkey, Zucchini Carrot Chicken Soup, and Slow-Cooker Tortilla Chicken Soup. For more meal ideas check out the full menu plan at Mom’s Plans this week.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth isn’t cooking Cajun this week either. Her family will be eating Roast with carrots and celery in the crock pot, Chicken, Beans and hotdogs, Garlic Butter Shrimp Pasta, Pizza, and Fish. She could add some cajun spices to any of those to “kick it up a notch,” as Emeril would say.

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 including Watermelon in 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.
  • AmericanHiJoin us next week for sharing gluten-free menus, recipes, and ideas for Hawaiian food.
  • 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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SummerWaterWith the Fourth of July on Saturday, Watermelon seems like the perfect Summer Fruit for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. Or is that just me? You know…It’s large size and juicy, refreshing flesh make it great to cut up and share at picnics, barbecues, parties, or other large gatherings for Independence Day, right?

It often shows up on Pinterest pages for 4th of July celebrations. Here’s mine: Red, White, and Blue Pinterest Board for the Fourth of July

And here are some great Gluten-Free Watermelon Recipes to try this week:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Watermelon from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

Fruit Kabobs

Fruit Kabobs

MondayRoast Chicken & Watermelon SaladTropical Fruit Salad + Watermelon

Tuesday – Eating Out

Wednesday – Baked Ham, GF/DF Mac & Cheese, Steamed Broccoli

Thursday – Grilled Chicken, Corn and Black Bean Salad

Friday – Grilled Mahi Mahi with Watermelon Pico de Gallo, Wild Rice Salad

4th of July – Burgers, Potato Salad, Fruit Kabobs with Watermelon

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela is camping this week, and shares her gluten-free/dairy-free menu for camp. She’ll be having yummy watermelon along with a Foil Dinner with ham, potatoes, and cheese; Baked Potato with veggies; Walking Tacos (hamburger, cheese, lettuce, and salsa); Hot Dogs; Omelets; Pita Pizzas (pizza ingredients in gluten-free wraps); GF/DF Lasagna; Girl Scout Gumbo (hamburger, vegetable soup, cheese, onion, green pepper, and Fritos). Sounds like a tasty week at camp!

 

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 including Watermelon in 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, recipes, and ideas for Cajun food, too.
  • 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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Jun
22

Gluten-Free Mango — June 22

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SummerMangoMango is the Summer Fruit of choice for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

Mangoes are so sweet and juicy, they are perfect for eating raw, adding sweetness to meals, and for yummy fresh desserts.

I don’t buy mangoes too often…maybe once a month. I never feel like I’ve mastered the chopping or slicing of them. I think that’s because it’s always a little messy, and I never feel like I get all the flesh off the pit. But after reviewing several tutorial videos, and even more web sites for directions for preparing a mango, it is clear that there is no one good way to do it. You just have to go for it.  And if you think there is flesh left on the pit, then it’s time to use your teeth and enjoy it or hand it to your kids to enjoy.

Gluten-Free Mango Recipes:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Mango from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: Since we are traveling this week, our meals will mainly be eating out. So, I’ve pulled a menu plan from past summers to come up with this one.

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Pulled Chicken

Slow-Cooked Pulled Chicken

Monday – Indian Chicken with Mango Chutney, jasmine rice, green beans

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Rainbow Apple Salad

Thursday – Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, rice

Friday – Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa

Saturday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli Spears

SundayGrilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa, Mashed Potatoes

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
We’re happy that Melissa is joining us this week! Though she doesn’t have mango on her menu plan this week, there are plenty of yummy gluten-free meals to choose from. Cows in Ponchos sounds like a fun and easy meal. She’s also planning for Freezer to Crockpot Chicken and Rice, Chicken Piccata with Pasta, Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, Venison Roast, Pizza, and Caribbean Chicken with Sweet Potatoes.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says her favorite smoothie is Mango Marriage Saver Smoothie and Mask. Mangoes are perfect for smoothies! Elisabeth also likes to make Mango Raspberry Jam (from Preserving the Harvest). For dinners this week, she’s having Broccoli Quesadillas, Nachos, Vanilla Cinnamon Waffles, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Macaroni Salad with Tuna, and Sticky Chicken in the Crockpot.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela shares some very tempting Mango Recipes with us this week:  Mango Spinach SmoothiePeach-Mango SmoothieChicken Mango CurryChicken Blueberry Mango Salad, and Curried Chicken Cantaloupe and Mango Salad. Also on her menu this week is Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage-Apple Slaw and Mango Salsa, Twice Baked Spinach Mushroom Garlic Stuffed Potatoes, and Teriyaki Burgers.

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 including Mango in 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.SummerWater
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Watermelon.
  • 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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