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Cakes1Cakes is the theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month. This week, I’m focused on gluten-free birthday cakes and cupcakes.

We have several family birthdays from now through July, and I thought I’d check out some new ideas and gluten-free recipes to help celebrate them. I can’t wait to try some of these!

Gluten-Free Birthday Cakes and Cupcakes Recipe Links:

Chocolate Chip Pound Cake with Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting (GF) @ Art of Gluten-Free Baking
Classic Vanilla Birthday Cake (GF, DF, Vegan) @ The Colorful Kitchen
Coconut Birthday Cake (GF, DF, Vegan) @ The Conscientious Eater
First Birthday Applesauce Cupcakes (GF, DF) @ Detoxinista
Four-Ingredient Birthday Cake (GF, DF) @ Emiko Davies
Happy Day Cake with Strawberry Whipped Cream Frosting (GF) @ Boulder Locavore
Paleo Chocolate Birthday Cake (GF, DF, Paleo) @ Elana’s Pantry
Strawberries and Cream Cake (GF) @ Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Vanilla Cupcakes with Dairy-Free Buttercream (GF, DF) @ Go Dairy Free
Vanilla Quinoa Cake with Vegan Chocolate Frosting (GF, DF, Vegan) @ Simply Quinoa
Vegan Cake with Coconut Whip Cream and Berries (GF, DF, Vegan) @ Minimalist Baker
Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes (GF, DF, Vegan) @ Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
Very Vanilla Cupcakes (GF, DF) @ Comfy Belly
Yellow Birthday Cake with Chocolate Swiss Buttercream Frosting (GF) @ Simply Gluten-Free

Decorating ideas for kids’ birthday cakes on Celiac Family: Hot Wheels CakePokémon CakePrincess and the Frog Cake, and Rainbow Cake.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Parmesan Tilapia

Parmesan Tilapia

Monday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Green Beans

Tuesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Broccoli Mushroom Quinoa

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Hamburgers, French Fries, Brussels Sprouts

FridayShredded Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Saturday – Eating Out

SundayTilapia Parmesan, Potato Pancakes, Asparagus

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free winter squash and other winter produce.
  • 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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Cakes1Cakes is the theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week. I am finding some wonderful recipe links for gluten-free cakes to share with you. Last week, I found cakes that use fruit and/or vegetables in the recipe. This week I focused my search of yummy gluten-free cakes to flourless/grain-free cakes. It’s amazing what you can do without any flour at all.

Gluten-Free Flourless & Grain-Free Cakes Recipe Links:

3-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Cake (GF, DF) @ Kirbie’s Cravings
Almond and Orange Flourless Cake (GF) @ Ditch the Carbs
Easy Flourless Chocolate Cake
(GF) @ Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Flourless Carrot Cake (GF) @ NY Times Cooking
Flourless Chocolate Banana Honey Walnut Cake (GF, DF, Paleo) @ Gluten Free Easily
Flourless Chocolate Lava Cake (GF) @ Zoe Bakes
Flourless Lemon Almond Cake
 (GF) @ Simply Recipes
Flourless Mandarin Almond Blueberry Cake (GF, DF) @ Butter Baking
Flourless Vanilla Bean Cake (GF) @ The View From Great Island
Nut Free Paleo Carrot Cake (GF, DF, Paleo) @ Elana’s Pantry
Pumpkin Cheesecake Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll (GF) @ Cupcakes and Kale Chips
Vegan Flourless Chocolate Cake (GF, DF, Vegan) @ Show Me The Yummy

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Simple Asparagus

Simple Asparagus

Monday – Fried Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Tuesday – Indian Chicken, Zucchini

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Honey Mustard Salmon, Rice, Asparagus

Friday – Pizza and Popcorn for movie night

Saturday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Spinach Salad

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.

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 more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free winter squash and other winter produce.
  • 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
02

Gluten-Free Cakes — Menu Plan May 2

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Cakes1This month we’re starting a new theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap:  Cakes! It’s the season of celebrations, isn’t it? Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduations, Birthdays, etc.

This week, I found a lot of recipes for gluten-free cakes with fruit and vegetables baked in. It’s a great way to increase the nutritional value of your cake, but also keep your cake moist. I think any of these would be great for a Mother’s Day celebration.

Gluten-Free Cakes Recipe Links:

Cakes with Fruit:
Banana Coffee Cake
(GF, DF) @ Celiac Family
Fruit & Nut Cake Bars (GF, DF, Vegan option) @ Whole New Mom
Lemon Blueberry Coffecake (GF) @ Joy the Baker
Plum Cake (GF, DF, Paleo) @ A Healthy Life for Me
Rosemary Nectarine Upside Down Cake (GF) @ The Bojon Gourmet
Wacky Mandarin Orange Cake (GF, DF) @ Connect Gluten Free
World’s Best Fruitcake Ever (GF) @ My Big Fat Grain-Free Life

Cakes with Veggies:
Carrot and Zucchini Olive Oil Cake (GF) @ Healthy Nibbles and Bits
Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting
 (GF) @ Celiac Family
Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Ganache (GF) @ Gluten Free on a Shoestring
Fudgy Chocolate Beet Cake with Chocolate Avocado Frosting (GF, DF, Vegan) @ Coffee & Quinoa
Savory Vegetable Loaf Cake (GF, DF, Paleo) @ Gourmande in the Kitchen
Ultimate Carrot Cake (GF) @ Connect Gluten Free
Zucchini Almond Cake (GF) @ Martha Stewart
Zucchini Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (GF, DF) @ Minimalist Baker

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Marinated Flank Steak

Marinated Flank Steak

MondayPulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Broccoli

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Wild Rice Salad

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs, Spinach Salad

Friday – Chicken Vindaloo, Green Beans

SaturdayGrilled Flank Steak, Roasted Potatoes, Asparagus

Sunday – Fish and Chips with Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is making Cinnamon Chocolate Banana Swirl bread this week for breakfast. Yum!! I need to give that a try. For lunch and dinners this week she’ll be making Mushroom Leek Risotto, Meatloaf, Vegan Sloppy Joes, Mac & Cheese, Daiya Pizza, Cauliflower Chili Pasta, grilled chicken and sausage, Chili, Clam Chowder, Tomato Soup, and Honey Mustard Salmon. Check out all the recipe links on her menu post this week.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free winter squash and other winter produce.
  • 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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SpringVegWe’re finishing up the month of Spring Vegetables theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap. This week I’m featuring watercress in my menu. 

I had no idea that watercress had so much nutrition packed into those tangy, little round leaves! It is a good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, anti-oxidants, calcium, manganese, and many other vitamins and minerals.

I found recipes for using watercress in soups, sauces, and salads. What are you doing with watercress?

Gluten-Free Watercress Recipe Links:

For more Spring Vegetable recipe links, check out our posts earlier this month and last year for:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday – Jambalaya with Chicken Apple Sausage, Green Beans

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Watercress Pesto Pasta with Peas and Asparagus

Wednesday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Potatoes, Sautéed Kale

Thursday – Eating Out

Friday – Shrimp & Avocado Watercress Salad

Saturday – Chicken Chili with Rice

Sunday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo
More wonderful Paleo meal options for Melissa’s family this week. Starting with Clean Eating Slow Cooker Beef Stew, Steak, and Easy Paleo Meatballs. Then finishing the week with Spaghetti, Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls, and Kielbasa and Cauliflower Stir-fry. Check out Mom’s Plans menu this week for lunch options and recipe links.

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.
  • Join us next week for sharing more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free winter squash and other winter produce.
  • 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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SpringVegWe’re continuing with the Spring Vegetables theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month. So far, this month, we’ve shared ideas and recipe links that include Endive, and Ramps. I haven’t found any ramps, yet, but I’m still on the lookout for them. 🙂

This week, we’re exploring ideas for including radicchio in your meals. Radicchio can be a little spicy and bitter, but I found a great variety of gluten-free recipes that seem perfect for it.

Gluten-Free Radicchio Recipe Links:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Mexican Chicken Pizza @CeliacFamily -- #GlutenFree

Mexican Chicken Pizza

Monday – leftovers

Tuesday – Indian Chicken with Quinoa, Roasted Broccoli

WednesdayBaked Chicken NuggetsGreen Beans with Radicchio and Caramelized Onions

Thursday – Italian Sausage, Spaghetti Squash & Radicchio Salad

Friday – Mexican Pizza

Saturday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Sunday – Jerk Salmon with Radicchio Blueberry Slaw & Sherry Vinaigrette

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elizabeth shared a recipe link this week for a very yummy-looking Creamy Mushroom Asparagus Pasta (GF, DF, Vegan) at the Minimalist Baker. I can’t wait to give it a try!  She’s also sharing a menu plan for two weeks, so there’s lots of great ideas there: Sticky Chicken, Chicken and stuffing Casserole, Vegan Sloppy Joes, Baked potatoes with veggies, 5 Minute Salmon, Hamburgers, Stir Fry, Chili, Nachos, meat loaf, and veggie 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 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.
  • Join us next week for sharing more gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for gluten-free winter squash and other winter produce.
  • 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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