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HolidayCakeThe Gluten-Free Menu Swap is celebrating the holidays this month with Gluten-Free Food Gift ideas. 

Do you like to bake goodies for Holiday Gifts? Make them gluten-free with the Gluten-Free Cakes and Muffins recipe links below.

Don’t be afraid to make them ahead and freeze until needed for gift giving.  Make plenty, and have gifts ready for teachers, bus drivers, neighbors, co-workers, mail delivery persons, host/hostesses, etc. They’re also great for parties, brunches, and celebrations of any kind.

Poppyseed Bread perfect for gift-giving

Poppyseed Bread perfect for gift-giving

Gluten-Free Cakes:

Gluten-Free Muffins:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
We’ve got a busy week with evening activities, so lots of easy meals for us.

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Monday – Chili, Cornbread Muffins

Tuesday – Jambalaya with Chicken and Apple Sausage, Green Beans

Wednesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower

Thursday – Chicken Nuggets, French Fries, Sautéed Zucchini

FridayPulled Pork Sandwiches, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Sautéed Kale

Saturday – leftovers

SundaySalmon with Balsamic Glaze, Rice Pilaf, Asparagus

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa isn’t baking gifts this year. Instead, she’s doing some sewing. For meals this month, she’s trying to find a balance of frugal meals and meals that work for visiting family members, too. This week, they’ll be having Cabbage and Beef Bake, Spaghetti, Meatloaf, Tuna Noodle Casserole, 10 Bean Soup, Lamb and Spaghetti Squash, and Beef and Bean Chili.

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 gluten-free cakes and muffins for holiday gifts.

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 Candy and Cookies.
  • 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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ThanksLeftoversOne more Thanksgiving theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month: Leftovers!

Did you over-cook for Thanksgiving this year and have a lot of food left after the big celebration? Perhaps you’re tired of turkey sandwiches and would like a little variety for your next meal.

Thanksgiving may be over, but if the leftovers are still lurking in your refrigerator, we’ve got some ideas to help you repurpose them into a new, delicious meal. Feel free to share your own ideas for Thanksgiving leftovers in the comments below.

Leftover Turkey Recipes:

Leftover Potato Recipes:

Leftover Cranberry Sauce Recipes:

Leftover Ham Recipes:

Leftover Vegetable Recipes:

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Irish Potato Farls

Irish Potato Farls

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Potato/Green Bean Salad

Monday – Turkey Chili, garlic bread using Schar Gluten-Free Baguettes

Tuesday – Hamburgers, Potato Farls made with leftover mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts

Wednesday – Rotisserie Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

Thursday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders, Rice Salad made with leftover white rice

Friday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

Saturday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa’s family had a lot of turkey left after the holiday, so she put it in the freezer to use as needed. This week, she’s adding it to Turkey Pot Pie, 10-Bean Soup, and Turkey Chili. Melissa’s also planning dinners for Chicken Apple Sausage Soup, Beef & Baby Bok Choy Stir Fry, Sloppy Joes, Spaghetti Squash with Caramelized Onions and Bacon, and Spaghetti with Ground Beef.

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 leftovers.

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 and recipe links.
  • 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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Gluten-Free Thanksgiving PieIt’s Thanksgiving Week!  Besides our weekly menu plan, we’re sharing recipe links for Gluten-Free Pies for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

We’ve got lots of recipe links this week to help with your Thanksgiving celebration, but you can never have too much pie. Feel free to join the GF Menu Swap this week or share your own recipe links in the comments!

Gluten-Free Pie Crust Recipes:

Pre-made Gluten-Free Pie Crusts:

Gluten-Free Pie Recipes:

Apple Cranberry Pie @CeliacFamily -- #GlutenFree #DairyFree

More Thanksgiving posts and recipe roundups to help with your Thanksgiving plans :

Broccoli and Mushroom Casserole @CeliacFamily -- #GlutenFree

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
We’re keeping the menu easy this week, so we can prepare for (and recover from) the big Thanksgiving feast. 

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Easy Garlic Shrimp

MondayShredded Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Tuesday – Pizza, Rainbow Apple Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Enchilada Soup, Crispy Corn Tortilla Strips

Thanksgiving Day – Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Potato Casserole, Apple Cranberry Pie

Friday – Hamburgers, French Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Saturday – Easy Garlic Shrimp served over Spaghetti Squash instead of pasta

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
Melissa is making blueberry pie and dairy-free cheesecake for Thanksgiving dessert this week. She has a traditional meal of Turkey, potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, and green beans planned for Thanksgiving dinner. For the rest of the week, her family will also be enjoying Chuck Roast, Hamburger Soup, Savory Southwestern Soup, Spaghetti, and Turkey Pot Pie.

Come back later to check this week’s post and see who else may be sharing their gluten-free menus, Thanksgiving menus, and links to Pie recipes.

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 gluten-free Pies!
  • 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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ThanksGravyThe theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this week is another important item to make sure is gluten-free at your Thanksgiving dinner:  Gravy and Sauces. 

Last week, we gave you some ideas about choosing a Gluten-Free Turkey, but now we need to make sure the gravy is gluten-free, too! It’s not as difficult as you may think.

Bon Apetit’s Test Kitchen has a great article online called How to Make Gluten-Free Gravy Taste Good. The article lists three different methods for making gravy. I make gravy at our house using the first option of using a cornstarch slurry instead of flour for thickening. That works good for us. The article also lists Arrowroot and King Arthur’s gluten-free flour as alternative options.

Need a gluten-free gravy recipe? Try one of these:

  • Gravy recipe at Nourishing Meals uses sweet rice flour or arrowroot powder.
  • Gravy recipe at Simply Gluten Free uses starch, stock, wine, heavy cream, etc.
  • Mushroom Gravy recipe at The Splendid Table  uses olive oil, mushrooms, cornstarch, etc.
  • Sausage Gravy recipe at Gluten-Free Homemaker uses bulk sausage, sweet rice flour, almond milk, etc.
  • Turkey Gravy recipe at Chef Janet uses rice flour, stock, herbs, etc.
  • Turkey Gravy recipe at Gluten-Free on a Shoestring uses a mix of flours (without xanthan gum), butter, etc.

Want to purchase a gluten-free mix to help you along the way?

You can even buy gluten-free prepared gravies and sauces. Imagine makes Turkey, Beef, and Vegetarian Wild Mushroom Gravies, as well as simmer sauces, that are all gluten-free.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
For our menu plan this week, I’ll be using a cornstarch slurry to thicken the Teriyaki sauce, the Gumbo, and the gravy for chicken-fried steak and mashed potatoes. 

Monday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Jasmine Rice, Steamed Green Beans

Tuesday – Gumbo, Schar Ciabatta Rolls

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato fries, Yellow Squash

Thursday – Rotisserie Chicken, Daiya Cheezy Mac with Veggies

Friday – Chicken Chili with Avocado and Corn Tortillas

Saturday – Chicken Fried Steak with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli

SundayBaked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Quinoa with leftover veggies

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 making gravy.

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 gluten-free Pies!
  • 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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Nov
09

Gluten-Free Turkey — Menu Plan Nov. 9

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ThanksTurkey1Continuing with Thanksgiving themes… this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme is Turkey.

Turkey is probably the most commonly served entree at Thanksgiving meals. And, although it may seem unnecessary (because it is), some whole turkeys you buy in the grocery store may contain gluten. This is due to the fact that broth is sometimes added to make turkey juicier and more flavorful. Broth does not necessarily contain wheat, but it could.

Fortunately, most whole turkeys, both frozen and fresh, are labeled to show they are gluten-free. Make sure you read the ingredient label. It’s always good to check for additives, even if you’re only expecting one ingredient: turkey!

Some brands of turkey to look for that claim to be gluten-free:

Butterball says their whole turkeys are gluten-free. “For our products that are packaged with gravy packets, the gravy packets are gluten free as well. The gravy contains rice flour instead of wheat flour and the modified food starch is corn based (as of 2007).”

Empire Kosher provides a long list of turkey products that are gluten-free.

Foster Farms says in FAQs: “Our fresh natural chicken, turkey and individually frozen chicken are gluten-free. Our ground chicken and turkey with natural flavors contain only spice extractives and are also gluten-free.” Check ingredient labels on other products.

HoneyBaked has a great Special Diets Wizard that allows you to check from a long list of potential allergens to find out what is safe for you to eat. Whole Roasted Turkey and Roasted Turkey Breast are listed gluten-free.

Honeysuckle White has many turkey products. Make sure you check the label, they clearly mark their Frozen Whole Turkeys as being Gluten-Free.

Jennie-O website provides a long list of gluten-free turkey products.

Mary’s Free Range Organic Turkeys are gluten-free.

Norbest allergen sheet states no gluten or gluten-derivatives, though the sheet was not available to read on the website when I published this post. Check the ingredient label before purchasing to confirm.

Organic Prairie Whole Young Turkey has one ingredient listed: turkey.

Perdue labels clearly indicate “Gluten Free.”

Plainville Farms FAQs on their website state that their turkeys do not contain gluten. However, their turkey gravy and homestyle dressing do contain wheat, so avoid those.

Shady Brook Farms has many turkey products. Make sure you check the label. They clearly mark their Frozen Whole Turkeys as being Gluten-Free.

Shelton’s has a long list of gluten-free and casein-free products, which includes whole turkeys, turkey chili, and turkey meatballs!

I hope this helps you shop for your Thanksgiving turkey. Once again, make sure you read the labels before purchasing and consuming a turkey to confirm the product is gluten-free.

I also have some gluten-free turkey recipe links in my menu this week. I may be overdoing the turkey a little, but with such a variety I don’t think anyone will care. Don’t forget to check below our menu for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap roundup, where you’ll find more gluten-free menus, meals, recipes, and ideas for adding turkey to your menu.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: 

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Triple Berry Fruit Salad

Berry Fruit Salad

Monday – Pork Chops, Wild Rice Salad with Parmesan Dressing

Tuesday – Turkey Tortilla CasseroleAvocado Salsa

Wednesday – Cod, Fries, and Steamed Green Beans

Thursday – Turkey Tetrazzini, Spinach Salad with strawberries and Poppyseed Dressing

Friday – Pizza with Berry Fruit Salad (berries on sale right now)

Saturday –Grilled Turkey Breast, Roasted Potatoes, Brussels Sprouts

Sunday – Turkey Meatballs with Orange Cranberry Gravy

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free Menu
Amanda shares some great local (to Detroit area) resources for turkey. She’s also sharing some recipes for ground turkey this week: Sloppy JoeTater Tot Casserole, and Italian Wedding Soup. Her menu for the week includes Turkey Breast, Roasted Chicken, Burgers with Mac ‘n Cheese, Chicken Pot Pie (would be great for turkey leftovers), Hawaiian Pork Chops, and Sausage and Peppers with Spaghetti.

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 eating turkey.

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 gluten-free gravies and sauces.
  • 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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