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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

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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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.
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SpringVegWe’re continuing with the Spring Vegetables theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month.

This week I’m exploring the spring veggie Ramps. If you didn’t grow up in the northeast, where they grow naturally, you may not be familiar with them. I’ve never seen them in grocery stores, only at farmers’ markets when the markets first open in April or May. Ramps have a short harvest season of only a few weeks in early spring.

I haven’t cooked ramps myself, so I had to do a little bit of research. I know they look a lot like green onions/scallions/leeks, and are often called wild leeks. Based on the recipes I found, it seems that you can use them in similar ways. I’ve read articles that describe them as pungent, or a strong flavor mix of onion and garlic. Even though we had snow this weekend, I’m looking forward to the farmers’ markets opening soon, so I can give them a try. Until I can find them, I’ll be using green onions and garlic instead.

Gluten-Free Ramps Recipe Links:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Wild Rice Salad

Wild Rice Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Red Beans and Rice

Red Beans and Rice

Monday – Roasted Chicken, Lemony Potatoes with Fresh Lemon Basil and Ramps

Tuesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Crunchy Spaghetti Squash with Sesame-Seared Ramps

Wednesday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potato Fries, Green Beans

Thursday – Pork Tenderloin, Wild Rice Salad

Friday – Fish & Chips, Rainbow Apple Salad

Saturday – Red Beans and Rice

Sunday – Grilled Chicken Breasts, Grilled Ramps and Asparagus

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Paleo
Melissa is joining us once again with lots of Paleo meal options. She’s planning for a Paleo All Meat and Veggie Chili, Tuscan Lemon Chicken, Paleo Stuffed Peppers, Roasted Tomato Soup, and Hearty Paleo Beef Stew. Check out her full menu for more meal ideas 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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SpringVegIt’s a new month, and a new theme for the Gluten-Free Menu Swap: Spring Vegetables!

From last month’s theme of salads to this month’s theme of spring vegetables, it’s more healthy eating at our house. This week, I’m looking forward to trying some new ways to use Endive in our meals.

Gluten-Free Endive Recipe Links:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Cilantro Rice

Cilantro Rice

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili

Monday – Rotisserie Chicken, Asparagus & Endive Salad with Boiled Eggs

Tuesday – Turkey Taco Endive Boats, Corn & Black Bean Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Taquitos, Cilantro Rice

Thursday – leftovers

FridayWhite Chicken Chili, Rice

Saturday – Pizza, Endive Boats with Apple Pie Rice

Sunday – Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Tenders, Braised Belgian Endive

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Detroit Metro: Gluten-Free, Low-Iron, Low Vitamin C
Amanda is changing up her menu plan to accommodate a new diagnosis of hemachromotosis. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have a yummy plan with some spring veggies. She’ll be having Ground Turkey Tacos, Creamy Dijion Chicken with AsparagusSlowcooker Chicken Stew with Plums, Apples, & CarrotsIrish White Bean and Cabbage Stew, and Salmon and steamed baby carrots.

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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Salad2016For the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month, we’ve been sharing meals, menus, and recipe links for salads. So far this month, we’ve shared Favorite Salads, Potato Salads, and Fruit Salads.

To finish out the month of Salad themes, we’re sharing Egg Salads this week. Post-Easter, we always have a lot of beautifully colored hard-boiled eggs that need to be eaten. So, I thought I’d see if I could find some new egg salad ideas for a little variety.

Gluten-Free Egg Salads:

A couple Vegan options, too:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Egg Salad Sandwiches with Dill

Egg Salad Sandwiches w/Dill

Avocado Salsa

Avocado Salsa

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Monday – Egg Salad Sandwiches, Potato Chips, Tropical Fruit Salad

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

WednesdayBaked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Rice, Asparagus

Thursday – Hamburgers, Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Apple Salad

Friday – Grilled Chicken, Grilled Zucchini

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Broccoli

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.
Categories : Menu Plan
Comments (0)