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The theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month is Brassica Vegetables. Brassicas, also known as cruciferous vegetables, have been labeled by many nutrition experts to be the healthiest group of vegetables. And unlike so many other vegetables, you can eat almost every part of the brassica vegetables from root to seeds.

This week, I’m eating a lot of leafy brassica varieties (kale and arugula), but for some variety I’ll also eat the flower (cauliflower) and buds (cabbage and Brussels sprouts). I may even add some radish slices (root) to my salads.

Gluten-Free Brassicas Recipes This Week:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Balsamic Salmon

Greek Pasta Salad

Grilled Flank Steak

Monday – Hamburgers, Fries, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Garlic Turmeric Kale

Wednesday – Balsamic Salmon, Rice, Asparagus

Thursday – Cabbage Hash with Chicken Sausage and Carrots

Friday – Rotisserie Chicken, Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

Saturday – Greek Pasta Salad with leftover chicken

Sunday – Grilled Flank SteakGrape Avocado and Arugula Salad

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth is sharing ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner this week. Dinners include Sticky Ribs, Shrimp Fried Rice, Burgers, BBQ Chicken, and Salads. She’s also hoping to make Dark Chocolate Coconut Milk Pudding and Vegan Gluten-Free Blackberry/Blueberry Cobbler this week. Yum!

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.
  • 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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The theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap this month is Brassica Vegetables. Sometimes known as Cruciferous Vegetables, the brassicas include a large number of vegetables: cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, kale, arugula, watercress, radish, turnip, and other varieties.

Brassicas contain high amounts of vitamins A, C, and K. They are also good sources of iron, potassium, magnesium, folic acid and fiber. Eaten raw or cooked, there is sure to be a recipe to inspire you to eat more of these healthy veggies.

Gluten-Free Brassicas Recipes This Week:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Triple Berry Salad

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Potato Green Bean Salad

Monday – Fish and Chips, Cabbage Slaw with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Tuesday – Teriyaki Chicken Tenders, Rice, Roasted Broccolini

Wednesday – Cauliflower Crust Pizza, Triple Berry Salad

Thursday – Baked Chicken Nuggets, Popcorn, Watermelon

Friday – Pork Chops, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad

Saturday – leftovers

Sunday – Grilled Steaks, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Baby Kale and Avocado Salad

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.
  • 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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Hello June! This month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, the theme is Brassicas. Brassicas, sometimes called Cruciferous Vegetables, are often called superfoods or even the healthiest of all vegetables. They are known for their high quantities of vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting properties.

My family has come to really enjoy many of these vegetables, but I often prepare them very simply by roasting with a little oil and salt. I’ve been wanting to try some new varieties and new flavors. It’s going to be busy at our house this week, but I’m hoping I get a chance to try at least a couple new recipes this week.

Gluten-Free Brassicas Recipes:

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Indian Chicken

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Easy Garlic Shrimp

Monday – Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Red Potatoes and Spicy Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts

Tuesday – Shredded Chicken Taquitos, Lime Cilantro Rice, Guacamole

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Indian Chicken, Cauliflower Rice

Friday – Baked Tilapia, Five-Spice Red Cabbage Salad

Saturday – Grilled Beef Kabobs, leftover salad

Sunday – Easy Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli over Noodles

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.
  • 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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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. So far this month, we’ve shared recipe links for Vinaigrettes, Non-Dairy Creamy Dressings, and Sweet and Sour Dressings.

But, as I was going through all the salad dressings on my recipe page, I noticed that my Creamy Dill Dressing Recipe is not dairy-free or sugar-free. So, I decided it was time for a recipe re-do. This is so quick and easy. I made it with ingredients I always have in the house. I usually keep a can of coconut milk in the refrigerator, so that’s what I used for this recipe. Everything else was in the pantry. Just dump ingredients in a blender and it’s done in just a few minutes.

Quick and Easy Non-Dairy Creamy Garlic Dill Dressing

Ingredients:

1 Can (13.66 oz) Coconut Milk (full-fat milk, refrigerated overnight)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp garlic powder
1 TBSP dried dill weed
1-3 tsp cider vinegar (adjust for desired consistency)

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in an electric blender and blend well on high.
  2. Keep chilled.

Additional Notes:

  • This makes a great dip for raw veggies, crackers, chips, etc., but omit the vinegar completely for a thicker consistency.
  • I find that the blender helps get a smooth consistency to the coconut milk and dressing, but feel free to whisk it together in a bowl.
  • Makes about 2 Cups.

 

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Seven-Layer Salad

Shredded Chicken Tacos

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Monday – Grilled Lamb, Cauliflower, Asparagus

Tuesday – Chicken Teriyaki, Rice, Roasted Broccoli

Wednesday – Pizza and Seven-Layer Salad

Thursday – Chicken Tacos, Refried Beans, Guacamole

Friday – leftovers

Saturday – Hamburgers, Rainbow Apple Salad

Sunday – Curry Chicken, Rice, Green Beans

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.
  • 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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The Gluten-Free Menu Swap theme this month is Salad Dressings. 

I often buy pre-made salad dressings, but I’ve decided to make an effort to make my own this month. It really doesn’t take much time — maybe five minutes — and it’s nice to know exactly what is going in to the dressings. I can adjust the dressings to my taste and diet restrictions (no gluten, dairy, or sugar), and I’m not left with a bunch of bottles in the refrigerator.

I’ve got a couple salad dressing cruets that I bought many years ago. I love to pour in the ingredients and shake it up. This cruet is great for mixing and storing, but jelly jars work great, too. What do you like to use for making, serving and storing dressings?

Sweet and/or Sour Salad Dressings

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Parmesan Tilapia

Cilantro Lime Shrimp

Grilled Flank Steak

Monday – Baked Parmesan Tilapia, Rice, Zucchini

Tuesday – Grilled Chicken, Beet Apple & Carrot Salad with Citrus Dressing

Wednesday – leftovers

Thursday – Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Greens Salad with Sweet Italian Dressing

Friday – Cilantro Lime Shrimp, Rice, Roasted Asparagus

Saturday – Spaghetti Squash, Sausage with Onions and Sweet Peppers

Sunday – Flank Steak, Spinach and Fruit Salad with Sweet and Spicy Mango Dressing

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.
  • 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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