I’ve read that cloves have been used as a pain reliever, a digestion aid, an anti-oxidant, and an anti-inflammatory. But I just use it to enhance recipes. 🙂 I like how cloves adds an additional layer of flavor and scent to a recipe. It is often used with other spices, like cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, etc. It doesn’t take a lot of cloves to impact a recipe. In fact, in some recipes, I’ve been known to cut the amount in half.
The only recipe I have on CeliacFamily with ground cloves is White Chicken Chili. But I also use ground cloves when I make Mulled Apple Cider, Mulled Wine, Pumpkin Pie and Ginger Snap Cookies. And who likes making Orange and Clove Pomander Balls/Ornaments to make the house smell so nice during the holidays? 🙂
Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and ideas for including cloves in your meals.
Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:
Monday – White Bean Chicken Chili with rice
Tuesday – Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Sautéed Spinach
New Year’s Eve – Chicken Wings, Potato Skins, Raw Veggie Plate
New Year’s Day – Indian Chicken, Jasmine Rice, Sautéed Zucchini
Friday – Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans
Saturday – leftovers
Sunday – Pork Chops, Rice Pilaf, Roasted Broccoli
Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup
The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says her favorite use of cloves is Molasses Crinkles, but hasn’t found a good gluten-free alternative, yet. She has some yummy warm soups on her menu this week: Creamy Carrot Soup, Portuguese Soup, and Easy Clam Chowder. She’s also planning for Fish Sticks, Spaghetti and Meatballs, Smoothies, and Pizza.
Check back later to see who may be sharing their gluten-free menus, recipe links, and ideas for including cloves in your meals.
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- 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 and gluten-free foods that work for the Paleo Diet.
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