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11

Gluten-Free Ramps — Menu Plan April 11

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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.
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