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Menu Plan Apr. 5

Posted By Heather On April 6, 2010 @ 1:03 am In Menu Plan | 5 Comments

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This week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is being hosted at Angela’s Kitchen [4]. Angela’s theme ingredient this week is coconut. My husband and I have never been big fans of shredded coconut. However, I have been using coconut milk in recipes recently. Since I have trouble with lactose, I’ve been trying to use it to replace milk in some of our recipes. So far, we have both liked the switch. I have used it in Chicken Tikka Masala [5] to replace the cream, and most recently in my dairy-free recipe for Chocolate Creme Brulee [6]. Both yielded very good results.

For more gluten-free recipes, be sure to visit Angela’s Kitchen [4] to see what other gluten-free friends are making for dinner this week. She and others have more ideas for incorporating coconut into recipes!

Next week, I’ll be hosting the Gluten-Free Menu Swap with eggs as the theme ingredient. So come on back on Monday to link up your menus, share a recipe, or just see what we’re cooking with eggs. Thanks to Cheryl of Gluten Free Goodness [7] for continuing to organize this fun and helpful event. If you’d like to find out more about the Gluten Free Menu Swap, host future events, or check out past round-ups, visit the current GF Menu Swap headquarters [8] on her site.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Monday – Tri-tip Roast
We are still enjoying time with family. My sister graciously offered to convert her dinner recipes to make it gluten-free for us. She made a wonderful roast with vegetables and Betty Crocker gluten-free brownies [9] for dessert.

Tuesday – Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta [10]
Some nights are just calling for a quick and easy recipe. Shrimp is quickly sauteed with butter and garlic and served over rice noodles. Serving with roasted asparagus [11].

Wednesday – Rotisserie Chicken
Another busy night, so I’ll be picking up a rotisserie chicken for dinner and serving with steamed broccoli.

Thursday – Parmesan Chicken Nuggets [12]
Chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces and breaded with gluten-free bread crumbs and grated Parmesan, then baked. Serving with French fries and a tossed green salad.

Friday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze [13]
Baking salmon with a glaze made of balsamic vinegar and garlic. Serving with rice and leftover asparagus.

Saturday – Pupusas and Spicy Slaw [14]
I think it’s time to make pupusas [14] again. I’ll be filling them with refried beans and cheese, and serving with spicy slaw.

Sunday – Leftover Buffet
Last chance to eat up what’s left in the refrigerator.

[15]Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [16] 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 [17].

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[4] Angela’s Kitchen: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/menu-plan-monday-april-5-2010/

[5] Chicken Tikka Masala: http://www.pataks.co.uk/recipes/chicken-tikka-masala.aspx

[6] Chocolate Creme Brulee: http://celiacfamily.com/chocolate-creme-brulee-dairy-free/

[7] Gluten Free Goodness: http://www.gfgoodness.com/

[8] GF Menu Swap headquarters: http://www.gfgoodness.com/swaphqtrs/

[9] Betty Crocker gluten-free brownies: http://celiacfamily.com/betty-crocker-mixes-giveaway/

[10] Easy Garlic Shrimp Pasta: http://celiacfamily.com/easy-garlic-shrimp-pasta/

[11] roasted asparagus: http://celiacfamily.com/recipes-from-gluten-free-girl/

[12] Parmesan Chicken Nuggets: http://celiacfamily.com/parmesan-chicken-nuggets/

[13] Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze: http://celiacfamily.com/baked-salmon-with-a-balsamic-glaze/

[14] Pupusas and Spicy Slaw: http://celiacfamily.com/pupusas-and-spicy-slaw/

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[16] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2010/04/menu-plan-monday-april-5th.html

[17] past menu plans: http://celiacfamily.com../category/menu-plan/

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