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Menu Plan March 26 – Artichokes

Posted By Heather On March 26, 2012 @ 10:24 am In Menu Plan | 3 Comments


[3]Even though last week’s weather almost felt more like summer, it is officially spring! I’ve chosen a spring vegetable for the theme for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap – Artichokes. Artichokes can be a nice way to slow down your meal. You know…steam it fresh [4], peel and eat each leaf one at a time [5]. It’s kind of fun. Of course, most of us don’t have time to do that with our busy schedules. We’re rushing around and grabbing the can of artichoke hearts or maybe the jar of marinated artichoke hearts. And that’s good for me, too. I love to add the hearts to a salad or casserole.

According to Ocean Mist Farms [6], artichokes are a good source of Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin C, Fiber, and Antioxidants. So don’t forget about this beautiful vegetable when you’re planning your meals this season. For more ideas of including them in your meals, check out the roundup of gluten-free menus below.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:


Wild Rice Salad


Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork


Greek Pasta Salad

Monday –  Rotisserie Chicken served with Wild Rice Salad [10] (with Artichoke Hearts)

TuesdaySlow-cooked BBQ Pulled Pork [11] served with Spicy Slaw [12]

Wednesday – This busy night is going to be an easy soup and sandwich night.

Thursday – Grilled Steaks served with baked potatoes and steamed broccoli

Friday Pizza using Bob’s Red Mill Mix [13], served with a Spinach Salad

Saturday – Leftover Buffet

Sunday – Gluten-Free Pasta Salad [14] with Chicken and Artichoke Hearts served with garlic bread (gluten-free, of course)

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

With the warm weather sending all the neighborhood kids outside to play, Paige at Not Missing a Thing! [15] has had to figure out how to get a few extra servings from her meals for the visiting neighborhood kids. It sounds like summer already at her house. Well, I don’t know if she’s planning for it this week, but her meals of Meatloaf [16] and Taco Soup with Cornbread seem like good choices for stretching the meals to add an extra guest. She’s also celebrating her daughter’s birthday with a Seafood Sampler on her menu this week [15].

Samantha at So Simply Good [17] is trying some recipes from the new cookbook Eat Like a Dinosaur [18]. I’ve been really intrigued by the book, and was hoping to take the kids to the book signing this weekend, but just couldn’t fit it into our schedule. On Samantha’s menu this week [17] is Chicken Nuggets with Zucchini Latkes, 50/50 Burgers,  Shakey Pork BBQ with Apple Bacon Slaw, Rat on a Stick, and so much more [17]!

Wendy at Celiacs in the House [19] is not a fan of artichokes, so you won’t find any in her menu this week. Like Samantha, Wendy is also cooking from Eat Like a Dinosaur [18] this week. Her family really enjoys the Bacon, Kale and Black Olive Egg Pie. Also on Wendy’s menu this week [19], is Salmon Cakes [20], Soup or Chili with Slaw, and Soft Tacos.

Renee at Beyond Rice and Tofu [21] is continuing with the Cookbook Inspiration theme from last week [22]. She shares her list of favorites [23] as well as a couple new ones that she’s using for this week’s menu [21]. She’s making Roasted Tofu with Braised Brussels Sprouts, Chana Dal with Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower, Tofu Curry, and Mujadara with Kale Salad.

Rachel at Rachel Cooks [24] has lots of hearty, family favorite meals on her menu this week [24]. Rachel loves casseroles, and is making two chicken casseroles this week: Chicken Cordon Bleu and Buffalo Chicken. Then, it’s Nachos, Pizza and Wings for the kids. And for her husband, it’s Chili, Brats and Mashed Potatoes.

Thanks for joining us this week for the menu swap. Next week Angela [25] will be hosting the GF Menu Swap with Easter as the theme.

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.
  • [26]Next week will be an Easter theme at Angela’s Kitchen [25].
  • The Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page [27] has the current schedule of themes and hosts [28]. 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.

Need more menu ideas?

  • Laura at OrgJunkie.com [29] 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 [30].


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[4] steam it fresh: http://www.oceanmist.com/products/how-to-prepare/how-to-steam-an-artichoke.aspx

[5] peel and eat each leaf one at a time: http://www.oceanmist.com/products/how-to-prepare/how-to-eat-an-artichoke.aspx

[6] Ocean Mist Farms: http://www.oceanmist.com/health/vitamin.aspx

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[10] Wild Rice Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/wild-rice-salad/

[11] Slow-cooked BBQ Pulled Pork: http://celiacfamily.com/pulled-pork-recipe/

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

[13] Bob’s Red Mill Mix: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D0676C/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=B001D0676C

[14] Gluten-Free Pasta Salad: http://celiacfamily.com/greek-pasta-salad-with-chicken/

[15] Not Missing a Thing!: http://notmissingathing.blogspot.com/2012/03/meal-plan-monday-march-26-2012.html

[16] Meatloaf: http://notmissingathing.blogspot.com/2011/09/meatballs-gluten-dairy-and-egg-free.html

[17] So Simply Good: http://sosimplygood.com/2012/03/26/menu-plan-monday-03-26-12/

[18] Eat Like a Dinosaur: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1936608871/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=celifami-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1936608871

[19] Celiacs in the House: http://celiacsinthehouse.com/2012/03/budget-friendly-gluten-free-menu.html

[20] Salmon Cakes: http://celiacsinthehouse.com/2011/02/gluten-freegrain-free-salmon-cakes.html

[21] Beyond Rice and Tofu: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2012/03/26/meal-plan-monday-march-26-2012/

[22] last week: http://celiacsinthehouse.com/2012/03/gluten-free-menu-swap-cookbook-inspiration.html

[23] list of favorites: http://beyondriceandtofu.com/2010/04/16/my-favorite-cookbooks/

[24] Rachel Cooks: http://gabbys-mom21cooks.blogspot.com/2012/03/menu-plan-monday-32612.html

[25] Angela: http://angelaskitchen.com

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[27] Gluten-Free Menu Swap Page: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/

[28] schedule of themes and hosts: http://celiacfamily.com/gluten-free-menu-swap/schedule/

[29] OrgJunkie.com: http://orgjunkie.com/2012/03/menu-plan-monday-march-2612.html

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

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