Jun
22

Gluten-Free Mango — June 22

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SummerMangoMango is the Summer Fruit of choice for this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

Mangoes are so sweet and juicy, they are perfect for eating raw, adding sweetness to meals, and for yummy fresh desserts.

I don’t buy mangoes too often…maybe once a month. I never feel like I’ve mastered the chopping or slicing of them. I think that’s because it’s always a little messy, and I never feel like I get all the flesh off the pit. But after reviewing several tutorial videos, and even more web sites for directions for preparing a mango, it is clear that there is no one good way to do it. You just have to go for it.  And if you think there is flesh left on the pit, then it’s time to use your teeth and enjoy it or hand it to your kids to enjoy.

Gluten-Free Mango Recipes:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Mango from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week: Since we are traveling this week, our meals will mainly be eating out. So, I’ve pulled a menu plan from past summers to come up with this one.

Indian Chicken

Indian Chicken

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Slow-Cooked Pulled Chicken

Slow-Cooked Pulled Chicken

Monday – Indian Chicken with Mango Chutney, jasmine rice, green beans

Tuesday – leftovers

Wednesday – Bacon Wrapped Chicken, Rainbow Apple Salad

Thursday – Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry, rice

Friday – Fish Tacos with Pineapple-Mango Salsa

Saturday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries, Broccoli Spears

SundayGrilled Jerk Chicken with Mango Avocado Salsa, Mashed Potatoes

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Gluten Free Always Blog: Gluten-Free
We’re happy that Melissa is joining us this week! Though she doesn’t have mango on her menu plan this week, there are plenty of yummy gluten-free meals to choose from. Cows in Ponchos sounds like a fun and easy meal. She’s also planning for Freezer to Crockpot Chicken and Rice, Chicken Piccata with Pasta, Bean and Cheese Enchiladas, Venison Roast, Pizza, and Caribbean Chicken with Sweet Potatoes.

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth says her favorite smoothie is Mango Marriage Saver Smoothie and Mask. Mangoes are perfect for smoothies! Elisabeth also likes to make Mango Raspberry Jam (from Preserving the Harvest). For dinners this week, she’s having Broccoli Quesadillas, Nachos, Vanilla Cinnamon Waffles, Vegan Mac & Cheese, Macaroni Salad with Tuna, and Sticky Chicken in the Crockpot.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela shares some very tempting Mango Recipes with us this week:  Mango Spinach SmoothiePeach-Mango SmoothieChicken Mango CurryChicken Blueberry Mango Salad, and Curried Chicken Cantaloupe and Mango Salad. Also on her menu this week is Fish Tacos with Red Cabbage-Apple Slaw and Mango Salsa, Twice Baked Spinach Mushroom Garlic Stuffed Potatoes, and Teriyaki Burgers.

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 including Mango in meals.

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.SummerWater
  • Join us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Watermelon.
  • 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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Jun
15

Gluten-Free Figs — Menu Plan June 15

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SummerFigsFig is the chosen Summer Fruit at this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap. 

Although for me, the theme should probably be Easy instead of Figs. It’s time for us to move again, so I’m cleaning out the freezer and trying to use up what I can with limited cooking.

The only figs I might be eating this week would be fresh figs added to salads. But for future reference, I found some recipes to try next month, when we move into our new place.

Gluten-Free Fig Recipes:

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Figs from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Chicken Taquitos

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Corn and Black Bean Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Tropical Fruit Salad

Monday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Peas

Tuesday – Taquitos with Shredded ChickenCorn and Black Bean Salad

Wednesday – Chicken Apple Sausage, leftover Corn and Black Bean Salad

Thursday – Shrimp Cocktail, Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Friday – Frozen Pizza (Udi’s and Daiya), Tropical Fruit Salad

Saturday – out

Sunday – Last Chance Leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Mom’s Plans: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free
This week, Melissa is trying to use up some of the frozen prepared meals in their extra freezer. Her dinner plan starts with soups: Cabbage and Beef Soup and Italian Wedding Soup. Her family will also be eating Tuna Noodle Casserole, Beef and Bison Burgers, and Spaghetti. Check out her full menu plan for links and lunch ideas, too.

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 including Figs in meals.

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.
  • SummerMangoJoin us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Mangoes.
  • 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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Jun
08

Gluten-Free Blackberries — Menu Plan June 8

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SummerBlackThis week’s theme at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Blackberries. The roundup of menus is being hosted at Angela’s Kitchen.

My kids are out of school, and they have officially declared it summer! And since summer is berry season, we’re eating plenty of them. You can find an abundance of berries and all varieties of them at the farmers’ markets, and on sale at the grocery stores.

This week we’re looking at Blackberries and I found some great Gluten-Free Blackberry Recipes:

Don’t forget to check Angela’s Kitchen this week for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Blackberries from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Southwestern Chicken Salad

Triple Berry Fruit Salad

Triple Berry Fruit Salad

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Beef & Veggie Kabobs

Monday –  Chicken Taco Salad with Shredded Chicken and Corn and Black Bean Salad

Tuesday – Hamburgers with Triple Berry Fruit Salad

Wednesday –Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Blackberry Sauce with Rice Pilaf

Thursday – Nachos with leftover Shredded Chicken and Guacamole

Friday – Grilled Beef KabobsBerry and Avocado Salad with Cilantro Vinaigrette

Saturday – Hamburger Stroganoff, Green Beans

Sunday –Skewered Shrimp and Blackberries with Sesame Ginger Marinade, Cilantro Rice

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

  • For this week’s roundup and more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Blackberries, visit Angela’s Kitchen.
  • SummerFigsJoin us next week back at CeliacFamily.com for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Figs.
  • 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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Jun
01

Gluten-Free Apricots — Menu Plan June 1

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SummerApricotThis month at the Gluten-Free Menu Swap, we’re going to enjoy Summer Fruits. This week’s theme is Apricots. 

Fresh apricots make great snacks. They’re sweet and delicious, easy to eat, don’t bruise too easily, and have good nutritional value, too. They contain good amounts of Vitamins A and C, as well as the minerals potassium and copper.

Other than just eating fresh apricots for snacks, try adding slices to cereals and salads. I found some great dinner ideas with apricots to try, too!

Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Apricots from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Seven-Layer Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

Seven-Layer Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Salmon w/Balsamic Glaze

Monday – Hamburgers, Fries, Roasted Cauliflower

Tuesday – Grilled Pork Tenderloin and Apricot Salad

Wednesday – Seven Layer Salad

Thursday – Apricot Chicken, Rice, Zucchini

Friday – Chicken Apple Sausage, Rainbow Veggie/Fruit Salad

Saturday – Baked Salmon with a Balsamic Glaze, Spinach Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela uses chopped, dried apricots to dress up baked goods and salads. She also keeps apricot jam on hand for a quick tasty glaze on chicken or pork. And, she’s sharing some great apricot recipes with us this week: Chicken with Apricot Sauce (fresh apricots and apricot preserves), Apricot Quinoa Pilaf (dried apricots), and Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin (apricot preserves). Add to those meals, Slow-Cooker Sloppy Joes and Rainbow Quiche, and you’ve got a great Menu Plan for the week!

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 including Apricots in meals.

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.
  • SummerBlackJoin us next week for sharing gluten-free menus and recipes with Blackberries.
  • 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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May
25

Gluten-Free Basil — Menu Plan May 25

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HerbsBasilBasil is the theme for our final week of this month’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap.

I’ve really enjoyed exploring new meals and recipes using fresh herbs this month. Fresh herbs really add so much to a meal. Dried herbs are convenient, and the flavor a little more concentrated, but fresh herbs make meals taste… well, just like that — fresh!

Basil is probably the one herb I’ve had the most success with growing in the kitchen. I’ve used an AeroGarden in the past, but right now I just have a pot of it on the kitchen counter. As long as I don’t let it get too tall, and keep pinching off the top leaves, it keeps growing for me. Of course, it needs plenty of water and sunlight, too.

As for adding to meals and recipes: Basil is often added to pasta salads and Italian dishes at our house. While searching online, I found Basil in a variety of Gluten-Free Recipes:

To what meals and recipes do you like to add basil? Don’t forget to check below our menu for more gluten-free menus, meals, and recipes with Fresh Basil from our gluten-free blogging friends.

Celiac Family’s Menu This Week:

Chicken Spaghetti

Chicken Spaghetti w/Basil

Lemon Basil Shrimp

Lemon Basil Shrimp

Potato & Green Bean Salad w/ Basil

Potato & Green Bean Salad

Monday –  Chicken Spaghetti with Fresh Basil using leftover or Rotisserie Chicken

Tuesday – Chicken Tacos, Avocado Salsa

Wednesday – Shrimp with Lemon & Basil (instead of Lime & Cilantro), Gluten-Free Noodles

Thursday – Eating Out: Chipotle

Friday –Italian Chicken, Red Potato and Green Bean Salad with Fresh Basil

Saturday – Pizza, Spinach Salad

Sunday – leftovers

Gluten Free Menu Swap Roundup

The Girl Who Couldn’t Eat Anything: eating without Gluten, Dairy, Peanuts, Oats, or Meat
Elisabeth likes to use Basil in a marinade for Vegetable Kabobs. For dinners this week, she’s planning Potato Chip Fish, Chipotle Beans & Rice, Tuna Fish Apple Salad, Quinoa Salad, Quesadillas, and Pizza. For recipe links and more meal ideas, check out her full menu plan for this week.

Angela’s Kitchen: Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Menu
Angela uses Basil in a lot of meals. In fact, you should check her full menu post this week, because there are so many to list! Just some of them are listed here: Gluten Free Margherita Pizza, Italian Beef Sandwich Filling, Green Goddess Dip or Dressing, Italian Seasoning, Eggplant Caponata, Gluten & Dairy Free Stromboli, Cucumber Salad, Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup, and Dairy Free Pesto. Dinners at Angela’s house this week will be Slow Cooker Ribs, Pizza Sloppy JoesCrock Pot Fajitas, Shrimp Pad Thai with Broccoli, and Oven “Fried” Basil Chicken.

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 including Fresh Basil in meals.

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 gluten-free menus and recipes with Apricots.
  • 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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