Meal Plan Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap

Vegetarian Thai Green Curry with homemade curry and fresh Thai Basil

This week the Gluten-Free Menu Swap is being hosted by Gluten Free Cooking School and you can enjoy many great menus at Org Junkie.

Monday: Middle Eastern
Baba Ganoush
GF Flatbread
Olive-feta Salad

Wednesday: Chinese
Bok Choy Soup (From the Earth p.156)
Pineapple with Mixed Vegetable Stir Fry

Friday: American
Vegetarian Baked Beans
Baked GF Onion Rings
Grilled Corn on the Cob

Saturday: Allergy-free
Rice Paper vegetable wraps
with Emeril’s Mustard Sauce AND sweet chili sauce

Baked Good of the Week:
Allergy-free dairy-free egg-free soy-free bean-free nut-free Chocolate Chip Cookies

This week I spent time with a dear friend in Southern California and her adorable three month old baby. Happy three month birthday, little E! I didn’t have much time to post- but I have recipes for delicious samosas- both an allergy-free vegan version and a non-vegan version. I’ll be posting them soon, along with a recipe for delicious banana cake. For now, here’s the dressing of the week; a delightful Japanese sesame dressing.

Creamy Sesame Goma Dressing Recipe
1 Tbsp. white sesame seeds, toasted
3 Tbsp. tahini sesame paste
1 tsp. wheat free soy sauce, low sodium
1/2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. mirin
1 Tbsp. rice vinegar
Mild GF Vegetable broth or traditional Dashi (pesc- konbu and katsuobushi flakes)- add enough (1 tbsp. or more) to get the desired consistency (how thick do you want your dressing? It’s up to you.)
dash of salt, if you think it needs it
additional dash of sugar, if you think it needs it
Toast sesame seeds and grind in a mortar and pestle so that oils release but stop before you have a paste. Add a tablespoon of tahini and grind a little more, add another tablespoon and continue working the paste and ground nuts together. Add your last tablespoon and combine. If you have a small mortar (like me) move the mixture into a small bowl. Otherwise keep in the grinding bowl. Add your liquid ingredients one at a time, mixing as thoroughly as possible. If you have an immersion blender or motorized whisk, you may want to use that.

Enjoy on a delicious salad or steamed, cooled vegetables. Yum!

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6 Responses to “Meal Plan Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap”

  1. I’d like to hear more about the sweet chili sauce! I’m jazzed that you’re making more recipes avoiding common allergens. Many thanks!

  2. Hi! This dressing look great – a really nice alternative for asian inspired meals. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. You definitely have to head to Oregon next chance you get. That was my first time back in 10 years and I am so glad I went. I can’t wait to go again!

    Looking forward to your samosa recipe. That is one thing that I really miss.


  4. I found out with the goya that if you cheat and stir fry it with mirin or add a little bit of sugar, it tastes better – lol! It’s actually really good with eggs. That’s why I said it was so weird that I’m craving it. Plus, like you said, they say its really good for your stomach. Since I know I’m going to be all paranoid with moving and possibly contaminated eating out, it would do me some good.

    And then with what’s left over, I can freeze it for later since its actually freezable.

  5. I love your website! I have already tried several recipes and plan to try your fried rice one this week.

    I have to ask if you made that Green Curry or if it is a picture off the web. I absolutely love Green Curry, but when I make it at home, it is never as good.


  6. Hi Cheryl, I’ll try to post the recipe for the sweet chili sauce this weekend. It’s tasty!

    Hi Ellen, You’re welcome! Enjoy!

    Hi Manda- Mirin is an excellent idea. I’ll have to try that… maybe. Heheh.

    Hi Betsy, Thank you so much. I made the green curry myself- I never, ever use photos from the web unless it is a product (like, say, something sold through Amazon). All photographs are my own, of food I made, unless it’s food at a gluten-free potluck or something. :) I’m so glad you’re enjoying my blog. Hope to see you around soon!


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