Menu of the Week: Menu Plan Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap

*Photos from a night the boy cooked delicious mushroom parmesan risotto (a twist on this recipe) and roasted Brussel Sprouts, yum! And he even cleaned up after. My hero!*

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Because I usually create and modify my recipes as I make them over the week, I don’t always have link to the recipe available right away, which is kind of a bummer. I have been trying to retroactively add recipe links to posts, though, as I do them. If you click on Menu you can see a list of all my menus, with blogged recipes marked in green. Also, I decided to add links to the recipes I’ve posted from last week so that you can enjoy them now. As you can see, I’ve got tons of posts on the drawing board, and I’ll add links here as soon as they’re up. Hope this helps! Have an inspired cooking week! -Sea

Monday: Vietnamese
Coconut Crepes with crunchy veggie filling with sweet chili sauce (tasty but needs some tweaking)
(Modified to be Vegetarian, and Nut-free, naturally dairy-free)

Tuesday: Mediterranean
Mediterranean-Style Eggplant and Chickpea Stew from pg. 42 of “The Gluten-Free Vegetarian Kitchen”
with brown rice

Thursday: Chinese/ Fusion
Orange Tofu (think Orange Chicken, but with Tofu instead) (Very good, post will follow)
[Raw] Marinated Baby Bok Choy Salad, inspired by Mars’ review

Friday: Italian
Fresh Basil Mozzarella Pizza with homemade Gluten-Free Pizza crust by Carol Fenster (Converted to be Vegetarian)- possible Vegan topping as well, if I have time to make both. (Delicious! I made both a vegan version and dairy version. Post to follow.)

Snacks: Baked Rainbow Potato Crisps with fresh rosemary
Baked Goods: Zucchini Bread with Coconut Flour (a modified version of this recipe)

The host of this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap is Aprovechar and the ingredient of the week is the turnip. I also love submitting my menus to Organizing Junkie’s Meal Plan Monday as well, so head on over there for some great menu plans. :)

Recipes from last week’s Menu:
Allergen free Buckwheat Crepes (No dairy, eggs, nuts, soy, bean flour etc.)
Roasted Sweet Potato Cubes with rosemary
Broccoli Artichoke GF Rice Pasta Dish

Adeena’s Artisan GF Bread Rolls
Hot & Sour Soup
Gluten Free Vanilla Coconut Cupcakes (with coconut flour, woo hoo), with Strawberry sorbet and macerated Blackberry Shortcake variation for Valentines Day
Easy Nut Fudge (Pistachio or Macademia) for your Valentine(post coming soon!)

Upcoming Posts:

Report from the Gluten-Free Cooking Spree in San Francisco held on Feb 2, 2008- pics of the food,info on the vendors and events. Good times.
Austria Gluten-Free Travel Report: Christmas Markets
Retroactive review of two Gluten-Free Bakeries in Seattle, Washington- Da Vinci and Sunny Valley Wheat Free

So many post ideas, so little time! Hope you’ll join me for them. :) And a big hug and thanks to those that participated in my One Year Anniversary Contest. Don’t forget to Read the Roundup of Your Favorite Recipes this Year and Comment on What You’d Like to See at the Book of Yum next year!

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