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
Rice

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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6 Responses to “Menu of the Week: Menu Plan Monday and Gluten Free Menu Swap”

  1. I love how you post the theme w/ each day. :)
    I’m curious-why is the dairy an issue when I see GF menus? I’m really interested in this. ;)
    Have a great week!

  2. Hi Sharon! Welcome. :) Thank you! Many people who have gluten intolerance have other intolerances, like dairy or eggs, as well. Also, with Celiac, a condition where the body has an antibody response to gluten, people also often have lactose intolerance when they are first diagnosed, and then as the body heals, the dairy sensitivity sometimes goes away. It can be complicated! I don’t have these additional intolerances as far as I know, but I try to post recipes that are dairy free or allergen free sometimes. :)
    -Sea

  3. What a diverse and well thought out menu plan. It sounds delicious. Have a great week.

  4. You are just so creative in your weekly menu’s girl! I love reading them! The sesame tofu sounds delicious!! We’ll probably make a pizza on Sunday too! I love pizza!

  5. I love Vietnamese Crepes! I have been working on perfecting my banh xeo/crepes. I know you don’t eat fish that often, but the Nuoc cham (fish) sauce with shredded carrot, sugar and lime goes great with this! Make sure you have plenty of cilantro on hand to toss in with the mint. These have been on my list to make next time I have the girls over. If only my boyfriend would eat these every week! Enjoy!!!

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