Gluten Free Menu Swap- July 14, 2008

Today is Dan’s birthday. He is a year old! We are celebrating with a homemade gluten free birthday cake at home today. (I have to beat last year’s hit, Lighter than Air Chocolate Cake, made by my sister, Caroline.) He had his very festive pirate birthday party (complete with costumes) last weekend with just the family. We had a blast dressing and speaking like pirates- all for the sake of a one year old. The silliness was way more fun for the adults I am sure.

It is Monday, again! Menu-planning time. As usual, if you are interested in hearing about a recipe, let me know in the comments. Sometimes it is hard to know which recipes you guys are interested in, so it helps!

If you are interested in hosting the swap, please email me at natalie AT glutenfreemommy DOT com. I would LOVE it if you put “menu swap host” in the title of your email. This helps me go back and find the email if I don’t have time to reply right away. I am going on vacation in Colorado for two weeks and especially need hosts for Aug. 11, 18, and 25.

Gluten Free Menu

Monday: Spicy Marinated Flank Steak with Broccoli and Rice

Tuesday: Vegetable Pesto Penne

Wednesday: Grilled Salmon served over leafy greens with Peach Cobbler for dessert

Thursday: Raspberry Chicken (did not get to make it last week)

Friday: Low Carb Burgers with Grilled Vegetables and a Fruit Salad

For lunches, I will be making the gluten free beer bread recipe, which I posted last week. I taught my sister how to make my beer bread this weekend and she was amazed at how easy it is to make gluten free bread.


Gluten Free Red Sox has her Lemony Shrimp Salad and her Chicken Tarragon mustard recipe on the menu this week. Her nectarine salsa sounds great! Nectarine/Peach salsas are one of my favorite things to eat this time of year.

Gluten Free Goodness has Moroccan Kebabs and a lovely sounding Quinoa dish on the menu this week. It is inspiring how many things Cheryl has growing in the garden!

Lilac Kitchen has a simple menu to get through a busy gluten free week. Menus like these are great for busy weeks, cleaning out the pantry, or when you are newly gluten free! Her terrine looks lovely too.

Living Free is making a creamed spinach pasta, sandwich wraps, and an eggplant pizza this week. Her menu looks great!

Asparagus Thin has a delicious menu that includes curried game hens and chinese black salmon. Her menu makes me wish I had more time to cook this week!

Wheatstate Celiac shared her menu with us and has lots of great recipe links. She is making a cobb salad and crisp-orange chicken spring rolls.

Aprovechar has a gluten-free, soy-free, egg-free, and dairy free menu! She has a recipe for Lemon Quinoa salad that sounds fabulous. I also like the sound of that slow-cooker BBQ!

Fresh Ginger has a great menu planned too. She is making potato leek soup and smoked ribs this week. Yum!

Gluten Free Cooking School has a yummy vegetarian menu. Mary Frances is making a Spinach meatball sandwich and black bean taco salad.

Last but not least, Gluten Free Gobsmacked joins us this week to give us a peek at how she plans her gluten free menu. She plans four days at a time and has tons of great ideas, including curried shrimp pineapple kebabs and Korean Short Ribs.

Monday Mommy Brag:

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12 Responses to “Gluten Free Menu Swap- July 14, 2008”

  1. Still a bit unsure as to how to participate in the GF menu swap, but I’ve posted mine on my blog here.

  2. Jyesika- That’s great, thanks!

  3. Hi Natalie,
    we’re heading to CO on weds! I’d be happy to host one of the Aug weeks, an d I’d love your rasp chicken recipe.
    thanks for hosting!!

  4. [...] week’s Menu-Swap is being hosted by Natalie at Gluten Free Mommy.  (Be sure to check out her page for a round-up of lots of great menus!)  She chose peaches as [...]

  5. [...] plan to this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Swap, which is being hosted this week at the blog of Gluten-Free Mommy (the swap’s originating [...]

  6. Here’s mine: :)

    Thanks for hosting!

  7. Happy Birthday to Dan! (and to his momma who did the hard work to bake him for 9 months)

  8. Raspberry Chicken?! Please post about that. It sounds mighty tasty!

  9. Darn it! I should have asked for a pirate themed party for my birthday. Pirates kick butt big time. Oh well. There’s always next year. You can never be too old for themed parties, haha! It’ll be perfect timing too because then I’ll be able to drink and serve rum.

    Actually, that gives me an idea for next week..hmm..

    I’ll email you back when I decide on an ingredient, Natalie; I’m trying to not make it lame or boring.

  10. He is such a cutie!

    Thanks for hosting the swap.

  11. Hi, my husband has just been diagnosed. I am having a hard time finding recipes for him. I am also having a hard time finding gluten-free food. I found your website and love the dinner ideas just do not know how to get the recipes. I was able to print the vegetable pesto pasta, but could not find the others raspberry chicken and flank steak. I will try and look through your site better. If there is a way I can get the recipes please just let me know. Thank you and now this site is bookmarked for me. Thank you again, Norine

  12. Norine,

    Although I try and highlight past recipes, a lot of the recipes on my menu are ones I am working on and will post in the future. Check out the recipes tab at the top of the blog for dinner recipes. If you subscribe to the blog, you won’t miss when I post the new recipes.

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