Friday, February 25

Weekly Menu

I haven't posted a weekly menu in a while -but since we're attempting to cut gluten out of Sean's diet for the present, I really needed to think our menus through, since a little more prep will be involved.

Do you do gluten free? If you do, can you leave me a comment with any of your favorite resources/cookbooks/websites? I would love that...

Sunday am - kefir smoothies, feta strata
dinner- Symeons chicken on lettuce, sorbet

Monday am- granola or cereal with milk and banana slices
lunch -chicken salad, cultured pickles
dinner- beef steaks, rosemary roasted potatoes, green beans, chocolate truffle cookies

Tuesday am- pumpkin cornbread, kefir smoothies
lunch- tuna salad on lettuce
dinner- potato latkes with smoked salmon and dill sour cream

Wednesday am - tapioca with caramelized bananas
lunch- Greek yogurt, homemade granola bars
dinner- buckwheat noodles with soy/ginger/garlic sauce, salad

Thursday am- cranberry oat flour scones, hot tea
lunch- leftover Asian buckwheat noodles, apple slices
dinner- beef stew, cornbread

Friday am- oatmeal with peaches and milk
lunch- hummus with carrot sticks and corn nachos, apple slices
dinner- fish with coconut rice, organic corn, Rachel's cookies

Saturday am- sweet corn pancakes, orange julius
lunch- beef veggie soup, applesauce
dinner- beef roast with root veggies


Elizabeth said...

- My mother in law bought me this book and it's been the best GF resource I have. Even my GF food hating husband has been known to chow down on the things out of this book. It also has some of the best bread recipes I've ever tried - some are quite hearty, which is unusual for GF bread!

I could go on and on and on, but I won't :) I've been gluten free for four years now, cooked off of many blogs, out of many books, and this one stands out among my crowd of gluten free cookbooks. I even store it in my kitchen, instead of on the shelf where the rest of the cookbooks are.

Anonymous said... is gluten free!

Lecia said...

Menu planning does make things so much easier, although I skip this way too often.

How do you make your kefir and kefir smoothies? I have tried making kefir but I am not sure I am doing it correctly. It has a very strong flavor.

annie said...

We have just recently switched to a gluten free kitchen for the sake of my daughter and it's been a learning experience!

Just today I found a recipe for donuts I'd like to try: And I like the blogs Gluten Free Girl and Frugal Granola a lot. I haven't had much of a chance to make everything from scratch, but I try to do as much of it as I can. I use Pamela brand for mixes and things and I like Bob's Red Mill products, though their flours taste a little bean-y to me. I've heard great things about Bread Beckers for buying in bulk, but haven't used them myself yet.

I hope you get some good replies! I'm curious to know, too. :)

Mrs. B said...

Hi Hannah - Are you familiar with the blog I Am An Organizing Junkie? Every Monday she hosts a blog hop of meal plans, and there are some who post gluten free menus. Her website is Check it out!

Treasures from a shoebox said...

We eat a lot of gluten-free and I have found good recipes and sound advice here:
There is currently a linky where others have linked gluten-free recipes.

One thing that has really helped us is to replace pasta with brown rice. It tastes wonderful and you won't miss the gluten!

WhatIfWeAllCared? said...

It all looks really yummy! And you have meal combinations I never would have thought of... neat!!!
And you managed gluten-free in a way I might be able to afford to do~ Huge Hugs!!!

Chelsea said...

We are trying to cut gluten from our diet as well due to my husbands recent diagnosis of MS. I would love any posts you do on how you are doing this. We need to keep some form of starch in our diet and potatoes and rice can get old quick! We also love baked "goodies" any ideas of alternatives would be great!

MrsRobinett said...

I've done gluten free on/off for a little while. Looking at your menu, make sure you are using gluten free soy sauce. Normal soy sauce is brewed with wheat and has gluten.
When going gluten free, I found that finding snacks were hardest. I felt restricted from eating in between meals if I didn't plan ahead. My favorite snacks are dried fruit and nuts, rice cakes with peanut butter. Gluten free crackers and cheese. You could also try making snack bars - similar to Lara bars, your kids might like those too.
Some resources: Gluten free girl and Gluten Free Easy

cooperkelly4 said...

we have been gf for almost 2 years. Here is my link for my blog and I have my top favorite gf recipes for bread, pizza, choc chip cookies, sugar cookies, waffles and much more. There are a ton of gf sites out there and I have some of my favorites posted on the bottom right. Here's my blog address:
( the latest post is for a recipe for cashew chicken =0)
Best wishes, Kelly

Bonnie said...

Try here

If you are at all familiar with Greg and his(late) wife Sono Harris, this is their daughter-in-laws blog.
If you aren't familiar with them, they helped pave the way for homeschooling in the early '80's.

Anonymous said...

Make it Fast, Cook it Slow is a great cookbook. All of the recipes are gluten free or easily adaptable to gluten free. I think it was written by the same lady that has Anyway, it's a really good cookbook with "normal" foods and ingredients. I got mine from Amazon.

Ways of Zion said...

we do gluten free and when I have a spare momment I'll sit down and send you some ideas

Jennie said...

She has a gluten allergy and has great recipes!

Kara said...

Nice to finally meet you...I have heard a lot about you through some mutual friends!

We (my son) has been GF since 09. I haven't found a cook book I really like. They all seem to have bits and pieces of recipes I use but I think the key is to find flours that you like first. We love oat, brown rice, and some sorghum but really dislike some others (like tapioca). I make all of our bread and I have a recipe I will share with you. I think bread is the most difficult. Search my blog under GF bread and you should find it. I will be posting more soon. Also, there are some good GF granola bar recipes and cookie ones too. Pretty much you can make anything GF by just eliminating or switching ingredients. Just my two cents :)

Anonymous said...

Can you post your recipe for your granola bars? I've been looking for a good recipe! Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, and thank you!!!

SaDonna said...

Hi Hannah.

I absolutely enjoy your blog. I have been cooking gluten free for my entire family now for almost 8 years. I have a blog with recipes in case you are interested. It is at Good Luck! I cook a lot with brown rice flour, sorghum flour, cornstarch & xanthan gum. I have a wonderful sandwich roll recipe .. it might not be on the blog, that I can scan and send you. I use it in the morning for toast, or for panini sandwiches. Ultimately I like gluten free foods to appeal even to those that don't eat gluten free.

Becky said... has a GF section...