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Find Me Gluten Free App, Grain-Free BMT “Sandwiches” and a Menu Plan

Guess what?  I woke up this morning to the news that I’ve been nominated in the “Personality of the Year” category for the first annual Foggy Awards, sponsored by Find Me Gluten Free!

What exactly is a “Foggy” Award?

The FOGGY (free of gluten) awards are given to those that shine light on the Celiac and Gluten-Free Community.  Personally, I think the name “Foggy” Awards is both brilliant and hilarious as I immediately thought of the “brain fog” so many of us with gluten intolerance experience when we come in contact with the dreaded glutonium:

So what is “Find Me Gluten Free?”

Find Me Gluten Free is a super cool (and FREE) app for both iPhone and Android users which allows you to quickly locate gluten free businesses in your area.  You can learn more here and give the app a test run by clicking here and entering your zip code.

You can check out all the 2012 Foggy Award Nominees here.  Voting will go through April 30th, 2012 and the winners will be announced on May 1st to kick off Celiac Disease Awareness Month.

And to make things easier for you… you can quickly vote for your favorite gluten free personality, here.

And no pressure to pick me.

Let’s Eat!

Heidi’s Weekly Menu Plan

Monday: Crockpot Garlic Teriyaki Chicken Wings and  Stir-Fried Snow Peas with Shitake Mushrooms and Ginger (be sure to use gluten free soy sauce or coconut aminos)

Tuesday: Shrimp, Lemon and Parsley Pasta (Tinkyada Brown Rice Spaghetti for my guys and zucchini “pasta” for me) and Salad

Wednesday: Grilled Pork Chops (I will use gluten free Tamari and Homemade Lemon Pepper Seasoning), Fingerling Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme and Salad

Thursday: Baked Salmon with Homemade Tartar Sauce (I will use Soy-Free Vegenaise) and Grilled Summer Vegetable Salad (minus the Parmesan)

Friday: Chicken Souvlaki with Vegan Tzatziki Sauce (my recipe to come soon but until then, try this recipe for Dairy Free Tzatziki)

Saturday: Grain-Free BMT “Sandwiches” (see photo below)

Sunday (Easter): Roast Leg of Lamb with Rosemary, Dairy-Free Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli Raab (I will blanch before sautéing in order to keep the bright green color) and Sugar Snap Pea and Fennel Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

 These are so good, I don’t even miss the bread!

Grain Free Bacon, Mayo and Tomato “Sandwiches”

Rating: 51

This is one of favorite quick and easy meals, especially during the summer months when I can use fresh tomatoes from my garden.

Ingredients

  • 4 Organic Tomatoes (more or less, depending on how many you want)
  • Bacon Slices, cooked the way you like it
  • Mayo
  • Green Onions, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

Directions

  1. Cut tomatoes into slices, set aside.
  2. Pan fry (or oven"fry" bacon until crisp, place on paper towel lined plate to drain excess fat.
  3. To assemble: spread a layer of mayo between each slice of tomato until you reach desired serving size, top with bacon slices (or crumbles), season with salt and pepper. Top with chopped green onions if desired.
  4. Eat with fork and knife. Tomato "bread" is a bit messy.
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A Few “Just Gluten Free” Recipe Ideas

Bourbon Chicken (just be sure you use gluten free soy sauce)

Poverty Meal (couldn’t help it, loved the title, LOL!  Just be sure to use gluten free macaroni, Tinkyada Brown Rice Elbows with Rice Bran is the only brand my family likes).

Crock Pot Chicken with Black Beans and Cream Cheese

Gluten Free Buttermilk Biscuits

Triumph Dining Gluten Free Giveaway

If you haven’t done so already, there is still time to enter for a chance to win the Triumph Dining Gluten Free Combo Pack, a $54.95 value (and the perfect companion to the Find Me Gluten Free App!).  I will be announcing the FIVE winners tomorrow, April 2nd, 2012!

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Comments

  1. I think that Find Me Gluten Free created that category just for you, Heidi. It’s perfect!!! And you should definitely win! :-) So just so we all know, how often can we vote? (I didn’t see that info readily displayed on Find Me Gluten Free’s site.)

    It looks like another great week of eating at the Kellys’ house! Thanks so much for including my chicken wings recipe. :-) Speaking of your zucchini “pasta,” I picked up some shredded papaya and shredded carrot from the Asian grocery store and thought they’d make either great “pasta” because they are in such long pieces or would make a nice Asian version of your cole slaw. I think I’ll still add some shredded cabbage though.

    I’m not much of a raw “mater” girl, but anyone who is will love your BMT sandwich! BTW, I’ve been using the Majestic Garlic basil spread lately in place of mayo. I am crazy about that stuff!

    xo,
    Shirley

    • Heidi Kelly says:

      Haha, thanks Shirley!  The folks at Find Me Gluten Free say you can vote as often as you want, all day, everyday if you feel so inclined!

      Shredded papaya and carrot sound like a delicious alternative or accompaniment to cabbage in cole slaw – I bet a tropical dressing with poppy seeds would look gorgeous!

      I definitely think there are three camps when it comes to tomatoes, those of who eat them raw until the acid chafes the skin around our mouth (my mother-in-law does this), those who can only eat them cooked and those who gag at the mere thought of eating a tomato (my best friend and even Sam up until a few weeks ago…he has suddenly turned into his Nana and is eating tomatoes like crazy lately – hope that doesn’t mean he’s developing a sensitivity to them).

      Do they sell the Majestic Garlic spreads out in your area?  I MISS that stuff!!!

      xoxo,
      Heidi

  2. maggiesavage says:

    Yay for you!  They obviously know you well.  Hehe.  Thanks for the link love for my tzatziki.  Can’t wait to see your version!  xo

  3. Amanda says:

    Does not surprise me one bit!  I love your blog sis!  You do have a great personality, making something so hard into something so fun!!! :)

  4. Lisa V says:

    I love the Find Me Gluten Free app!!! this past weekend we visited my significant other’s daughter and grandson in Buffalo, NY. We’ve been going there for more than 4.5 years, and on this trip because of the Find Me Gluten Free app, we found 2 pizzerias that serve gluten-free pizzas – and the one we tried was 5* yummy, the best g-free pizza I’ve had to date – as well as a specialty bakery that has EVERYTHING!  Too bad we didn’t drive to the bakery location until Sunday morning as it was closed, but I’m already looking forward to the next visit AND further traveling with this handy app.

    • Heidi Kelly says:

      Thanks for sharing your experience with the app Lisa, I look forward to test driving it when Mike and I take a road trip to Colorado in a few weeks for our 10th anniversary – if only they would add another app that is “Find me gluten free, dairy free, egg free and corn free.”  I’d really be set, LOL!

  5. Alison says:

    You had me at bacon. Those look amazing!!

  6. Nancy Olson says:

    This looks so good; I will have to try this!

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