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Menu Plan – Week of September 26 (and giveaway winners)

Monday: Minestrone (I’ll set aside some of the soup for myself before I add the gluten-free pasta for my guys) and salad with dairy-free Ranch dressing

Tuesday: Sea Bass with Mediterranean Sauce

Wednesday: Pork with Apples, Calvados and Apple Cider (I will use coconut oil instead of the butter and canned coconut milk in place of the whipping cream  – So Delicious Original Coffee Creamer also works very well), Salad with Green Apple Salad Dressing (this recipe is free of both vinegar and citrus, so it’s perfect for those on an elimination diet).

Thursday: Grilled Chicken and Red Onions, Baked Sweet Potatoes with Mattie’s Homemade Vegan Butter and Cinnamon (This “butter” is AWESOME!  Of course, I had to make a few tweaks for our family – no soy or corn byproducts – and I will share those in an upcoming blog post)

Friday: Salmon with Lemon, Capers and Rosemary, Grilled Zucchini and Salad with Dairy-Free Green Goddess Dressing.

Saturday: Pepper Crusted Grilled-Roasted Beef with Rosemary Chimichurri, Grilled Yukon Gold Potatoes with Onions and Garlic, Salad

Sunday: Slow Cooker White Bean and Chicken Chili and Fruit Salad

The autumn bug has officially hit me and I’ve suddenly had a hankering for all things pumpkin!  I found several pumpkin smoothie recipes that I’ll be making for breakfast this week and thought you might enjoy them too:

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie with Honey Whipped Coconut Cream from Gluten Free Easily

Creamy Dairy-Free Pumpkin Smoothie from Lexie’s Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie from Life as a Plate (omit the whey protein powder)

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie from Fast Paleo

Lastly, the three winners of the Enjoy Life Foods Crunchy Cookie Giveaway are:

#72, Nicole

#110, Sara

#28, Kristin

Congratulations ladies, I will email you for your shipping information and your choice of two crunchy cookie flavors. 😀



  1. Heidi…that rosemary chimichurri caught my eye…yum! I am on a pumpkin kick, too!

    • Hi Kim!

      It's funny, I always think of you when pumpkin season rolls around, you are the only other person I know who is as crazy for pumpkin as I am, LOL! Doesn't that rosemary chimichurri look delish?

  2. Brilliant! I didn't realize you did this every week. One week, I "liked" your post on Facebook and a friend said to me, "I saw that post you liked. I can't believe how much cooking you have to do!" Heh.

  3. Michelle Olejar says

    You have TWO things on your menu this week that I am making as well~ salmon and white chicken chili! Great minds think a like. I also roasted pumpkins for puree and will be roasting the seeds. I wish I could have a pumpkin roll…I love those. if those smoothies taste like that, I will be making those as well. Thanks for the menu xoxo

  4. sproutsmama says

    I can't wait for your vegan butter recipe tweaks!


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