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Gluten Free Menu Plan – Week of February 20

GF Dad here. 

Heidi got out of bed this morning long enough to do this week’s menu plan and test a few more products with the GlutenTox Home test kits (for her upcoming Gluten Free 101 post on boxed cereals).

But she didn’t feel very well.

Heidi had one of her “gluten-free gals” get-togethers on Saturday night and for some reason she didn’t feel very well on Sunday!  I’m not sure why that is, but I can tell you that they seemed quite loud downstairs while I was trying to read my Steve Jobs bio (excellent, btw) and then there was a very strange, sticky substance on the kitchen floor this morning that smelled like a lemon-lime type of…..wait!

Do you think there may have been some margaritas involved?

Nah…I think the gals were just trying to make homemade soda and things a got a little out of hand.  I hear sugar can do that to ya.

But come to think of it, Heidi did have quite an aversion to bright lights today….hmmmm…and when she looked at me and said, “Michael, just don’t go there.”  She never calls me “Michael” unless I am in trouble or have just given her very expensive jewelry.  But I didn’t do anything wrong and my Visa bill has not gone horribly bad this month, so I will have to investigate this further.  Any ideas would be welcome…really, I am at a loss!

At any rate, here is our faire for the week and I checked to make sure all of the links work, so have at it.  I’m really looking forward to the slow cooker pork chops…can we have that tomorrow honey?  There might be some jewelry involved…but you have to call me “Michael.”

Gluten Free Menu Plan


Heidi’s Weekly Menu Plan: Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and *almost* entirely Soy-Free

Monday: Cilantro Lime ShrimpRoasted Asparagus with Garlic and Salad

Tuesday: Grilled Island ChickenHoney Citrus Glazed Carrots and Sauteed Broccoli Rabe

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops,* Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes and Salad

*For this recipe, I will use agave nectar in place of the brown sugar (if really needed), gluten-free soy sauce (or you could use Coconut Aminos), and I will sub the cornstarch with arrowroot).

Thursday: Pulled Chicken Salad with Lime-Cilantro Salad Dressing

Friday: Spicy Baked Salmon, Roasted Green Beans and Dairy-Free Risotto

Saturday: Grilled Beef Tenderloin with Grilled Spring Onions (sans Horseradish Cream), Spicy Sweet Potato Fries and Salad

Sunday: Stewed Lentils with Bacon and Herbs and Salad

A Few “Just” Gluten-Free Recipe Ideas

Baked Teriyaki Chicken (just be sure to use gluten-free soy sauce)

Taco Salad Dippers (Tostitos Scoops are gluten free)

Shrimp Scampi

Chili Mac (just be sure to use gluten free pasta)

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake

Kahlua Chocolate Cupcakes with Kahlua Cream Cheese Frosting

Lastly, Heidi’s pal Naomi over at Better Batter posted a HILARIOUS video last week, and I think we’ve watched it no fewer than 20 times. Check it out (my favorite is definitely the bit on ice cream, what’s yours?).

“Stuff People Say to Celiacs”

Wait, are margaritas gluten-free?  😀


  1. Heidi – I love your detailed menu plan. I am inconsistent myself about doing these, but when I do, boy oh boy, my week is much smoother and more organized AND I spend way less money at the grocery store. It’s truly amazing and I think you have to do it to see the results.

    I love the guest post blogging by Michael. Please give him my regards – he might remember me from our get together in Boulder. I hope your not feeling well has passed by now.

  2. Keep writing GF Dad – I love your posts, you write very well. Hope Heidi gets well soon and hopefully your Visa balance stays low.

  3. I like that video too. Even my hubby thought it was pretty good…love the “You want some?” friends/family offer me things all the time, then say, “Oh sorry!”

  4. Haha! Reading Steve Jobs, huh? Who was sitting in the other room playing music to match what we were talking about then? Luke? 🙂
    “You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen…”
    And so what if we finished the pitcher of margaritas? Plenty of food was also consumed to soak it all up. Thanks again for putting up with us all!

  5. WOW! I can’t wait until tomorrow to have what little bit of the slow cooker pork chops are left! I made this because I just happen to have everything (only had one tablespoon of soy sauce left in my bottle LOL!) that the recipe called for! I took this as a sign I needed to make them – boy am I glad I did! Thank you Heidi for sharing your talents with those of us who for whatever reason just aren’t organized! YOU ROCK! Thank you for helping me figure out what to cook for dinner this week!

  6. Tonya Harrison says

    Thanks so much for all your work on these menus! You are appreciated!

  7. I love it when GF Dad would write every now and then in this blog. His witty remarks make my day. I hope that Heidi will be well soon.

  8. I don’t like this page, I LOVE IT!  I, myself, am a GF Mom.  I was diagnosed this past November.  It hasn’t been easy, but watching your video above has me actually laughing out loud!  So, I am not crazy?  The people I love who are saying these stupid things aren’t the only ones out there? 
    You’ll love this one… have you read the Olive Garden Gluten Free Menu?  Go ahead… I’ll wait…..
    Yummy, right?  Did you see: A. The prices.  or better yet… B. the fine print on the bottom which states something like:  Warning, just because the ingredients in these entrees are GF doesn’t mean that they are gluten free.       Shall I continue….  Seriously.  Blah, blah blah cross contamination… blah..   SO> THE GLUTEN FREE MENU STATES THAT THE FOOD CANNOT BE GUARENTEED GLUTEN FREE.  Seriously folks.  Why isn’t the entire world GF.  Let’s start a revolution! 
    Keep the great videos comin!


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