Menu Plan Monday April 13th–Flax!

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I hope everyone had a good holiday! We had a good time–great to see family, and of course, great food

This week’s ingredient is flax. To be quite honest, I don’t use flax as much as I’d like to, so I was hoping for a little inspiration! I’ve been meaning to make the cookies and flax coating, and now I have a good excuse. Often I use salba (chia seed) instead, but both have a lot of benefits in terms of fiber and lignans, and, of course, it’s great to get variety. If you’re interested in learning more, I have some info on flax and its benefits here.

Monday:
Trout with slivered almonds and roasted peppers

Tuesday:
Quinoa in a lemony thyme sauce, probably with an avocado

Wednesday:
Roast turkey with celery in a chestnut sauce

Thursday:

Chicken with Cajun Flax coating from Shelly Case’s book and steamed broccoli

Friday:
Leftovers!

Baked good:
Almond 5 spice cookies (using a lot of flax)

And everyone else???

I’m very jealous of Wendy, who has a clean kitchen. That makes her queen in my book! She’s got a lovely looking menu, with fun stuff like GF ravioli.

Sea, of Book of Yum has a new camper and so she’s mobile! Obviously, she’s still got a great menu plan, and shares a quiche recipe. She’s even got instructions on dying Easter eggs naturally with cabbage.

Elizabeth has a lovely baked oatmeal dish with flax on her menu, and chipotle sweet potatoes sound delish.
Hooray for Kim! She’s officially going to be the mom of a teenager very soon. Check out her menu, she got a lot planned and her Easter menu, and had me drooling at the thought of lemon bundt cake.

Patti has me intrigued by her cocoa mint lamb. There’s a great variety in her menu, and she’s got some really lovely pictures on her website.

About Cheryl Harris

Life played a funny trick on me. I've studied nutrition for years, and much to my surprise, found out that I could manage many of my health issues via diet. I've been GF for years, and I've got a bunch of allergies and sensitivities. But it definitely doesn't keep me from cooking, baking and enjoying my food. Thanks for stopping by.
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12 Responses to Menu Plan Monday April 13th–Flax!

  1. ElizabethG says:

    Hi Cheryl,

    My menu is here:
    Menu for Week of April 12th
    I have ground flax in the healthy baked oatmeal which is the most requested recipe, but I must admit that I don’t use flax nearly enough given the many health benefits. Thanks very much for hosting.
    E-

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  3. Ricki says:

    I love flax and use it all the time–most recently, I guess, in my Maple Flax cookies. Can’t wait to hear about your almond 5 spice ones!

  4. Shellyfish says:

    5 Spice Cookies? I’m all ears…and tummy… I’ve been slacking on my flaxing (sorry). I used to be better about using it, and I do love it.

  5. VeggieGirl says:

    Hooray for a great holiday, flax, and quinoa with avocado!! :-D

  6. My kitchen looks that way for about 10 minutes. Cooking and eating 3 meals a day at home makes it hard to keep the dish rack empty(and the sink). I have the Shelly Case book and never thought of trying flax as a chicken coating. Let us know how it works out.

  7. Kim says:

    Looks great! I am learning to cook/bake more with flax. :) Here is my menu for the week:

    http://glutenfreeislife.wordpress.com/2009/04/12/happy-easter-a-weekly-menu-plan/

    Kim

    PS….Thanks for hosting!

  8. E,
    that looks like a great recipe, thanks for sharing.

    Ricki,
    your maple flax cookies look amazing! when I’m allowed to have grains again, they’re high up on my “to make” list. and I actually have a list…it’s quite long, and your recipes are very well represented =)

    Shellyfish– we’ll see how the cookies go! fingers crossed.

    VG-thanks a bunch!

    Wendy-
    If your kitchen is clean for 10 minutes, that’s 10 min more than me. Cleaning is my achillies heel

    Kim–
    Thanks for sharing your menu! Baking with flax is great.

  9. I’m a little slow getting my menu together this week. I guess that’s because I knew I had a lot of leftovers to eat this week. :o) I don’t have any flax seeds in my menu either, so I hope you’ll forgive me. I’m anxious to try some of the flax seed recipes listed above.

  10. Ginger says:

    Yum! I love flax. Little explosions of goodness! My post is: http://freshginger.org/indian/menu-plan-for-april-13th-flax-seeds/
    Thanks for hosting and getting me to bake something this week!

    Ginger

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  12. Angela says:

    Uhg, I couldn’t get my blog to post yesterday… Sorry I am late!

    Your menu is awesome, as always. the lemony thyme sauce sounds yummy! I love anything with thyme…

    my menu is FINALLY up: http://angelaskitchen.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/menu-plan-monday-april-13-2009/

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