What says Autumn? Apples, pears, cinnamon, cloves, pumpkins, oh my! So since we haven’t had cinnamon in the rotation for a bit, I thought I’d throw some in. Many of my recipes do feature cinnamon because DH adores it. Just a few:
- Chai Breakfast Cake (vegan, grain and sugar free)
- Quinoa Apple Breakfast Cake(vegan, grain and sugar free)
- Forbidden Rice Spiced Pudding (vegan)
- Pear Skillet Bread (vegan, grain and sugar free)
And, of course, I love garam masala, which includes cinnamon as one of its spices for a perfect blend.
Just to wear my dietitian hat for a minute, cinnamon is an especially fabulous spice because it’s extremely high in antioxidants, and some studies show that it may help balance blood sugar, too! Talk about a sweet deal.
I’ve also put up an Autumn/Halloween newsletter with tips and idea for gluten-free trick-or-treating, and I also did a guest post on nutrition and depression. I also posted a Lentil stew recipe, and made fantastic sweet potato pie that I need to re-make to blog about. What yum!.
Looking at next week, I’ll be trying to get things ready for our annual pumpkin carving party in addition to taking things a bit easy–I sprained my ankle, and am in the midst of a few projects, such as this fun Celiac Disease Video project, which I’m eagerly anticipating. But seriously, come mid November, I really need to commit to some hard-core vegging out to make up for all these deadlines!
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So onto the meal plan:
Malaysian Curry with broccoli (does contain cinnamon)
Kalamata hummus and garden-fresh lettuce
I have bison and I need to figure out a good recipe, so I need to hunt down a good recipe
Roasted rosemary salmon with roasted cauli. This keeps getting bumped off the menu, so it’s time to get serious!
okay, this is party food made in advance, mind you, or there wouldn’t be so much sugar overload:
our DB challenge
whatever else I can premake!b
basil. Gobs of basil
a few tomatoes
an obscene quantity of kale
pumpkins (little guys)
And everyone else?
Joyce of Annotated Food joins us with a great menu, including goulash and a chicken dish in creamy tomato sauce, and I can’t help wondering if I can liberate if of dairy.
Wendy of Celiacs in the House and her gang has been under the weather, so she’s been taking it easy. And yet she still has a lovely menu plan, with lamb, arepas and more! She has a bunch of goodies for serving as a gluten-free ambassador.
Renee of Beyond Rice and Tofu has Smokey Mountain Lasagne on the menu, and is looking for a heriloom bean recipe. I can’t wait. And here’s to hoping she posts some garden pics!
Scrumptious of In My Box has a great gluten-free vegan meal plan. She’s helping a friend celebrate his 10th “veginaversary” and pondering making rum balls. Though everything looks delicious, the Tofu Aloo Golbi looks uber yummy.