Menu Plan Monday May 2nd

Happy Celiac Awareness Month! But if you’re here, you probably already know that. Some people celebrate Sept, May. Whatever. I vote that all months should be Celiac Awareness month until we get most, if not all, Celiacs diagnosed! There’s the often quoted statistic that 97% of Celiacs are undiagnosed, and I’ve repeated that myself. It was Mary, director of the Celiac Sprue Association, who pointed out that that figure has been around for years, while diagnosis and awareness has increased dramatically. Whatever the number, we’ve got a long way to go!

Last week was a hectic one, between showing the house, visiting houses, working…and fun squeezed in here and there. I did make Alta’s kick tush pizza crust not just once, but twice! One word: wow. And my Daring Baker challenge was less than glorious, but tasty.

This week, I’m making a conscious effort to scale back wherever possible. I’ve got a lot of clients, AND my in-laws will be in town, AND for some reason (without thinking) I taught on Saturday, saw clients on Sunday and am seriously in need of a weekend…alas. And not a weekend with guests and house-showing! It’s that delicate dance of obligation and self care, and I’m sure many of you can relate.

Our dear hostess for this week, Angela of Angela’s Kitchen, has chosen the epitome of spring: Asparagus! Fortunately, Ricki hosted an asparagus SOS challenge, so I’ll need to refer there for inspiration.

Nightshade stew with fennel

White beans w/greens and sauteed garlic



Mahi Mahi with kale pesto and asparagus

something with DH’s family

Sweet stuff:
Cinnamon glazed walnuts (will post!)

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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9 Responses to Menu Plan Monday May 2nd

  1. Ricki says:

    I’m just about to post the roundup, and looking over all the recipes again, I have to agree–so much inspiration! Hope you get a break mid-week if not weekend. 😉

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  3. I vote all month, too! Oh, and your kale pesto on everything!

  4. You always have such great resources! Can’t wait to check out the asparagus post. Thanks for the link!

    Sounds like the pizza is a must try. Have a great week!

  5. Ricki,
    Looking foward to the asparagus post!

    Hear, hear!

    Thanks! it’s fantastic.

  6. Alta says:

    So glad you loved that pizza recipe. I’m taking a break from it this week (after three weekly appearances on the menu) so I don’t wear it out. I need to check out that asparagus roundup…sounds tasty!

  7. I vote for every month to be Celiac Awareness month, too! Great idea. And YEAH for spring and asparagus!

  8. I know what you mean about a hectic time of year. Spring always seems to bring everyone out of hibernation and into a flurry of activity. Sounds like you’ve got your plate full! Hope all goes well.

  9. Yes, every month should be celiac awareness! I’ve seen 95% quoted on NFCA’s site before. So from 97% to 95% since stat was established by Fasano study, BUT since celiac is continuing to increase, who knows what’s exactly accurate? I think we can accurately say that there are many, many more to be diagnosed. And neither of those figures include those who remain undiagnosed for non-celiac gluten sensitivity. Let’s observe awareness every month for celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity, shall we? 😉


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