First, the fun stuff! I had a Menu Plan Giveaway and the winner is *drumroll please* Heather of Celiac Family! Yay yummy stuff.
And onward to menu planning. I’m delighted to host, especially since I’ve been so busy so this forces me to plan, which is always so helpful. This week’s ingredient is Sunbutter AKA sunflower seed butter, or, if you’re one of those ‘weird’ people who can eat PB, that works, too. (for the record–I’m totally joking…I would LOVE to eat PB again, but alas no) I love sunbutter, particularly the sugar free one, because it’s such a yummy and versatile ingredient. In cookies, on apples, in ‘pb’ sauces…I love it across the board. I’ll be posting Chocolate Sunbutter cookies later this week to celebrate our ingredient, and look forward to seeing how all of you use it, too!
What a lovely week here…my daffodils are popping up, and Spring is flirting with us. It’s delightful to see.
I have not been able to bake much lately, but hope to get back more in the kitchen this week. And I’m having a class on Healthy GF eating on Saturday, so if you’re in the Alexandria area, sign up! We’ll be making quinoa and millet, and having Nana Skillet Bread, too.
And, of course, as always, looking for Menu Swap hosts. Email me cheryl (at) eharrishome (dot) com
Chicken in coconut/kaffir lime sauce with broccoli
hummus and peppers
Rosemary salmon and asparagus (I know I should wait, but I can’t!)
Turkey and celery in chestnut sauce
Quinoa, millet and more!
And everyone else?
Heather of Celiac Family is totally ready for summer, and has salads on the lineup. She’s been doing Chicken Tikka Masala regularly, and I’m going to have to try it soon.
Scrumptious of In my (CSA) box has, as usual, a lovely vegan lineup, including one my my very favorite things: cabbage with cumin seeds. Make some extra and I’ll have to pop on by!
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I won? Yay! Thank you!
And thanks for hosting the menu swap this week. I keep looking at the sunbutter at the store, but haven’t purchased it yet. We are one of the “weird” families that eat peanut butter. But, it would be nice for my daughter to take it to her peanut-free preschool.
Thanks for hosting and, as always, for organizing! Your menu sounds wonderful – what terrific flavors! Kaffir lime and asparagus and chestnuts… Wow!
Here’s my menu plan for the week: http://inmybox.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/another-yummilicious-vegan-gluten-free-menu-plan-monday/
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I’m a 71 yr old single female that has celiac for about one year now. I have troulbe thinking of what foods i can make myself since buying everything is so very very expensive. Any ideas?
Congrats to the winner! Every time I read your menu plan (or anyone’s) I think, “I should really plan meals ahead.” And then, I forget about it. . . but I think it WOULD make life a lot easier!
Heather, congrats! I’m jealous of your PB
Scrumptious, thanks a bunch! I’ve been ignoring my kaffir lime plant all winter so it’s time it gets some lovin’
Ricki–it SO helps, and you’re welcome to join us anytime.