Sunday, July 11, 2010

Menu Plan for week of July 11, 2010

This is part of Menu Plan Mondays, hosted by Celiac Family this week. 
Here's what we're cooking this week:

To bake: granola bars from Smitten Kitchen, substituting ground flax for the wheat germ and using certified gluten-free oats.  I use dried cranberries for the fruit and a mix of almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds, and sesame seeds for the nuts.

Jon's pork loin, grilled corn and arugula salad, brown rice pilaf, cut up perfectly ripe Santa Rosa plums
salad: How to Pick a Peach p. 137
pilaf:  How to Cook Everything's Brown rice and cashew pilaf, substituting almonds for the cashews, using bouillon with the water and skipping any herbs. 

Sichuan style eggplant, rice
Eggplant doesn't last long in the fridge so we want to make this early in the week.  I found some gluten free Chinese bean sauce that we'll use in lieu of the bean paste.

TUESDAY Yesmir wat (lentil stew), gujerati green beans, rice
We have leftover infused ghee from making doro wat a couple weeks ago.   
green beans: Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking p. 87.  It's a quick, tasty way to cook green beans.


pasta with meat sauce, broccoli
We use leftover jarred sauce with some cooked ground meat added to it and my favorite gluten free corn pasta by Le Veneziane.  It's fast and really easy.

out or leftover frozen black bean soup with cornbread


Anonymous said...

Hi Susan,
Those granola bars are calling to me. I've been searching for a good recipe. Also will be pulling my copy of 'How to Cook Everything' off the shelf today to check out the pilaf.

Susan said...

Yay! I love those granola bars. You really do need to compact them well before baking (as the recipe states) and wait until they are completely cooled before cutting. I didn't the first time and they fell apart.

Anonymous said...

What a delicious menu! Super creative, healthy, and with lots of international flair!

The eggplant sounds delicious - I love that style. And the link to the Ethiopian recipe page is a gold mine!

Have a great week of cooking!


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