Monday, August 9, 2010

Menu Plan for week of August 8, 2010

This is part of the Gluten Free Menu Swap, hosted by Heather of Celiac Family this week. Cheryl at Gluten Free Goodness has the details for the swap.

All of the sudden summer has become really busy, especially with Jon's birthday coming up.  We have lots of great meals out in the next 5 weeks, so I'm trying to plan more vegetarian meals at home.

Not related but I updated my blog to link to my food photo albums from the last three years.  We photograph a lot of meals that I never blog about.

California-style okonomiyaki,  sauteed padron peppers and cherry tomatoes, peach crisp

Substitute grated zucchini for the leek and add a little bit of finely minced onion.

I used just a little bit of mayo mixed with sriracha as a dipping sauce.  It was wonderful.  I think it'd be great to mix the sriracha with sour cream instead and use that.  The okonomiyaki is a bit bland otherwise.

101 Cookbook's version is more like a potato cake than okonomiyaki but I still like it very much. Most any gluten free flour blend is fine.  I don't bother to add any xanthan gum.

Baingan bharta, rice, quick pickled cucumber

Freeze leftovers.

out to dinner at Doña Maria

macaroni and cheese, boiled broccoli

Halve the recipe for mac 'n' cheese.  Make in indvidual ramekins.

tamale pie

Do it as leftovers remake: Use the Italian pork, rinsed and shredded and black bean from the black bean chili, drained.   Maybe add some frozen corn and/or cooked onion and garlic.  Top with skillet cornbread.

We weren't thrilled with the vague orange-y flavor of the pork or the soupy-ness of the black bean chili, so we haven't really wanted to eat the leftovers.  This will hopefully make them more appealing.


Scrumptious said...

Ooh, you have such a great menu this week. All things that I love! I miss okonomiyaki so much since becoming vegan! And baingan bharta is one of my all-time favorites, as is tamale pie!

I'd love to see your recipe for peach crisp - just seeing those two words together makes my mouth water!

Susan said...

Heh. I've never made tamale pie before but since I love cornbread, I figure I can't go wrong with it.

We made the baigan bharta tonight. I loved it! Jon only liked it--it was too mushy/homogenous for him. I can't complain, though, since he does eat vegetarian with me several times a week and will eat almost any dish with beans. :)

As for the peach crisp, I don't really follow a recipe: just mix softened butter into a mix of brown sugar, oats, a little gluten free flour mix, cinnamon, and a pinch of salt. Top the cut up fruit with it and bake at 375F until bubbly and browned on the top. Maybe I'll try to post a more formal recipe eventually.

Anonymous said...

Oh, that okonomiyaki sounds good even if I can't say it or spell it.


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