Gluten-Free Wednesdays 7/13/10

Gluten-Free Wednesdays buttonWe have definitely been feeling the heat of summer here.  I lose much of my motivation to cook when it gets hot, but we still have to eat so I keep cooking.  The thing that seems to be motivating me lately is a desire to use what’s in my garden.  I have a cucumber recipe that will be posted soon and Monday I posted yet another zucchini recipe.  I am now getting grape tomatoes from my one plant.  Thankfully I didn’t go overboard on that one.  One plant is plenty.

This week I thought I would give you a rundown of what we’ve had for dinner the past few nights.  If you’re looking for ideas, maybe it will give you some.  Remember, you can always visit my Facebook page or the Facebook tab  on the widget just under my blog header to see what I’m make for dinner Monday through Friday.

Sunday I cooked chicken and tomatoes in the crock pot.  I had planned to post the recipe, but it turned out to not be very flavorful despite the fact that I put ginger, parsley and honey in it.  It wasn’t bad.  It just wasn’t noteworthy.

I served it with Lundberg brown rice couscous.  It was the first time I tried that.  It was good, but for me it wasn’t much different than eating brown rice, just smaller.

Monday night I grilled salmon (didn’t get a picture) and veggies.  I put Italian salad dressing and fresh basil on the veggies and my picky eater loved them!  The veggies included zucchini (of course) grape tomatoes, yellow bell pepper, and mushrooms.

Tuesday night I made a beef gravy using shredded beef and broth that I had in the freezer.  I served it over mashed potatoes.  I steamed wax beans and sauteed mushrooms.  I served them separately for those who don’t like mushrooms.  The potatoes and beans came from my CSA box last week.  It didn’t make a very colorful dinner, but it was good.


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  1. Kim @ Cook It Allergy Free says

    Had to post this Berry Crumble recipe to show how super simple it is!! My 6 and 3 year old made it all by themselves. Plus, it is a perfectly easy recipe for the summer that will even impress guests!
    So looking forward to seeing all of the posts for this week!
    Thanks for hosting!!

  2. Jenn says

    I am always so impressed with all the food you create….and all those beautiful summer veggies yum!!!

    This time I'm not sharing a recipe, but more of a concept related post – I'm starting a weekly series on making gluten free substitutions of all kinds, whether it be in existing GF recipes or actual recipe development – hopefully we can all learn from each other to create more yummy GF foods!

  3. gfe--gluten free easily says

    I've been wondering about that brown rice couscous … thanks for your opinion. And, I know exactly what you mean about recipes not being noteworthy or photogenic. 😉

    I linked up a post that included info on my new love, palm (or coconut) sugar. It's terrific. Plus, there's more info and a giveaway associated with it. If that's not okay, Linda, feel free to delete.

    Thanks for hosting as always!

  4. J L Health says

    This week's post is a GF Poached King Salmon recipe from a 5* restaurant! Thanks for hosting!!


  5. Grace Tyler says

    Hopefully we're having Sweet and Sour Meatballs over rice tonight. I made a huge batch of meatballs (substituting oats for breadcrumbs–my mom always made meatloaf that way when I was growing up, and we weren't GF then) a couple of weeks ago and froze half for the meatballs. I'm planning to stick it in the slow cooker in an hour or so and then have a stress free meal later tonight!

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