The Gluten-Free Homemaker blog provides recipes & tips for the gluten-free diet. Linda Etherton loves to share gluten-free recipes from a variety of bloggers as well as her owns. You'll also find links to other related content such as menu plans and relevant news articles.
It’s been plenty hot here, and this week’s gluten-free meal plan makes use of the slow cooker and stove top to avoid turning on the oven on hot summer days. You can even put your slow cooker outside to keep the heat out of the kitchen. But one recipe that’s worth baking is the blueberry cobbler!
I’m still hobbling along with a walker after my hip surgery. Apparently having screws inserted to hold your bone together is a much harder recovery than hip replacement. It’s hard being patient and missing out on summer. But the great news is that my third grandbaby (another girl) was born this week! She is healthy and adorable!
Turkey Meatballs in White Sauce – Using turkey instead of beef and a dairy-free white sauce instead of a tomato based sauce makes this a nice change from traditional meatballs and sauce. It’s one of my husband’s favorite meals.
Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stew – In the summer, I add just enough water to help the food cook but not enough to make it soupy. It’s great served over rice, or you can add potato chunks to it. I often make it without tomatoes (adding a little extra water), and it’s just as good. It’s a great way to use zucchini, but keep in mind that the zucchini has to be added only during the last hour of cooking.
Brown Rice Salad with Ham – This can be eaten warm or cold. It’s great to make ahead and have for a picnic or easy summertime dinner.
Biscuit Crust Pizza – This is a quicker way to make homemade pizza that doesn’t require rise time.
Carrot, Beet, and Apple Salad – Even people who don’t like beets like this salad. The carrot and apple (or pear) and other ingredients add so much flavor that the beet flavor does not stand out. And raw beets do not taste as strong as cooked beets.
Grilled Zucchini – I love fresh summer zucchini, and grilling it is a great option.
Pancakes – Pancakes are just fun breakfast food. These are delicious and great for a lazy morning.
This week’s gluten-free meal plan uses the slow cooker for flavorful chicken, beef, and pasta meals. You’ll find other dinner, dessert, and breakfast ideas as well, including ways to use some summer produce and a couple of fun chocolate treats.
This week’s gluten-free meal plan is filled with delicious hot weather recipes. The fruit pizza (dessert) is always so pretty and can be made red, white, and blue for a 4th of July treat. If you’re planning to grill burgers, make a batch of these homemade hamburger buns. My family loves them!
I have been out of commission the past couple of weeks because I broke my hip. Thankfully, the hospital did a good job of providing me with gluten and dairy free meals. Now I am on the mend and back to providing you with meal plans.
There’s a great line up of flavorful recipes in this week’s gluten-free meal plan, including one that is always a hit when I serve it to company. And the amazing carrot cake is a winner that you don’t want to miss.
Chicken Scampi – This is a flavorful recipe that I like to make when I have a little more time than usual, so it’s great for the weekend.
Mexican Lasagna – I have made this many times over the years for company or when taking someone a meal, and everyone loves it!
Carrot Cake – This is an amazingly delicious cake! My family often requests this for birthdays.
Chocolate Avocado Pudding – This is a really easy and healthy dessert. I also really like this recipe made with canned coconut milk instead of almond milk. I do have to add a little more sweetener with the coconut milk though.
You’ll find easy and delicious dinner, breakfast, and dessert ideas in this week’s gluten-free meal plan. It will help you serve gluten-free food that everyone will enjoy, such as kabobs, fish sticks, pancakes, and more. And don’t miss the moist and yummy banana cake. It’s one of my family’s favorites!
Mexican Quinoa & Beef – This slow cooker recipe is good year round because it’s not soupy. The quinoa absorbs the liquid, and it’s a great Mexican dish. It only takes a few hours to cook if you have a hot crock like mine, so don’t plan to leave it all day.
In this week’s gluten-free meal plan, you’ll find a few recipes that would be great for a Memorial Day gathering or graduation party. I’m taking the coleslaw to a baby shower. And although you can easily buy gluten-free buns, my homemade hamburger buns are soft and moist, and you can freeze the extras.
Chicken Parmesan is always a big hit with my family, and it’s great for serving to company too.
Biscuit Crust Pizza means there’s no rise time for the crust. The biscuit dough works best in smaller sizes so it’s perfect for individual pizzas.
Homemade Coleslaw – I honestly can’t get enough of the homemade stuff, and I love taking this to cookouts.
Hamburger Buns – I mentioned these above, but in case you missed it, these buns are soft and moist. And they freeze well too. We use them for burgers or any kind of sandwich. I like to make the buns thick enough to hold a burger but not so thick that it’s hard to take a bite.
Beet Salad – I love what one friend said about this: “I don’t usually like beets, but this is good!” I think the other ingredients in the salad help to balance out the beet flavor. And it’s a beautiful salad!
Baked Oatmeal – Now is the time to enjoy this before the weather gets too hot to bake. You can put it together at night or bake it in the morning. It’s also great for snacks.
Almond Matcha Smoothie – I eat smoothies almost daily once the cold weather passes. They’re great for any meal or snack, but this one is great for getting you going in the morning.
Angel Food Cupcakes – I adore angel food cake and these cupcakes are easier to make than a big cake. They’re great for a party too.
Chocolate Coconut Candy – This is a delicious no-bake, no-cook recipe and it’s much healthier than most chocolate candy.
You’ll find recipes for my favorite soup, easy, tender pot roast, stir fry, and other family favorites in this week’s gluten-free meal plan.
Getting dinner on the table every night can be a chore, but it really doesn’t have to be any harder simply because the food needs to be gluten free. I hope this meal plan gives you plenty of ideas to make your week easier.
Salmon Chowder – This is my favorite soup, and I love it any time of year. Serve it with the drop biscuits below.
This week’s gluten-free meal plan includes a few recipes that any mom will love for Mother’s Day, including Sticky Sesame Salmon, Blueberry Waffles, and Lemon Blueberry Trifle. You’ll also find easy weeknight dinner ideas and a couple of grain-free recipes that everyone will enjoy.
Sticky Sesame Salmon – I love salmon, and this recipe would be perfect for Mother’s Day with its sweet and tangy sauce and crunchy sesame seeds.
This week’s gluten-free meal plan includes a couple of my husband’s favorite dishes as well as a delicious and easy chicken recipe that’s great for serving to company. My family always loves the bread balls, which are a treat with any meal.
Bacon Wrapped Chicken – This recipe is so easy, and the bacon takes the chicken to a whole new level. It’s perfect for serving to company, especially if you brine the chicken first (which keeps it moist).
Turkey Meatballs in White Sauce – This recipe is dairy-free and can be served with pasta or rice. It’s one of my husband’s favorites and my parents really like it too. Make a double batch of meatballs and freeze the extra for an easy meal the next time.
This week’s gluten-free meal plan includes several slow cooker recipes to make dinner time a breeze. The Mexican beef bowls are really easy, but they’re always a big hit. It’s a great recipe when you have extra mouths to feed, too. Don’t miss the desserts. You can’t go wrong with chocolate cake, but the rhubarb coffee cake is one of my favorites!