New England Clam Chowder (GF)

New England Clam Chowder

A Hot Cup of Gluten-Free New England Clam Chowder

 

This absolutely delicious New England Clam Chowder is not too rich, but it’s still a marvelously smooth, creamy and filling dish… Perfect for a quick, 30-minute lunch when you’re pressed for time.

And, to make it even better, you have control over the size and number of chunks of clams that are in the chowder. So, no more bowls of soup with no or almost no clams in them… unless, of course, you prefer it that way.

And what can I possibly say about the potatoes? You can make them EXACTLY…

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7-Bean Soup For A GREAT Gluten Free Lunch!

7-Bean Soup

This is full-flavored, eye-appealing, nutrition in a bowl at its best! You can style it as either a 7-Bean Soup or a multi-bean culinary extravaganza… YOUR choice! And, it suits an autumn day perfectly!

The red, tan and brown colors of this soup match the fall leaves that will soon be dressing themselves out in their Autumnal-Best and falling into my yard… Much to the chagrin of my husband who well get to rake what we don’t mulch!

It’s an extra-special treat for yourself and your family, gluten-free or not, on a chilly fall day!

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Potato Skins with Bacon and Monterey Jack

Potato Skins With Bacon & Cheese – That My Husband & Kids Love!

Set these out for a snack or appetizer and they’ll disappear in no time!

Offer a plateful to hungry teenagers and they’ll quit asking how soon dinner will be ready… They Will Just Want More!

While watching a game or a movie, serve these with a veggie tray and you probably won’t need to be in the kitchen during the action.

In fact, I get a lot of whining when they are all gone. So, you might want to make a few more than you need!

Enjoy, I think that you, your family and friends will love them! :)

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Gluten Free Mini-Meat Loaf with Mushroom Sauce

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 8, 2015

I hope that this week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan will encourage you to plan your menus in the future. I have found that when I plan my meals not only does the week seem to work better, it also helps to bring variety to our meals as well lower food costs.

If I ask my family what they want for dinner, I’ll usually get a very small list of suggestions…

… Generally something like spaghetti, meat loaf or hamburgers. I think they’d get tired of that short list really fast! So, I try to help them out.

Planning helps me combine what they want with what I know they need AND it helps me avoid going shopping again mid-week when I discover 4 or 5 things that I forgot to buy.

If I can make do with what is in my kitchen, I’m happier, but having everything that I need is much better. A good plan helps me do that; and do it well! 😉

Here’s this week’s menu…

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Gluten-Free-Carne-Guisada

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of February 1, 2015

… So this Gluten-Free Menu Plan is going to be just what “the Doctor ordered”…

… Plenty of cold weather-type, “snowed-in” foods like GF Carne Guisada with Pico de Gallo and warm Tortillas or Chips… on Sunday…

… And which, by the way, should go quite well with this year’s SuperBowl on Sunday Evening.

Then on Monday, as the storm begins to wind down, Crock Pot Gluten Free Split Pea Soup with Carrots, Celery, Onion and Ham accompanied by homemade
gluten-free flat bread will be just the thing to warm us up as the front behind the storm passes by and the temperatures begin to tank.

Which will remind us that while Monday may be Groundhog Day a few miles across the border…

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Gluten-Free Spinach, Cheddar and Monterey Jack Quiche

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of January 18, 2015

Welcome to another week’s Gluten-Free Menu Plan!

This week I’m featuring a mid-winter variety of soups, roasted vegetables and baked quick breads to go with our hot meals.

Grab a cup of coffee and join me for a little menu planning. It always makes the week go more easily…

…and enjoy!

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Gluten-Free Chicken Stew with Carrots and Celery

Gluten-Free Menu Plan for the Week of January 4, 2015

To start the year off, here is a gluten-free menu plan for the week, complete with main dishes, sides and even a couple of sweets for lunches, desserts and snacking.

While this is a complete, family-style menu, many of these recipes have options for healthier low carb eating. Sometimes these are sauces and gravies that are not thickened. To do that, I will remove my portion of a dish before thickening a sauce, and I’ll just keep it warm while I finish preparing the regular thickened sauce or gravy that the family is expecting.

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