Sunday, October 18, 2009

Menu Planning Monday - Gluten-Free Rachel Ray

It's been a while, but it is high time I got back in gear!! Several of my recipes are modified Rachel Ray recipes to be gluten free! By the way, check out Organic Valley, they have some great coupons for their products.

Sunday - Sauteed pork chops, with Italian beans (recipe below), and salad
Monday - omelets, spinach salad, crescent rolls
Tuesday - Fish sandwiches (recipe below)
Wednesday - Mediterranean- style chicken (recipe below)
Thursday - Spaghetti
Friday - I'll be NYC - Dad is cooking!!

Italian Beans (great fiber!)
Northern beans soaked and cooked
3 slices of bacon
1 medium onion, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and finely chopped
2 celery, sliced thin
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 bay leaf
1 cup chicken stock
2 tomatoes, chopped

Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil in a pan. Add bacon and cook until crisp, add onion, carrot, celery, garlic and bay leaf and cook for about 5 minutes. Add beans and stock and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about another 5 minutes. Add tomatoes, stir and serve!

Mediterranean-Style Chicken
4-6 Chicken cutlets, pounded thin
4-6 fresh sage leaves
4 -6 slices of bacon
3 cups chicken stock
1/4 cupfresh parsely chopped
2 T. butter
1/2 cup grated parmasean cheese
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic
bag of chopped kale
1 T. sugar
2 T. red wine vinegar

Heat 2 T. EVOO in a large non-stick skillet. Place a sage leaf and a piece of bacon on top of a cutlet and roll on a diagonal. Add chicken to the pan. Cook and turn until all sides are brown. Remove from skillet and add 1 cup stock to the pan. Scrape up any brown bits with wooden spoon. Allow to cook and reduce for about 2 minutes. Add parsely and butter. Once butter has melted, add chicken back to the pan and turn off heat. Sprinkle with cheese.

In a separate pan, heat 2 T. in a large saute pan. Add onion and garlic and cook until transluscent. Add kale and toss and turn frequently. Add sugar and vinegar and 1/2 cup chicken stock.

Serve with rice.

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Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

I am always happy to hear of new gluten free recipes, as my middle daughter is gluten intolerant. Thanks for sharing.

Crystal said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! My mom used to make salmon patties for us when my sisters and I were little all the time. I started making these about once a month a few months back. I can actually get my 7 and 4 yr old to eat some fish besides frozen fish sticks! I just hope it's as healthy as I think it is for them...

hip chick said...

Oh that sounds really good. I may try that as a meal next week. It would be great served with a nice green salad.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by! The closest Aldi's to us is about 45 minutes away. What I do is make a huge grocery trip every 2 weeks.......sometimes the entire family goes, and we make a day of it, sometimes it's just's definitely worth the trip though!

Jen said...

Sounds like a wonderful menu. I love Rachael Ray and cook lots of her recipes.

amy and ann said...

oh! way cool. by the way adding you to our blog roll right now on amy and ann blogs we dig!
XO. amy