This weeks theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap is tomatoes! Perfect for this time of year. We have had pretty good success with our tomatoes this year despite fighting the birds, (our) dogs, rodents (ground squirrels or pack rats!, not sure which) and weather for them. We are having great success with our heirloom Green Zebras and Napa Grapes. The San Marzanos are not doing as well, although they are still producing. Despite the troubles we are getting a pretty consistent harvest, just enough for us to handle. So be sure to check out the menu swap, hosted by Gluten Free Goodness, where you should find lots of good ideas of what to do with these beauties.
As you may have noticed, I haven’t been formally meal planning as much lately. In the late summer, I tend to meal plan around what we have coming out of the garden and sometimes only a day or two in advance. I have also been having fun with two of my new cookbooks, 660 Curries and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams At Home.
This week though I am trying to get organized and figure out what to do with the goodies from the Farmer’s Market and our garden. I bought some sweet corn, cucumbers and okra at the market and we have plenty of tomatoes, tomatillos and basil coming out of our own garden.
BLT’s with corn-on-the-cob and Pan Fried Okra with Onion-Tamarind Sauce – real bacon on GF bread for me and fake-veg bacon on wheat bread for the hubby. The okra recipe is from 660 Curries.
Palak Paneer (Cheese in a Spinach Sauce) with rice and naan
Veggie Burgers with Fire-Roasted Corn Salad – I had this salad this week at a work luncheon and it was dynamite. I am working on my stash of Amy’s GF Bistro Burgers which I will eat on GF bread. Hubby will eat his non-gf veg burgers on wheat bread.
Pasta with tomatoes, chickpeas, balsamic onions, basil and feta
Quinoa Salad with Cucumber, Black Beans and Avocado
I hope you’re all doing well. How is your tomato harvest this year? Any special varieties you are liking?