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Meal Plan Friday…not Monday. This week has been crazy. I started my new part-time job working at the hospital as a diet aide. It’s kind of the starting point for clinical dietitians-in-training/schooling. I am sitting here with a nice glass of wine in me after being on my feet for 8+ hours today – the first time in years that I have done that (all day on my feet, that is, not the wine)!

And so, I have our belated meal plan for you, since I didn’t get around to posting it yet. This is the menu that we are working our way through now:

Mediterranean Salad with Socca – it’s been quite a while since we have had this salad and my husband claimed he loved it (I like it a lot too, I was just surprised that he did too). So, I guess I need to add this one back into our normal repertoire! And the socca I am still trying to perfect…I’ve tried multiple recipes and I am not happy with any one in particular yet, but I love the concept and will keep trying!

Rosemary Chickpea and Spinach Soup – recipe from Madhur Jaffrey’s World Vegetarian cookbook. This soup was okay, nothing to write home about so I probably won’t be making it again.

Last Minute Sesame Noodles – always tasty!

Chickpea Picatta over Mashed Potatoes and Arugula – yum, another one we haven’t had in a while. It is super! Even hubby liked the arugula. And I am sitting here drinking the rest of the wine I used in it.

What is hitting the spot at your house this week?


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I hope you are doing well with your new goals and haven’t fallen off the band wagon yet. If you are trying to eat a healthier diet or just eat more vegetables this year, there are plenty of resources out there. Of course there are lots of gluten free blogs out there. And lots of vegetarian blogs too.

But there are a ton of other resources, most of which aren’t specifically gluten free or vegetarian but still provide me with lots of inspiration. One of the recipes below is from Cooking Light magazine, one from Vegetarian Times magazine, another from Sunset magazine and the other from Food and Wine magazine.

I also make recipes from a lot of blogs. Most of which are not specifically gluten free. Some of my recent favorites are The Taste Space, Dana Treat, Fat Free Vegan Kitchen and Kalyn’s Kitchen. Recipes abound out on the interwebs, so don’t be afraid to look around, especially at all of the non-gluten free blogs. It’s so easy to modify most recipes to be gluten free. So if you need some inspiration, be sure to check out some of my favorite blogs over on the right as I have just updated my links.

Capitalizing on last week’s “Eat More Produce” theme for the Gluten Free Menu Swap, Heather at Celiac Family chose broccoli as this week’s theme. We love broccoli here at our house. We love it steamed, stir-fried, roasted – it doesn’t matter – we eat it and love it. This week we’ll be having it roasted alongside some dal.

And I’ll probably be eating it lightly steamed for lunch at work this week too. It’s so easy to just put some in a glass storage bowl and take to work. Take the lid off, drizzle in a little water before popping it into the microwave for a minute or two, and then I like to sprinkle it with a bit of salt. I don’t need any butter or other sauce. Mmmm…broccoli. What is your favorite way to eat your broccoli?

This week’s plan:

Buttery Pigeon Pea Dal with Roasted Broccoli and Brown Rice – we didn’t get to this last week.

Tempeh and Green Bean Stir-Fry with Peanut Sauce with Brown Rice

Italian Chickpea Soup with a Massaged Kale Salad

Spiced Lemon Quinoa

What are your favorite sources of inspiration? Your new favorite blog, magazine? Let me know – I can always use more!

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