I taught a gluten-free class a year ago at a health food store I was doing some GFCF consulting and teaching for.  Going through my files today, I found the info I passed out.

Below is the menu I passed out.  It is mostly recipes adapted from allrecipes.com because I wanted to teach how to easily alter your own recipes and the steps for that.  Any recipes with dairy have the dairy alternatives.  This class was only focused on being gluten-free, not gluten and dairy free, but I don’t do dairy at our house, so I put dairy alternatives in because I couldn’t resist.

Oh, and the picture?  Why that is a leaf blower, Magenta and Supergirl!

Shopping List (for six servings of each of the following recipes)

**in the shopping list are for the serving suggestion items.  If you choose to do a different side dish, please alter that on your shopping list.


Day One: Chicken Jambalaya

Day Two: Garlic Lime Salmon

Day Three: Basic Black Bean Soup

Day Four: Spicy Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken

Day Five: Spinach Pasta Casserole

Day Six: Cube Steak Skillet Stew

Chicken Jambalaya II  

adapted from allrecipes.com – servings: 6

1 tablespoon olive oil

3 onions, diced

3 green bell peppers, diced

1/2 cup water, divided

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed

2 (14.5 ounce) cans whole peeled tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved

garlic powder to taste

onion powder to taste

chili powder to taste

2 cups brown rice

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Saute onions and peppers for 5 minutes.

Pour in 1/4 cup of water and add chicken. Cook 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.

To the chicken add the tomatoes, with juice, remaining water, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and rice. Simmer until rice is tender.

Mix well and serve

Serving suggestions:  Steamed broccoli and summer squash.

Garlic Lime Salmon

from allrecipes.com–Provided by: Taste of Home’s Quick Cooking – Serving: 6

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 medium onion, diced

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 teaspoon grated lime peel

1 garlic clove, minced

2 (1.5 pound) salmon fillets

lime slices (optional)

In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the first five ingredients; shake well.

Broil salmon, skin side down, 4-6 in. from the heat for 20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, basting every 5 minutes with lime mixture. Garnish with lime slices if desired.

Serving suggestions:  Quinoa and kale.

Black Bean Soup II

from allrecipes.com – Serving: 6

2 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

7 cups water

1 teaspoon olive oil

salt to taste

ground black pepper to taste

1/8 teaspoon ground cumin

In a Dutch Oven saute onion, garlic and green pepper in oil over medium heat till tender.

Add beans and water and season with salt, pepper and cumin to your desired taste. Mix well and simmer for 25 minutes.

Pour soup into blender and puree. Once soup is to your desired consistency return to Dutch Oven and return to medium-low heat.

Pour a few drops of olive oil in bowl for added flavor and dish up soup.

Serving suggestions:  Baby carrots with orange or lemon and gluten-free garlic toast.

Spicy Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken

Spicy Honey-Orange Glazed Chicken

Spinach Pasta Casserole

Cube Steak Stew