Thursday, May 23, 2013

The Week's Menu


I bet you've been waiting for this moment.

Just kidding.


Here's another week's menu of pretty yummy, gluten-free meals!


Crockpot Pork Roast

We made this pot roast based off of the link above - but we overdid it on the spices.  The original recipe is designed for the oven, so to adapt it to the crockpot, we added 1 cup of veggie oil.  Again, we overdid it.  Our faults aside, I like this recipe for it's simplicity of ingredients and steps.  We just added sweet potatoes to the crockpot and served it with apples and rice. I'm pretty sure this recipe is actually really good, because all three of us happily ate through our slightly-too salty meat and potatoes. I recommend following the measurements better than we did.  And half the vegetable oil.



Sweet Chili Lime Tofu

What's to hate about tofu? If it's not the [lack of] flavor, its the squishy consistency. That being said, you must try this recipe.  Or come over and let me make it for you.  This blog has cooking tofu figured out so its not so squishy - she spells out the details of dry frying in the recipe.  And the chili lime sauce is, well, again, you have to try it.  You won't be disappointed.  To make sure the recipe is gluten-free, use Tamari sauce instead of soy.

Note for mamas: this is an intensive recipe.  I recommend making this on a night when the hubby is home to manage children.

Note for everyone: don't go off my picture to decide if it's any good. Click on the link to see appropriately delicious pictures of this appropriately delicious meal.



Beef Stew


Another great Pinterest find that is super adaptable to what you have in your fridge.  I used some already cooked roast beef I had and added bratwursts.  The original recipe has a part where you add flour to thicken the soup.  I just omitted that part and added all the broth in at the beginning.


Dessert? Homemade Chocolate Freezy Goop


Chocolate Magis Shell sauce is hands down my favorite of all time ice cream topping.  It's also a bit pricey, especially when you go through the bottles as quickly as I do.  I found this recipe for the homemade version and knew I had to try it out.  Whether this recipe actually saves money, I'm not sure - coconut oil and chocolate bars aren't exactly cheap either.  But if you're a fan of knowing what's going into your stomach, this is a great alternative.  My personal recommendation - vanilla ice cream with fresh strawberries, topped with this baby.  The best.

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