Hard to believe we're heading into the last week of May! This Celiac Awareness month has gone by quickly, but this year I saw more awareness posts and activities than ever before. Just a reminder, as the Minute Rice giveaway is coming to a close, I also have a giveaway running for 12 Boxes of Catelli Gluten Free Pasta for readers in Canada. Don't miss out!
Now, on to the meal planning! Click the titles in red to be taken to full recipes.
It's strawberry season here in France, so I'm happy to be able to make my strawberry BBQ sauce again with local, fresh berries. There are also a ton of fresh asparagus hanging around at the market, so I have added a simple asparagus side dish to this week's meal plan as well. Happy eating!
Attention Canadian residents! Minute Rice and I are holding a contest for a year's supply (12 boxes) of Minute Rice to one lucky Canadian winner! Rice is an excellent gluten free option that is incredibly versatile and simple to use. Minute Rice makes meal prep even easier since the traditional long cooking time is shaved down, meaning you can get meals together in a flash!
Welcome to the weekly meal plan! I for one and getting more and more excited for the warmer weather here in Paris, and am less and less excited about cooking meals that take a long time to put together. Warmer weather meals simpler meals that use fresh ingredients as their base.
As always, the meal ideas below are based on what my family is eating this week. Always simple, always gluten free. Also, if you see a red link in the meal name, click on it to take you to a more detailed recipe.
Greetings from Spain, where we are spending the first few days of May enjoying the sunshine on the Costa Brava before it's back to Paris on Sunday. What does travel have to do with Celiac Awareness, you ask? Plenty!
As a family that travels a lot, we try to bring awareness of the need for safe, gluten free food in every destination we visit. As the gluten free food trend grows, so does the impression that it's just that- a trend. I make a point to try and educate and inform people about what a medically necessary gluten free lifestyle truly means, and about how sick one can get by consuming foods that contain gluten if they have Celiac Disease of Non Celiac Gluten Sensitivity.