Introducing the Gluten Free Meal Plan

It’s been a busy year meeting many wonderful people within the gluten free community! Throughout my travels and connections, the story of personal struggle after a gluten free diagnosis was one of the most common links between the people that I met.  I remember when I was first introduced to Celiac Disease and the gluten free diet, I thought – once you remove gluten from your diet, what else is there left to eat!  It turns out that I wasn’t alone.  Many of you also experienced the same frightening thought.

That’s When My ‘Idea’ Engine Kicked into High Gear

After hearing all of these similar diagnosis stories and struggles to adapt to a gluten free diet based on the tough learning curve, my big idea engine got to work.  How could I help others struggling with the gluten free diet on a larger scale than one-on-one coaching, ecoaching and hosting awareness events?  Where would make the biggest impact?  How can I make this so affordable anyone with Celiac Disease can be a part of this program?

Meet the Gluten Free Meal Plan

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Gluten Free Meal Plan provides simple meal plans that outline every meal of the week. We provide shopping lists to help you make sure you have all the food you need when you go to make it. We offer tips and tricks to eating gluten free, shopping, and just managing your eating life. When you subscribe to Gluten Free Meal Plan, we make it easy to eat gluten free. All this for only $9.99 a month! That’s an entire month of meal plans, recipes and grocery shopping lists for only $9.99!  The only thing not included is me actually going to the grocery store and shopping for you – which if you live in New York City or Northern New Jersey, I could probably work out the details with you to make that happen, too!

How Do I Join?

To subscribe to the Gluten Free Meal Plan, simply visit click here.

Can I Get Involved?

Yes! We’re constantly looking for others to help us spread the word about the Gluten Free Meal Plan.  The Gluten Free Meal Plan affiliate program offers 75% of the total sale in commission back to you. Our affiliate program is hosted by Clickbank, the largest digital product delivery service.  We have banners, email and text links for you to pull from and use in your marketing. If interested in joining the Gluten Free Meal Plan affiliate program you can sign up here – http://www.glutenfreemealplan.org/affiliates

Ok, I want all the details…

Since this is the first gluten free meal plan subscription service available, there’s bound to be questions.  I’ve tried to take as much guess work out of it as possible.  I recommend taking a look at our Following Gluten Free Meal Plan page which explains our general philosophy as well as the best way to use the Gluten Free Meal Plan. You can also check out the FAQ for answers to common questions.

I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below! What do you think about the Gluten Free Meal Plan?

How to Make Homemade Guacamole

Handmade guacamole used to be a special treat when I went to an authentic mexican restaurant.  Not anymore!

How to Make Gaucamole

After many, many visits to the most authentic mexican restaurant that I’ve ever been to, I can finally say – I make better guacamole than they do now! It took a lot of trial and error to get the best combination of avocado, onion, cilantro and jalapeño, but I suffered through the deliciousness.

Now I want to share my famous guacamole recipe with you! Here it is:

Prep time: 5 minutes

4 – 6 servings (depending on how much you and your guests love guacamole!)

Ingredients

  • 2 ripened avocados
  • 1 oz fresh cilantro, diced
  • 1/2 white onion, diced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, diced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bag of tortilla chips, I love dipping with the Way Better Unbeatable Blues!

Directions

  1. Finely dice the white onion, jalapeño pepper and cilantro. Place in Molcajete or medium bowl.
  2. Cut the avocados in half and remove the seed.
  3. Scoop out avacado from the peel, put in a mixing bowl.
  4. Mash together using the pestle or using a fork.
  5. Add salt to taste (be careful not to over salt if you have chosen a salty chip)
  6. Garnish with a cilantro leaf, if desired.

 Are you an avocado lover? How else do you like to eat your avocado?

The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook

For much of the winter, I rely on my crockpot to make my gluten free meals during the work week.  Despite the tiny little fear of leaving my slow cooker plugged in and cooking during the day, coming home to an apartment that smells delicious and a ready to eat meal is totally worth it.

Gluten Free Crockpot RecipesAt first, gluten free chili was my only masterpiece from my crockpot.  Then I got my hands on The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook by Carrie Forbes which is also the blogger behind Ginger Lemon Girl.  Carrie starts off the cookbook by delivering an in-depth look at how to choose the right crockpot for your needs, how to take care of it and then she dives into the delicious gluten free recipes.

Some of the gluten free recipes that you’ll find inside are:

  • Pull-Apart Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits
  • Breakfast Risotto
  • Pineapple Teriyaki Drumsticks
  • Bacon Corn Chowder
  • Spicy Vegetarian Chili
  • Chicken Alfredo Pasta
  • Sausage and Shrimp Jambalaya
  • Curried Coconut Chicken
  • Barbecue Western Ribs
  • Blueberry Cobbler
  • Right-Side-Up Pineapple Cake

The Everything Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Cookbook includes over 300 gluten free recipes that you can quickly prepare and leave to cook inside your slow cooker during a busy day with your family or while you’re at work.

What’s your favorite meal to cook in your slow cooker? Tell us in the comments below!

Gluten Free Chili in a Slow Cooker

Chili and winter go hand in hand. Today, I brought my slow cooker out of storage and welcomed in the snowy weather with a delicious batch of homemade chili.

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Photo credit: foodonthetable.com

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Slow Cooker Time: 2 hours on high or 4 hours on low

8 – 10 servings 

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs lean ground beef
  • 1 jar Newman’s Own Tomato Basil sauce
  • 1 cup red wine (merlot or cabernet sauvignon works best)
  • 2 cans kidney beans
  • 1 can garbanzo beans
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 jalapeno pepper
  • 1 white onion
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 large head of garlic
  • Shredded Cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet, drain grease.
  2. Add ground beef, kidney beans, garbanzo beans and diced tomatoes to crockpot. Add a layer of tomato sauce and red wine.  Cut up all vegetables add to crockpot. Top with remaining tomato sauce and red wine.
  3. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir occasionally.
  5. Cook on high for 2 hours or until vegetables are softened.
  6. Top with shredded cheese when serving.

Do you have a favorite gluten free recipe to cook in your slow cooker? Share it in the comments below!