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    Weekly Menu Plan – July 18, 2010

    The dog days of summer. What does that mean anyway? WikiAnswers says it means “You are panting in the summer like a dog.” LOL! This answer from Yahoo! Answers seemed a little more believable “It comes from the sky (astrology) and the ancient Egyptians. But back in the day the Egyptians would celebrate “dog days,” because the rising of the Sun, combined with the Dog Star, announced a very good thing. It was during this time each and every year that the River Nile would flood, reviving all of the surrounding parched land.” What do you think?

    The menu this week will include lots of fresh fruits and veggies, as per typical during the summer. I can’t get enough fruit. The kids are getting tired of it, but eat it to get dessert. ;)

    Sunday – Rotisserie chicken, steamed green beans & carrots, Bhutanese red rice and salad.

    Monday -Mexican pizzas (veggie for me), black beans & corn and salad

    Tuesday – Pasta or gnocchi with creamy pumpkin sage sauce, zucchini & salad

    Wednesday -BBQ baby back ribs, baked potato, broccoli & salad

    Thursday -Indian vegetarian curried fried rice and salad (the fam may revolt when I serve this)

    Friday -Homemade pizza, salad & fruit

    Saturday -Leftovers

    Baked Goods

    Craving cookies, so I am sure I will make something

    Bread

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    Week in Review

    If you missed the waffle winners, check here to see if you won!

    P.F. Chang’s is offering a coupon for free lettuce wraps!

    Larabar introduces new flavors – review.

    Molly Woo’s caters to the gluten-free diner.

    Review of Snyder’s gluten-free pretzels.

    Gluten-free emergency kits.

    GIG partners with The Green Polkadot Box.

    Canyon Bakehouse hamburger buns are a hit!

    Update on Nature’s Own gluten-free bread.

    Simple summer recipes.

    Shirley of Gluten-Free Easily got my attention with this Chocolate Zucchini Bread!

    Check out all of these fancy, fun things that Nancy is doing with Kale Chips at The Sensitive Pantry! I love Kale Chips!

    Erin wrote a great article about how to handle being an injured, gluten-free athlete. Excellent read. Unfortunately she and I have both been down that road recently. I believe she is nearly recovered now and I am not far behind. And, while you are at Erin’s place, don’t forget to check out her new ebook, Living a Healthy Gluten-Free Life.

    I have a really big giveaway going up Tuesday AM, so make sure to check back. I am so pleased to be able to partner with the 2 companies that have agreed to participate, I can barely contain myself!!

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