Gluten Free Pantry Plan: May 17th

Spice Things Up!


Photo by @themodernproper
This week we’re looking to spice things up with our friends at Simply Organic who have sponsored this week’s menu! Looking for more ways to elevate your everyday cooking? Click here to learn more about Simply Organic and how their real spices add real bite to recipes. On the list this week is a spicy cauliflower curry, a fresh summer salad and coconut 'bacon'!
Things to Use This Week: Use this as a guide for what to stock up on at the store, or what to grab from your pantry. 
Chicken Thighs 
Coconut Flakes 
Simply Organic Smoked Paprika
Simply Organic Ground Black Pepper
Simply Organic Whole Cumin Seed
Simply Organic Crushed Red Pepper
Simply Organic Black Sesame Seeds
Simply Organic Sesame Seeds
Simply Organic Five Spice Powder
Simply Organic Ground Ginger
Simply Organic Ground Turmeric
Simply Organic Cayenne Pepper
Simply Organic Ground Coriander
Simply Organic Ground Cumin
Simply Organic Bay Leaves
Things to Prep Ahead This Week: We realize some of the items we rely on from the store each week may be difficult to come by. Here are few basics you might want to consider making yourself to be as resourceful as possible and to add lots of flavor to your pantry meals! 
Homemade Granola 
Homemade Nut Butter
Pesto (add extra flavor to sandwiches, pastas & more!)
Use these as a guide for inspiration. Just because you don't have every single ingredient doesn't mean you can't replicate the main flavor of the dish! 
The Spice is Right!
Reach into that spice drawer to add a little extra flavor to dinner!
 Charred Corn Bean Salad by @saharabohoskey

This bean salad has a little crunch from the spiced chickpeas baked until crisp, lots of herbs, and lemon that cuts through the starchiness of beans. Pair this with a nice grilled or pan seared fish. But feel free to also pair with tempeh, crispy tofu or add in some extra greens - kale, arugula etc! 

Spice Swap: If you want to tone down the heat a bit, skip the cayenne pepper all together and stick to just paprika! Red pepper flakes, smoked chipotle powder and sweet paprika are all great sub in for this recipe! 

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A delicious weeknight favorite, this easy creamy Chickpea and Cauliflower Turmeric Curry is ready in no time. Loaded with ground spices and highlighting the flavor of ground turmeric, this dish is incredibly flavorful and delicious! Not only is this is a great way to incorporate vegetables and plant protein in your diet, but it's the perfect dish to always keep in your back pocket!

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Spice Swap: This recipe calls for turmeric and coriander, but if you don't have either use a curry powder. Curry powder has a good amount of both of these spices. 

Summer Seafood! 
We all love comforting and hearty meals, but sometimes you just need something lighter! 
Trying to make more fresh fish at home? This recipe is for you!  We seasoned wild salmon with a mix of Simply Organic GingerFive Spice Powder and Crushed Red Pepper and seared it over high heat before topping it with a tamari, ginger and honey glaze. Serve the fish over an easy Simply Organic Black Sesame flecked rice and round it all out with some bittersweet bok choy!

Spice SwapFive spice is a mix of cinnamon, cardamom, fennel, cloves, star anise and white pepper so if you don't have the blend on hand, make your own based on what it in your cupboard!

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Black Pepper Garlic Shrimp by @rachelgurjar

This Black Pepper Shrimp is the perfect weeknight meal and can be on the table in 20 minutes! The sautéed shrimp are cooked in a luscious and creamy sauce boldened by garlic and Simply Organic Black Pepper. Simple, easy to make, and packed with punchy flavors make this one a house favorite for sure!

Spice Swap: Not a fan of black pepper? You can use just about any other spice you enjoy like smoked paprika, oregano and cumin, lemon pepper or just red pepper flakes. If you're using something spicy, make sure to cut back a bit so it's not too hot!

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
Whether it is served in curries, pastas, soups or salads, chicken transcends all cultures and cuisines! Take a trip to India with this weeks Yogurt Chicken Curry, or just-keep-it-simple and make the this week's sheet pan chicken recipe. Either way, you can't go wrong! 
Yogurt Chicken Curry by @rachelgurjar

If you need some curry advice, our @rachelgurjar is your girl!  Read more about the amazing trip she took to India with Simply Organic here.

Spice Swap: Replace the coriander called for in the recipe with an equal amount cumin or fennel seeds.

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Five Spice Roasted Chicken with Carrots and Cabbage by @themodernproper

Need an easy weeknight dinner? TheModernProper has you covered. Their secret ingredient is the Simply Organic Five Spice Powder in the marinade for added punch and flavor. 

Spice Swap: Cinnamon, fennel seeds, cloves, anise, and white pepper make up the Five Spice blend, so if you have any of these in your pantry you can swap out the Five Spice for a combination using any of these!

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Weekend Bonus

Coconut 'Bacon' by @thefeedfeed
Warning, once you try this sweet, salty, spicy and crunchy Coconut ‘Bacon’ you’ll need a batch at the ready at all times. It’s that good!  Simply Organic Smoked Paprika is key to the flavor here. It lends a gentle heat, a smoky dimension of flavor you can’t get from any other spice, and a lovely sweetness. Simply Organic Smoked Paprika is sourced from peppers grown in the Murcia region of southeastern Spain. You can make a batch of this Coconut Bacon to snack on all summer long! It’s great in salads, on top of sandwiches or eaten by the handful!

Spice Swap: While smoked paprika maybe the key flavor here, you can use a pinch of smoked chipotle powder, cumin, and sweet paprika!