The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct. 5 #menuplanning

Green Bean Beef Stew

Can you believe it is already October? And what a lovely October it is so far (except for my Longhorns – it is just going to take some time…)! October is the time of year to break out the fall soups, stews and chili recipes. So this weekly menu is loaded up! We make it all from fresh vegetables and lean protein (no canned food helps avoid BPA and too much sodium). ????

Since it has been gorgeous outside and my husband has a little time off, we’ve been out to the Town Lake trails a couple times and hit golf balls at Top Golf Austin, which was so much fun. ⛳️ My husband has played golf forever (he lettered in golf in high school) but lately he’s been working so much there just hasn’t been time. My family is a golfing family, so I used to play a lot but it has been a while for me. But now that I’ve lost some weight, it is so much easier to hit the ball and I’m re-learning my swing.

So we thought it would be fun to go to Top Golf instead of the driving range and it was! We hit so many golf balls. Way more than on the range. I love that you can play for points and there is air conditioning and music. Time just flies by! We were so sore afterward. But we’ll be going back soon.

And I have some really great news. Recently, I applied for a online certification program at Johns Hopkins University to expand on my PhD in Biochemistry by learning more about the world of genomics and bioinformatics. And I’ve been accepted as a degree candidate to the Post Master’s program for a Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics. I’ll be starting in the Spring 2016 (January). Basically, I will learn the skill set necessary to focus on gene annotation and scientific data curation, which includes discerning genetic mutations that lead to disease. I’m very excited to be a part of this new chapter in scientific and medical advancement. The fact that we will have personalized medicine soon is so fantastic, especially as the microbiome is analyzed. Anyway, I thought I would share my good news. I’m very excited!

I’m still going to need to eat gluten and casein free so I’ll continue to post recipes and our weekly menus. And a new collaborative cookbook is coming soon, too!

Anyway, here is the casein free, gluten free weekly menu for October 5:

Meatless MondaySmoky Butternut Squash Soup from Food & Wine (use ghee instead of butter and substitute So Delicious dairy-free yogurt for the crème fraîche for a casein free version )

Veggie & Chicken Fajita Tacos

Taco TuesdayVeggie & Chicken Fajita Tacos

Wednesday – Dinner Out

Buffalo Chicken Salad

ThursdayBuffalo Chicken Salad

Chicken Stew

FridayChicken Stew & Mashies

Singapore Street Noodles with Red Cabbage

Saturday – ? Singapore Street Noodles

Sunday – Green Bean Beef Stew (recipe in The Weekly Menu II & Cookbook – Kindle versions on Amazon are on sale now!)

Have a wonderful week everyone! 🙂

Deana Larkin Evans

Hi! I’m Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I also create weekly menus to save time and money while reducing stress and food waste. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010 and dairy/casein-free (except for the occasional Parmesan or goat cheese) in 2014. I’m kind of a science nerd, too. In the ’90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook ’em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course.

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