The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct. 12 #menuplanning

Persian Herb Stew & Rice

Hi everyone! Hope you had a wonderful week! We’ve been having a great staycation while the hubs has a break from work and I’m gearing up to go back to school (online school that is #genomics #bioinformatics)… I’m just so excited! The Horns beat OU!!! Yay. Plus we have a fun weekend planned – Oddball Comedy Tour to see Aziz Ansari, Amy Schumer + more!!! Fun.

So can you identify the dish in the picture above? It’s my version of an Iranian dish (my favorite Iranian dish no doubt) called Ghormeh Sabzi or Persian Herb Stew. It’s a labor of love because I wash and prep all the veg and herbs myself – but it is definitely worth it!

Ghormeh Sabzi Veg

And since I have some time and it’s fall – why not! I love the way the fenugreek makes the house smell and turmeric is such a healthy spice. It brings back so many memories growing up eating Persian food, especially when my grandmother would visit and cook for us. And it’s such a wonderfully healthy dish, too.

Casual Veggie Cookbook

I’m also excited about the upcoming release of the blogger collaboration digital cookbook – The Casual Veggie #COMINGSOON! If you’ve ever wondered what to do with a veggie this cookbook is for you and you’ll be able to buy it here soon. Since I received an early copy of this cookbook, I’ve been inspired to try new vegetables. So we are going to start perusing farmer’s markets to find some local new veggies to try. Also, look for some fun new recipe blog posts and prep ideas from all of the amazing bloggers coming soon.

So here is the casein free, gluten free weekly menu for October 12:

Fried Artichoke Hearts

Meatless MondayFried Artichoke Hearts & Zucchini with Marinara Sauce

Spicy Chicken Pasta Sauce with Penne

TuesdaySpicy Chicken Red Sauce & Penne Pasta

WednesdayGhormeh Sabzi (Persian Herb Stew) & Crispy Basmati Rice

Asian Chicken Salad

ThursdayAsian Chicken Salad 

Turkey and Veggie Chili

FridayTurkey & Veggie Chili

Saturday – Odd Ball Comedy Tour & Dinner Out

Seven Layer Dip #glutenfree

Sunday – Seven Layer Dip + Homemade Tortilla Chips (cheese for my husband but none for me); Sweet Potato Casserole Muffins (working on new recipe)

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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