The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct. 19 #menuplanning

JBG Peppers

We finally made it out to a Johnson’s Backyard Garden Farmer’s Market! We bought these beautiful organic sweet peppers, lettuce and cherry tomatoes. Of course most is going into salads, but I’m looking forward to using some of the sweet peppers in the turkey and veggie chili tonight! Although, I wasn’t totally convinced every veggie has to be organic – I’m really starting to notice a big difference in the way my body digests organic versus conventional vegetables. Whatever it is, it seems like washing the veg wasn’t doing the trick with tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and lettuce. So organic it is! And I’m happy to support a local farm, too. And as an added bonus, my backyard potted cucumber plant is still growing and producing cukes like crazy! 🌿

Last week we went walking around LadyBird/Town Lake kinda late so we drove by Torchy’s Tacos to pick up dinner instead of cooking, so the meal plan is getting shifted over a day. We usually do a Meatless Monday, but we are going to do Sunday’s planned dinner instead. The rest of the week is set up so that I can use up some of the stuff in the fridge and freezer. We are going to use homemade pickled jalapeños in the creamed corn and then marinate chopped onions over night in the remaining pickling juice to make “Salt Lick” potato salad the next day. I’m also using some homemade coconut milk I had frozen for the creamed corn, but taking out 5 teaspoons to use for the homemade blender Hollandaise sauce. There is a method to my madness – sometimes! 🙂 Anyway, most of these recipes are in my eCookbooks, which are still on sale (the Kindle Versions) – including copy cat version of the Salt Lick BBQ Potato Salad.

Fun Fact: We’ve walked almost all of the trails all the way around the lake now! There is a great app called ATX trails to help you find fun new places to explore around the lake. #touristinmyowntown

So here is the casein free, gluten free weekly menu for the week of October 19:

Monday – Seven Layer Dip & Homemade Corn Chips

Cajun Chicken & Creamed Corn

TuesdayCajun Chicken; Coconut Milk Creamed Corn; Avocado

WednesdayChicken Andouille Sausage; “Salt Lick” Potato Salad; Red Cabbage Slaw

Eggs Benedict

ThursdayEggs Benedict with Casein Free Hollandaise; Asparagus

Grass-Fed Steak Salad

FridaySouthwestern Grass-fed Steak Salad

Chicken & Veggie Tacos

Saturday – 🏈 Chicken & Veggie Fajita Tacos with Homemade Guacamole

Turkey Meatballs & Pasta

SundayItalian Turkey Meatballs & Pasta

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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2 Responses

  1. Me either! They are so easy, too.
  2. Fajitas are so dang good!! I cannot get enough!