The Weekly Menu July 11 #glutenfree #menuplanning

The Weekly Menu July 11

Hi everyone!  I was so excited that my gluten free P.F. Chang-y lettuce wrap recipe and photo were published in the food section of the paper!  It was a great piece by Addie Broyles, an awesome food writer for the Austin American Statesman.  She has also created fun food related projects on Instagram like #Austin360cooks and the #theyearofbaking.  Here’s the link to the article with a great Whole30 idea for tacos from the Smoking Ho, too! http://food.blog.mystatesman.com/2016/07/05/austin360cooks-jicama-tacos-knocking-off-p-f-changs-lettuce-wraps/

At the bottom of the article you can check out lots of great dinner ideas from Austin360Cooks – because sometimes “what’s for dinner?” needs a little inspiration! #dinspiration

So my digestive system is actually doing a little better on the low FODMAP diet (still also gluten, totally dairy and casein free except for the Parmesan).  I’ve learned a lot more about food this week, too:

  • basically all my spice blends have garlic or onion powder in them – so I need to revamp all the homemade blends I use
  • ketchup, hot sauce, curry paste and lots of condiments have garlic or onion powder in them – I wonder where it comes from???
  • garlic infused olive is oil is awesome
  • I used to eat a lot of high FODMAP veggies, fruit, nuts, beans, honey… basically the whole “AVOID” list

So we are going to continue this diet for awhile until I feel better.  It’s a process but these weekly menus help make my life so much easier.

The Weekly Menu

Monday – Breakfast Tacos for Dinner (eggs, potatoes, turkey sausage, El Milagro corn tortillas)

Tuesday – Gnocchi & Italian Turkey Sausage in Lemony Pan Sauce (garlic infused olive oil, ghee, lemon juice, water, oat flour)

WednesdayRice, Beef & Green Bean Dish (Loobia Polo in Persian) from The Persian Pot (without the onion)

ThursdayChicken & Rice Turmeric Soup

FridayChicken & Eggplant Parmesan (using homemade sauce with no onions or garlic)

SaturdayBuffalo Turkey Meatballs (using ghee, GF oats, celery, Texas Pete’s hot sauce, egg); Roasted Potatoes (without the spice blend); Green Beans

SundayGreek Salad (no shallots, make the dressing without the onion powder and using garlic infused olive oil instead of garlic powder)

 

Me after trying to figure out what to eat next week….

Lizzy Dog is so tired!

Have a great 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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