The Weekly Menu May 1 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone! Hope your week is starting off great!  Well we had a blast at the annual Food & Wine Fest here in Austin. Such a great group of friends that get together over the last 10 years for the festivities.  It’s pretty awesome.  And there were so many bites that were gluten free it was really nice.  SO much wine and cucumber vodka – I should probably detox. 🙂  Definitely having a little booch today…

I was excited to try Alcomar for the first time on Friday, too.  It was fantastic.  They serve mainly seafood and they only have corn tortillas so it is safe for gluten-free folks.  I tried the pork shank carnitas, which were delicious.  And they have some pretty great drinks, too – I really enjoyed the PEPINO PICOSO.  Check out the menu!

Anyway, I’m done with school!  YAY!  I have a few cool projects coming up related to the blog and it’ll be fun to start searching for jobs.  Yes I said, FUN.  🙂  I learned to do some really cool stuff.  Like assemble genomes from sequencing reads uploaded to the NCBI plus quality control, protein bioinformatics, molecular phylogenetics, other ‘omics, general sequence analysis…  So many skills for this new age of information.  I loved my food microbiology class.  I have a lot to look forward to this  year!

Okay, so the menu is going to be short and sweet this week and a lot of our goto repeats.  Always gluten free, mostly dairy/casein free, organic, “free from” and non-GMO whenever possible (because of the glyphosate and what it may be doing to our microbiome).

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu

Monday – Fried Chicken Whataburger-Style Salad with Homemade Ranch (using Chosen Foods Avocado Oil Mayo + organic spices)

TuesdayTeriyaki Chicken with Roasted Red Bell Peppers, Zucchini & Jasmine Rice (drizzled with Coconut Aminos Teriyaki Sauce)

Wednesday – Asian Turkey Burgers with Almond Bread Buns from Simple Mills & Sweet Potato Fries

Thursday – Caesar Salad with Roasted Chicken (using Chosen Foods Mayo again and this recipe for Caesar Dressing)

Friday – Chicken and Sausage Andouille Gumbo

Saturday – BBQ lunch with Friends; Quiche Lorraine (with Chao vegan cheese and So Delicious Coconut Creamer instead of cream)

Sunday – Dinner Out

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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