Category: Gluten-free

The Weekly Menu Oct. 9-15 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Time for the Weekly Menu Hello everyone!  It’s going to be a busy and super fun week for me so I need a game plan to get us through dinners this week.  Theater season starts this week and I’m super excited because the first show is RENT.  Hamilton is touring next season and will be in Austin.  Season ticket holders get first dibs on Hamilton tickets.  So we are joyfully supporting the arts!  Lots of...

The Weekly Menu Oct. 2-8 #glutenfree #menuplanning

??? Time for a fall-ish weekly menu plan! ??? And as we head into fall, we are starting to plan more soups and stews during the week although it really isn’t that cold here in Texas. And I don’t remember if I talked about it yet, but I was getting into making sourdough bread from a gluten free starter but my body really didn’t like it.  I’m guessing it was the yeast – wild or not.  No...

The Weekly Menu Sept. 25 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Time for the Weekly Menu! Hi everyone.  Food. Food. Food.  Seems like it is what is always on my mind.  And football.  This week the Horns are playing on Thursday, so I thought it would be a great time to bust out the seven layer dip as our meal for the night. Mmmm.  It is basically grass-fed beef, refried beans, taco seasoning + sour cream, tomatoes, green onions, avocados and olives (and a cheese layer...

MTHFR & The Weekly Menu #menuplanning

MTHFR! Hi all!  Well as it turns out I have a few gene variants that would account for why I am so sensitive to chemicals, why I have been driven to eat so clean, and why changing so many things over the years has helped my health improve (filtered water, no chemical cleaners, concrete floors, using glass instead of plastic, and all the food stuff…).  As it turns out I am heterozygous for both MTHFR C677T...

The Weekly Menu #freefrom #menuplanning

Time for the weekly menu again! This week I want to talk a little more about glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Round-Up) and GMOs.  There is a gene that produces the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthetase (EPSPS) in plants, fungi and bacteria but not in mammals.  This enzyme plays a critical role in the Shikimate pathway, which synthesizes the amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan.  Glyphosate targets and inhibits EPSPS leading to the eventual...

The Weekly Menu Sept. 4-10 #freefrom #menuplanning

Time for The Weekly Menu It’s football season!  Still so excited to see the Longhorns play this year.  We always start off with such high expectations. ?? Also, I’m finding out all kinds of things about my genetic variants.  I ran a program from Found My Fitness to look for certain SNPs in my raw 23andMe data.  The results were pretty interesting.  I have another marker for an increased risk of Celiac disease (so 5...

The Weekly Menu Aug 28-Sept 3 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Time for the weekly menu! Well friends, we now have our genetic test results from 23andMe.  And I do have two gene variants that are linked to Celiac disease.  I’m not at all surprised that I also have the MTHFR (methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase) C677T genetic variation on one of my chromosomes (heterozygous). My initial understanding of this MTHFR variant is that it prevents the body from flushing toxins well.  Perhaps this is why I am so sensitive...

The Weekly Menu Aug 21-27 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi all! We are heading into another week of “free from” comfort food menu planning.  This week I’m going to use that wonderful sheep’s milk Halloumi cheese in place of mozzarella in a couple of dishes.  We are going to make toasted ciabatta with Halloumi and roasted peppers drizzled in a basil caper vinaigrette.  I’m going to use ciabatta bread from Schar because it doesn’t contain any xanthan gum and is non-GMO, dairy and gluten...

The Weekly Menu Aug. 14-20 #glutenfree #menuplanning

I’m pretty excited Hatch chile season is in full swing.  We are going to make a stew adapted from Life Made Simple (recipe link below on the menu).  It was really delicious when I followed the original recipe, but this time we are going to use roasted tomatillos, chiles and jalapeños instead of using a salsa verde (which usually contains xanthan gum and isn’t organic).  It freezes well so I’m going to make a lot...

The Weekly Menu Aug 7-13 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone! We saw the first appearance of Hatch chiles this week and I’m pretty excited. I absolutely love Hatch chile season! So the next few weeks we’ll probably have quite a few recipes incorporating the wonderful roasted chiles. Yum! Yum! Last week we found sheep’s milk Halloumi cheese, which is similar to mozzarella. We used it to make Margherita pizzas with the fabulous naan bread we made the night before. And it was amazing!...