Category: The Weekly Menus

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu March 16

Happy Norooz and St. Patrick’s Day this week since I’m half Persian and half Irish! And welcome spring! We’ve planted containers with basil and tomatoes, cucumbers, jalapeños, thyme, oregano, chives and a few flowers on our patio (bees love the snapdragons). Last week, our apartment complex hosted a fun little project on national plant a flower day. They supplied pots, paint, flowers and dirt so we could decorate our pots and plant some flowers. It...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu March 9

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a nice week despite all this crazy weather. I’m really hoping we have a spring season and it doesn’t jump straight to the hot, hot, omigod it’s so hot Texas weather. This week we found a great infographic on HuffPostTaste and I love it! It sums up the benefits of planning a weekly menu and really hits home why we started doing it years ago – to reduce stress figuring out what...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu March 2

March already? Time flies by when you are having fun! I’ve been working on converting the eCookbooks (which are a series of our gluten-free menus transitioning from the early days of comfort food like cheesy pepperoni pizza and fried chicken to healthier gluten-free and casein-free dishes) into various digital formats to sell through more book stores and hopefully make available to libraries. The nice thing about these cookbooks is that there are gluten-free options for everyone...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Feb. 23

Hi everyone! Nothing too exciting going on this week. Trying to get out and enjoy the sun when it shines and stay warm when it’s cold. We’ve been walking on the Austin Boardwalk/Butler Trail quite a bit now. It feels so good to get in a 5-mile walk and feel my body getting stronger and way less sore. My husband and I lost a bunch of weight when we started exercising consistently and eating real...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Feb. 16

Oh my old bones are sore today #lifeafter40! This weekend we took another long walk (5 miles) around Town Lake/Lady Bird Lake/Colorado River on the Boardwalk/Butler Trail. We explored the east side of the lake and did an entire loop crossing over at both the dam and Interstate 35. I have to admit crossing the dam was pretty scary for me – I’m not really scared of heights but a little vertigo kicks in when...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Feb. 9

Well now that football season is over, what am I going to do?  Just kidding.  As it warms up it will be fun to get outdoors on the weekends and check out some of the cool stuff going on in Austin. Valentine’s Day falls on Saturday this week and to be very honest, I’m not a big fan of commercialized holidays – especially this one. In college, I worked for a florist during Valentine’s day...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Feb. 2

Happy Monday!  Hope you don’t have a Superbowl hangover.  😉 Last week was pretty fun for us. We celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary and 7 years together. We took a nice long stroll on the Austin boardwalk by Lady Bird Lake. And my husband traded in his SUV for a Hyundai Sonata Eco.  What a gem – we love it!!!!  It gets great gas mileage and drives like a luxury car. Okay so here’s the...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Jan. 26

This is a fun week for us because we are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary! And there is that big game on Sunday, too! I’m really excited to see the Seahawks play the Patriots. We love football – maybe it’s a Texas thing but I’ve been watching my entire life and some of my favorite family memories are tied to football games. One of my favorites was watching Ricky Williams break the rushing record with...

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Jan. 19

Hi everyone! Hope you’re having a great weekend. We had a little more sunshine break through this dreary, rainy weather so that was rejuvenating! We love to walk outdoors but I don’t do it as often as I should when it’s really cold. I bought a rowing machine to substitute for the days I don’t walk but you know how the holidays are… So we’re getting back on track alternating walking and rowing throughout the...

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Jan. 12

Hope everyone is having a nice start to the new year! It’s been unusually cold here in Texas as it seems to be almost everywhere. We did get one day that was warm enough to take a nice long hike outdoors. I needed that! Anyway, the gluten free weekly menu plan for January 12 is filled with warm stews, hearty dishes and salads to boost the immune system by loading up on good spices, vitamins...