Category: Lifestyle

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 April 10 #glutenfree #menuplanning

I’m pretty excited about the gluten free weekly menu plan for this week.  It’s full of flavor and spice and everything nice.  🙂  When you are limited with dietary restrictions, spices make everything better.  I love the bulk organic spices we find at Wheatsville Food Co-op. Of course, almost everything is also non-GMO, organic and dairy free (except for the Parmesan cheese)!  I really love that we can find so many clean and healthy options at...

The Weekly Menu Oct. 24 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi all!  Hope you are doing well. It’s already time for the weekly menu again!  We have a couple days off from cooking again this week.  Woohoo!  Last week we tried two more places offering gluten free food – Frank (artisan sausages served on a Udi’s bun with waffle fries from a dedicated fryer) and take out from Pho Thaison (Vietnamese Pho, starters, chef and house specials).  I’ll be adding them to my growing list of...

The Weekly Menu Sept. 12 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone!  Hope you are doing well.  You know I am after my Longhorns beat Notre Dame and UTEP!  Woohoo!!! ???  So I actually have a food related request from you all this week.  I need some post workout recovery ideas.  I’ve been a little sedentary and a friend suggested I try out the Daily Burn and I love it (thank you so much Jennifer Cantrell ?)!  LOVE IT! But I’m having a really hard time recovering....

Weekly Menu Plan April 18, 2016 #menuplanning #glutenfree

Hi friends! So this is always my favorite time of the year! I love April and spring and it’s my birthday month, but most of all I love the Austin Food and Wine Festival. We’ve been going to this event before it became “this event” (it used to be local before C3 took it to the next level) and way before I ever knew anything about food blogging. My friends, my husband and I just...

The Weekly Menu March 28 #glutenfree #realfood #menuplanning

Hello friends! It’s that time again – coming up with a game plan for the week to get us through this diet restricted life in the easiest way possible. Because my body is super sensitive, I have to eat and live in a way that reduces chemical exposures that stress out my immune system as well as avoiding dairy and gluten in order to function at all. The bonus is that we’re saving money and...

The Weekly Menu Feb. 29 #glutenfree #realfood #menuplanning

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week. So if you are wondering what I’m doing besides blogging about food, taking pictures of food and tweeting about health, food safety, food choices, nutrition, science… I’m now working on a certificate in bioinformatics, which is a field that uses computer science techniques to analyze and interpret biological data. What I’m learning are the computer skills to sort through the massive amounts of genetic and biological data for...

The Weekly Menu Jan. 25, 2016 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hello friends! Hope you had a good week and great start to the new year! I’m so excited to see so many people taking challenges to cook at home; eat clean and healthy and share it; embrace meal planning; and enjoy the bounty of local produce and products. And I love being a part of the Austin Food Bloggers Alliance and living in such a great city! Good stuff! There was a period of my...

The Weekly Menu Jan. 18, 2016 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Another week, another weekly menu plan! How was your week friends? We’ve had a really fun time with our new rescue pup Lizzy. She’s learning so much and is extremely agile and really smart. She’s getting used to the noises and a little braver and more confident every day. Her nicknames are quickly becoming “miss chompers” and “ninja dog” because she is teething and goes into full blown Pac-Man-esque chomp mode at night (we’ve got lots of...

Happy New Year! #2016

Happy New Year!!! Wishing everyone a #happy, #healthy and #bountiful 2016! New Year’s Day for Brett & me is all about football (because yesterday wasn’t enough) and eating “traditional foods” for good luck, health and prosperity! Black-eyed pea salad (for #goodluck), greens (for #money and #prosperity) and pork/crumbled bacon (for #progress). Although we’ve been making black-eyed pea dishes for New Year’s Day for a long time – the idea of making the black-eyed pea salad first and...