Category: Lifestyle

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct. 26 #menuplanning

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week. Our little staycation has come to an end since the husband’s project starts up again this week, but it has been a lot of fun. We even made it out to the Zilker Botanical Gardens last week. There were so many steps...

Meet ‘n Greet The Casual Veggie Cookbook

My journey with food has evolved over a lifetime, but dramatically changed about five years ago when I finally figured out that gluten (then eventually casein/dairy) were making me really sick on top of other processed foods, chemicals and additives in the food my husband and I were eating. So we made a...

The Serendipitous Cucumber Experiment

I’ve always loved the concept of serendipity – a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. In science, I’ve known it to mean “chance favors the prepared mind”. Many great discoveries were serendipitous – the discovery of penicillin, x-rays, Velcro and even the not so great discovery of saccharine (ya know it’s...

The Gluten Free Menu Plan for Aug. 24 #menuplanning

I have FREE promo codes for copies of my eCookbooks made for iBooks on the Mac or iPad! Email me at deana@theweeklymenubook.com if you are interested!!! I haven’t figured out how to do the promos for Google Play and Google Books yet. The last few years have been quite a...

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu June 1 #menuplanning

Hello Summer! And welcome new followers on Twitter, Pinterest and the Facebook Fan page! Take a look around the blog to find lots of clean eating but flavorful recipes. I love to use spices. The weekly menus are a great round up of recipes, too. This week I’m going to...

Roasted Chicken Recipes #glutenfree #caseinfree

Roasted chicken and veggies is such an easy, tasty dinner dish and it takes very minimal prep. Doesn’t that look delish (the secret ingredient is sumac)!? There are so many different ways to season chicken and I’m going to share a couple of my absolute favorite spice blends with you...

The Gluten free Weekly Menu May 4

May is Celiac Awareness Month! Celiac Disease Symptoms – Courtesy of Gluten Dude I will say that removing gluten from my diet changed my life. I’ll share more of my story soon, but in a nutshell I went from an ambitious, smart chic who landed her dream job as a...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu April 27

This weekend we attended the Austin Wine & Food Festival and it was such an amazing time #foodie! Over the course of three days, including a pre-festival get together on Friday, we got to spend time with so many of our good friends, ate some amazing bites (there were lots...

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...

Honoring my Mother on the 22nd Anniversary of Her Death

Today is the 22nd anniversary of my mother’s death and I want to honor her memory and talk about how much she meant to me. She was wonderful, fashionable, interesting, kind and beautiful. She was my world and her death was very difficult to say the least. None of us...