Gluten Free Recipes & Menu Plans

Freedmen’s Inspired Smoked Cabbage Slaw #glutenfree #caseinfree

I know the BBQ steals the spotlight in this pic from Freedmen’s Bar & Smokehouse  but that grilled cabbage slaw in the corner was amazing!  It was smoky and zesty and I couldn’t stop eating it.  I really enjoyed hanging out at Freedmen’s and a chance to check out west campus again (during the summer when it wasn’t super crazy).  I used to live down the street when I was an undergrad at UT and...

The Weekly Menu Aug. 1 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone!  Hope you had a great week. Time to plan the weekly menu! Also, I’ve been playing in the kitchen the last two weeks and experimenting with some new recipes.  Some are for a contest I was invited to enter using Kerbey Lane Pancake Mix.  Kerbey Lane Cafes are local (since 1980) and kind of famous for those pancakes.  Now they sell the mixes and you can use it to make other goodies, too!...

The Weekly Menu July 25 #glutenfree #menuplan

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a fun summer and keeping cool.  This summer session at JHU is going really well.  I’ve got a few more weeks to go and I’m honestly so impressed with these classes and the state of bioinformatics.  It turns out that one of my core classes for the AAP certificate isn’t available until next spring so we’ve decided I should go ahead and take two more very exciting classes this...

The Weekly Menu July 18 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone!   This week I’m going to have my microbiome sequenced thanks to uBiome.  The low FODMAP diet set both of us off the rails. Our bodies straight up broke down – and Brett’s allergies/sinus infections were out of control.  I think our microbiome missed the health benefits of onion, garlic, loads of veggies and fiber that we usually eat.  I’ll stay away from lactose (except for the Parmesan) and fructose (honey and agave...

The Weekly Menu July 11 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone!  I was so excited that my gluten free P.F. Chang-y lettuce wrap recipe and photo were published in the food section of the paper!  It was a great piece by Addie Broyles, an awesome food writer for the Austin American Statesman.  She has also created fun food related projects on Instagram like #Austin360cooks and the #theyearofbaking.  Here’s the link to the article with a great Whole30 idea for tacos from the Smoking Ho,...

The Weekly Menu July 4 ?? #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a fun summer and enjoying the 4th of July weekend!  We’ll be grilling up a couple of bison burgers and making homemade fries! So yum!  And of course it is time for the weekly menu again.  This week I’m going to add another layer of restrictions to our diet because I’m having a lot of digestive issues.  Last week we made fajitas with onions and peppers and guacamole and...

The Weekly Menu June 27 #menuplanning #glutenfree

It’s time for the weekly menu again! Lots of dairy free and gluten free real food options, dinner ideas and recipes! It’s definitely an #EatTheRainbow kind of week with some of our favorite dishes! Meatless Monday – Six Layer Dip Tostadas (El milagro tostadas, refried beans, avocado, Vegenaise + taco seasoning, green onions, olives and homemade salsa) Tuesday – Ancho Lime Fajitas (El milagro corn tortillas, grilled onions and pepper, homemade guacamole) Wednesday – BBQ...

The Weekly Menu June 20 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Happy Father’s Day! So how is summer going so far? Any fun travel plans? Just trying to get through this heat? Have you been indulging in all that fresh summer fruit, basil and veg?  If you are looking for new ideas to cook all that summer produce The Casual Veggie eCookbook is for you! It’s a blogger collaboration with a variety of paleo, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, healthy, delicious and fun recipes! Plus there are...

The Weekly Menu June 13 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Hello friends! I hope your summer has been fabulous and fun so far!  I am really enjoying my summer courses at JHU. The first semester was challenging but this summer session (only two weeks in) is really fun and exciting. I’ve always said that the more you learn the more you realize how much you don’t know. And it’s so true! I just love science and using the analytical part of my brain. I’m so grateful...

Southwestern Steak Salad #glutenfree #caseinfree

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so go ahead and grill some of that too! Whatever your heart desires. You can’t really go...