Tagged: food choices

Weekly Menu Dec 11 #freefrom #menuplanning

Time for the weekly menu! Hi everyone.  Well we got out the Christmas decorations and even had a snow day!  That is pretty unusual here in Texas but it was certainly fun to see snow cover everything.  This week we’ll be going to see the King and I as well as visiting with family for Christmas gift exchanges and dinner.  So I won’t be cooking a lot.  And the menu isn’t all that exciting this...

Weekly Menu Dec 4 #glutenfree #menuplanning

What’s for Dinner This Week? Okay, so this week we are bringing out some of our “healthified” comfort food favorites.  Nothing too crazy.  I really loved the Potsticker Meatball Asian Soup from the blog  i breathe, i’m hungry so we are going to make that again with ground turkey.  It takes a little work but it was so good! The Chicken Schnitzel is adapted from Thomas Keller’s recipe from Food & Wine.  We use gluten...

Menu Plan Nov 20 #glutenfree #thanksgiving

Well the holiday season is here.  Do you have your menu plan ready?  I’m super excited about Thanksgiving this year because I’ve finally worked out the kinks to making some of our traditional favorites both gluten and dairy free. We ordered a veg-fed, organic, antibiotic free bone-in turkey breast from the Wheatsville Co-Op.  I really like the way it turned out last year so I’m going to baste it again in chardonnay and Earth Balance...

Weekly Menu Nov 13 #glutenfree #recipes

Weekly Menu Time Again! Hello friends.  Well this week is going to be nice and quiet.  The calm before Thanksgiving and my husband’s birthday.  I’m getting excited about pulling out all the Christmas decor and getting festive.  But man does time seem to be flying by.  It’s been almost two years since we adopted Lizzy dog.  Seven years since going gluten free.  Over three years of publishing weekly menus and ever-changing recipes on this blog....

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...

Bison Shepherd’s Pie #glutenfree

Bison Shepherd’s Pie You know I love meat and potatoes!  And Shepherd’s pie is one of our favorite comfort food dishes.  And although I like it with lamb, beef or ground turkey – I absolutely love it with bison!  Have you tried it with ground bison yet? And I like lots of fluffy mashed potatoes on top.  Over the years, I’ve made the mashed potatoes several different ways.  Usually boiled Russet, Yukon gold or red...

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...