The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Sept 21

Hi everyone! And welcome to our new followers! I hope you find some inspiration for cooking at home.

Clean Eating

It’s been an interesting journey as my husband and I transitioned from eating a lot of comfort or “junk” food to much cleaner cooking where we use fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy grains and lots of spice!

Our allergies are better, my digestion is better, the aches and pains are subsiding, my mind is sharper and I’m so happy and excited about the future.

Weekly Menus

To make my life easier, I create a gluten-free weekly menu every week so that I don’t have to worry about what we are going to eat that week.

It helps me use up proteins and veggies so that we don’t end up throwing anything away – especially veggies like cabbage and fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley.

Thai Beef Salad

And if I can’t use up all the parsley or cilantro, I chop it up and put it in an ice cube tray then cover with good quality extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) and freeze it.

I also like to freeze cubes of tomato paste (from a jar or BPA-free can because I haven’t made my own yet) and fresh lemon juice and lime juice as well.

It’s nice to have these in the freezer to just throw into a meal so I’m not always doing so much prep work.

Most of my recipes have been culled down to serve two people, usually with a little leftover for lunch the next day depending on how hungry I am the night before.

Or as in the case with the gumbo, I make a huge batch and freeze it for lunches.

The Weekly Menu Sept 21

Anyway, here is the casein-free (except for the Parmesan cheese) and gluten-free weekly menu for Sept. 21:

Meatless Monday – Kale Pesto & Pasta

Tuesday – Asian Turkey Burgers on Homemade Hamburger Buns & Roasted Spiced Potatoes

Wednesday –  Thai Beef Salad

Thursday – PF Chang Lettuce Wraps

Friday – Grass-fed Sirloin Steaks; Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Parmesan Brussels Sprouts 

Saturday – Fried Chicken Tenders; Sweet and Spicy Cabbage

Sunday – Spicy Chicken Spaghetti; Healthy Banana Muffins 

Have a great week everyone!

Deana Larkin Evans

You get one life - do your best to ENJOY IT! So hi, I'm Deana. This food blog is all about cooking wholesome real food and developing gluten-free recipes for some of our favorite comfort foods. I had to start eating gluten-free in 2010, then cut dairy and casein (except for the occasional Parmesan) in 2014. We learned A2 casein (goat, sheep and buffalo milk) is easier to digest than the predominate A1 form in cow milk. So we brought back goat milk dairy into our recipes in 2016. Thank goodness, right! So I'm kind of a science nerd, too. In the '90s, I earned an undergrad degree in biochemistry from The University of Texas at Austin. Hook 'em! Then followed up with a PhD in biochemistry and a law degree from the University of Houston. I recently earned a certificate in genomics/sequence analysis from Johns Hopkins University, where I also took a very cool food microbiology course. Currently, I'm learning about the microbiome and gut health. And trying to come up with healthy recipes to feed those gut bugs! #feedthegutbugs

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