The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct 26
Tourist in My Own Town
Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week. Time for the weekly menu Oct 26 edition!
Well 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 to climb it was a great outdoor “workout”. We found a few butterflies and enjoyed the historical buildings and dinosaur information – who knew?
I’m very excited to go back in the spring to see the rose gardens and butterfly garden in full force!
Having dietary restrictions is a huge pain but I have to listen to my body (and digestion issues)… I don’t know what my microbe situation is right now but it is not “normal”.
And although I’ve always cooked with organic root vegetables, I’m pretty much switching to all organic veggies because I honestly noticed a real difference using all organic veg last week.
I’ve always had food issues, but after living in that toxic mold-laden apartment and then getting MRSA twice (from the same gym) – and taking ridiculously strong antibiotics for an entire month – my body’s digestion was wiped out.
This happened years ago, but even as it heals it also seems to be getting more sensitive. Probiotics and essential oils help but are not the end all be all… it is a constant struggle.
And because we avoid preservatives because they might alter gut bacteria, I’m really starting to wonder how much of it is caused by glyphosate, chemicals or pesticides in our food.
So the weekly menus are going to be preservative free, organic, dairy free, casein free, gluten free, refined sugar free and yeast free moving forward.
Anyway, we hit up the local co-op, Wheatsville, on Friday and stocked up on tons of local organic veg! Woohoo!
We switched from brown rice, which is nutritionally better for us, to white Basmati rice because it contains the least amount of arsenic… I now typically soak and rinse it before cooking, too.
The Weekly Menu Oct 26
Meatless Monday – Asian Veggie Rice Pilaf
Tuesday – Chicken Tortilla Soup
Wednesday – Kale Salad with Con Olio Vinegar and Oil
Friday – Leftover Pork Tenderloin Salad
Saturday – Lemon Roasted Chicken and Potatoes
Have a great week and Happy Halloween!