The Weekly Menu Oct. 23, 2017

the weekly menu oct. 23

What’s On the Menu this week?

Well we’re making a lot of pasta and meatballs this week, because I’ve had trouble with my teeth and I’m searching for soft foods that are easy to chew.

I’ve got a temporary crown on one side and a missing molar on the other side, so eating has been a little difficult.  I should be getting the permanent crown this week.  And I will be very happy for this phase of my life to be over.  Anyway, it’s a good enough reason to indulge a little in gluten-free carb fest.

A great reason to make that Smoked Gouda Goat Cheesy Broccoli Rice again.  It was so ridiculous good!  Being able to eat goat cheese has been the most wonderful thing.  Finds more goat milk recipes here –> A2 casein recipes.

gluten-free turkey meatballs


And you know I love a meatball, so I thought we would try out a couple new meatball recipes this week.

First up on the menu this week is a low carb potsticker Asian soup with meatballs that sound amazing.  Made with ground turkey, almond flour,  ginger, scallions, gluten- free soy sauce and garlic powder.  Yum.  We will be using coconut aminos instead of GF soy sauce and rice noodles.

I’m also super excited to try SkinnyTaste’s salisbury steak meatballs with a little mashies and my homemade gravy.

It’s super easy to make the gravy.  I take 1 part ghee, 1 part gluten-free flour.  Make a roux by cooking for about 2 minutes.  Then add a ton of pepper and a little salt.  Seasoned salt is pretty good in gravy, too.  And either beef broth or chicken stock until I get the desired consistency and flavor.

Soft foods on the weekly menu this October.   Okay so here we go!

The Weekly Menu Oct. 23, 2017

It’s mostly non-GMO or organic, and totally “free from” gluten, dairy/casein (except goat cheese or Parmesan), xanthan gum, soy and more…

Meatless Monday – Giada’s Pasta Primavera

Tuesday – Potsticker Meatball Asian Noodle Soup – Low Carb & Gluten Free

Wednesday – Smoked Gouda Goat Cheese Broccoli Rice 

Thursday – Lemon Garlic Roasted Chicken, Potatoes and Carrots

Friday – Dinner Out

Saturday – SkinnyTaste’s Salisbury Steak Meatballs, Mashies, Beef Gravy & Asparagus

Sunday – Fried Chicken Tenders & Sweet Spicy Roasted Cabbage

Have a wonderful 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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