Category: Lifestyle

Gluten-Free Food This Year in the ATX | 2018 Recap

This has been a pretty fun year for us.  There were some nice surprises and lots of exploring for really good gluten-free food this year.  So here are some of the highlights from 2018 while we were out and about having some fun in the ATX. Celebrating our 7th Wedding Anniversary We started off the year celebrating our 7th anniversary...

Gluten-Free Austin Trail of Lights 2018

There are lots of food trucks at the Austin Trail of Lights and I’ve highlighted some that served gluten-free food during the 2018 season. The Austin Trail of Lights  I’ve always loved the Austin Trail of Lights, but this year was extra special.  I’m a member of the Austin Food Blogger Alliance and we enjoyed our December happy hour hosted by...

Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Dec 18, 2017

Food Well it is time for me to publish my last gluten-free weekly menu! How did the last year go by so fast?   This is going to be a fun food week for us in the kitchen.  I have the time and Brett’s work has calmed down so we are going cook up some of our favorite dishes that...

The Weekly Menu Sept. 4, 2017

Menu Planning Based on My Genetic Variants 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...

New Year and Food Choices in 2016

Happy New Year and Food Choices in 2016!!! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and bountiful 2016! New Year’s Day for Brett & me is all about football (because yesterday wasn’t enough) and eating “traditional foods” for good luck, health and prosperity! Black-eyed pea salad = good luck Greens = money and prosperity Pork/crumbled bacon = progress We’ve been making black-eyed pea...

The Serendipitous Cucumber Experiment

Serendipity and Gardening I’ve always loved the concept of serendipity – a “fortunate happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”. In science, I’ve known it to mean “chance favors the prepared mind”. Many great discoveries were serendipitous – the discovery of penicillin, x-rays, Velcro and even the not so great discovery of saccharine (ya know it’s really bad for you, right?). As a...