Category: Gluten-Free Weekly Menus

The gluten-free weekly menus are planned for a gluten-free diet.  Homemade dinners and a plan will help save time and money and prevent food waste and stress.

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Weekly Menu High in Dietary Fiber #glutenfree #feedthegutbugs

A Weekly Menu High in Dietary Fiber I wanted to put together a weekly menu high in dietary fiber that is also gluten-free.  But still using our favorite comfort food recipes. Just made a little healthier and cleaner.   First, I want to sum up some of the research and information I’ve been studying while reading The Good Gut by the Drs. Sonnenburg.   They are a husband and wife team at Stanford that have researched gut microbiota for years.  They share so much information and research about our gut microbiota in this book.   It is crazy how important gut microbiota are and how intricately they are linked to our immune system and brain. We need to feed them lots of dietary fiber (much more...

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 are a little more complicated, like Gumbo and King Ranch Chicken Casserole.  Mmmm.   And I saw a video for spinach artichoke pizza circulating so we are totally trying to make that with my recipe for Healthified Spinach Artichoke Dip!  Mmmm.  That will be perfect for Meatless Monday this week.   And we are making my faux Béarnaise sauce with steaks again on Christmas eve....

The Weekly Menu Nov. 27, 2017

Time for the weekly menu Nov. 27 – Dec 3, 2017! It’s almost December!  How did it go by so fast? New favorite goat cheese alert!  Brett found a sliced goat’s milk Dutch cheese from Trader Joe’s that is wonderful.  It melts well and has a very mild flavor.  It has been a game changer for us.   Being able to eat goat cheese in general has been a game changer.  And I love goat’s milk yogurt, too. So this week, we are going to use the Trader Joe’s Dutch slices to make cheesy garlic bread sticks.  They will be perfect as a side for the French onion soup I’m going to attempt this week (using ghee instead of butter and GF flour).   Usually,...

The Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu Plan 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 Well the holiday season is here.   This week will focus on our gluten-free Thanksgiving menu plan. 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. Turkey 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 buttery spread using Martha Stewart’s method (http://www.marthastewart.com/353184/perfect-roast-turkey). This is what we did last year:  7 lb bone-in breast and we cooked it covered with the wine/ghee cheesecloth at 450 degrees for 30 minutes.  Baste...

The Weekly Menu Nov. 13, 2017

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.   I really do enjoy it though.  I feel like it is a mini-accomplishment to put together these game plans for the week.  And to do my best not to waste any food. Changing Your Diet Takes Baby Steps With all my weird health issues, it has...

The Weekly Menu Nov. 6, 2017

Time for the Weekly Menu Nov. 6, 2017 Edition! What a fabulous and fun weekend!   We had a lovely time eating, bonding and laughing with friends at The Salt Lick on Friday.   Then we celebrated marriage equality and love at Kevin and Anthony’s beautiful, sweet, sentimental and super fun wedding! And of course, when we got home later that night Brett and I were craving pizza to soak up the alcohol.  And I stumbled upon my favorite homemade mini pizzas yet.   Pizza on the Fly We used Little Northern Bakehouse hamburger buns toasted under the broiler with a little ghee and garlic powder.  Then applied a small spoonful of tomato paste and a pinch of Italian seasoning.   The best part is...

The Weekly Menu Oct. 23, 2017

What’s On the Menu This Week 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.   And you know I love a meatball, so I thought we would try out a couple new meatball recipes this week.   A low carb potsticker...

The Weekly Menu Oct. 16, 2017

Well I am definitely still hurting from the bachelorette party this weekend.  Talk about over indulgence on my part (there may have been a failed attempt to dance on the stripper pole at the end of the night, too – smh).   But it was a great time with great people and I’m so happy we could celebrate the love between Kevin and Anthony on such a lovely day. The wedding is only a few weeks aways and should be fabulous!  They said there will be a few gluten free options for me at the dinner and I’m so very grateful for that! So I haven’t cooked since Thursday.  It’s been mostly take out.   We added a new favorite to the rotation, too.  We...

MTHFR & The Weekly Menu Sept. 18, 2017

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 and A1298C.  I also have several genotypes predisposing me to Celiac disease.  And several other variants affecting my metabolism.  And I’m positive for Factor V Leiden. The only thing I can’t identify with my SNP information are the HLA markers associated with mold/lyme biotoxin CIRS per Dr. Shoemaker.  I’ll need...

Glyphosate & The Weekly Menu Sept. 11, 2017

Let’s Talk About Glyphosate This week I want to talk a little more about glyphosate (the active ingredient in Monsanto’s weed killer Round-Up) and GMOs. Glyphosate is designed to kill weeds and normally sprayed on genetically modified  organisms (GMOs) who are modified to be resistant to it.  In this case plants like corn, soy, and beet sugar. Glyphosate targets and blocks an essential pathway in plants, fungi and bacteria (but not mammals) leading to the eventual death of those organisms.    Specifically, it inhibits the enzyme 5-enolpyruvylshikimate-3-phosphate synthetase (EPSPS). This enzyme plays a critical role in the Shikimate pathway.  That pathway synthesizes the amino acids phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan.  When EPSPS is inhibited by glyphosate, these amino acids are no longer made available for biological function....