Category: The 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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A 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 while adapting some of our comfort food favorites.  Just made a little healthier.   I also wanted 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 than consumed in a...

Weekly Menu Dec 18 #menuplanning #glutenfree #recipes

Time for the Weekly Menu! How did the last year go by so fast?  Well 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 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. We’ve had a good year and I am filled with gratitude.  I love...

Weekly Menu Dec 11 #freefrom #menuplanning

Time for the weekly menu! Hi everyone.  Well we got out the Christmas decorations and even had a snow day!  That is pretty unusual here in Texas but it was certainly fun to see snow cover everything.  This week we’ll be going to see the King and I as well as visiting with family for Christmas gift exchanges and dinner.  So I won’t be cooking a lot.  And the menu isn’t all that exciting this week.  We usually make “beef” stroganoff with ground turkey but I’m going to try my recipe with ground bison instead just to change things up.  It is a dairy-free recipe using beef broth, spices, coconut milk and gluten free pasta.  This will be my first time to try it with...

Weekly Menu Dec 4 #glutenfree #menuplanning

What’s for Dinner This Week? Okay, so this week we are bringing out some of our “healthified” comfort food favorites.  Nothing too crazy.  I really loved the Potsticker Meatball Asian Soup from the blog  i breathe, i’m hungry so we are going to make that again with ground turkey.  It takes a little work but it was so good! The Chicken Schnitzel is adapted from Thomas Keller’s recipe from Food & Wine.  We use gluten free flour and organic brown rice crisps cereal from One Degree Organic Foods instead of panko (also used for the fried eggplant parm).  From what I can tell, the folate present seems to be naturally occurring in the sprouted grains and not added as folic acid.  And of course, instead of...

Weekly Menu Nov 27 #glutenfree #menuplanning

Time for the weekly menu! 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.  We are going to use it this week to make cheesy garlic bread sticks to go with my first attempt at a homemade French onion soup (using ghee instead of butter) because I don’t think the gluten free bread will hold up in the soup.  If you can’t digest cow’s milk and miss melty pizza cheese – this stuff works! The only other thing going on this week is that I’m going to make...

Menu Plan Nov 20 #glutenfree #thanksgiving

Well the holiday season is here.  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. 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 and turn the temp down to 325 degrees for 1 hour basting at 30 minutes.  Remove...

Weekly Menu Nov 13 #glutenfree #recipes

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. With all my weird health issues, it has honestly been life-changing cleaning up...

The Weekly Menu Nov 6 #glutenfree #menuplanning #recipes

Time for the Weekly Menu! 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.   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 that we had sliced goat cheese from Trader Joe’s that...

The Weekly Menu Oct 30 – Nov 5

Time for the Weekly Menu Hello everyone!  This is going to be a fun week.  Two of my good friends are getting married this weekend.  And our little group of friends from my days working at Crate & Barrel are getting together again, which is always so much fun.  Lots to look forward to! We are trying out a couple new recipes this week.  BTW the potsticker Asian soup from last week was the bomb!  So so good.  This week we are trying a pork stew from Martha Stewart and the paprika chicken recipe.  And we’ll be enjoying some of the seasonal produce available, like a few different kinds of squash and purple cauliflower. I’ve also decided to shut down my Facebook page for the...

The Weekly Menu Oct. 23

   What’s the dinner plan this week? Well you know I love a meatball, so I thought we would try out a couple new meatball recipes this week.   A low carb potsticker Asian soup and SkinnyTaste’s salisbury steak meatballs. I’ve been eating a little more pasta than usual 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 a mouth guard so I stop grinding and cracking my teeth.   So weird (and expensive) that stress has somehow manifested in teeth...