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...

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...

The Weekly Menu Aug. 21, 2017

Time for the weekly menu Aug. 21 – 27, 2017 And we are heading into another week of “free from” comfort food menu planning.   This week I’m going to use a wonderful sheep’s milk Halloumi cheese in place of mozzarella in a couple of dishes.   toasted ciabatta with Halloumi and roasted peppers drizzled in a basil caper vinaigrette...

The Hatch Chile Weekly Menu Aug. 14, 2017

Time for The Hatch Chile Weekly Menu! I’m pretty excited Hatch chile season is in full swing.  And this week the menu is going to be all about Hatch chiles! We are going to make a stew adapted from Life Made Simple (recipe link below on the menu).   It was really delicious when I followed the original recipe, but...

Homemade Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

Gluten-Free Homemade Flour Tortillas Happy Taco Tuesday!   I thought I would share this recipe for homemade gluten free flour tortillas today.   We like all kinds of tortillas but a nice soft flour tortilla just can’t be beat.   Here we use white rice flour, tapioca, potato flour and starch, guar gum and fair trade vegetable shortening (or coconut...

The Weekly Menu July 3, 2017

Time for the weekly menu July 3, 2017! Happy holiday weekend to all my friends in the U.S!  I hope you are enjoying the long weekend to celebrate the Fourth of July.   What kind of goodies do you have planned for dinner this week?   Are you going to get the grill fired up? I think I’m going to...

summer pasta

Mom’s Favorite Summer Pasta Salad

Summer Pasta Salad This summer pasta salad reminds me of my mom and summer and neighborhood block parties growing up.   It was her go-to signature potluck dish, which probably came off the back of a bottle of Kraft Italian salad dressing.  Regardless, it was always a hit and so simple to make.   Just cooked pasta, avocado, sliced pepperoni...