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The Weekly Menu Aug 8, 2016

Ugh, August.  It’s too hot. But one of the fun things about this time of year is that Hatch Festival is here again.  It is such a great way to change up those staple recipes.  So we’re going #Hatch on everything the next two weeks! And we are slowly creeping back into football season again.  So excited about watching the Horns play this year.  Always start off...

The Weekly Menu July 11, 2016

Hi everyone! Time for the gluten-free, low FODMAP weekly menu July 11! So my digestive system is actually doing a little better on the low FODMAP diet (still also gluten, totally dairy and casein free except for the Parmesan).  I’ve learned a lot more about food this week, too: basically all my spice blends have garlic or onion powder in them – so I need...

The Weekly Menu July 4, 2016

Hi everyone!  Hope you are having a fun summer and enjoying the 4th of July weekend! We’ll be grilling up a couple of bison burgers and making homemade fries! So yum! And of course it is time for the weekly menu again.  This week I’m going to add another layer of restrictions to our diet because I’m having a lot of digestive issues lately. Last...

southwestern steak salad

Southwestern Steak Salad and Dressing

Summer time = Big Ol’ Salad time! And grilling season! So why not indulge in a steak salad loaded with veggies and a perfectly grilled steak and a delicious homemade southwestern dressing! The nice thing is you can add whatever veggies you like or want to throw on the grill. We usually grill mushrooms and red bell peppers and now corn is in season so...

salad nicoise with green beans, potatoes, eggs, tomatoes and turkey

Salad Niçoise with Homemade Dressing

Salad Niçoise Salad Niçoise is traditionally made with eggs, green beans, potatoes, tomatoes, olives and fish tossed in a lemony vinaigrette.  It is probably one of my all-time favorite salads. During the summer I have a ton of basil, thyme and oregano growing in the garden to make the vinaigrette.  And fresh green beans are in season so it is perfect for this time of...

carnitas burrito bowls filled with rice, veggies, sweet corn and avocado verde sauce

The Weekly Menu May 16, 2016

Hi everyone! It’s time for the weekly menu May 16!  Hope you had a great week. Last week was super positive for me having earned an ‘A’ in both my Intro to Bioinformatics & Coding classes at JHU. Yay! Part of the challenge has been eating really clean to keep my gut bacteria as happy as possible, exercising to keep stress down, and surrounding myself...

The Weekly Menu April 18, 2016

Hi friends! So this is always my favorite time of the year! I love April and spring and it’s my birthday month, but most of all I love the Austin Food and Wine Festival. We’ve been going to this event before it became “this event” (it used to be local before C3 took it to the next level) and way before I ever knew anything...

homemade red salsa with roasted veggies

Homemade Roasted Veggie Red Salsa

Homemade Red Salsa Do you have a favorite recipe for red salsa? We’ve been playing around with different variations of homemade organic red salsa and I really like this one!  It is easy and has a little kick to it. Since we are trying to keep it mostly organic we’ve used Muir Glen whole tomatoes, fresh organic peppers, onion, and garlic. Of course, you can add...