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The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Food Choices

Here’s to A Happy New Year! I can’t believe this is the last casein free, gluten free weekly menu of 2015! It has gone by so fast. I’ve had a lot of fun coming up with the weekly menus and tracking our journey, trying new recipes, meats (bison) and veggies (kohlrabi) while learning and aspiring to make better food choices. And I’ve met a lot...

BBQ Chicken tacos made healthier using clean ingredients

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Dec 14

Happy Holidays Hope you’re having happy healthy holidays! This week’s gluten free weekly menu for Dec 14 is pretty simple and easy because, well you know how this time of year can be.  I’m going to try to put a new spin on some older recipes. I found a vegan cheese from Field Roast Chao that is made with a coconut base and fermented tofu....

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Nov 30

It’s time for the weekly menu Nov 30.  And like that we are heading into December! I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by.  It’s been a little strange keeping track of time via these gluten free weekly menus, but they have been so good for reducing my stress and anxiety about what to make for dinner. We’ve come a long way with...

The Gluten Free Weekly Menu Oct 26

Tourist in My Own Town Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week.  Time for the weekly menu Oct 26 edition! Well our little staycation has come to an end since the husband’s project starts up again this week, but it has been a lot of fun. We even made it out to the Zilker Botanical Gardens last week. There were so many steps to...

Sweet Potato Casserole Mini Muffins

So we are throwing a drinks & appetizer link party to celebrate the cookbook release of The Casual Veggie Cookbook (no longer available for purchase). This is a round up of some amazing new ideas and bonus recipes for autumn and the upcoming holidays from the awesome contributing food bloggers.  Check out all the links below for some great fall ideas. So for our party I’m...

Gluten-free, Dairy-Free Asian Chicken Salad

Asian Chicken Salad with Fried Rice Noodles

A delicious salad full of nutrients and dietary fiber and dressed with a gluten-free, dairy-free Asian sauce.  You can easily make the fried rice noodles, too! Asian Chicken Salad You know I love a salad piled high with veggies! I really think it is the best way to fill my body with nutrients, minerals and all the goodies you get from fresh veggies. And I’m...

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 scientist, I loved working in...

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Sept 21

Hi everyone! And welcome to our new followers! I hope you find some inspiration for cooking at home. Clean Eating It’s been an interesting journey as my husband and I transitioned from eating a lot of comfort or “junk” food to much cleaner cooking where we use fresh veggies, lean proteins, healthy grains and lots of spice! Our allergies are better, my digestion is better,...

Perfect Pot Roast

The Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Aug 31

Time for the gluten-free weekly menu Aug 31, 2015. I can’t tell you how excited I am that college football starts up again this weekend!!! Woohoo!  I’m a Texas Ex Life Member and bleed burnt orange, as they say.  And I love being back in Austin for football season! I went to UT during the Mackovic years (’90s) so my expectations are never that high...

Mango Chutney Chicken Salad

Mango Salads I love when mangos come into season.   I especially love it in a salad with lots of other goodies like in my mango, black beans wild rice salad or the asparagus mango spring salad with goat cheese croutons.  So good! I found this recipe for mango chutney chicken salad from Martha Stewart and just had to convert it to a gluten-free and dairy-free...