Tagged: food choices

The Weekly Menu Oct. 23, 2017

What’s On the Menu this week? Well 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...

MTHFR, Genetic Testing & What to Eat

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…)....

Homemade Baked Bison Shepherd’s Pie

Bison Shepherd’s Pie You know I love meat and potatoes!  And Shepherd’s pie is one of our favorite comfort food dishes.   And although I like it with lamb, beef or ground turkey – I absolutely love it with bison!  Have you tried it with ground bison yet? We’ve been using bison in recipes a lot lately.  One of my favorites is Cajun dirty rice....

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...

Versatile Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce

Why make a Goat Cheese Alfredo Sauce? Besides the fact that it is just really, really good… For people with casein digestion issues, it may add a whole new option to your dinner menu if you can tolerate goat’s milk! The protein casein in goat’s milk is processed, and likely digested differently, than casein from cow’s milk. You can read a little more about that in...

The Weekly Menu May 1, 2017

Hi everyone! Hope your week is starting off great! Well we had a blast at the annual Food & Wine Fest here in Austin. Such a great group of friends that get together over the last 10 years for the festivities.  It’s pretty awesome.  And I’m so glad it didn’t get rained out like last year. And there were so many bites that were gluten...

The Weekly Menu Jan 2, 2017

Hello 2017! Time for a new healthy comfort food weekly menu Jan 2-8 that is also gluten-free and dairy-free.  Plus we have a lot to look forward to this year! My last two classes start next week – Food Microbiology and Genomic Sequencing and Analysis.  I’m really excited.  I should finish the certificate in May. I really loved my phylogenetics class (and actually got a perfect...

BBQ Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers

Healthified Meatloaf Stuffed Peppers We love to “healthify” quintessentially comfort food dishes.   And these turkey meatloaf stuffed peppers are so delicious, especially when you use a tasty BBQ sauce to top it off!   We like Rib Rack BBQ Sauce because it’s gluten free and contains only a few clean ingredients.   To make the filling we add in grated yellow squash and ground...

Thanksgiving Weekly Menu 2016 | Gluten-Free

Hi all!  How is it already time for Thanksgiving again?  Wow!   We haven’t cooked a turkey the last few years but I’m actually looking forward to doing it again this year.   One of the things my mom taught me before she died was how to cook an entire Thanksgiving feast.  We do it a little different now because of my dietary restrictions and...