Tagged: lifestyle

Gluten-Free at The Hot Luck Festival 2018

Whole Enchilada Passes To Hot Luck Festival Woot! Woot!  I didn’t make it to the first Hot Luck Food & Music Festival last year, but boy did I luck out this year.  Tillamook cheese held a contest on twitter for two Whole Enchilada passes and I actually won them!  So exciting.   That’s a value of $1100 and access to almost all the food and...

Gluten-Free Weekly Menu Dec 18, 2017

food stuff Well it is time for me to publish my last gluten-free weekly menu! How did the last year go by so fast?   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...

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…)....

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...

The Weekly Menu March 28, 2016

Hello friends! It’s that time again – coming up with a game plan for the week to get us through this diet restricted life in the easiest way possible. So it’s time for the weekly menu March 28! Because my body is super sensitive, I have to eat and live in a way that reduces chemical exposures that stress out my immune system.  As well...

The Weekly Menu Feb 29, 2016

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great week.  Time for the weekly menu Feb 29, 2016. So if you are wondering what I’m doing besides blogging about food, taking pictures of food and tweeting about health, food safety, food choices, nutrition, science… Genomics and Bioinformatics Program I’m now working on a certificate in bioinformatics, which is a field that uses computer science techniques to analyze and...

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The Weekly Menu Jan 25, 2016

Hello friends!  Time for the weekly menu Jan 25, 2016.  We are having a good start to the new year. Hope you had a good week and great start to the new year, too! There was a period of my life that I was in a very bad place after my mom’s passing but before the toxic mold exposure.  Although I was in grad school...

New Year and Food Choices in 2016

Happy New Year and Food Choices in 2016!!! Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and bountiful 2016! New Year’s Day for Brett & me is all about football (because yesterday wasn’t enough) and eating “traditional foods” for good luck, health and prosperity! Black-eyed pea salad = good luck Greens = money and prosperity Pork/crumbled bacon = progress We’ve been making black-eyed pea dishes for New Year’s Day...

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,...