The author, Deana, has a PhD in Biochemistry and a law degree. As a first year patent attorney, she became bizarrely ill from an unpredictable combination of events. Propelled into an interesting journey with food and healing, she turned her lab training and years of professional and technical writing skills toward research, recipe development and self-published a series of eCookbooks.
Cooking became a passion! And because she started making most meals at home, Deana began menu planning and created weekly dinner menus to save time and money. In order to reduce food waste, most recipes are scaled for 2-3 people unless it’s a soup that freezes well or can be repurposed as sauce. She published the eCookbooks, The Weekly Menu I-III, in order to share the menus as well as creating the food blog www.theweeklymenubook.com. This cookbook is a collection of favorite recipes from all three volumes organized by appetizers, soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, baked goodies and a few pantry staples made from scratch (bread, coconut milk, ghee, vanilla extract, pickled jalapeños).