Sweet Potato and Summer Vegetable Salad with Anchovy Dressing (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

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Summer salads: what images come to mind? A bed of lettuce with some lonely carrots and tomatoes lying on top? Or something more diverse? While summer salads can certainly mean basic, they can also mean a bit more luxurious. Isn’t this what summer is all about, anyway? Everything is at its peak: berries so perfectly …

Zucchini Berry Noatmeal Breakfast Bowl (AIP / Paleo)

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Zucchini as an oatmeal substitute? Nah. That was my thinking, anyway, when I first heard of it. Sure, I’d embraced organ meats, sardines, previously unknown veggies like celeriac and parsnips…but zucchini for breakfast? No thank you! But – and I love this – we are not only allowed to change, it is actually a beautiful …

Papaya and Fennel Salad with Blueberry Dressing

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Developing recipes has, simply, become a joy for me. Discovering how flavors intermingle, weighing the flavor combinations, is like a meditation. Of course, finding ways to turn American classics into beloved AIP versions is still a goal. But this summer, my desire is to look for delicious, fun, and new kinds of flavors. Dispel the …

Caramelized Peach and Basil Ice Cream (AIP / Paleo)

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I’ve made it my mission this summer to make ice cream flavors I have always wanted to try, but couldn’t find. At my heart, I am a foodie, always searching for unique and interesting flavor combinations. I just need to keep them all (well, mostly all) AIP-style! While I do miss conventional ice cream, dairy …

Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad (AIP / Paleo)

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We’re having a heat wave here in the Northeast. Yesterday topped at just about 100 degrees, and today promises similar temps. This morning, as I practiced my yoga, sweat rolled down my face and neck. I was uncomfortable. Yet I reminded myself that, months ago in the dead of winter, I longed for and anticipated …

Grilled Peaches with Lime Dip (AIP / Paleo)

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When I set out to make this recipe, I initially despaired: how would I find peaches a month before peach season had even begun? Then, serendipitously, I met my newest neighbor, Katie. Katie, it turned out, was related to the Dickeys, owners of Dickey Farms, in Musella, GA. And guess what Dickey Farms had?! In …

Beet Pancakes with Blueberries (AIP, Paleo)

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If you love beets, you will love these pancakes! Even if you don’t love beets, you’ll still love them! Even though they pack a solid nutritional punch, the beets used here don’t impart any “beet” flavor. They are a perfect way to celebrate July 4th brunch – or any old time of year! My original …

Jicama Tacos with Tuna + Mango Salsa (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

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When it comes to eating tacos on the AIP diet, I want shells that aren’t terribly fussy. Especially in warm weather, when I’m hoping to keep my oven use to a minimum, shells that don’t require baking or even frying are my go-to. Enter jicama. I literally just discovered jicama, maybe three months ago. Where …

Lemon Poppy Chicken Salad (Paleo with an AIP option)

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As part of my healing journey, I’ve come to embrace the idea that I don’t need to constantly re-create old standbys. Like this chicken salad: while I surely enjoyed the mayo-filled versions as much as anybody, I’ve found that egg-free mayo just doesn’t do it for me. It doesn’t remind me of the egg-based ones, …

Berry Pomegranate Rosemary Punch (AIP / Paleo)

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Summer is coming. Even though the days here have been cooler, there is still a scent in the air. A playful scent, beckoning. The lilac bushes cause me to pause, a minute or more, just inhaling their lush fragrance. There are the birds, riotous at 6 am. And there is the light. Lingering till 8:30, …

Chicken Fennel Soup with Lemon and Creme Fraiche (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

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Fennel is one of those vegetables I always instinctively pick up and sniff while shopping. There aren’t too many veggies I do this with, unless you count herbs, like cilantro and mint. Although smell is such an essential component of all our eating, certain foods bring fragrance even more front and center. Think pesto. Or …