Maple Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Burger with Red Onion Jam (Paleo / AIP)

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Oh, the burger. It remains, for me, among the most comforting of comfort food. Burgers and fries just seem synonymous with a good experience, no? Being something of a foodie, when I want a burger, I want something more than just your basic. A bit of glamour. A bit of pizazz.  Burgers have actually been …

Paleo Pumpkin Pie Chocolate Chip Gelato (Dairy / Gluten Free)

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It’s that time of year again. And I’ll admit it, whenever fall rolls around, even if just one week earlier I’d sworn to myself that I wouldn’t fall prey (no pun intended!) to its charms, by mid September I am totally hooked. I’m talking about pumpkin spice, of course. That earthy blend of cinnamon, cloves, …

Grilled Peaches with Lime Dip (Paleo / AIP)

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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 (Paleo, AIP)

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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 …

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 (Paleo / AIP)

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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 (Paleo / AIP / 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 …

Unicorn Birthday Cupcakes (Paleo + AIP)

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How popular are unicorns today? If the more than 8.6 million posts on Instagram count for anything, I’d say pretty darn popular. And why not? Ever since watching The Last Unicorn as a little girl (like a gazillion times) I’ve known there was something special about them. When you combine that with my 5 year …

Sweet and Sour Chicken (Paleo / AIP)

Sweet and Sour Chicken

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When I was about twelve, my Mom opened a Chinese-Vietnamese restaurant. And no, she’s neither Chinese nor Vietnamese. The year prior, she had become deeply involved as a sponsor for refugees from Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was this involvement, along with some crazy thinking, that led her to partner with a Vietnamese friend and …

Instant Pot Pulled Pork with Blueberry BBQ Sauce (Paleo + AIP)

Instant Pot Pulled Pork (AIP / Paleo)

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As I type this, I am looking at our grill. Ours is an old fashioned grill, one that needs wood and plenty of coaxing and time to get ready. And that is just how my husband likes it. When we first bought our house, I cringed at the sight of it: the rust streaking across …