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

Vietnamese Summer Roll Salad (Paleo / AIP)

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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 …

Jicama Tacos with Tuna + Mango Salsa (Paleo / AIP / 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 …

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 …

Delicious AIP Pesto! (Paleo + Whole30)

Delicious AIP Pesto!

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These past few days have been extraordinarily beautiful. I’m talking 70’s, sunny but not overly so, and cool nights, perfect for sleeping. I have always been the sort who feels immense gratitude for nature and its beauty, but these perfect spring days are almost too precious. I love them so much I almost don’t believe …

Crispy Cod with Prosciutto and Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Cod with Prosciutto and Brussels Sprouts

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It has only been in recent years that I have been eating, in earnest and great appreciation, foods like prosciutto, brussels sprouts or cod. Sad, I know. But I was raised with neither an appreciation for nor an awareness of food’s value. Its origins, its meaning, its ways of preparation were lost on me. (And …

Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos (AIP + Paleo / Whole30)

Instant Pot Chicken Taquitos

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I’m not gonna lie, pretty excited about our first ever instant pot recipe. I know, a little late to the party – but it’s never too late to start cooking, amiright? With Cinco de Mayo coming up, I knew I wanted to create something fun, festive and most of all, easy. Something easily tailorable. Ultimately, …

Skirt Steak and Sweet Potato Wedges (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

Skirt Steak and Sweet Potato Wedge Fries (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

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One sheet pan meals are becoming very popular, and it’s no wonder! We are all busy and looking for ways to decrease cooking time, cleanup time, or heck, both! I know that’s true in my house, anyway. Hubby is on cleanup duty which he isn’t always thrilled about, since I don’t exactly make it easy …

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

Garlic Mashed Cauliflower

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As someone who is always developing recipes, it can be tempting to create elaborate dishes or treats. But sometimes what I need – and what we all need – is a staple recipe. One that is not only delicious and easy, but packed with healthy fats and veggies. This Garlic Mashed Cauliflower is IT! Cauliflower …

Breakfast Sausage Sweet Potato Sliders (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

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Here in the Northeast we thought spring was here, and boy, were we ready. Then this morning, I woke to nearly 5 inches of freshly fallen snow. Beautiful? Yes. But not exactly a welcome spring surprise, either. If there’s one thing that can cheer me up though, it’s these AIP Sausage Sweet Potato Sliders. They’re …

Pork Chops with Pineapple Cranberry Sauce (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

Pork Chops with Pineapple Cranberry Sauce

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Ah, pork chops – hubby’s favorite! So I try to surprise him with a special twist on them from time to time. I love it when I find meals that both myself AND my family can enjoy. And this sauce is versatile, a rich balance of onions, sweet pineapple juice and the tangy bite of …

Shamrock Matcha Smoothie (AIP / Paleo)

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When I think “shamrock”, I think “McDonalds”. I know what you’re thinking – ME TOO!! Because surely I’m not the only one who made the yearly pilgrimage to get their Shamrock Shake?! Now it’s a whole other ballgame though.  The thought of corn syrup, additives, not to mention the little problem of all that dairy, and …

Pineapple Ham Cauliflower Fried Rice (AIP / Paleo / Whole30)

Pineapple Ham Cauliflower Rice

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If you’ve been missing Chinese food while eating AIP or Paleo, then this Pineapple Ham Cauliflower Fried Rice is for you! Or, if you’re on the Whole30 (like I am right now) you’ll appreciate how easily this dish comes together. It is also made with ingredients you may either have on hand, or will be …

Venison Shepherd’s Pie (AIP / Paleo)

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For some reason, eating venison brings to mind memories of my Dad. No, he never hunted deer. Bird hunting was his passion. He raised and trained English pointers to route out grouse or pheasants and regularly went into the woods with friends or even his four children (although we participated reluctantly). At the time, I …