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 …

Raspberry White Chocolate Donuts (egg + nut free, AIP)

Raspberry White Chocolate Donuts

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Donuts. Unfortunately, donuts and I don’t share the very best of memories. When I was in the throes of my eating disorder, I would binge on them. And then, there was teaching. Teaching was a complex experience, and I could never say that it was unequivocally “good” or “bad”.  There were many beautiful, absolutely transcendent …

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, …

AIP Pretzel (Egg-Free)

AIP Pretzel (Egg-Free)

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I am always searching for challenges in the AIP baking world. So when I heard that April was National Pretzel Month, I thought, YES. AIP Pretzels would be so wonderful! Initially, I was skeptical.  But after successfully making zucchini bread, I decided it was worth a go. Several go’s, as it turned out. But still, …

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 …