When I first decided to make this I wanted flavors reminiscent of tomato soup. I know you may be thinking, what?? Carrots don’t exactly seem like they would work well for that type of experiment, but trust me they do. Growing up I was not fond of chicken noodle soup, despised “cream of” anything and generally the only canned item of any kind that I liked were asparagus and I’m pretty sure that’s because they were super salty (I love that). However, tomato soup was… Read More
I adore golden beets. They have a deep sweetness and a less earthy taste than red beets but they can also have a tangy bite to them. I especially love getting these beets when they are just overripe and usually on sale at the local market, they are inexpensive and make an awesome soup base! In this recipe I share with you a quick and easy method to get a creamy and spicy soup that will keep you warm this winter by bringing this little… Read More
Pomegranates have been used for centuries to represent fertility, abundance, unity and love. It’s complexity, the tiny sweet pods between fleshy membrane and sweet and sour tartness of each seed make the fruit alluring. Interestingly pomegranates seeds are full of antioxidant properties, healing vitamins, minerals and immune supporting benefits. Behind the rich red skin lies the bursting granules of deliciousness. Similar with a coconut, you don’t know what’s inside or how to eat it without bursting it open to see for yourself. With it’s tempting… Read More
Confession: I’ve never liked chicken salad, ever. Really, the idea of the traditional version of mixing chicken with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery and sometimes even grapes offers no appealing factor to me. So it was something that I wasn’t going miss when I no longer used eggs regularly. However, I do like the idea of chicken salad. The portable way it’s thrown into lettuce cups and the accessibility of using leftover chicken that you have in the fridge. That is what inspired me to create… Read More
This might look like the a nightmare for whoever has to do the dishes, but I assure you it’s the exact opposite. Even though these roasted lemons begin to caramelize and their sugars ooze out of them onto the pan and burn, the part that looks burnt wipes right off!! In fact, I’ve thought several times of doing this just to clean my pans. The acidity in the lemon counteracts the burnt sugar and together actually makes the pan shine brighter! So this benefits you… Read More
When I started following an autoimmune protocol lifestyle it took me a few weeks to get used to changes with my breakfast habits. I of course like many, had been used to eating eggs on a regular basis for breakfast and even though it was rare I did enjoy an occasional paleo baked good. On the other hand, I am not picky at all. I’ll try most anything and once I got into a groove, eating a protein, greens and grapefruit quickly became my morning… Read More
These past two weeks have been chaotic, to say the least. And even that would probably be an understatement. Between traveling, preparing for the holidays, working on new projects, figuring out plans for the new year – it’s been pretty hectic. Oh and then yesterday, I decided it would be a great idea to de-clutter and purge. So here I am trying to detox a few of the materialistic things, while managing the outlining stress of all the other factors I have going on in… Read More
Stews are one of those meals that make you feel downright cozy. In the winter especially, holding a warm bowl full of nutritious broth and hearty vegetables is the meal-ticket to laying under a blanket and snuggling on a couch. After I eat a bowl of stew that’s pretty much what I want to do. I live in the Southeast where the weather can still be fairly warm in the winter time, but having grown up living in Belgium and later in Virginia, I… Read More
I really enjoy eating fish and I’ll admit that I need to do more often than I do. I love being able to impart different flavors on to foods to give it a different spin. That same idea is how this AIP “fish n chips” was born.
This recipe is one of my favorites that I have come up with so far. I found myself missing a bit of familiarity with comfort foods. Gravy seemed like the place to start.