Autoimmune Paleo

Legume-free Hummus (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

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Prior to the days where I no longer eat grains and legumes I loved hummus! Seriously I’d dip whatever I could into it, pretzels, carrots, cucumbers, spread it on tortillas the list goes on. When I think about how I used to eat, it was never a poor diet, the main difference between what I felt was healthy then, and what I know is healthy now is a matter of nutrients. And even though my diet lifestyle was seemingly “healthy” is was nutritionally void. I… Read More

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Roasted Plantains & Okra with Avocado Cremá

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  Some people either love or hate okra, but maybe you haven’t even tried it! Oh this is exciting. If you love it already, then this recipe is definitely for you and if you’ve not liked it in the past I encourage you to give it another shot, that ultra slimy feel and taste that cause most people to shy away from okra is not present here. Just simply delicious flavor and a decent crunch factor.   Okra of course reminds me of my Southern… Read More

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Rosemary Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Last weekend I visited my Dad in southern Alabama, the first stop on my trip out west. Knowing full well both my love for cooking delicious and nutritious foods he already had in mind a few things he wanted me to make him while I was there. It’s kind of the coolest thing ever to get to cook for a parent, especially when they ooh and awe over your food. My Dad is pretty much the best recipe taste-tester I have. He loves food just… Read More

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AIP Friendly Foods for Special Events ( Downtown Abbey Themed Party)

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Downton Abbey Themed Bridal Shower

  My sister who’s three years older than me, four years by grade, my other half, my role model, and my go-to-guru for all things in life is getting married in 7 weeks. I can’t believe how quickly time has moved and now upon us are all the fun events and special memories leading up to her and her fiance’s big day. As my older sister, she has always guided me through life by showing me both what to do, and how to do it,… Read More

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Ginger Sage Turkey Patties

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Ginger Sage Turkey Patties

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

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AIP Antipasti, Charcuterie & Aperitivo

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AIP Antipasti

Last week was one of those weeks where I couldn’t keep the days straight and no matter what day it was it was one day closer to Christmas. I had a lovely Christmas at the beach spending time with part of my family, then I returned home to have more family visit. There’s nothing better than being able to share quality time with people you love. We had the best weekend doing absolutely nothing but watching old home videos… and now some how it’s officially… Read More

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AIP Pumpkin “Cheesecake” Pie

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AIP Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie

I wouldn’t lie to you when I say this is the best Paleo desert I have ever made. To me it’s reminiscent of the real deal baked good, with very little real baking! I first made this pie for Thanksgiving and it was utterly out of gluttony. I wanted to have a pumpkin pie because honestly I was the only one missing out. Other than my sister, everyone in my family fully enjoys their glutenous pies,  full of eggs and sugar of which I do… Read More

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Winter Warming Lamb Stew

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Winter Warming Lamb Stew

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