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
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
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
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 am staring at a blank screen thinking about all the things I want to say – how can I tell the story of my disease in a way that you can understand? It’s an ongoing theme in my life, and for many I believe, to seek understanding. But the reality (at least my reality) has been that most people don’t understand. So writing about my journey so that you might know how my autoimmune disease affects me is difficult, but I’m not going to… 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. Follow & Share!
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. Follow & Share!