Heal Your Kitchen

Pumpkin Spice Pecan Cookies (Paleo)

Posted by in Desserts

Some things are just meant for each other . . . autumn and pumpkin spice, milk and cookies. This recipe combines all of the above into one delicious treat!  While making my pumpkin spice pecan milk for the first time, I realized the left over pulp resembled a dough. Inspired by this fun discovery, I experimented by adding a few additional ingredients, and voilà! These yummy cookies were born. They are quite simple to make, and you’ll feel good about letting no pulp go to waste! Celebrate the autumn season by enjoying…read more

Pumpkin Spice Pecan Milk (No Waste!)

Posted by in Beverages

I think I speak for many when I say pumpkin spice is one of my favorite things about autumn. I created this nut milk to celebrate the season and chose pecans as the base, as they seem to be an appropriate and excellent companion for pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. When it comes to nut milks, I have to admit I’m a bit of a snob. I’m not a fan of boxed nut milks. In my opinion, they tend to be watery and stale tasting. I’m currently obsessed with scoping out coffee shops that serve…read more

How I’m Healing from SIBO

Posted by in Articles, SIBO

Before I was officially diagnosed with SIBO (small intestine bacteria overgrowth), I thoroughly researched all of the most recent information about how to treat it. Armed with this knowledge, I visited my naturopath, arrogantly thinking I knew the best way to eradicate my infection because I’d learned all the latest recommendations. Together, my very knowledgable doctor and I decided on a treatment plan based on the latest research, but as I strictly followed the “correct” course of action, my case of SIBO only got worse! What is SIBO? SIBO stands for small intestine bacteria overgrowth. It’s technically an…read more

Ginger Lemongrass Chicken with Broccoli and Bok Choy (AIP / low FODMAP / SCD)

Posted by in Main Dishes, Recipes, SIBO

This recipe is part of a series of recipes I’ve created while treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and a leaky gut. They are simple, easy, fast, and definitely not lacking in flavor! I hope everyone feels inspired by and benefits from these recipe ideas, but if you have SIBO they might be especially helpful for you! While there are specific dietary protocols one can follow when treating SIBO, everyone’s dietary needs and tolerance levels are unique. Being intuitive, continually monitoring for symptoms, and making dietary adjustments as…read more

Rosemary Fennel Pork Patties (AIP / low FODMAP / SCD)

Posted by in Main Dishes, Recipes, SIBO

This recipe is part of a series of recipes I’ve created while treating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), and a leaky gut. They are simple, easy, fast, and definitely not lacking in flavor! I hope everyone feels inspired by and benefits from these recipe ideas, but if you have SIBO they might be especially helpful for you! While there are specific dietary protocols one can follow when treating SIBO, everyone’s dietary needs and tolerance levels are unique. Being intuitive, continually monitoring for symptoms, and making dietary adjustments as…read more

Roasted Strawberries and Rhubarb with Crispy Cinnamon Parsnips (AIP / low FODMAP)

Posted by in Desserts, Recipes, SIBO

I’m excited to start a series of posts with recipes I’ve created while treating SIBO. They are simple, easy, and fast, and definitely not lacking in flavor! I hope everyone benefits from these recipe ideas, but if you have SIBO they might be especially helpful for you!* What a better way to start the recipe series than with a dessert recipe!  So without further ado . . . I’ve made a lot of dietary adjustments in my quest to troubleshoot my digestive issues and heal my gut, first going gluten-free, then paleo,…read more

Ginger Garlic Turmeric Stir-Fry (Paleo/AIP)

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Stir-frys are an easy way to get dinner on the table in no time. I’ve become quite the fan, especially on work days, as I don’t typically get home until about 6:00 PM and am definitely ready to eat. This recipe has all you need to feel satiated: a good dose of healthy fat, protein, and carbohydrates in the form of tons of vegetables, which provide loads of nutrients.  Not only are the seasonings from ginger, garlic, and turmeric super tasty, they also provide many health benefits to the body with their…read more

A Happy Holiday Menu for an Extremely Restricted Diet

Posted by in Desserts, Recipes, SIBO, Side Dishes

Last Thanksgiving I was an Autoimmune Paleo Diet (AIP) newbie. Coming up with a Thanksgiving menu wasn’t easy for me since the diet is quite limited and I had little experience with it. However, with some assistance from my family, I managed to enjoy an especially delicious feast! Menu planning with a limited list of foods requires a bit more creativity, but I found a lot of pleasure in that creative process. I appreciated the fact that I could still have such a yummy Thanksgiving, but I remember looking ahead to Thanksgiving 2015 anticipating I’d be…read more

Mashed Carrots with Crispy Sage

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If you asked me to name my least favorite food when I was growing up I would reply, “cooked carrots.” I didn’t enjoy their flavor or texture. I had no problem with raw carrots, but cooked? No, thank you. Looking back, I realize my idea of “cooked carrots” was those crinkle cut carrot rounds from the frozen vegetable section of the grocery store. To this day I still think those particular carrots have a strange, overly sweet flavor and a watery, squishy texture, especially if served steamed, but I’ve actually grown…read more

Autoimmune Paleo Travels

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Healing diets aren’t always easy, especially when it comes to navigating traveling. I hadn’t had much experience with this until recently, and I kind of got a crash course in it! Unexpectedly, I had the opportunity to make two separate trips to South Dakota within one month, first to visit my grandpa in hospice and then to attend his funeral. I learned some tips from the experiences and wanted to share them with you in case you ever find yourself in a similar situation. Seek Out Support I was fortunate…read more