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

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)

Posted by in Main Dishes, Recipes

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

Posted by in Recipes, Side Dishes

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

Pumpkin Spice “No Cream Nor Wheat” (Paleo/AIP)

Posted by in Breakfasts, Recipes

It’s autumn, and my motto in the kitchen right now is: The change of season this year happened to coincide with me traveling unexpectedly, twice, and this yummy recipe became my go to travel breakfast. Pumpkin puree + coconut milk + tigernut flour + collagen powder (for added protein) + pumpkin spice + vanilla extract = a fun fall breakfast. What is tigernut flour?? Despite having “nut” in their name, tigernuts are not actually nuts. They are tubers, which are root vegetables, and are high in potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorous, iron, vitamins C and E,…read more

Ground Lamb and Kale Delicata Squash Boats (Paleo/AIP)

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Moist, creamy, and flavorful, delicata squash is one of my favorite starchy veggies. I first tried it years ago when it showed up in my CSA box from my good friend Ryan’s farm Steel Wheel Farm. Now my husband and I grow some veggies ourselves in a garden, and this year we successfully tried growing delicata squash. In late summer it completely took over the garden and became our most abundant crop. Typically I chop this squash into rings, remove the seeds, and bake with coconut oil for about 30 minutes, but recently, in…read more