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Bagna Cauda Inspired Zoodles (Paleo/AIP)

Posted by in Main Dishes, Recipes

Bagna cauda is a traditional Italian “hot bath” made with olive oil, butter, garlic, and anchovies.  Similar to fondue, it’s eaten by dipping meat and vegetables into the “bath” to soak up the flavors. Although there’s no known Italian ancestry in my family, my dad’s side of the family hails from Croatia, directly across the Adriatic Sea from Italy, and we had a tradition of eating bagna cauda at family get togethers when I was young. The pungent smell of garlic and anchovies brings back fond childhood memories and makes my mouth water for that wonderful, unique…read more

Pulled Pork Tostones (Paleo/AIP)

Posted by in Appetizers, Recipes

My creative husband Craig came up with this recipe to eat as an appetizer at a BBQ we hosted this summer. Everyone enjoyed it so much we made it again for our next BBQ. Tostones + guacamole + pulled pork = super yum! The pulled pork recipe we made takes only a few minutes to prep, and we like it best cooked in the crockpot on low for twelve hours, as it falls apart easily at that point. It is delightfully tangy, infused with rosemary, garlic, and citrus and you can find it at Eclectic-Domestic….read more

Deconstructed Sushi Roll (Paleo/AIP)

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I love sushi rolls, but they’ve been off my table for a while since I’m not currently eating rice. My deconstructed sushi roll incorporates all the flavors you get from the real thing with seaweed cauliflower “rice” making a tasty base for this recipe. As my husband and I regularly eat salmon, I’m always looking for different ways to flavor it for variety. I had the idea to marinate it in coconut aminos (a soy-free version of soy sauce) and wasabi powder and pair it with seaweed cauliflower “rice.” To round it out, I topped this dish…read more

Nutrient-Dense Bacon Mushroom Burgers (AIP Friendly)

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I’ve met few people who enjoy sitting down to a big plate of liver and onions, and generally, it seems most diners avoid organ meats because of the yuck factor. I’ve found that “hiding” them in meals works well for me, and this recipe is a tasty way to do just that with the addition of mildly flavored chicken liver. Why would you want to eat liver anyway? Aside from the yuck factor, many people avoid eating liver because they believe the liver stores toxins. However, as Chris Kresser explains: “A popular objection…read more

Pan Fried Dover Sole (AIP Friendly)

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Working full time, going to school, and eating a restrictive diet to heal my body has been quite a challenge for me to manage time-wise! This recipe has come to the rescue on nights I haven’t felt like cooking, and thankfully, it’s super tasty and healthy too! Health Benefits of Eating Fish High in omega 3 essential fatty acids, fish benefits the body by helping reduce inflammation. Inflammation isn’t necessarily bad; the body actually needs an inflammatory response to send cells and chemicals to sites of injury or infection for healing. However, inflammation…read more

Chocolatey Coconut Oil Candy Cups (AIP Friendly)

Posted by in Desserts, Recipes

With no refined sugar and a healthy dose of energy boosting coconut oil, these candy cups are quite satisfying. You won’t feel the need to eat more than one! Health Benefits of Coconut Oil In the Paleo community, coconut oil is a staple food for many good reasons. Solid at room temperature, coconut oil is composed of about 90% saturated fat. Saturated fat is needed for energy, hormone production, healthy cell membranes, and padding for our organs. Coconut oil is easy to digest and doesn’t need bile in order to…read more

Autoimmune Paleo (AIP) Breakfast Stir-Fry

Posted by in Breakfasts, Recipes

Stir-fry for breakfast? After adopting a paleo diet in an attempt to get healthier and balance my hormones, I started eating eggs in the morning, usually in the form of an egg/vegetable scramble, and this worked great for me for a while. Sadly, I had to abandon eggs for breakfast when I began the autoimmune paleo diet. No grains + no dairy + no eggs + no nuts/seeds = time to get creative with breakfast! Our culture has a pretty ingrained idea of what constitutes breakfast, but it really can be whatever we want it to be!…read more

Does Your Breakfast Need a Makeover?

Posted by in Articles, Breakfasts

Do you ever wake up in the morning and pour yourself a big bowl of cereal thinking you’re being satiated, only to feel hungry two hours later? I used to experience this all the time. Don’t get me wrong, I loved eating cereal for breakfast. It’s fast and easy, not to mention quite tasty. I did not, however, love how it made me feel ultimately. When, inevitably, hunger struck again too soon, I’d have a snack, which helped a little, but then this pattern repeated for lunch, culminating in a huge drop…read more