Delicata, Beef, and Tarragon Stew (AIP and Paleo)

Ground beef. It is inexpensive, quick to cook, and flavorful. Well, the 80/20 version is flavorful. That 20% fat content makes it flavorful since fat carries flavor. Because we are eating all that fat, it is important to ensure it is the highest quality fat, found in organic, humanely raised, or grass-fed cows as these…

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Italian Beef Stew (AIP and Paleo)

It was raining here yesterday, a cool reprieve from the summer heat. Stew seemed like the thing to do, so I created this basil-filled version that is hearty and nourishing, free from night-shades too. 1 lb. beef cubes, preferably organic or grass-fed 1 yellow onion, chopped 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 rutabaga, cubed 2 small…

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AIP Pizza Crust (Grain-free and Vegan)

This pizza crust is so good, it is chewy and crisp. It is reminiscent of a regular, gluten containing pizza, but this one, of course contains no grain. My husband, who still eats ANY pizza, gave it a thumbs up. Thank you to The Curious Coconut for the idea to grate the plantain. Amanda grated…

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NOT Going-Keto

5 Easy Ways to Enjoy a Low-Carb Diet Without Going-Keto The Keto Diet is all the craze right now. Keto is a buzz word that is thrown around in discussions about diet, but “going Keto” is just that to most people, a buzz word. It takes diligence, perseverance, and dedication to keep your body in…

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Carrot Cake Plantain Muffins (AIP)

These carrot cake muffins are lightly spiced and just sweet enough. They are the perfect travel snack or quick breakfast. They have even cured a carrot cake craving when nothing else could do. Wet Ingredients 1 green plantain 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 1/4 c. water 2 T. maple syrup 2 T. gelatin Dry…

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AIP Blueberry Plantain Muffins (Paleo and Grain-Free)

It is important to really enjoy our food, especially while eating the AIP way or eating an elimination diet. Compliance can be very difficult when feeling deprived. Being armed with plenty of yummy recipes and a freezer full of back-up foods for the times that cooking is not an option enables a plan for compliance.…

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AIP Pumpkin Muffins

These have become one of my go-to breakfasts. I can whip up a batch at the beginning of the week and remain satisfied all week long. I like to top my morning muffin with copious amounts of coconut butter, full of healthy fat, this way one muffin will keep me full until lunch. 1 T.…

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Easy Cilantro Chimichurri (AIP)

This is the easiest sauce to make, adds a ton of flavor to food, and goes well with many things. It tastes great on beef, lamb, pork, turkey, salmon, and shrimp. Also, on roasted cauliflower, broccoli, and carrots or as a condiment for tacos and a dipping sauce for meatballs. 1 bunch of organic cilantro…

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AIP Root Vegetable Smash

Grounding, warm, filling. This smash is just that. Pairs well with most meat dishes. Top with sauerkraut for another layer of flavor. 1 small rutabaga, peeled 1 yam or sweet potato 1-2 parsnips 2-4 carrots 1 large clove garlic, grated 1/4 c. reserved bacon fat or lard 1/4 tsp. thyme sea salt Prepare vegetables by…

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AIP Baked Tigernut Pancakes

I find it tedious to stand at the frying pan cooking a pan full of pancakes, waiting, watching, waiting until the right moment to flip. I never knew when to flip gluten-free or grain-free versions, either still being too soggy or burnt. Bake them? Well, why not? So I started baking grain-free pancakes, no waiting…

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