AIP Banana Bread

A staple of everyone’s recipe book must include banana bread, right? I think so. This is one of the first recipes I have perfected since starting the AIP diet. It is grain free, egg free, dairy free, Paleo and AIP. Please enjoy. Wet 3 bananas, mashed with a fork 1 T. gelatin dissolved in 1/4…

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Grain Free Pumpkin Pie

Grain free, egg free, and full of flavor! Baked using just a touch of organic cane sugar in the crust only, this is a must because just a little bit of cane sugar creates such a nice texture. The main sweetener in this pie is maple syrup, complex and full of flavor. Maple syrup is…

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Cashew Date Chocolate Mousse

This mousse is creamy, rich, and decadent. It is also free of dairy, eggs, and sugar.  Sweetened with dates, flavored with cocoa powder and real vanilla extract, this dessert is fit for a special occasion or a weeknight indulgence. For someone on a restricted diet, this dessert can be a welcome break from their regular…

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Dairy Free Cheese

This “cheese” is almost better than the real thing. It is delicious spread on crackers or rolled up in sliced ham for a quick a lunch. This spread is created from cashews that have been soaked in water overnight to make them soft. Whirred in the Vitamix or blender to create a puree with some…

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Trail Mix Cookies

These cookies are sweetened with banana and dried fruit. Loaded with nuts and seeds, these cookies are satisfying and filling helping you feel energized through the entire day. A healthy food for when on the trail, for a quick breakfast, satisfying snack or to support additional calorie needs during breast feeding and pregnancy. Yields 24…

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and egg free this is an allergy-friendly, sugar-free, nutrient dense, and delicious quick bread recipe. It is moist and sweet enough to eat for dessert, even without added sugar. 4 ripe medium sized bananas, mashed 1 T. gelatin + 1/4 c. water (omit for vegan) 1 T. raw apple…

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Happy Birthday Cake to Me

Today is my birthday, yeah me, and yeah, my mom.  Mom, thanks for bringing me into this world. Growing up, I often made my own birthday cake. My mom encouraged my brother and I to cook, but mainly I enjoyed the process of creating birthday treats myself.  Back then, birthday cake came from a box,…

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Sort of Like, an Antipasto Plate

As an hor d’oeuvre, for lunch or snack, I love to put together a plateful of finger foods.  It is completely satisfying to eat with my fingers; it is primal, instinctual, easy, and I find joy in licking my fingers after an especially delicious bite.  So why not eat this way more often, slow down…

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Roasted Zucchini

1 zucchini cut into 1/2 inch rounds 1 T. coconut oil Sprinkling of Salt, Pepper, Garlic* A few pinches of rosemary *omit pepper for AIP Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.  Place coconut oil on a baking sheet and place pan in oven for a minute to melt the oil.  Once the coconut oil is…

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A Date with Coconut Cookies

I was in the mood for a cookie.  We rarely keep packages of cookies in the house, so I had to make some.  With the ingredients I had handy, this is what I came up with.  They went down well. 2 dates rolled in coconut 1 tsp. chia seed 1/4 c. coconut flour dash of…

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