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 Beet Rutabaga “no-potato” Salad

This is a flavorful summer time dish that can replace your traditional potato salad during the AIP complete elimination phase. 1 small rutabaga, peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces 2 large red beets, cubed into 1 inch pieces half bunch of dried dill, chopped or 2-3 T. dried 3 T. balsamic vinegar 1 T.…

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Honey-Lemon Carrots (AIP)

This side dish goes with any cooked meat, seafood, or fish. If you are not on AIP, just top with walnuts and call it a dinner. 1 lb. carrots 2 T. extra virgin coconut oil sea salt 1 T. honey 1/2 of a lemon, zest and juice (at room temperature) Place coconut oil on a…

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Naturally Fermented Vegetables

Number one condiment? Most Americans say ketchup …or ranch, maybe salsa or guacamole if they live in the southwest.  For me, it is fermented vegetables. Sauerkraut, kimchi, or naturally fermented vegetables. This one company from Ohio makes an extreme garlic variety that is so on-point that it is hard to eat anything else. For cost…

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Leek-Zucchini Soup

Yields: 4-6 servings Cook Time: about 1 hour This soup is warming, bright, and fresh, a perfect meal for the late stages of winter as we welcome the early signs of spring. Oh spring, I look forward to your longer days, brighter light, and warmer winds, but until then, please enjoy this healthy and nourishing…

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Summer Squash Bake

It is zucchini season. Finding delicious ways to eat this vegetable is quite easy. It’s subtle sweetness and versatile texture lend it to be delicious eaten raw or cooked. Some yummy options for eating zucchini include: sauteed with onions and spinach, in a green curry, incorporate into a flax cracker recipe, or puree into soups…

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Gluten Free Buckwheat and Amaranth Bread

This bread is hearty with a nice bite, something that is hard to achieve when baking gluten free bread varieties.  Great as a compliment to dinner, a grilled sandwich, or toasted with grass fed butter and homemade jam, this is a recipe that I encourage you to try if you are gluten free.  Buckwheat flour…

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Sweet Potato Bacon Hash

This is a really satisfying breakfast that is perfect for weekend mornings. What makes it thoroughly satisfying is the blend of flavors lent from salty, smoky bacon paired with sweet from the sweet potato, sweet and pungent onion set the stage for earthy shiitakes. There is always room for spinach, so that goes in too.…

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Red Skinned Potato Salad

This potato salad is dairy free and egg free, but full of flavor lent from garlic, shallots, and a hint of lemon.  Makes a great summer side dish to pretty much anything.  🙂 about 16 red potatoes cooked in salted, boiling water until tender 1/4 c. minced shallot 5 garlic cloves, grated 1/2 c. chopped…

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Roasted Eggplant, Tomato, and Basil Salad

This salad can easily be doubled or tripled depending on how many mouths you have to feed or the number of eggplants you are trying to use. 1 large eggplant, cut into 1 inch cubes 1 c. grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half 2 sprigs, about 10 large leaves of basil, chiffonade 1 T.…

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