Raspberry Peppermint Bark

  One of the “treats” I really miss since I have been on the autoimmune protocol are the peppermint candies and candy canes that pop up around the holidays. While I am not about to go near the food dyes, processed sugar and chemical flavorings found in the conventional ones, I thought it might be…

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Vegetable Spotlight – Cauliflower

  I decided to start a new recipe theme on the blog – it is called “vegetable spotlight.” Instead of presenting you with one recipe, now and then I am going to highlight a seasonal vegetable and show you a few different simple ways to cook it. While as a foodie, I love to come…

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Pumpkin Spice Cake with Gingersnap Crust

  I am so thrilled to share with you the best holiday recipe I have come up with this year – Pumpkin Spice Cake with Gingersnap Crust! While I don’t endorse eating treats very often on the autoimmune protocol, I think that everyone needs a compliant dessert recipe they can share with their family and…

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Salmon with Citrus-Cranberry Relish

Wondering what to make with that leftover Citrus-Cranberry Relish I posted last week? I made the incredible discovery  that it is absolutely AMAZING as a topping for baked salmon. The cranberries cook ever so slightly, giving a tart and festive flavor to an otherwise simple salmon fillet. Although I haven’t tried it yet, I imagine…

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Citrus-Cranberry Relish

  When I moved to Seattle a few years ago, I started a Thanksgiving collaboration with my friend Brenna Rose Miller (who is also the stylist for my upcoming cookbook!). Both of our families are originally from California, but over time have migrated to the northwest. Every year we get together and have a big…

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Apple-Cranberry Holiday Stuffing

  It has been awhile since I have had a recipe to post on the blog – truth be told I have been so busy cooking for the cookbook photo shoots that I have not had time for developing new recipes. Since the shoots ended a couple of weeks ago, I have been hard at…

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Cinnamon-Sage Baked Delicata Squash

  If I had to choose my favorite squash, it definitely would be the sweet, nutty Delicata. Every time September rolls around, I am thrilled at the sight of this little guy’s reappearance at the farmer’s market. This is a vegetable that doesn’t need any fancy preparation – I most often eat it simply sprinkled…

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Summer Blackberry Pie

  I often get asked about what to do with the surplus of summer blackberries that pop up in yards across the country this time of year. Before I embarked on the autoimmune protocol, I would make blackberry pie at every summer’s end. This tradition ended, as I had not been able to come up…

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Simple Beet and Fennel Salad

  I came up with this colorful and delicious salad one day after harvesting all of these vegetables from my garden. You don’t have to use different varieties of beets, but I found that using a few different kinds created a vibrant plate. This time of year, I find myself looking forward to the cooler…

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Nightshade-Free Cherry BBQ Sauce

  With summer BBQ season in full swing, I thought I would share what I have been making as an addition to easily AIP-friendly grilled meats – nightshade free BBQ sauce! While I was brainstorming about ways I could make a flavorful sauce without all of the nightshades, one of my friends told me about…

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