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Cherry Carob Cookies
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  O.M.Goodness! Guys! This recipe is ridiculous! Here’s the scoop. I’ve been wanting a cookie recipe that actually tasted and felt like a delicious cookie forever. I think nutrient-density should be far and away our main gig when we are ...

Cucumber and Dill Summer Soup
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  Folks, I have been on a major soup kick. I had surgery last month, which involved, in part, some jigsaw-style moves on my poor digestive system. And that has meant a TON of soup eating. Now, I am not ...

Moroccan-Inspired Breakfast Skillet
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  One of the most basic Autoimmune Protocol meals is simply meat and compliant vegetables cooked together. Throughout the last five or so years of eating this way, I’ve come up with dozens, if not hundreds, of combinations (you can ...

Ginger-Lime Salmon with Watermelon Mint Salsa
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  I am not surprised to say this is my third salmon recipe for Autoimmune Paleo! I can’t help that this flaky, buttery, nutrient-rich fish is my favorite food and one I enjoy 4 to 5 times a week! My ...

Kedgeree
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  Kedgeree is an old Anglo-Indian breakfast dish that was brought over to the Victorians in the days of the Raj. You will find several versions, some use spices whilst others do not. It all depends on whether you feel its roots ...

Raw Citrus Poke Salad
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  This tangy dish is a very satisfying, not to mention unique, dish for a summer day. A poke (pronounced POH-keh) salad is a traditional Hawaiian method for preparing seafood that I’ve been curious about for months. Happily, my curiosity ...

Broiled Scallops
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Scallops are a fairly recent addition to my diet, as the often hefty price tag has put me off in the past. But after trying them for a book review a few months ago, I am now more than happy to ...

Carrot, Cucumber, and Avocado Salad
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  This recipe is inspired by one of my favorite dishes at a Portland restaurant called Departure PDX. While the original recipe is not gluten- or nightshade-free, chef Gregory Gourdet and his staff have always been accommodating to my dietary ...

Piña Colada Smoothie Bowl
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  Come summer I want to be outdoors as much as possible, enjoying the sunshine, water sports, and fresh sea air. That leaves little room or desire for meal planning, turning on the oven, or sitting down three times a ...

Orange Blossom Panna Cotta with a Rhubarb Compote
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  If you’ve ever visited my blog you’ll believe me when I say I’m mad for panna cotta — I already have two versions over there. They make a perfect AIP treat because they contain a good amount of healthy ...

Pineapple-Marinated Steak
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  We’ve still got a few weeks until Father’s Day, but I’ve already been working on my menu game to honor the daddy in our house. I decided that marinated steak would hit the spot. I settled on using a ...

Garlic-Amino Chicken Kebabs
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  Its getting to be that time of year again where we can fire up the grill for some quick summer eats, and today I’m sharing one of my favorite grill recipes. The quick marinade works its magic tenderizing the ...

Sweet Potato and Lime Soup with Coconut and Chives
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  It’s funny how food can stir up emotions. Whenever I eat clams and octopus I am immediately transported back to Positano on Italy’s Amalfi coast, where my husband and I ate a memorable plateful under the shade of a large parasol overlooking ...

Pork Roast with Balsamic Reduction
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  Balsamic vinegar is probably my all-time favorite condiment (certainly my all-time favorite AIP-friendly condiment). I put it in everything. Salads, marinades, even ice cream. There’s just nothing like it and the flavor’s so versatile! Pork, on the other hand, ...

Bistro Chicken Salad with Garlic-Thyme Vinaigrette
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  My favorite types of restaurants to eat in are small, local cafes and bistros that offer simple dishes with organic ingredients. These types of restaurants used to be quite hard to come by, but with the ongoing food revolution ...

Baked Sweet Potatoes, with Sardines, Green Olives and Kale
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  There’s nothing like a baked potato to evoke comfort and nostalgia, be it the quickest of lunches or the most leisurely of suppers. When I was growing up, my mother would often put potatoes cooked in their ‘jackets’ (as she called ...

Breakfast Risotto with Greens
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  This recipe is so yummy and so quick! I’ve been eating it a lot lately, ‘cause I just can’t seem to get enough. I think it’s something about the combo of the butternut squash “risotto” and the rainbow chard ...

Shrimp Scampi
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My husband loves shrimp. He’s Cajun, so that isn’t really a surprise. He keeps bugging me to make crawfish, too. Shellfish and I have something of a torrid past, as one of my earliest memories is getting violently ill at ...

Healing Green Soup
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  We have a tradition in our house, that whenever someone comes down with a cold or flu, we make a variation of my “sick soup,” which has become one of the most popular recipes on this blog! In the three ...

Pear and Plum Cranberry Crumble
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  As I write this post, I am fresh into my third trimester of my first pregnancy. I have been enjoying and cherishing this time, nourishing my body in every which way, and also anxiously awaiting the moment I get ...

Lavender Roasted Turnips and Apples
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  I’ve developed recipes around turnips before for the blog. You can find one of them here. I return to turnips for a few reasons, they are in season all year (although they are yummiest in spring and fall), they are ...

Pineapple Salsa-Stuffed Burgers
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Pineapple salsa is one of my all-time favorite condiments. Maybe because pineapple is one of my all-time favorite fruits. It’s sweet and tangy and pairs perfectly with red onion and cilantro. You can make these burgers with beef or bison ...

Zesty Detox Salad
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  While I hate to be a part of the hype that the word “detox” inspires, it doesn’t hurt to provide our bodies with an abundant source of nutrients to continue to perform this essential function. Detoxification is a nutrient-dependent process ...

Zucchini Pasta with Bacon Pesto
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  You’ll find a tempting assortment of AIP pestos on the internet I’m sure, but I want to relish in a bulkier texture that is missing from the traditional pine nuts. And I crave the salinity that a good parmesan would provide: bacon! ...

Mediterranean Cauliflower Couscous Salad
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  Growing up, my twin sister and I had quite different preferences at mealtime. I was the “steak and potatoes” girl who loved anything fresh off the grill and next to a giant salad. Yes, 5-year-old me and 27-year-old me ...

Orange-Tarragon Beet Soup
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  Confession time! I don’t really like beets all that much. Gasp! I have learned though to enjoy them over the years, with a few new preparation techniques. Beets are yummy roasted with ginger and citrus and recently, I discovered ...

Frozen Yogurt
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We’ve had some unseasonably warm winter days here in Texas, and I know those of you down under have been suffering through one heck of a summer lately, too. I’ve been meaning to create an AIP-friendly version of everyone’s favorite ...

Smoked Clam Linguine
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Valentine’s Day falls into the category of “Holidays I Avoid Entering Public Spaces For.” Also in this category is St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, and Halloween. I sound like quite the holiday curmudgeon, but I have never been one ...

Thai-Inspired Pork Salad
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If you’re in any way an aficionado of Thai cuisine, I think you could categorize my recipe this month as midway between a Lap and a Phla Mu. But whichever you may decide upon, this Thai-inspired pork salad — despite ...

Golden Turmeric Sauce
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Here is a recipe that I’ve been completely hooked on this winter — it’s made it into my batch-cooking routine just about every week, due to the numerous reasons to love it! First, turmeric and ginger are a great anti-inflammatory ...

BBQ Chicken Meatballs
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These meatballs are actually inspired by the gluten-free BBQ Chicken Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen, which was always one of my favorite all-time pizzas. Take the toppings of that pizza – chicken, cilantro, red onion, and BBQ sauce – and combine ...

Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Hummus
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  Having been vegan for nearly a decade, I really missed hummus when I started the Autoimmune Protocol. It had been one of those cheap, easy, and delicious staples in my diet, and it only occurred to me recently that ...

Green Detox Smoothie
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  With the holidays over, it’s time to restrain any indulging we allowed ourselves and get back on track with our healing. Are you ready? This vibrant smoothie will see you off to a great start. Apple, kiwi and kale on their own are worth ...

Citrus-Herb Finishing Salts
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  Since beginning the Autoimmune Protocol I’ve come to a new appreciation for salt. It’s such a simple mineral, but there are so many ways it impacts our health. To name just a few, salt helps us maintain electrolyte balance, ...

Meatballs in Sticky Peach Sauce
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  My mom always used to reminisce about her childhood growing up in Montreal. Cold winters were spent playing outdoors in the snow, eating crepes for what seemed to me like every morning (lucky girl!), and coming inside for a ...

Egg-less Nog!
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  When I was growing up, my best friend’s parents, who lived across the road from me, always had a New Year’s Day party. I remember it as a boring afternoon in my teenage eyes, but nonetheless I would show ...

Holiday Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer
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  If you’re looking for a yummy appetizer to add to your menus over the coming holiday season, I’ve got one for you! I love stuffed mushrooms for their elegant look. They are relatively easy to prepare, but they look ...

Cranberry-Glazed Chicken
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  These are absolutely gorgeous. Who doesn’t love the combination of cranberry and poultry this time of year? With a bit of mint thrown in, this glaze provides not only a riot of flavors but a beautiful holiday color scheme. ...

Sweet Potato Pie Cheesecake
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  Oh, November! One of my favorite months of the year. The start of the impending holiday season. The invigorating, joy-inducing crisp in the air. All the nostalgia of childhood wrapped up in a giant two-month package. Okay, I’ll stop ...

Sautéed Chicken Livers with Riced Cauliflower, Collards and Herbs
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This is the kind of recipe that has no real formula. The question to ask is how much do you love your herbs? Personally, I can’t get enough of them, so much so that my fridge contains at least two large packed ...

Pumpkin Spice Granola
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  Fall can bring nostalgia to even those who live in season-less environments. I grew up in a small beach town in Central Florida, and I can count on one hand the number of times it dipped below 80 degrees on Christmas ...

Marjoram Roasted Cauliflower
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  Okay, be honest… did you know roasted cauliflower was even a thing before AIP? Me neither. Pre-AIP I thought cauliflower was best served boiled with liquid cheese poured over it. B-O-R-I-N-G. Looking back, I’m so sad I missed so ...

Pomegranate Cider
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I love fall, and not only because the weather gets moderately less stifling here in Texas. Curling up on the couch with a good book and hot mug of cider has always been one of my favorite pastimes, ever since ...

Green Curry
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  This past May I had the incredible opportunity to host a brunch at Mission: Heirloom, the world’s first restaurant that caters to those of us on the Autoimmune Protocol (can you believe it?!). While there are a few places you ...

Wild Salmon with Nectarine-Cucumber Salsa
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Sometimes it’s the simplicity of a recipe that makes it truly satisfying. I have found the best dishes are not over-analyzed, over-seasoned, or over-the-top in terms of technique complexity or intricacy of ingredients. This baked salmon with a refreshing salsa ...

Kale Pesto
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  If you are interested in supporting methylation, you’d better be eating lots of raw, green, leafy vegetables in order to get your body the folate it needs to fuel the process! (If you are interested in reading more about ...

Simple, Asian-Inspired Stir-Fry
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  This has become one of my weekly staples because it’s so easy to make and so very, very delicious. I use a frozen mix of broccoli, carrots, and water chestnuts for convenience, but the beauty of this recipe is ...

Mole-Style Short Ribs
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  Have you ever eaten mole? No, I am not referring to the small burrowing rodent! I’m referring to the Mexican sauce, pronounced “mole-lay.” Mole is for Mexican cuisine kind of like curry is for Indian cuisine. There are tons ...

Summer Grapefruit Salad
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  I thought about calling this recipe “Squeezing the Last Drop Out of Summer Salad” but it would have been too long! It describes exactly how I feel, though, as I am almost scrambling to create the most colorful and ...

Purslane with Crispy Bacon and Blueberries
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  Purslane. My new addiction. I am mad for the citrussy-peppery tang and endless versatility of this delicious succulent. I love it best eaten raw (but it is equally tasty when lightly steamed, pickled, sautéed, stewed …), and when you’re done tossing ...

Strawberry Ginger Ice Cream Sundae
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  As rule of thumb when I make ice cream to eat the same day, I use less (say, a couple of tablespoons) or even no honey. I really do prefer to keep my consumption down and this can easily ...

Stuffed Pineapple
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  This recipe is based on an old favorite I used to make in my pre-Paleo days, which involved baking a mixture of pineapple, walnuts, coconut shreds and rum into hollowed-out pineapple halves. I despaired of ever coming up with ...

Watermelon-Basil Shrub (A Drink!)
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  Can I interest you in drinking a shrub? Uh, what? As strange as it sounds, shrubs are a “drinking vinegar” that dates far, far back as a way to preserve fruits. It was most popular in the U.S. during ...

Oven Roasted Rainbow Carrots with Orange Glaze
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  I have three teenage daughters at home and getting them on board of the Paleo train was a small challenge at the beginning. This was a little bit over three years ago. Why eat wholesome, nutrient-dense whole foods when ...

Lox and Everything Sweet Potatoes
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  Now that I’m back in Chicago for the summer, I have been craving all the ethnic food that lines the streets of downtown. I live right in the heart of the city, so the constant bombardment of glorious pizza ...

Hawaiian Salmon
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  You know what I used to love in my former life? Hawaiian pizza. One of my high school jobs was working in a pizza place and eating the heck out of some Hawaiian pizza was one of my main ...

Spice Baked Chicken with Black Olives, Orange and Thyme
Spiced Baked Chicken with Black Olives, Orange and Thyme | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  No matter the season, nor the temperature, to my mind there is always a place for roast chicken and this recipe is no exception. Just a few short moments of attention and a quick dusting of spice results in a more ...

Berry-Infused Thai Drinking Vinegar
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  I discovered Thai Drinking Vinegar during Paleo F(x) this year when I visited a highly-rated Thai restaurant near the convention center. Not only is it served alongside the meal to aid with digestion, it’s also delicious! It’s similar to ...

Orange & Rose Honey Cake
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  I have yet to post a sweet recipe during my six months of contributing recipes to Autoimmune Paleo, but I felt like I owed you one from my past! Growing up, my treat consumption was mostly limited to Middle ...

Cream of Avocado Soup with Crab Meat
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  Avocados have become an important part of my diet since I started the autoimmune protocol. I used to think that they would make me fat! Of course, I didn’t know much about nutrient density, healthy fats, and eating right. ...

Zesty Apricot-Thyme BBQ Sauce
Zesty Apricot-Thyme BBQ Sauce | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  Oh BBQ sauce… something that is usually sorely missed while on the elimination diet, due to the copious amounts of seed and nightshade spices it contains! You don’t have to suffer though, as the flavor notes in traditional BBQ ...

Summer Fruit Gazpacho
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This fruit gazpacho soup is very refreshing and the perfect dessert for a beautiful summer meal! I was tempted to create this recipe when I saw all the delicious summer berries at our local grocery store. My diet on the ...

Bacon-Wrapped Cinnamon Apples
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The Autoimmune Protocol has allowed me to develop intuitive eating habits. Instead of craving chips or ice cream, these days my body asks for sea salt, extra carbohydrates, half an avocado, or omega-3 loaded salmon. I plan my meals around these ...

Crisp Veggie Topped Tapenade-Stuffed Burgers
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  I don’t know about you, but my dad is pretty basic when it comes to food. What I mean by that is his preferences are uncomplicated and straightforward. The guy, for as long as I can remember, just mostly wants ...

Strawberry-Orange Sorbet
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Sorbets of all kinds are wonderful, easy-to-make treats any time you’re craving something sweet and simple. Strawberries and oranges combine for the best of both worlds, something deliciously sweet and tart. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you ...

Pork Pesto Skillet
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Last month when Angie was visiting me for an in-person work week (she lives all the way across the country in DC!), I came up with a recipe on the fly that ended up being quite tasty. I was a ...

Warm Porridge with Lemon and Berries
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  As much as I enjoy eating my first meal of the day sautéed from a favorite skillet, I also love to be satiated by a serving of comforting porridge. I don’t care if the weather has warmed up, I ...

Shrimp Ceviche Salad
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I moved back to Florida a couple weeks ago to complete my last master’s program rotation, and now I cannot stop craving seafood! We have already hit summertime temperatures down here, so light and refreshing salad eating is a required ...

Moroccan-Inspired Broccoli Salad
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  Before I went Paleo, pretty much the only way you could get me to eat broccoli was to drench it in ranch dressing or cheese. But “getting healthy” opened my eyes to a whole new world of vegetable dishes. And ...

Creamy Mushroom Soup with Bacon and Fried Sage
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  This soup combines some of my favorite flavors — earthy mushrooms, creamy coconut milk, sweet and salty bacon and the rustic crunch of fried sage. Oh wait, and I forgot to mention truffle salt — my latest obsession! While ...

Wild Sockeye Salmon with Spinach and Dill Cream
Wild Sockeye Salmon with Spinach and Dill Cream | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  A feast that can be served warm or at room temperature, this has to be one of the easiest and quickest meals to prepare. However, take a little time with presentation and it’ll look like you’ve spent hours. Then, not ...

Oven Baked Cod Fish with Spring Vegetables
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Have you noticed that something has changed in the air? Spring is finally here and with it comes the promise of sunshine and warmer days. I also noticed a change in my appetite and food choices. Hearty winter dishes have ...

Sweet Potato Tarts with Caramel Drizzle and Sea Salt
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  I don’t think about pastries very much anymore. As a Celiac, I tend to pass by bakeries with a healthy bit of trepidation, readily observing my self-imposed “10 foot rule.” However, that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten! In my former life, ...

Bacon-Date Crusted Salmon
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  One of the first recipes I created when I initially went Paleo was walnut-crusted salmon topped with a bacon-rosemary crumble. I can credit that dish as one of the meals that went on my husband (then boyfriend)’s “Should I ...

Raw Coconut Macaroons with “Chocolate” Ganache
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  I created this recipe especially for my husband. Although he doesn’t particularly have a sweet tooth, he really adores coconut macaroons! Unfortunately the store-bought options for coconut macaroons contain egg whites and way too much sugar. So I decided ...

Honey-Lime Chicken & Strawberry Salad
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  It’s been a chilly winter here in Atlanta, but with spring around the corner my body has been craving crisp and cool salads. If I had to calculate how many salads I’ve eaten over the past 10 years, it ...

Cherry-Ginger Gummies
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  Gelatin is one of the most healing foods you can include in your diet, due to its amino acid content. It doesn’t have to be “all bone broth, all the time” though. Gummies are a yummy, fun way to ...

Spatchcocked Adobo Chicken
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  Have you heard of spatchcocking a chicken before? Kind of a funny name, I know, but it refers to the technique of cutting out the backbone and cooking a whole chicken flat. Let me tell you, it will revolutionize how ...

Thyme-Scented Strawberry Fool
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  A fool, in culinary terms, is a classic English dessert made by stewing fruit and folding it into sweetened whipped cream. Though originally made with gooseberries, this works well with pretty much any fruit and I don’t think you ...

Zuppa Toscana
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I’ve mentioned before how much I love recreating foods from around the world to suit the autoimmune protocol. Believe it or not, my favorite cuisine to play with is Italian. You might think all the grains, dairy, and nightshades make ...

Citrus Braised Lamb Shoulder
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  As much as I love beef, sometimes I get a hankering for red meat with a little more flavor, and lamb almost always does the trick. While a lot of people are used to lamb chops and leg of ...

Middle Eastern Glazed Chicken
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  If you visit Grazed and Enthused, you will find a variety of Middle Eastern-inspired AIP recipes like my AIP Hummus, Beef Shawarma, Lebanese Chicken & Stuffing, and Lamb with Olive Tapenade Rice. These are the dishes I grew up ...

Roasted Vegetables with a Salsa Verde
Roasted Vegetables with a Salsa Verde | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  I love roasted vegetables. They taste so scrumptious and what’s more, they pretty much look after themselves in the oven, leaving you to concentrate on other things. This recipe is a good assortment of colours, textures and flavors but ...

Crispy Dill Fried Fish
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  You know what I like? I like pub food. Wings, pulled pork sandwiches, cheese fries, fish and chips…that sort of thing. Now, I’m not going to be eating most of that any time soon…or ever again in some cases. ...

Rosemary and Garlic Beef Liver Appetizer
Rosemary and Garlic Beef Liver Appetizer | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

In a recent article about nutrient density, Mickey emphasized the importance of adding nutrient-dense foods to your healing diet. These foods, and all the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients they contain, are absolutely necessary to repair and heal your body from the ...

Easy Vegetable Scramble
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  This paleo vegetable scramble is the perfect recipe for those days when you don’t have much time to cook, or if you don’t have the energy! With only three ingredients, it is quite easy to prepare and you won’t ...

Hard Cider & Maple Brined Pork Belly
Hard Cider & Maple Brined Pork Belly | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

First things first (’cause I know everyone is going to ask) . . . yes! you can cook with alcohol even during the elimination phase of the Autoimmune Protocol. You can take a look at what The Paleo Mom has ...

Prosciutto Meatloaf Muffins with Fig Jam
Prosciutto Meatloaf Muffins with Fig Jam | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  This recipe stems purely from my hedonistic quest for each meal to be memorable. We have all seen fig and prosciutto thin crust pizzas on menus by now. For good reason! Salty prosciutto and sweet figs complement each other ...

Aloo Gobi
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  Indian cuisine is my all-time favorite. Creamy curries, aromatic seasonings, spicy meats offset with cooling yogurt-based sauces and desserts… oh my, I’m in heaven at the thought. Aloo Gobi is a dish traditionally made with potatoes, tomatoes, and cauliflower in ...

Raspberry Valentine Cake
Raspberry Valentine Cake | Autoimmune-Paleo.com

  Just because we’re on an elimination diet, it doesn’t mean we have to forego the treats altogether. It is fair to say the easier you go on them, the faster your healing but the process also involves having fun, ...

Veggie-Lover’s Meatza
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You might think that a pizza without crust, cheese, or tomato sauce is pointless. I guess I agree–you can hardly call a crustless, cheeseless, sauceless dish a “pizza” no matter what it looks like. Enter “meatza”! Meatza replaces crust with ...

Turmeric Tonic Kombucha
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  Kombucha is a type of fermented tea that is a great source of organic acids, B vitamins, and various strains of probiotics and is a wonderful addition to the diet while on the Autoimmune Protocol. You start with a ...

Pork and Chicken Liver Terrine with Spiced Apple Compote
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    There are so many reasons I love terrines. For starters they look pretty impressive for little work, plus the ingredients (and high satiating fat ratio) make this perfect for an AIP feast. Adding chicken livers is a cunning way ...

Strawberry Basil Balsamic Ice Cream
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Strawberries, basil, and balsamic vinegar are three of my all-time favorite ingredients. If balsamic vinegar is strawberry’s soul mate, basil is their closest friend. When I first moved to Austin, I used to love the strawberry milkshakes with balsamic glaze ...

Turnip-Dill Puree with Crisp Bacon and Chives
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Turnips are sort of one of those vegetables . . . the kind that most folks don’t eat often, but even so vaguely deem “yucky.”  Poor turnips!  Turnips are part of the Brassica family of veggies, which makes them sulfur-rich.  ...

AIP / Provençal Herb Stuffed Whole Fish – French Paleo Recipe
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The recipe I am sharing with you today is inspired by the flavors of Provence.  This southern region of France is well known for its fragrant fields of lavender, where people enjoy life at a slower pace.  I have memories ...

Acorn Squash Soup with Dandelion Pesto
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Lately I’ve been trying to increase the variety of vegetables I eat on a regular basis, especially those that are wild plants and not cultivated. Dandelion greens fit this bill perfectly, and although I was initially put off by their bitterness, ...

Classic Apple Pie
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  It took me a while to come up with a good apple pie recipe, because boy, am I picky! I like a thick, flaky crust paired with perfectly seasoned but not mushy filling. Was that possible with AIP ingredients? Turns ...

Slow-Roasted Prime Rib
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  This recipe is as no-fuss as it gets—but don’t be fooled, it will be one of the most succulent, tasty dishes you will ever try! Slow-roasting ensures that every cut of meat is cooked to the desired doneness, and ...

Maple-Cranberry Brussels Sprouts
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Looking for a simple, seasonal way to include some healthy greens as well as incorporate those delicious fresh cranberries that are popping up in stores around the country? This time of year, I buy a big container of fresh cranberries ...

Butternut Squash Risotto
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Last week I started a new dedicated Autoimmune Paleo account on Instagram, and spent some time cooking from some AIP blogs to introduce folks to some of the great recipe writers that are joining the community. One my favorite dishes of the ...

Turnip, Radish, and Fennel Saute
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This is a wonderful vegetable side dish inspired by something my friend Mary cooked up while I was staying with her. She had fennel, baby turnips, and radishes in her CSA box and decided to cook them up together. I don’t ...

Lemon-Raspberry Gelatin Gummies
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Looking to get more gelatin into your diet but don’t like making bone broth? Well, I still think you should be making broth, but gummies are a great way to get in some gut-healing nutrients as well as enjoy a fun ...

Sear-Roasted Pork Chops
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  I often get questions about why I don’t have many recipes including pork on my site, and the biggest reason is that I came to the Autoimmune Protocol by way of Dr. Kharrazian’s Autoimmune Hypothyroidism Diet. This diet is very similar to ...

Collagen-Berry Green Smoothie
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  I know a lot of you are struggling with quick meal ideas for when you need to be on-the-go and I get asked all the time if there is a protein powder that is acceptable on the Autoimmune Protocol or if ...

Tuna Salad Endive Boats

  While I have a recipe for Classic Tuna Salad in the cookbook that uses my Garlic Mayo recipe to add texture and creaminess, I wanted to provide a quick, coconut-free version for those of you looking to get a meal on ...

Pressure-Cooker Bone Broth
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  I’ve had a lot of requests lately inquiring about how I make my bone broth, so I thought I would share my method for those of you who are curious. I believe consuming bone broth an integral part of ...

Citrus-Bison Meatballs with Crispy Sweet Potato Noodles
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Of all of the types of protein available to me, I eat red meat the most since it is high in the nutrients I tend to lack from my vegan days, especially iron and zinc (if you are worried about ...

Coconut Curried Cauliflower with Kale
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  Missing curry while on the Autoimmune Protocol? I’ve got you covered with this lovely cauliflower and kale dish, seasoned with lots of garlic, ginger, turmeric, and creamy coconut milk (my recipe here). I recommend making your own coconut milk instead ...

Creamy Coconut Milk
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Although I have shared this recipe elsewhere on this site, I thought it deserved to have it’s own page for reference. I love making coconut milk fresh both because it tastes way better than the canned variety, and because it ...

Ribboned Asparagus and Fennel Salad
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  This is an incredibly simple and flavorful way to prepare one of my favorite early spring vegetables — asparagus! I’m always looking for more reasons to work this antioxidant-rich vegetable into my diet when it is in season. If ...

Early Spring Salad with Grapefruit and Ginger Vinaigrette
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  Ever since I did the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I have been eating a lot more grapefruit, as I kind of forgot how delicious they are! Lately I have been making this simple salad with other ingredients that are plentiful ...

Garlic Rosemary Plantain Crackers
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  Looking for something to satisfy the crunchy craving while on the Autoimmune Protocol? I have been obsessed with these plantain crackers from The Paleo Mom ever since I discovered the recipe last year. Many variations have been born out ...

Magic “Chili”
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  One of the recipes I get the most comments and praise about on this site is my AIP Carrot and Sweet Potato “Chili”. Most people love it because the ingredients are simple, it’s easy to make, and it tastes amazing! ...

Italian-Spiced 50/50 Sausages
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I feel like I am always talking about how amazing homemade sausage patties are–they make a perfect quick breakfast solution, protein snack, or emergency meal. I always have at least one type in my freezer for easy meals. If you ...

Cream of Broccoli Soup
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This time of year I am always creating new soups and stews, both because they are a great way to get more bone broth into the diet and they are hearty and satisfying on a cold day. This is a ...

Gingersnap Cookies and Coconut Milk
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  While developing the gingersnap crust for my Pumpkin-Spice Cake, I had a happy accident that turned into cookies. A little extra spice and molasses instead of maple syrup and they turned into the perfect gingersnap. This means two coconut-free holiday ...

Parsnip and Pear Soup With Fried Sage
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I have to make sure while on the autoimmune protocol that I include lots of starchy carbs like parsnips, sweet potatoes, winter squash, and plantains or I start to have low energy. When roasted root veggies gets old, I like to switch ...

Raspberry Peppermint Bark
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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 ...

Vegetable Spotlight – Cauliflower
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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 ...

Pumpkin Spice Cake with Gingersnap Crust
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  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 ...

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 ...

Citrus-Cranberry Relish
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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 ...

Apple-Cranberry Holiday Stuffing
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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. ...

Cinnamon-Sage Baked Delicata Squash
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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 ...

Summer Blackberry Pie
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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 ...

Simple Beet and Fennel Salad
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  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 ...

Nightshade-Free Cherry BBQ Sauce
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  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 ...

Pineapple-Lime Popsicles
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I have been getting more and more requests for coconut-free recipes, so this one is for you guys — fresh pineapple lime popsicles! If you haven’t tried making pops at home before, they are fun and addictive. The only thing ...

Fig and Arugula Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
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One of the first things to go crazy in my garden this year has been the arugula patch – no surprise, since it is actually a weed! Here I have paired it with some sweet dried figs and a creamy ...

Sautéed Baby Artichokes
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I found these baby artichokes while I was perusing my local Whole Foods – I was so inspired with their color, and how cute and little they were! I used to eat artichokes all the time when I lived in ...

Cabbage-Leaf Tacos with Cod and Mango Salsa
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After avoiding fruit for most of the winter, I am happy the summer is here and all of my favorite tropical fruits are on sale once again! While I try not to go nuts on fruit on a daily basis, ...

Pineapple, Mint and Lamb Kebabs
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I love kebabs – they are fun, easy to make, and everything you thread on there gets a tasty layer of char on them. Here I have come up with a simple recipe using lamb, mint and pineapple, both for ...

Summer Cabbage and Jicama Coleslaw
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  With Memorial Day around the corner, I have planned to share a couple of AIP-friendly recipes suitable for summer BBQs or gatherings. Today’s recipe is my take on a traditional coleslaw, using my coconut-based garlic “mayo” as a dressing. ...

Jane’s Mango and Coconut Summer Salad
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As we head towards summer, I am looking forward to sharing more salads and grilling recipes. Not that I am sick of soups and stews, but in Seattle, it seems like it is “soup weather” all but a couple of ...

Preview Recipe: Sweet Potato Fries with Garlic “Mayo”
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For my final cookbook preview recipe, I have a classic – sweet potato fries with a tasty garlic “mayo”. When I am looking for comfort food, nothing is better than the crunch of sweet potato fries paired with the garlic-y ...

Preview Recipe: Pomegranate and Arugula Salad with Fennel and Blood-Orange Vinaigrette
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It is not an easy task coming up with recipes for every season while writing a cookbook in the depths of winter – I will surely remind myself of that fact if I ever embark on this task again! Fortunately, ...

Preview Recipe: Curried Chicken Salad from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook!
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As most of you know, I have been hard at work writing a cookbook full of autoimmune protocol recipes. In the beginning, my goal was 75 recipes in simple e-book format – I thought it would only take me a couple ...

Braised Beef Shanks
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Last week I picked up a bulk beef order from my farmer, Crown S. Ranch and within it were tons of packages of beef shanks. Never having cooked this cut before, I consulted my collection of AIP-friendly recipes on Pinterest ...

Indonesian Beef Curry
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The family that I cook for has two little girls whose favorite food is Indonesian goat curry – pretty great for five and eight year olds! They have a local restaurant that they go to frequently to get their fix, ...

AIP Carrot and Sweet Potato “Chili”
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One of the meals I really tend to miss on the autoimmune protocol is a warming bowl of chili. Unfortunately, traditional chili is not very autoimmune protocol friendly, being chock full of nightshades, beans, and dairy. It never occurred to ...

Autoimmune Protocol Meatloaf
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  One of my favorite autoimmune protocol bloggers is Whitney from Nutrisclerosis. She is not shy about encouraging people to make changes in their diet to help their autoimmunity, and I find her success story about using the autoimmune protocol ...

Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Tea
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Back when I had newly discovered my autoimmune issues and was still working out my diet, my uncle called me with an anti-inflammatory turmeric tea recipe that a friend had given him. After first trying it, I put it into ...

Christina’s Turkey Breakfast Sausage
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  A couple of months ago this turkey sausage recipe was floating around the Hashimoto’s diet facebook group from my friend Christina’s blog and I meant to make them immediately, but since I am not a huge poultry fan I kind of forgot. ...

Create Your Own Breakfast Skillet
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  Let me introduce you to my newest obsession as of late – the breakfast skillet! It all started one day when I had a hankering for some delicata squash and didn’t want to wait for a whole one to ...

Coconut-Raspberry “Cheesecake”
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  Last week I posted this non-dairy “cheesecake” on my recipe blog, Little Fig. It happens to be autoimmune-protocol friendly (if you are eating sugar – this one is sweetened with honey!) and so I thought I would share it ...

Coconut Breaded Cod with Mango Salsa
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  I have been attempting for a while now to come up with a breaded fish recipe that is autoimmune protocol compliant – it isn’t easy without the egg! I finally found a sequence that works and tastes good, but ...

Beet and Fennel Soup
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This is the time of year I get borderline obsessed with blended soups – I find that I crave the texture and they are an excellent way to get some extra bone broth in. I like to double this recipe ...

Chicken Liver with Raw Garlic and Thyme
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  You don’t need to dig deep around the internet to read about the benefits of eating liver. This article and this article should convince you. Once you get past the idea, then comes the taste. I am not going to ...

Celeriac Leek Soup
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  Celeriac is one of my favorite vegetables, especially since it is low in starch and FODMAPs. It tastes kind of like a cross between a potato and celery and cooks much faster than other root vegetables. I was craving ...

Cabbage and Avocado Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette
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  This is one of my favorite chopped salad recipes, as it makes a lot and keeps well in the fridge (sans avocado). Feel free to substitute a regular orange if your market does not have a blood orange. Cabbage ...

Roasted Beet Dip
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  It is no secret that beets are one of my favorite root veggies. This dip is perfect because I can eat a small dose at a time. It is great with carrot slices, or even straight off the spoon. ...

Broccolini with Garlic Chips and Coconut Pesto
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  Although I can hardly get sick of greens cooked with coconut oil and salt (my old standby), this is a nice recipe to switch things up. Here I have replaced the dairy and nuts used in a traditional pesto ...

Cranberry-Braised Short Ribs
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  Wondering what to do with all of those leftover thanksgiving cranberries? Braising with them has been a theme for me all this November. I have used this recipe successfully with a few different cuts of meat, but my favorite ...

Ginger Baked Salmon
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  This is an easy and flavorful preparation of salmon that I make often. I like to pair it with a big salad or a veggie stir-fry with coconut aminos. It keeps for a few days in the refrigerator, so ...

Rainbow Roasted Root Vegetables
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  Looking for a good way to get your root veggies in? This simple recipe can be adapted to use whatever roots you have on hand – any type of beet, carrot, sweet potato, yam, turnip, rutabaga, etc. Use whatever ...

“Sick Soup”
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  A few weeks ago, I was under the weather with my first fall cold and I made a giant batch of what is know in our house as “sick soup.” This soup started as a prescription for all manners ...

Bacon-Beef Liver Pâté with Rosemary and Thyme
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  One of the most potent superfoods available to us also happens to be the most gross, in my opinion. It has amounts of notoriously hard-to absorb nutrients that those of us with autoimmune disease are usually lacking in – ...

Winter Kale Salad
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This is a simple classic that I make weekly for my autoimmune protocol menu. Kale is one of the veggies that is available fresh year-round here in the northwest, and I like to make generous use of it. This salad ...

Citrus and Herb Pot-Roast with Carrots and Parsnips
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  My go-to way to cook a roast has been in a pressure cooker as of late, mostly because it is a quick way to transform a cheap hunk of meat into a delicious meal. There is something about what a ...

Radish and Jicama Tabbouli
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  As a vegan, I would make batches of hummus and tabbouli often. When I ditched the beans and grains, that no longer happened, and they were two dishes that I greatly missed. This week I was inspired to attempt ...

Jicama, Pear, and Mint Salad with Citrus-Ginger Dressing
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  Since going on the Autoimmune Protocol, I have been continually searching for new vegetables to switch things up from the usual rotation. I happened to be in a grocery store I don’t shop at often, and was reminded of ...

Spinach Salad with Orange-Avocado Dressing
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  This isn’t your usual spinach salad! The creamy orange and avocado dressing adds a lot of flavor to an otherwise everyday lunch. Feel free to mix up the veggies to include whatever you have got at the moment — ...

Perfect Pressure-Cooked Beef
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  The day I purchased a pressure cooker it became incredibly more feasible to do the Autoimmune Protocol. All of a sudden I was making bone broth in a few hours (instead of 12) and roast beef in 40 minutes ...

Chicken Soup with Acorn Squash
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  Of course, as soon as fall hits not far off in the distance is the first cold of the season. At first signs of illness, I always make soup; its healing broth and spices are sure to pull me ...

Three-Herb Beef Breakfast Patties
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  The first question people often ask when they hear about the Autoimmune Protocol is, “What do I eat for breakfast?”. Since most of the traditional breakfast foods have been removed from the diet, there are not too many options left ...

Beef and Butternut Stew with Pear and Thyme
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  Not too many things feel quite as fall-like as the appearance of butternut squash at the market. Here I use it to give heartiness and texture to a beef stew, adding a little pear for sweetness and some cinnamon ...