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Recipe: Paleo Pesto With Lemon and Arugula (SCD, GAPS, AIP) post image

I have a bumper crop of arugula this year that is coming in all at once. I had to use it or lose it so I thought I might as well make arugula pesto and freeze it! Even though I love arugula, there is only… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Creamy Paleo Basil and Herb Salad Dressing (SCD, GAPS, AIP) post image

What makes a salad dangerous to your heart? The salad dressing – if it is made with commercial vegetable oils! This dressing makes your salad both interesting and healthy! We know that inflammation is behind atherosclerosis, the main cause of coronary artery disease and heart… Click to Continue →

Recipe: 3 Ingredient Tomato Sauce in 12 Minutes! post image

If you have a home garden you must have an abundance of tomatoes coming in now – as I do. Although I love to eat them raw, I had so many I had to cook some of them. I quickly whipped up this amazing tomato… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Roasted Duck Breast with Mango Relish (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP) post image

For special occasions I like to make a special meal. Duck comes to mind. I love duck and I think I found the perfect condiment to serve with it! I am loving the Ataulfo mangoes that are easy to source in the market these days… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Horseradish Aioli (Paleo, SCD, GAPS) post image

I never thought I would like horseradish, but these days I'm getting interested in adding more spice to my food. Horseradish undoubtedly adds a kick! Horseradish is part of the Brassicaceae family, which includes mustard, cabbage, brussel sprouts, radish, kale, etc. The heat from horseradish… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Blueberry Jam (Paleo, SCD, GAPS AIP) post image

Tired of reading the labels for added sugars and chemicals in your jam? It's so easy to make your own! There is no reason to settle for jam that has added sugars and chemicals when it is so easy to make your own with excellent… Click to Continue →

Recipe: One Ingredient Apricot Jam (SCD, GAPS, Paleo, AIP) post image

Apricot jam doesn't have to be sweetened with sugar. It is inherently sweet so there is no need for further sweetening! Apricots have such a brief season I usually miss it entirely so I love to get some organic, unsulfured, dried apricots for a treat… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Savory Cranberry Apple Chutney (Paleo, AIP, SCD, GAPS) post image

I love the fall! Who doesn't on the east coast? I'm actually ready for cooler weather and all the fantastic produce coming in. Cranberries are amongst my favorites because they are versatile and full of nutrition. Indigenous people have used cranberries for medicinal purposes for… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Cultured Bread & Butter Pickles

Recipe: Cultured Bread & Butter Pickles post image

Have you seen most recipes for bread and butter pickles? They involve 4 - 5 cups of sugar and vinegar. While this will certainly preserve the slices of cucumber, it clearly doesn't add value to the food – not to mention all the added sugar. The… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Date Sweetened Spiced Peach Jam (SCD, GAPS, Paleo) post image

I procured some organic peaches and pondered what to do with them. Of course they are delicious raw, but I had enough to cook with. I waited until they were beautifully ripe – you always want to eat ripe fruit – so much of what… Click to Continue →

Drying Herbs: Summer Savory

Drying Herbs: Summer Savory post image

Summer savory has to be one of my favorite fresh herbs. I use it in so many things like soups, stews, marinades, eggs, roasts and sausage. Some say it is milder than sage and perfect for  sausage! I grew a bunch this year and I… Click to Continue →

Coconut Ghee Curried Fiddlehead Ferns post image

At the market today I noticed a basket of fiddlehead ferns. I love this nutrient dense, earthy, evanescent delicacy that only appears for 2 weeks in early spring here in the East. As a forager (sort of) I get excited when I see budding, tender… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Easy Mushroom Gravy – 4 Ingredients! (SCD, GAPS, Paleo) post image

With holidays just around the corner, those of us on grain-free and other restricted diets start to think about holiday meals and how to make them delicious without the additives and chemicals in packaged foods. Now that making bone broth is in my food making… Click to Continue →

Why Every Commercial Salad Dressing is a Health Hazard — and a Recipe post image

Fats are the innocent bystanders in a health war founded on bad science and economic greed. Perhaps the worst misinformation given to the American public is regarding fats. I've written about coconut oil, tallow, butter and now I want to discuss vegetable oils and the… Click to Continue →

Recipe: Avocado Peach Salsa

Recipe: Avocado Peach Salsa post image

A sweet and spicy salsa adds dimension to any meal. This sweet salsa compliments salmon and other seafood as well as chicken very well. With summer light fare and lots of outdoor eating, this seasonal Avocado Peach Salsa is a treat to look forward to… Click to Continue →