November 21, 2018

Since transitioning from AIP to SCD, and giving up Japanese sweet potatoes (probably my favorite thing ever), I knew I had to come up with a replacement for mashed potatoes. I had heard of everyone rave about cauli mash, but honestly, it always just tasted like watery mashed cauliflower (ewh). I was looking for something thick, creamy, and potato-like...and this just wasn't cutting it. So, I hit the kitchen.  After lots of fai...

September 12, 2018

Meatballs. Sounds simple right? Not when most meatball recipes are filled with gluten, dairy, eggs, and nightshades...all things my body loudly rejects. It's somehow still shocking to me how many extra ingredients can be jammed into a seemingly simple dish, but that's why home cooking is life. So in an effort to cut down a long list of complicated ingredients into a allergy-friendly version that I could enjoy, I came up with t...

December 12, 2017

Probably the most elaborate dish name for me to date, but I promise, it’s so simple! New Years Eve has always been a big deal in our house. We make tons of appetizers, watch Home Alone or Back To The Future (Still not sure why), and watch the ball drop in Time Square. It's a blast. Throughout the years, these appetizers have consisted of pizza bites, sherbert Sprite punch, summer sausage with cheese and crackers, taquitos, win...

December 7, 2017

The holidays are my favorite times of the year. They're filled with decorations, family, Justin Bieber Christmas albums, warm fireplaces, and...food. That's where the problem sets in. For the first few years that I started dabbling into a healthier, anti-inflammatory lifestyle, I would count this season as my cheat season. As long as I stuck to my gluten-free diet for the rest of the year, I would splurge for a month or so. Th...

December 3, 2017

Cranberry sauce. Sounds pretty healthy right? You would think so, but unless it’s homemade, it’s filled with high fructose corn syrup and preservatives 😷   Whole, real food availability has come so far in the past few years, but at least where I live, most things (except for those few special brands) still have to be homemade to be truly clean. So this year in an effort to give the canned cranberry sauce a makeover, we made i...

December 2, 2017

Breaded Fried Paleo Okra. Four words that just sound like they just don't belong together...Oh, but they do. If you grew up in the south specifically, you know that fried okra is a major food group and usually accompanies something like chicken and dumplings. If it tells you anything, I didn't even know some people ate un-breaded okra until like, 5 weeks ago (which by the way, tried it, and wasn't a fan). But I came up with a...

November 26, 2017

The American diet highly consists of starchy, greasy, fried foods, and you're lying if you say this does nothing for you. We're served fries beside sandwiches, steaks, and even super healthy main dishes like salmon. Sad. In all honesty, it's not even the potato that is the horrible part for you. White potatoes have a lot of health benefits like vitamin C, B6, as well as being high in fiber and potassium to name a few. It's the...

November 20, 2017

When you've been AIP for a while, sweet potatoes somehow sound increasingly less appealing. I've been cravingggg the starchy, white potatoes that were basically a staple in my diet, until...I discovered Japanese sweet potatoes! If you've never had one, they basically taste like a slightly sweeter white potato, and in my opinion, even better!

So instead of creating orange mashed sweet potatoes for thanksgiving this year, I decid...

November 12, 2017

So we all know that Thanksgiving's purpose is not all about food. But let's be real....it completely revolves around food. And it's painful to walk into a Thanksgiving dinner eating only the turkey (if you were lucky enough to have family members who didn't toss it in flour) and possibly carrots when everyone around you is on their 7th plate. 

Pre-revelation, my favorite favorite Thanksgiving dish was the sweet potato casserole...

November 1, 2017

Okay, if you have read my previous posts, you know that I have started suspecting a tapioca intolerance. This, mostly being, because I look 8 months pregnant every time I eat it. But, I was talking to a friend a few days ago that literally brought this exact subject up to me and said "tapioca makes me SO bloated!" What is the point of this rant you ask? There is no point. Just that I feel less alone and like maybe tapioca just...

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