Easy Yuca Oven Fries (AIP)

Since “going paleo” a few years ago, I have been introduced to a number of new-to-me foods that I now love, and high atop that list are yuca fries! Known and loved as yuca frita in much of Latin America, they are a great alternative to traditional french fries

Yoga for Healing and Living Well with Crohn’s Disease

I don’t often write about it in the context of this blog, but yoga has been a key part of my life since I was a teenager and is one of the practices that I credit with helping me live well with Crohn’s disease and multiple complications related

Crohn’s Disease and Diet: Elimination and Reintroduction

What is the best diet for people with Crohn’s disease? That is a trick question, because there is no one answer. The best diet is the one that works for that person, at least until science catches up and figures out exactly what causes inflammatory bowel diseases

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon Garlic Sauce (AIP)

The story behind this easy paleo and AIP-friendly recipe for roasted chicken thighs begins with my love-hate relationship with restaurant chef’s cookbooks. On the love side of the relationship is the usually beautiful photography and the chance to get into the mind of some of the greatest

50+ AIP Recipes for the Grill

When the weather is warm, I cook on our outdoor grill at least a couple times a week. It’s easy, tastes good, and there is virtually nothing left to clean up! Usually I just throw a protein and some vegetables on there without a whole lot of

Lamb Shanks with Ginger and Figs (Pressure Cooker, AIP)

This recipe for braised lamb shanks is nutrient dense, paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) friendly, delicious and comforting, easy to prepare, and even budget conscious! And with the use of a pressure cooker, what would typically be an all day dish is something you can make after a

Coffee and Crohn’s Disease: 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Coffee Habit

Should you drink coffee if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or another inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? I confess, I am a coffee lover who has never been able to give up the habit completely – despite having made big announcements to the contrary! I have successfully

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Down South Paleo

The caption for the above picture should be “get into my belly now.” These paleo pulled pork sliders from the brand new cookbook Down South Paleo are absolutely as good as they look! You definitely want this recipe and I’m thrilled that Jennifer Robins, the author and powerhouse behind

Highlights from the second year of Gutsy By Nature and a GIVEAWAY!

I can’t believe it, but Gutsy By Nature is TWO YEARS old today and I want to celebrate completing my second year of blogging with you – my loyal readers – by sharing some of my favorite recipes and by offering you a chance to win a special

Cauliflower Pork Fried Rice from One-Pot Paleo

My midwestern relatives have one-pot cooking down to a science with their casseroles, hot dishes, and stews – but what about one-pot paleo cooking? This new cookbook from Jenny Castaneda proves that it can be done deliciously, even while sticking to a whole and real food diet free