3000 Facebook Fans – A Giveaway to Celebrate!

The good food healing word is spreading! Yesterday the Gutsy By Nature fan page on Facebook surpassed 3000 fans! Seems like just yesterday when I was excited to have anyone other than my immediate family and friends were following my postings about using a paleo-style diet to

Book Review: Kombucha Revolution

“Kombucha. It’s been called the ‘elixer of life,’ a cure-all that detoxifies the body, aids digestion, reenergizes the mind, and even helps reverse the symptoms of cancer. Drink several glasses of this fermented tea a day and, according to some, its healing properties will lower cholesterol, help

Zucchini Cheese (Dairy Free, Nut Free)

Zucchini cheese. Seriously. Cheese made from zucchini. I kid you not! A couple days ago I happened to see this Instagram repost by Jessica Flanigan of AIP Lifestyle which purported to show non-dairy, nut-free, and soy-free “cheese” made from zucchini. As I am progressing through this month of a paleo reset,

Mint and Lemon Grilled Lamb Chops (Paleo, AIP, SCD)

These delicious grilled lamb chops are marinated in a simple paste of mint and lemon with garlic accents and then grilled to medium rare. Grill some vegetables like summer squash and sweet potatoes along with them and you have an easy paleo meal that is also autoimmune

Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet (Dairy Free)

Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than an icy sweet-tart sorbet! Combined with a few dates, this strawberry rhubarb sorbet is an all-natural, no sugar added, dairy free, gluten free, grain free treat that is compliant with virtually all healing diets, including the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP),

30 Day Paleo Reset: Beyond the Food

I’m two weeks into my 30 day paleo reset and am realizing that this whole experiment is about a lot more than whether I eat dairy, grains, and legumes or not. Food is the medium, it is the material we have to work with, but the real

Paleo Spiced Plum Cake (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

This spiced plum cake was so alluring that my husband couldn’t resist and cut a piece out of it before I could get a good picture of it! I was actually aiming to create paleo plum clafloutis and got pretty close with one attempt, but the extreme

30 Day Paleo Reset: How to Start?

Last week I wrote about why I was starting a 30 day paleo reset now, after almost 18 months of eating some variation of a grain-free and nutrient dense diet. I’m one week into the reset and want to share my experiences so far and provide some

Garlic and Lime Marinated Cube Steak

This recipe is a riff on the simple Cuban dish called “bistec de palomilla.” It is good, simple home cooking at its finest and turns a cheap cut of meat into something tender and tasty. The featured meat is cube steak, which is one of the cheapest

30 Day Paleo Reset: Why Do One?

Don’t you sometimes wish life had a reset button? A big red button you could just push whenever you felt yourself slipping into bad habits, so that you could stop everything and just start with a clean slate? Unfortunately, life isn’t like your smart phone or your laptop.