My Thoughts Archive

Reflections on another year of living well with chronic disease

As I write this, the final hours of 2016 are winding down and we are all looking ahead to 2017. It has been an interesting and eventful year, to say the least! I will leave the retrospectives about politics and pop culture to others, and just reflect

Paleo On the Go – My favorite AIP frozen meals!

When I first heard of frozen meal delivery companies like Paleo On the Go, I was skeptical. After all, I enjoy cooking and am pretty good at it, so why would I pay money to have somebody else do it for me? Then my job suddenly started requiring

My Favorite New Cookbooks for the Paleo Lifestyle 2016 (plus a GIVEAWAY!)

2016 is almost over, which means it is time to unveil my top 10 list of favorite paleo cookbooks of the year! It’s no secret that I’m a cookbook addict. I have even been known to take them to bed with me… yes, I read them like

Store Bought Bone Broth – When you don’t want to make your own!

Store bought bone broth? Just a couple of years ago the only way to consume the nourishing concoction some call the “elixir of life” was to make it yourself. Today there is a dizzying array of options, both in stores and by mail order, making it easy for

Green Breakfast Soup from The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

Breakfast soup may seem like an odd choice to some, but in fact it is a common dish in cultures around the world. A humble bowl of soup is nourishing, satisfying, and quick – all features busy people appreciate for that first meal of the day – and can

Why I needed an AIP reset

Thirty days ago I decided to give myself a virtual reboot. I was fed up with feeling less than stellar and decided to start a paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) reset. Like a computer that had stretched its resources too thin and had been running for too long without

Pork Vindaloo from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook

This recipe for paleo pork vindaloo veers away from the traditional in a few ways, but is still so flavorful and easy to make, especially with the help of my favorite kitchen multi-tasker, the Instant Pot. It comes from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, which is

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots from The Paleo Kids Cookbook

I can’t think of any more quintessentially American kid food than the “tater tot”; unfortunately the store bought ones are usually made with ingredients that are at best not health-promoting and at worst, downright disgusting and off limits for kids with allergies and food sensitivities. But with this

In praise of the audiobook!

Gasoline may fuel the engine, but audiobooks are what keep me going behind the wheel on my long drives for work and pleasure, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you readers… and ask you to help me re-fill my

Mint and Basil Pesto from Simple French Paleo (AIP)

I have long been enamored with everything French, beginning when I signed up to study the language as a 9th grader and culminating when I discovered the deliciousness that is French food! This recipe for mint and basil pesto comes from an incredible new cookbook called Simple
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