holiday Archive

Cranberry Molasses Spice Cookies (Paleo)

My favorite cookies for wintertime have always been molasses spice cookies but it’s taken me a while to come up with a paleo version that is also nut free and has the same texture and taste I remember. I had been playing around with this recipe for some

Paleo Turkey and Gluten Free Gravy (Pressure Cooker)

I love gravy. It has always been my favorite part of any holiday meal and so I was thrilled that the gluten free gravy I created last year from the drippings of our Thanksgiving turkey was plate-licking delicious. Unfortunately, that gravy was the end result of a process

Home Cured Corned Beef

Why not cure your own corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day this year? Home cured corned beef takes just a little bit of time and the some space in the back of your refrigerator, and you have complete control over the quality and ingredients. Corned beef and

Zesty Marinated Olives

These marinated olives are a pretty addition to a spread of party food and offer a nicely complex flavor contrast to the usual other finger foods. They fit it into pretty much anyone’s diet, whether it be paleo or vegan or low-carb, and work nicely with most

Sweet and Sour Paleo Meatballs

In my pre-paleo days, my favorite family recipe for cocktail meatballs was one of those three ingredient wonders. Sounds nice and simple, until you realize that each one of those three ingredients (a can of cranberry sauce, a bottle of chili sauce, and frozen meatballs) contained an

Chili Spiced Mango Paleo Chicken Wings

When I started planning my first paleo party, I knew one thing had to be on the menu. Paleo chicken wings! My husband is one of those “the hotter, the better” people and I was on board with that too, provided I could drown my extra-hot wings

Christmas Morning Coffee Cake (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

For as long as I can remember, my mother made a “candy cane coffee cake” from her old Betty Crocker cookbook for breakfast for us on Christmas morning. It’s a yeasty dough, braided around a filling of dried apricots and maraschino cherries, curved into the shape of

Autoimmune Paleo Protocol Friendly Holiday Menu

When you have dietary restritions, this time of year is tough. It is challenging to come up with an autoimmune paleo protocol friendly holiday menu that also satisfies people who eat a more typical diet, but it can be done! I’ve been following a grain free diet

Naturally Sweetened Healthy Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite holiday dishes. I’ll take it any form, even the jellied canned stuff (sans high fructose corn syrup, of course). I like it straight up or flavored with orange, extra sweet or extra tart. But I really love playing with the

Best Ever Brined Turkey and Gluten-Free Gravy

Two years ago I mastered gravy. I roasted, I simmered, I painstakingly created a roux. The end result was incredible. The perfect blend of saltiness and fat, thickened to a perfect texture. The star of the holiday table. So good, a few of my family members even
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