2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness Week

The year isn’t quite over, but since the first week in December is always Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness Week, it feels like a good time to reflect on the previous year and take stock of how well I have achieved my goal of “living well” with Crohn’s

AIP Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes (UPDATED for 2019!)

Much of the joy of Christmas and the other winter holidays is in the anticipation and preparation for them and that includes baking holiday cookies and candy. If this is your first winter on AIP or another healing diet, you may be thinking that you won’t get

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries (AIP, SCD)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that makes me smile because… Cranberries! Combine those cranberries with Brussels sprouts and roast them in the oven just long enough to get them a little bit crispy on the edges and oh mama, I’m in heaven! I know everyone

Duck Confit (AIP, SCD)

Oh, duck confit… where have you been all my life? Who knew such a fancy sounding dish could actually be so simple to make and also delicious? Maybe my dear readers knew that all along and have been holding out on me, but this is a brand

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Sage & Pear Sauce (AIP, SCD)

Most of the food I make at home is delicious, yet simple. Some of it is fancy. And then there are the rare delicious dishes that are both simple and fancy, such this pan-seared duck breast with sage and pear sauce. It happens to be compliant with

Stuffed Flounder with Root Vegetables and Greens (AIP, SCD)

Preparing fish at home does not need to be complicated or intimidating. This one-dish recipe for stuffed flounder and a variety of vegetables looks like something for a special occasion but is actually easy enough to make for a fast weeknight dinner. Plus, it utilizes the greens

How I ate in Italy and maintained my autoimmune health

First, let me preface this by saying that while all of the recipes I post on this blog are compliant with the AIP elimination phase, I have personally moved beyond that phase and reintroduced many foods from all of the AIP stages, so this post will include

Tomato-Free Red Snapper Livornese (AIP, SCD)

Fish cooked in the Livornese style usually means a tomato based sauce, but my version of the classic Tuscan dish takes out the tomatoes entirely so that people who are on the autoimmune protocol or who otherwise need to avoid nightshades can still enjoy the incredible flavor

King Trumpet Oyster Mushrooms with Chicken and Kale (AIP, SCD)

I didn’t set out to create this recipe; it created itself! Boneless chicken thighs, a few pieces of bacon, a bunch of kale, and some gorgeous king trumpet oyster mushrooms were all rolling around my refrigerator one day and I decided to see what turned out when

Caramelized Pear Tarts (AIP, SCD)

These miniature pear tarts are like the dessert equivalent of a Mini Cooper* — adorably cute and sophisticated, all in one elegant package! Plus, they are a perfect dessert for people on a healing diet like AIP or SCD, not only because they meet all the requirements
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