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My IBD Story for World IBD Day

Since I started Gutsy By Nature as a blog in 2013, I’ve written several times about my personal story of diagnosis with Crohn’s disease and healing, but I’ve never actually written out the entire story, from its beginning to where I am today, May 19, 2018. In

Springtime Crab Salad (AIP, SCD, Paleo)

This simple salad features two early spring garden staples – arugula and radishes – along with crab meat and avocado for a refreshing and nutrient dense casual lunch or a tasty salad course for dinner. Garden update My incentive for creating this recipe was the fact that

Crispy Wings & Sweet Potato Fries (AIP, Paleo)

After multiple test batches (which Mr. Gutsy very much enjoyed devouring), I have perfected this technique for making chicken wings with crispy skin and great flavor along side oven sweet potato fries and can finally share it with you! Add your favorite sauce, a simple mixed greens

Fudgy Banana Bars (Paleo, AIP, Vegan)

Overripe bananas usually mean banana bread but this recipe instead twists them into fudgy banana flavored brownies that are vegan, AIP, grain-free, and have no added sweeteners. Yes, it’s the holy grail of dessert yumminess! Whether you just need something that is gluten-free and all natural, or

Pork Chops with Cabbage and Apples – Cast Iron Skillet Supper (AIP, SCD)

Ask a home cook which kitchen tools they use the most often and you’ll learn a lot about who they are. At the top of my list is my chef knife, a wooden spoon, and a heavy cast iron skillet. You could take everything else away from

Creamy Turnip and Parsnip Soup (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

With a good blender, puréed root vegetables make a satisfying creamy soup with nary a drop of dairy in sight. This recipe combines parsnips and turnips with some aromatics to create a dish that you’ll enjoy year round, but particularly on these early spring days when you

Lamb and Butternut Squash Stew (AIP, SCD, Paleo)

Spring may be here, but the chilly days still feel like soup and stew weather to me. To provide balance between seasonal freshness and comfort, this lamb and butternut squash stew is seasoned with AIP-friendly warming spices and topped with a bit of fresh arugula for both

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Have you ever tried a cauliflower gratin? This is a healthier twist on the cheesy potato dish you might be familiar with and would be perfect on a spring holiday table and suits the dietary needs of practically everyone, whether they be paleo, autoimmune, vegan, kosher… or

Tips for Better Digestion: How often should you eat?

If you have pets or take care of livestock, you know that animals thrive when they eat on a regular schedule. My labrador retriever Lily gets breakfast every morning at precisely 6AM and dinner at 6PM (and not a minute later… you’d think she could tell time!).

Tiger Nut Energy Bites (AIP, Paleo)

These little balls provide the trifecta one wants in a homemade AIP-friendly “energy bite” or protein bar: nutrient dense, easy to make, and delicious taste! These are high in protein and healthy fats, so they make excellent between-meal snacks, and are naturally sweet without added sugars, so
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