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Adventures in Fermentation: Kombucha

A little over a year ago I was introduced to the joys of kombucha, that oddly energizing fizzy fermented tea that comes in a dizzying array of flavors and costs almost $4 a bottle at my local health food store. I knew that it was possible to brew

Chicken Saltimbocca alla Piccata (Dairy Free, Grain Free)

My favorite Italian dish to make at home is a lemon and caper chicken piccata and taking a close second to that would be anything made with prosciutto in the “saltimbocca” style. This recipe is my dairy free and grain free combination of the two, which I

Baked Fennel and Potatoes (Dairy Free)

Fennel is one of those rare vegetables that you can eat either raw or cooked, and tastes like two completely different foods depending on the preparation. Raw, it tastes distinctly like licorice and anise. Cooked, its flavor mellows and sweetens like a caramelized onion and imparts an

Resistant Starch and Crohn’s Disease: Friend, Enemy, or “Frenemy”?

Once upon a time in a not too distant past, the phrase “paleo diet” was synonymous with “low carb.” Along with grains, starchy tubers were shunned and consumption of fruit was to be minimized. That perspective started changing in 2010 when Paul and Shou-Ching Jaminet began publicizing

Garlic and Ginger Glazed Baby Bok Choy (Soy Free)

Bok choy (also spelled “bok choi” or “pak choi”) is a such a contradictory, complex, and delicious vegetable. When cooked properly, the stalks are creamy and have an underlying sweetness while the darker green leaves have an earthy flavor similar to chard or spinach. A member of

Garlic and Ginger Beef with Broccoli (Gluten Free, Soy Free)

I don’t get cravings for food from my pre-paleo days very often, but every once in a while I get a hankering and this recipe for garlic and ginger beef with broccoli is the result of my recent nostalgia for Chinese takeout. And like most home cooked

4 Valid Criticisms of the Paleo Diet

If 2013 was the year of paleo going mainstream, then it looks like 2014 may be the year the mainstream starts fighting back with criticisms of the paleo diet.  First, US News and World Report released its annual rankings of the best diets of the year with

1 Year Ago Today… My Journey to Healing Crohn’s Disease With Food

January 22 is like a second birthday for me. One year ago today, on January 22, 2013, I made the life-changing decision to take a shot at healing myself and managing Crohn’s disease through diet. I had read the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall

Easy Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche

Yet another winter storm and “polar vortex” is headed our way, so I’m dreaming of summer and tropical vacations! This recipe for a very simple shrimp and avocado ceviche is my answer to that longing. It literally took 5 minutes to throw together and except for the

Italian Stuffed Leg of Lamb Roast (Grain & Dairy Free)

I was raised on a mostly meat and potatoes diet, but lamb wasn’t one of the meats in the rotation. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I first tried lamb and I must admit it wasn’t love at first bite. For the next 15