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Double Trouble Paleo Chocolate Cookies (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

These paleo chocolate cookies meet the technical criteria to be considered “paleo” but let’s not fool ourselves into thinking they are healthy! They are  grain free and dairy free, but they are definitely treats and should be eaten in moderation. Key phrase there: should be. I had

Not Oatmeal Raisin Cookies (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

Did you know today is National Cookie Day? I didn’t either, until I posted a photo of these paleo friendly naturally sweetened “faux-oatmeal” raisin cookies on Instagram and one of my followers told me so. In that case, this seems like a perfect day to post my

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

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

Cranberry Pumpkin Orange Spice Muffins (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

These cranberry pumpkin orange spice muffins were born when I had just under a cup of pumpkin puree leftover in the refrigerator and a craving for some tart cranberries at the same time. They turned out so delicious and would be perfect for your Thanksgiving morning brunch…

Crohn’s Disease and Omega-3 Fatty Acid: How Much Do I Need?

The role of omega-3 fatty acids (that’s the stuff in fish oil pills) in the prevention and treatment Crohn’s disease is definitely not settled, both among conventional physicians and alternative medical providers, so the answer to how much omega-3 we need to be consuming is not easily

Grassfed on a Budget: Paleo Chicken Fried Steak and Mushroom Gravy

Three packages of “cube steak” were included in our recent grass fed beef share and I was a bit stymied by them. The frozen hunks looked a bit like ground beef, but once I defrosted them I realized that they were actually four solid masses. I consulted

Roasted Beets, Brussels Sprouts, and Carrots

I was faced with a conundrum recently when my crisper drawer contained four small beets, a handful of Brussels sprouts, and three carrots. I didn’t have enough of any one vegetable to serve the number of people I needed but I wanted an easy side dish that

Coconut Apple Cranberry Crisp (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

I love fruit crisps! In my pre-paleo days I made them throughout the year, using blueberries, mulberries, pears, peaches, and apples – depending on what was in season. My favorite topping was made from white flour, white and brown sugar, butter, and oats… All of which I