My Thoughts Archive

Why I needed an AIP reset

Thirty days ago I decided to give myself a virtual reboot. I was fed up with feeling less than stellar and decided to start a paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) reset. Like a computer that had stretched its resources too thin and had been running for too long without

Pork Vindaloo from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook

This recipe for paleo pork vindaloo veers away from the traditional in a few ways, but is still so flavorful and easy to make, especially with the help of my favorite kitchen multi-tasker, the Instant Pot. It comes from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, which is

Sweet Potato Bacon Tots from The Paleo Kids Cookbook

I can’t think of any more quintessentially American kid food than the “tater tot”; unfortunately the store bought ones are usually made with ingredients that are at best not health-promoting and at worst, downright disgusting and off limits for kids with allergies and food sensitivities. But with this

In praise of the audiobook!

Gasoline may fuel the engine, but audiobooks are what keep me going behind the wheel on my long drives for work and pleasure, so I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you readers… and ask you to help me re-fill my

Mint and Basil Pesto from Simple French Paleo (AIP)

I have long been enamored with everything French, beginning when I signed up to study the language as a 9th grader and culminating when I discovered the deliciousness that is French food! This recipe for mint and basil pesto comes from an incredible new cookbook called Simple

Book Review: The Whole Coconut Cookbook

Coconut used to make an appearance in my life maybe just a couple times a year, generally in the form of a dessert, but all that changed when I started following a paleo diet and lifestyle as part of a strategy to manage Crohn’s disease and post-surgical

Strawberry Mint Watermelon Slush from The Splendid Scoop

Summer time means frozen treats and people who need to avoid dairy or watch their sugar intake don’t have to miss out! This recipe for a strawberry mint watermelon slush is from The Splendid Scoop, a new digital resource that delivers easy and delicious dairy free recipes

Crohn’s Disease and Food Additives: Which Ones to Avoid

Carrageenan, maltodextrin, polysorbate 80, xanthan gum, carboxymethylcellulose… These common food additives are “generally recognized as safe,” but is that true for people with Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases? Evidence is mounting that they may not be and in this post I discuss each one and

Do I have chronic Lyme disease?

First I blamed it on the shoes. Just a sprain? Or something more? I bought totally cute but ridiculously impractical, high heeled, red patent leather shoes to celebrate my 40th birthday in July, 2015 and insisted on wearing them for three straight days, even though they made my feet

Bubbe’s Brisket from The New Yiddish Kitchen

Jewish paleo food sounds like an impossible oxymoron but this new cookbook proves that you can stay grain-free and still nosh on all your old favorites – even bagels! The New Yiddish Kitchen is a joint effort of Simone Miller, chef and owner of Zenbelly Catering and author
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