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Paleo Tzatziki Sauce (Dairy and Nut Free) from Get Sauced!

The Greeks knew what they were doing when they created the yogurt-based tzatziki sauce to accompany gyros and souvlaki. Without it, you’ve just got grilled meat. With it, you have something divine! Now I even have a recipe for a dairy-free version that happens to also be compliant with

Brodo: A Book Review and Bone Broth Recipe Roundup!

Bone broth has long been touted as a healing food by people who follow the paleo autoimmune protocol and other real food diets, but is now breaking into the trendy mainstream. For proof, look no further than Manhattan’s East Village where chef Marco Canora’s takeout window attached to

Book Review: A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol

The autoimmune protocol variation of the paleo diet (commonly known as AIP) is a powerful healing tool that can seem overwhelming to many when they are first introduced to it. A new book, A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, written by Eileen Laird, who has long

My Favorite Paleo Things of 2015

It’s almost time to turn the page on another year! 2015 was a great year to “be paleo” – in large part because the definition of what that means is evolving with the times and no longer focuses on a strict list of yes and no foods

My Favorite Cookbooks for the Paleo Lifestyle 2015 – GIVEAWAY!

The days of the “paleo diet” being all about quick weight loss are long over and this collection of my favorite paleo cookbooks for 2015 reflect that! Today, people all over the world have discovered that eating more nutrient dense real foods while limiting the amount of inflammatory

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cinnamon – from The Healing Kitchen

This recipe for roasted brussels sprouts with bacon and cinnamon from the new book The Healing Kitchen is guaranteed to change your view of the seasonal vegetable that everyone seems to either love or hate. I’m one of the members of the former camp, but this way of

IBD Awareness Week: Celebrating 20 Years of Living with Crohn’s Disease

The first week in December is IBD Awareness Week and this year I am celebrating the fact that I have lived with Crohn’s disease for 20 years now. Yes, you read that correctly. I am CELEBRATING. Usually disease awareness campaigns are all about making people who don’t

Crohn’s Disease and Diet: Elimination and Reintroduction

What is the best diet for people with Crohn’s disease? That is a trick question, because there is no one answer. The best diet is the one that works for that person, at least until science catches up and figures out exactly what causes inflammatory bowel diseases

Coffee and Crohn’s Disease: 5 Reasons to Ditch Your Coffee Habit

Should you drink coffee if you have Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or another inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? I confess, I am a coffee lover with a coffee subscription addiction who has never been able to give up the habit completely – despite having made big announcements to

Sweet and Savory Slow Cooker Pulled Pork from Down South Paleo

The caption for the above picture should be “get into my belly now.” These paleo pulled pork sliders from the brand new cookbook Down South Paleo are absolutely as good as they look! You definitely want this recipe and I’m thrilled that Jennifer Robins, the author and powerhouse behind
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