Appetizers Archive

Carrot, Fennel and Orange Soup (AIP, SCD)

The alternate name for this carrot, fennel, and orange soup is “Sunshine in a Bowl,” not only because it has the bright vibrant color of sun, but because it is absolutely packed with nutrients that will perk you right up… even on a cold and dreary January

Extra Crispy Chicken Wings (AIP)

Photos of these extra crispy chicken wings truly don’t do them justice! The joy of eating them must be experienced to be appreciated. You would swear that they have been deep fried; but in fact it is just the magic of one secret ingredient and a two-part

Roasted Turnip Hummus (AIP)

This roasted turnip hummus is for everyone who has looked at a couple big turnips in their CSA box and thought they looked about as appealing as a couple of big rocks. Or for anyone who wants to sneak more vegetables and more diversity of vegetables into

Broccoli and Butternut Squash Soup (AIP, SCD)

If your favorite way to eat broccoli is smothered in cheese sauce, then this recipe is for you! It is dairy free, but is a pretty good AIP-friendly representation of the cheddar broccoli soup… though much more nutrient dense. The yellow color comes from vitamin A rich

Crispy Sardine Cakes (AIP)

Not a sardine lover? Join the club! I created this recipe for crispy sardine cakes just for you (and me) so we’d have a more delicious and texturally pleasing way to eat these economical nutritional powerhouses! Kalamata olives and lemon zest add flavor that tones down the

Watermelon and Scallop Ceviche (AIP, SCD)

It is so hot and muggy in the Washington, DC area this time of year that I don’t want to use ANY heat for cooking – not even for just a few minutes. I’m not a food historian, but I’m guessing that is exactly why ceviche was

Quick Pickled Carrots (AIP, SCD)

Yes, you can pickle most anything and these quick pickled carrots with AIP-friendly spices prove that true! And yet, when we hear “pickle,” cucumbers are what come to mind most often and “dill” is the seasoning. But acid, salt, and spices can transform even the most mundane

All Purpose Herb Sauce (Paleo, AIP, SCD, Vegan)

Here’s a not-so-secret fact about me. I’m frugal. Of course, I’m willing to pay money for quality food, but I am waaaaaaay too frugal to buy fresh herbs at the grocery store. Especially because I know how very easy (and cheap!) it is to grow those herbs

Cucumber & Radish Salad (Paleo, AIP, SCD, Vegan)

The sun is shining and life is good! It rained for 6 straight days here last week and I could really feel my mood and wellbeing improve when the skies cleared and the sun appeared again. Even though I knew all of those days of rain were

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