Side Dishes Archive

Classic Sweet Pickle Relish (AIP, SCD)

The alternate title to this post should be “What to do when you grow way too many pickling cucumbers in your urban garden and don’t want any more pickles!” I’ve made dill pickles, sweet pickles, spicy pickles, fermented pickles, refrigerated pickles, and canned pickles… and quite honestly,

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

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Herb Sauce (AIP, SCD)

Grilling over high heat is one of the very best ways to prepare asparagus because you can get a nice char and smokiness, while still keeping it tender. But I always found it tricky because the spears would get caught in between the grates of my electric

Garlic Scape Salt (Low-FODMAP, AIP, SCD)

Garlic scapes taste just like garlic cloves, but are low-FODMAP! That’s right! Just like the green parts of green onions, these curiosities don’t contain the pesky fructans that give so many people digestive difficulties when they eat regular garlic and onions. They are extremely seasonal, with the

Rosemary and Thyme Focaccia from The Autoimmune Protocol Made Simple

Are you on the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) and missing the joy of dipping a fragrant piece of bread into a bit of olive oil or bowl of soup? It is a simple pleasure that you may think is relegated only to fantasy if you are on

Cheesy Taters & Bacon from AIP Sheet Pan Recipes

You can stop right there because you had me at “cheesy”! Add taters and bacon, and the fact that this AIP recipe is made on a sheet pan… well, I’m in hog heaven! It’s from a new cookbook called AIP Sheet Pan Recipes, created by Samantha Teague, a

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

Creamy Turnip and Parsnip Soup (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

With a good blender, puréed root vegetables make a satisfying creamy soup with nary a drop of dairy in sight. This recipe combines parsnips and turnips with some aromatics to create a dish that you’ll enjoy year round, but particularly on these early spring days when you

Creamy Cauliflower Gratin (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

Have you ever tried a cauliflower gratin? This is a healthier twist on the cheesy potato dish you might be familiar with and would be perfect on a spring holiday table and suits the dietary needs of practically everyone, whether they be paleo, autoimmune, vegan, kosher… or
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