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
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30 Days of Gratitude – Wrapup

Every day this month I took time to reflect upon my life and note at least one thing for which I was grateful. I shared this moments of gratitude on my Facebook page and enjoyed seeing the same from others. For posterity sake, here is my complete

Autoimmune Paleo Protocol Friendly Holiday Menu

When you have dietary restritions, this time of year is tough. It is challenging to come up with an autoimmune paleo protocol friendly holiday menu that also satisfies people who eat a more typical diet, but it can be done! I’ve been following a grain free diet

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

30 Days of Gratitude, Week 3

Seriously, where is November going! I can’t believe we are already 21 days into the month! Here are my day 16-21 moments of gratitude, as I posted them on the Facebook page… Day 16: I’m grateful for my education, including my degrees from the University of Wisconsin.

The Gluten Summit – Encore Day!

Today is encore day for the Gluten Summit, hosted by Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Eight of the most popular presentations from the previous eight days are available for you to watch for free for just 24 hours. Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to hear some of the world’s

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