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Crohn's Disease My Thoughts Personal

AIP for Crohn’s Disease: What to eat when you aren’t feeling so hot

This post was supposed to be a 90-day update when I told you all about how good I was doing on the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP), reintroducing foods right and left, and keeping my Crohn’s disease totally in check. I even had the draft half written last night. And then I woke up this morning […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Stuffed Winter Squash

  This simple recipe marries winter squash, late season spinach, and some grass fed ground beef to create a tasty dish in a fun package! I used some red kuri squash that came in my produce box, but it would work equally well with acorn or any kind of winter squash that has a large […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Grassfed on a Budget: Cinnamon Beef Stew with Butternut Squash and Mushrooms

This recipe for cinnamon beef stew with butternut squash and mushrooms is yet another installment in my “grassfed on a budget” series. We get stew meat as part of our grassfed beef larder order, but I also snap it up when I see it on sale at my butcher and toss it in the freezer. […]

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Beef Main Dishes Recipes

Grassfed on a Budget: Pot Roast with Root Vegetables

This pot roast is probably the ugliest meal I have ever made, but also one of the tastiest. I decided not to even try to gussy it up for the photograph. No sense in trying to present it as anything other than what it is, which is just wholesome and delicious in all its homely […]

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Chicken Main Dishes Recipes

Roasted Chicken with Squash and Broccoli

This easy recipe for roasted chicken and vegetables applies the two most important lessons I ┬álearned when I revamped my cooking and eating to embrace more real food: 1. Fat equals flavor. 2. Roasting makes everything taste better. I have always been a pretty good vegetable eater, but mostly just because I knew they were […]

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Pork Recipes

Pork Chops with Grapes and Herbs

Why is it that pork tastes so delicious with fruit? One of my favorite and first recipes I posted on this blog was for roast pork with a cherry rhubarb sauce. Fruit is a great way to dress up humble pork cuts, especially when you are following a paleo autoimmune protocol and not eating nightshades […]

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Crohn's Disease My Thoughts Science

Update: 60 Days on Autoimmune Paleo Protocol for Crohn’s Disease

It has now been 60 days since I started the autoimmune paleo protocol (AIP) and I am happy to report that over the last 30 days I have begun reintroducing foods, mostly with success. I’m feeling great, I’ve gained another 2 pounds (finally back to the baseline I started at when I first cut out […]

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Chicken Recipes

Roasted Chicken with Potatoes, Kale, and Lemon

My vague menu plan one day last week was to prepare chicken drumsticks, potatoes, and kale in some configuration. I have been slow to jump on the kale bandwagon and really only know one preparation method (steam sauteed in a big skillet), but life got busy and when the day rolled around I really wanted […]

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Recipes Side Dishes

Spiced Apple and Butternut Squash Soup

Don’t you love the flavors of fall? This dairy-free recipe for apple and butternut squash soup was born out of an over-abundance of apples from our recent trip to the u-pick farm and my desire to enjoy the delicious flavors of pumpkin pie spice in a savory dish. It came together quickly and was a […]

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Crohn's Disease My Thoughts Science

Low-FODMAP and Paleo Autoimmune Protocol: What Can I Eat?

UPDATE: This post remains one of the most consistently visited on my blog, even five years after I originally wrote it. That tells me that there remains a huge need for information and recipes that help people follow the Paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP) while also managing digestive issues and navigating FODMAP restrictions. I’ve learned a […]