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The Definitive Guide to AIP Bone Broth

Bone broth. I recently realized that it is no longer accurate to say that bone broth is “having a moment.” Of course, that has always been true! The idea of making a long-simmered broth or stock from bones and other scraps and then using it as both

Meal Prep Tricks – Balsamic Steak Mason Jar Salads (AIP, SCD)

Who has a New Years resolution that involves eating better, being more organized, and/or saving more money? If so, then meal prep can help… and one of my favorite meal prep meals types is the Mason jar salad! Once you know the formula, it’s easy to modify

30 Minute Meals for the Paleo AIP

We’ve all been there… it’s almost dinner time and you have a refrigerator full of ingredients and need them to magically turn themselves into food PRONTO. You know you need a full meal (a can of tuna fish eaten over the sink just isn’t going to cut

40+ Budget-Friendly AIP Meatball Recipes

Everyone knows about “Taco Tuesday” and “Friday Fish Fry” was a staple of my childhood, and I think it is high time we gave the humble meatball its own day too! Having a theme makes AIP menu planning a little bit easier and a lot more fun,

Garlic Rosemary Oxtail Stew (Paleo, AIP, SCD)

Way back in 2013, shortly after I started this blog, I created and shared a recipe for rosemary and garlic braised oxtail. I gushed about how delicious it was and what a great use of a cheap cut of beef it was, kicking off a series of

Braised Cube Steak with Onion Gravy (AIP)

What’s not to love about the humble cube steak? This recipe for braised cube steak with a gluten-free gravy proves my point. The versatile beef cut is also known as “minute steak” because of how quickly it can be cooked, but it really shines when you use a low

Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs with Lemon Garlic Sauce (AIP)

The story behind this easy paleo and AIP-friendly recipe for roasted chicken thighs begins with my love-hate relationship with restaurant chef’s cookbooks. On the love side of the relationship is the usually beautiful photography and the chance to get into the mind of some of the greatest

Tostones – Fried Green Plantains

Tostones are my new obsession. I make them for breakfast at least a couple times a week, since discovering they were a great source of paleo and AIP-friendly starch. What are they? Tostones are fried green plantains and are also called patacones, fritos verdes, or banan peze

Garlic and Lime Marinated Cube Steak

This recipe is a riff on the simple Cuban dish called “bistec de palomilla.” It is good, simple home cooking at its finest and turns a cheap cut of meat into something tender and tasty. The featured meat is cube steak, which is one of the cheapest

Mediterranean Stewed Hen and Vegetables

Did you know there is a difference between a so-called “meat chicken” and the hens that are bred for egg laying and sometimes sold as “stewing hens” – even among the quality free range, pastured chickens those who follow a nutrient dense paleo style diet are always
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