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Roasted Chicken with Squash and Broccoli

This easy recipe for roasted chicken and vegetables applies the two most important lessons I  learned 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,

Pumpkin Cranberry Bars (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

These paleo-ified pumpkin and cranberry bars taste like Thanksgiving, but without the grains or dairy that make you feel bloated afterward. They actually don’t use any flour whatsoever, so they are great for people on healing diets that exclude starch like GAPS or SCD, and they are

Easy Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten & Dairy Free)

Shepherd’s pie is the epitome of humble food. Hearty meat and gravy, seasonal vegetables, topped with basic mashed potatoes and totally comforting on cool fall days. But it is kind of a pain to make at home… no matter what recipe I consulted, it seemed to have

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

It’s October, otherwise known as the month that swallowed a pumpkin! Pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavored foods are everywhere you look, from lattes to scones and even potato chips. Gluten free and paleo bloggers are also embracing the pumpkin meme, working to recreate the seasonal flavor in

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

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

Naturally Red Velvet Cupcakes (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

I have never understood the allure of conventional red velvet cupcakes. Don’t people realize that it is just a light chocolate cake with about a bottle of artificial red food coloring in the batter? When my neighbor gave me three giant beets, I decided to put them