holiday Archive

Smoky Kabocha “Cheese” Spread (AIP, SCD)

The best things in life often happen when you are looking for something else entirely… and this smoky “cheese” spread made from kabocha squash, bacon, and a few other key ingredients is a deliciously great example of that! Believe it or not, I was actually going for

Seafood Stuffed Mushrooms (AIP, SCD)

Stuffed mushrooms are one of my favorite appetizer and party food dishes and this seafood variation on that classic is not only compliant with the elimination phase of the autoimmune protocol (AIP) but also packed to the gills with nutrient density, which is good for everyone! My

AIP Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes (UPDATED for 2019!)

Much of the joy of Christmas and the other winter holidays is in the anticipation and preparation for them and that includes baking holiday cookies and candy. If this is your first winter on AIP or another healing diet, you may be thinking that you won’t get

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries (AIP, SCD)

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that makes me smile because… Cranberries! Combine those cranberries with Brussels sprouts and roast them in the oven just long enough to get them a little bit crispy on the edges and oh mama, I’m in heaven! I know everyone

Duck Confit (AIP, SCD)

Oh, duck confit… where have you been all my life? Who knew such a fancy sounding dish could actually be so simple to make and also delicious? Maybe my dear readers knew that all along and have been holding out on me, but this is a brand

Cranberry & Rosemary Pear Galette (AIP)

Looking for an easy gluten-free or AIP dessert that will wow your holiday guests? A rustic French galette is the perfect canvas for simple or exotic flavors. You could make it with berries or apples, but this mixture of pears and cranberries provides seasonal color and an

35+ AIP Holiday Cookie and Candy Recipes

Much of the joy of Christmas and the other winter holidays is in the anticipation and preparation for them and that includes baking holiday cookies and candy. If this is your first winter on AIP or another healing diet, you may be thinking that you won’t get

It’s more than food… Preparing for an AIP Thanksgiving

This isn’t a post about AIP Thanksgiving food. If that’s what you are looking for, please don’t quit reading yet because chances are good that this conversation applies to you also, especially if you are gearing up for your first Thanksgiving while following AIP or any voluntary

Baked Pumpkin with Apples and Cranberries (AIP, SCD)

These precious little sugar pumpkins are irresistibly cute, and tasty too! Stuffed with apples and dried cranberries, they are a trifecta of autumnal flavors packaged into one and seasoned with a bit of bacon. A cross between a dessert and a savory side dish, they would be

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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