holiday Archive

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

Cranberry Molasses Spice Cookies (Paleo)

My favorite cookies for wintertime have always been molasses spice cookies but it’s taken me a while to come up with a paleo version that is also nut free and has the same texture and taste I remember. I had been playing around with this recipe for some

Paleo Turkey and Gluten Free Gravy (Pressure Cooker)

I love gravy. It has always been my favorite part of any holiday meal and so I was thrilled that the gluten free gravy I created last year from the drippings of our Thanksgiving turkey was plate-licking delicious. Unfortunately, that gravy was the end result of a process

Home Cured Corned Beef

Why not cure your own corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day this year? Home cured corned beef takes just a little bit of time and the some space in the back of your refrigerator, and you have complete control over the quality and ingredients. Corned beef and

Zesty Marinated Olives

These marinated olives are a pretty addition to a spread of party food and offer a nicely complex flavor contrast to the usual other finger foods. They fit it into pretty much anyone’s diet, whether it be paleo or vegan or low-carb, and work nicely with most

Sweet and Sour Paleo Meatballs

In my pre-paleo days, my favorite family recipe for cocktail meatballs was one of those three ingredient wonders. Sounds nice and simple, until you realize that each one of those three ingredients (a can of cranberry sauce, a bottle of chili sauce, and frozen meatballs) contained an
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