low-FODMAP Archive

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

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

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

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

Braised Chicken and Vegetables

I have come full circle. When I was a kid, my sister and I fought over the drumsticks. Then at some point, I decided the chicken breasts were the more grown up option and switched my allegiance to the white meat. In recent years I have seen

Grassfed On a Budget: Rosemary and Garlic Braised Oxtail Recipe

Why oxtail? It is becoming easier to find humanely raised, healthy, grassfed meats these days; but paying for them on a tight budget is tough. Filet mignon from my local farmer costs $27 a pound and even the more economical cuts like brisket and sirloin are nearing

Cumin Spiced Pork Chops with Root Vegetables

Friends tell me that I am a good cook, but the truth is that I am really just good at following directions. Yes, I am comfortable in the kitchen and I know the basics. But there aren’t very many things that I feel confident just whipping up