nut free Archive

N’ocolate N’ice Cream (AIP, vegan)

What’s the month of August without some chocolate ice cream? If you are in the elimination stage of the autoimmune protocol (AIP), or like me have discovered that you don’t tolerate chocolate OR dairy products, you may think your only answer to that question is to stomp

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

Spiced Pear Cake with Caramel Sauce (AIP)

I know this pear cake looks like a gooey mess, and that is exactly what it is! But it is a delicious gooey mess that also happens to be gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, and nut-free… and those can be hard to come by! It is based on

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

Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Sage & Pear Sauce (AIP, SCD)

Most of the food I make at home is delicious, yet simple. Some of it is fancy. And then there are the rare delicious dishes that are both simple and fancy, such this pan-seared duck breast with sage and pear sauce. It happens to be compliant with

Tomato-Free Red Snapper Livornese (AIP, SCD)

Fish cooked in the Livornese style usually means a tomato based sauce, but my version of the classic Tuscan dish takes out the tomatoes entirely so that people who are on the autoimmune protocol or who otherwise need to avoid nightshades can still enjoy the incredible flavor

Caramelized Pear Tarts (AIP, SCD)

These miniature pear tarts are like the dessert equivalent of a Mini Cooper* — adorably cute and sophisticated, all in one elegant package! Plus, they are a perfect dessert for people on a healing diet like AIP or SCD, not only because they meet all the requirements

Braised Romanesco with Onions, Olives, and Raisins (AIP, SCD)

I usually just prepare romanesco like I would ordinary broccoli, but cutting it before cooking it means that I’m the only one who gets to truly appreciate its other-worldly beauty. This recipe for braised romanesco with a sweet, salty, and savory mixture of onions, olives, and raisins