safe starch Archive

Easy Yuca Oven Fries (AIP)

Since “going paleo” a few years ago, I have been introduced to a number of new-to-me foods that I now love, and high atop that list are yuca fries! Known and loved as yuca frita in much of Latin America, they are a great alternative to traditional french fries

Paleo Fish and Chips (AIP)

I was pretty sure I had nailed this recipe for an AIP friendly fried fish the minute I took the first filet out of the fryer and broke through the crispy coating. Popping that morsel in my mouth confirmed it and instantly took me back to my Wisconsin

Hasselback Sweet Potatoes from The Performance Paleo Cookbook

This recipe for Hasselback sweet potatoes is a special sneak preview from the soon-to-be-released The Performance Paleo Cookbook by Stephanie Gaudreau, the powerhouse blogger behind the highly successful Stupid Easy Paleo website. I made these as part of our New Year’s Eve dinner and they were the star

Clostridium Difficile: A Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) Success Story

Regular readers of this blog and followers on social media know that I was diagnosed with an intestinal infection due to clostridium difficile (commonly known as “c. diff“) about four months ago. In my last post, I shared the treatment up to that point and that the next

Crispy Sweet Potato Oven Fries

Sweet potato fries, made in the oven at home, that are actually crispy? YES! It is possible! I have tried so many different versions of this recipe since adopting a paleo diet and been disappointed with every single one. Sure, they tasted fine, but they were limp

Book Review: Meat and Potatoes

Have you heard? Potatoes are totally paleo now! So when I saw this new cookbook titled “Meat and Potatoes,” I knew I had to check it out. Potatoes are a key part of my personalized paleo diet, especially since discovering that I really feel my best when

Tostones – Fried Green Plantains

Tostones are my new obsession. I make them for breakfast at least a couple times a week, since discovering they were a great source of paleo and AIP-friendly starch. What are they? Tostones are fried green plantains and are also called patacones, fritos verdes, or banan peze

15+ Paleo Yuca Recipes

Yuca. (Or is it “yucca”?) Also known as manioc, cassava, or tapioca. This root vegetable is a major staple food for more than half a billion people in the developing world – yet it was completely foreign to me until I began seeing paleo yuca recipes that

Paleo Banana Bread (Grain Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free)

When life gives you over-ripe bananas, what do you do? You make banana bread, of course! I’ve been working on paleo banana bread recipe that also doesn’t use nut flours or dairy for a while, and am pleased to present this recipe. By combining coconut and tapioca

Carne Asada Bowls

This paleo version of carne asada is a great way to prepare flank steak, one of my favorite cuts of grass fed meat, and when we had a warm early spring day last week I thought it was a great excuse to break out the grill! Though