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Roasted Beets with Orange Vinaigrette

I have come to love all the vegetables that come in our weekly CSA vegetable box; however, I admit to feeling a little grumpy towards the beets. #1: My family hates beets.  I like beets, but with three other mouths to feed, it just happens that the poor beets get pushed aside in lieu of more crowd-pleasing fare.#2: Beets tend to take more prep than other vegetables to get them to an edible state.  I am...

Nightshade-Free Curry (Paleo/Primal/GAPS)

I’ve had to give up a lot of different foods over the last year or so – gluten, dairy, caffeine, almonds, pork, alcohol, sunflower/pumpkin seeds, and nightshades.  Surprisingly, the hardest food type for me to do without, by far, has been the nightshades. What is a nightshade, you ask?  It is a type of plant that grows a little cap on the top of the fruit, and includes tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and...

Quick Broccoli Greens Soup (Paleo – Dairy, Grain & Gluten Free)

Growing up, my dad made delicious broccoli cheese soup, and I cherished the recipe even after I left the house for college and the real world. Fast forward to now – I’m committed to a real food diet, one that includes as many nourishing foods and as few processed foods as possible.  His recipe includes chicken bouillon cubes and Velveeta cheese, which are definitely not on the approved list.  On top of...

Fermented Cranberry “LOVE” Sauce

I’d like to introduce another contender in the “best dessert for an autoimmune healing diet” category – it’s what I call Cranberry “LOVE” Sauce.  It is a powerhouse of nutrition – first, because it’s made with fresh cranberries, which have some pretty awesome healing properties on their own.  In fact, I’m holding out hope that this report on...

(5 minute!) Cinnamon Macadamia Nut Butter – aka Paleo Ice Cream

Funny how only a little over a year ago, I started this blog – I was rethinking food and thinking REAL FOOD was the way to go.  I definitely still believe that with all my heart, but recently I’ve had to undergo serious dietary restrictions in order to try to heal my (inflamed, overly sensitive, intolerant) body.  I was already strictly gluten free, but suddenly I needed to give up all...
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