Remember when whole-grain sandwiches were considered healthy? I worked next door to a Quiznos in high school and Subway was one of the only vegetarian-friendly restaurants on campus in college, so I ate my fair share of foot-long subs before I knew about my Celiac disease. I'd thought I was doing myself a favor filling my diet with whole grains and veggies (even if those veggies were iceberg lettuce, bell peppers, and tomatoes). Well, inspired by my favorite order from Subway, this Veggie Delight Salad has all the flavor of your favorite … [Read more...] about Veggie Delight Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
These recipes are not only gluten-free, but free of the most common gluten cross-reactive foods, which include but are not limited to other grains like corn, oats, and millet as well as soy.
Now, I'm sure there are going to be a lot of people that take issue with this statement, but... you don't need sushi rice to enjoy the flavors of sushi! These Rice-Free Nori Rolls contain some of my favorite sushi veggies alongside a hearty helping of smoked salmon, which brings some of the same flavors to the roll you might ordinarily get from cream cheese. (I'll admit, I miss cream cheese more than rice!) Making these Rice-Free Nori Rolls is just like making a roll of sushi, but without the hassle of making rice first. You can have this … [Read more...] about 10-Minute Rice-Free Nori Rolls
The thing I love most about Paleo and the autoimmune protocol is the emphasis on vegetables. As a vegan, I thought I was eating well as long as I was avoiding meat. Most of my meals consisted of grains and beans. Most of the produce I ate was fruit. Knowing what I know now, it's no surprise I wound up so sick. Paleo and the AIP acknowledge that there are a lot of bad foods you shouldn't eat, but point out that it's just as important to eat the really good foods. And recipes like these Bacon Braised Collard Greens have made it a lot easier to … [Read more...] about Bacon Braised Collard Greens
I freakin' love basil. Like, I'll just snack on it raw, right off my basil plants. Yep, plants, plural. I have two and they spread like wildfire. I'm in there trimmin' off a quarter cup of basil just about every day. It's exhausting, to be honest. I've got dried basil, frozen basil, basil turned into jams, basil everywhere. So much basil I almost don't know what to do with all of it. Almost. Recipes like this Strawberry Basil Salad come to the rescue every time I need to get rid of a huge amount before it goes bad!(But seriously, if anyone … [Read more...] about Strawberry Basil Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
This Sweet Potato Bacon Soup is the perfect marriage of savory flavors with a comforting, creamy texture from nutritious sweet potatoes. It's easily my all-time favorite soup, and I don't even like sweet potatoes that much. In fact, it's my go-to for getting something orange into my diet, especially during times of illness when I may not be quite as willing to tolerate flavors I'm not super fond of. (And this soup is certainly healthier than chicken noodle ever was!) Don't be put off by the inclusion of lots of artichoke: They add a wonderful … [Read more...] about Creamy, Comforting Sweet Potato Bacon Soup
These BBQ Chicken Sausage Patties were inspired by one of my favorite pizzas, a delicious BBQ chicken concoction I first enjoyed at California Pizza Kitchen. (It's one of the few pizzas they have available with a gluten-free crust, which made it even more awesome.) But my love of barbecue sauce goes way, way back before my gluten-free days. As a kid, I wouldn't touch meat unless it was swimming in barbecue sauce. Well, I would, but I don't remember being happy about it. What ketchup and ranch were to vegetables, barbecue sauce is to meat: It'll … [Read more...] about BBQ Chicken Sausage Patties with AIP BBQ Sauce