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
These recipes are compliant with the FODMAP guidelines of Monash University and are free of all high-FODMAP foods, including but not limited to apples, avocados, artichokes, bananas, beets, cauliflower, coconut, garlic, grapefruit, mango, mushrooms, sweeteners, onions, peaches, savoy cabbage, shallots, sweet potatoes, and watermelons.
Seafood may be one of the healthiest proteins available thanks to its favorable omega-3-to-omega-6 ratio, but it can be a tough sell if you're not already accustomed to eating it. This simple Roasted Garlic and Herb Cod was actually the first seafood recipe I tried after giving up vegetarianism for the autoimmune protocol, and it couldn't have been easier to prepare. Mix your spices. Rub down the fish. Bake. You've got the perfect protein for your meal in 20 minutes flat with hardly any work at all. This recipe can be made with any type of … [Read more...] about Roasted Garlic and Herb Cod
My husband loves shrimp. He's Cajun, so that isn't really a surprise. He keeps bugging me to make crawfish, too. Shellfish and I have something of a torrid past, as one of my earliest memories is getting violently ill at a seafood restaurant. I still have a hard time finding the smell of cooking shrimp appetizing, but I am slowly coming around to the flavor. It's important to keep an open mind, you know? And this Shrimp Scampi makes it easy.In fact, it's my favorite shrimp recipe to date, which is kind of amazing considering how few … [Read more...] about Simple Low-FODMAP Shrimp Scampi
Kale chips. They might be one of the first "health foods" I ever made. You know, when I started cooking for myself instead of eating whole-grain cereals or veggie subs for every meal. If you haven't tried them yet, you've been missing out! And if you have tried them, you're probably thinking, "Geez, Christina, you're sharing a recipe for kale chips now? I already have two dozen, lovingly curated since they became a health trend six years ago!" To which I say: Fair point. I don't know how this recipe got lost in the shuffle. These Garlic Salt … [Read more...] about Super-Simple Garlic Salt Kale Chips
Tostones are like the savory version of my Fried Plantains recipe, taking plantain rounds and smashing them flat, then frying and salting them. They're a great AIP-friendly french fry alternative! … [Read more...] about Tostones
Do you miss fries? I'll answer that: Who doesn't? I know it's hard to substitute that crisp, starchy texture, but a lot of veggies can come close in savory, salty flavor. Celeriac (a.k.a. celery root) is one of my favorite potato substitutes. If you can't find it at your usual grocery store, you may have to look at specialty stores like Whole Foods or a local farmer's market–and you're more likely to find it there when it's in season during fall/winter. … [Read more...] about Celeriac Fries