AIP Valentine's Day dinner for 2

We all know that sometimes eating out while following an AIP (or even straight-up paleo) diet isn’t always the easiest. So what are two love birds to do when Valentine’s Day — one of the holidays probably most well-known for romantic nights out on the town — comes around?  Well, for the first couple years that I was sick and trying to heal, my wife and I would actually stay in and I’d cook a romantic dinner at home. Nothing wrong… Read more »

If you’re looking for an grain-free, AIP-friendly tortilla recipe, you’ve come to the right place! These homemade tortillas are bendy, delicious, and made with just 3 ingredients (plus salt and water) that are easy to find in your pantry, local store and Amazon.  What makes these plantain tortillas special is that the process very much follows that of “traditional” tortilla making, except you’ll have a plantain masa vs. a corn masa (aka, the dough). That said, when you look at… Read more »

paleo aip vegan recipes

Alright, folks – here’s the deal. I really dislike the term “pegan” (i.e. paleo + vegan). It’s overly trendy and I believe it’s used purely as a marketing gimmick. So let me just be clear that I am not a “pegan” and that I do still follow the AIP diet 80% of the time because frankly, it’s just what makes me feel best. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s dig into one thing that I think is important:… Read more »

aip friendly thankgiving menu and turkey brine

Thanksgiving is upon us! I literally can’t believe it’s here already — seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the start of the year; how is it almost over already?! This Thanksgiving is extra special to me because – while it’s our third Thanksgiving celebrating together – it’s my fiance and I’s first Thanksgiving as an engaged couple living together in our new condo (2017 update: We’re now MARRIED, so it’s our first Thanksgiving as a married couple :)). We… Read more »

aip low fodmap meatloaf recipe - instinctual wellbeing

For the past three weeks, I have been trying out an AIP + Low FODMAP diet. The reason I’m doing it is because I’m currently on a gut healing regimen (through my functional MD) and I listened to a podcast episode with Chris Kresser that explained how he typically recommends a low-FODMAP diet for those trying to treat candida and bacterial overgrowth in the gut. He says he recommends this because, contrary to popular belief, many of the candida diets… Read more »

Paleo Beef Stroganoff (AIP) - Instinctual Wellbeing

I’m so excited to share this recipe with you guys. I’ve made three versions of this so far and while each time was better than the last, I think I’ve settled on this version to share with you all (also I’m not sure I could eat any more beef stroganoff… 😛 ) But really, this was a challenging recipe to figure out because traditional beef stroganoff is a dish with some pretty complex flavors in it, not to mention the… Read more »

AIP Paleo worcestershire sauce

This recipe came about because I was working on a new recipe for aip-friendly beef stroganoff, and I needed an AIP-friendly Worcestershire sauce. Unfortunately, while traditional Worcestershire sauce delivers a delicious flavor-punch and is a bold addition to many dishes, it’s also usually loaded with sugar, soy sauce and nightshades. So, as with most things, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make my own. Fun fact: Did you know sauces similar to Worcestershire sauce (aka fermented… Read more »

AIP Sticky Orange Beef with Citrus Caulirice from Instinctual Wellbeing

Did you know it’s still possible to have delicious Chinese food while following the AIP diet? Well, it is! After trying so many amazing recipes from other bloggers and cookbooks, I finally decided to be brave and create my own dish. I was also inspired to make this dish because my girlfriend and I were talking about what foods were in season right now (in the USA) and we discovered oranges were! I’m also orang-inally (originally…orang-inally…get it?? heh.) from Florida,… Read more »

AIP/Paleo Slow Cooker Pot Roast - Instinctual Wellbeing

Growing up, my mom’s pot roast was one of my favorite dishes. You see, although dad is an award-winning chef (he did invent the Red Lobster biscuits, after all . . . *cough* #notAIP), nothing beat my mom’s home cooking. She made the most flavorful and fun dishes that we totally loved to eat during the week, and then my dad would do the cooking on weekends when he had more time.    She had several dishes that were pretty… Read more »

aip taco seasoning blend

Ah, tacos…so delicious, yet so not AIP-friendly. Luckily, we have managed to create a taco seasoning blend that can help you enjoy your favorite recipes while following the autoimmune protocol.  The use of herbs traditionally used in Mexican cooking like oregano and cilantro, blended with garlic, onion and turmeric spices help inspire a variety of AIP-friendly Mexican dishes like taco salads or Southwest chicken. Hope you enjoy!