aip paleo roast chicken

I LOVE roasted chicken – I mean, to me it’s one of the most cost-efficient, protein-dense, versatile foods you can make. And – despite the fact that handling an  entire chicken can be intimidating at first – the secret is that it’s actually pretty easy to make! So not only is this recipe easy, but I think it makes for one helluva roast chicken – juicy, tender, flavorful, perfectly crispy skin…all the things an amazing roast chicken should have.      The trick is the… Read more »

autoimmune protocol beef stir fry

I love Chinese food. It’s just so warm and flavorful, and reminds me of some great times I had back in college (hangover cure, anyone?). Additionally, stir-fry is also one of my favorite dishes to make because it is easy – it’s so versatile that you can pretty much throw any sort of veggie and meat combination in there and you’ll have yourself an amazing meal in about 20 minutes. How is this possible, you ask? Well for me, it… Read more »

This is going to sound slightly promotional for a moment so please excuse me, but the purpose of this website is to share knowledge, so whether that be my own knowledge, a guest blogger’s knowledge, or an external website’s knowledge, I want to share those resources with you so that you can continue to make informed, empowered decisions about your own health. So today I’m going to do just that. I found this wonderful Tedx Talk on one of my… Read more »

dairy free AIP pumpkin sage bacon cream sauce

Happy October, everyone! As the leaves start to turn and the weather gets colder, my body automatically craves heavier foods and rich flavors. A few years ago, before I went paleo and followed the AIP diet, I made this homemade ravioli that was to die for. It was filled with a delicious blend of pumpkin and sage, and was topped with a creamy, buttery sauce with hints of warm nutmeg and cinnamon. Ever since that dish, this time of year… Read more »

caveman thinking

Starting a new diet and lifestyle is not always easy – in fact, it can be pretty tough. I know that when I switched to paleo years ago, it was challenging for me – I didn’t know where to start, didn’t know what to eat, and was overwhelmed by all the new cooking and meal planning I had to do. So, in order to help you avoid some of the pitfalls I encountered when I first began, I have put together… Read more »

caveman money

I won’t lie to you – sometimes it is difficult to eat paleo on a budget. I mean, sometimes it’s hard to eat healthy in general on a budget, let alone paleo, which does place an emphasis on high-quality foods. Unfortunately in our country, it’s much cheaper (and convenient) to buy a package of ramen noodles, or some frozen dinners rather than to shop the “parameter” at a grocery store and spend the bulk of your budget on meats and… Read more »

roasted brussels sprouts

Brussels sprouts is always one of those foods that people are so hesitant to try, because they have a bad rap. But I assure you, this easy roasting method will turn even the most skeptical palates into Brussels sprouts believers.  

paleo zoodles spaghetti and meatballs

Let’s be honest here: spaghetti pretty much goes against every diet that I’m currently following. It’s basically a heaping pile of gluten smothered in cooked nightshade vegetables and sometimes cheese. Still, if I had to have a “last meal”, I would probably say spaghetti and meatballs (or PB&J, but that’s for another day). There’s just something so comforting to me about that meal. It’s probably because as a kid, my family would eat that meal at least once a week… Read more »

patience clock

We’ve all heard the adages, “Patience is a virtue”; “Good things come to those who wait”; and just plain old “Be patient”, but what do these really mean? What does it truly mean to be patient and how can we be more patient? To be honest, it’s taken me a long time to be able to even write about this topic, as I humbly admit that I am not known for my inherent patience. However, I have long since realized… Read more »

blueberry burgers paleo

OK, before you go running in the opposite direction screaming, hear me out: these burgers are AMAZING. It’s like a perfect medley of summertime joy (berries + burgers) in one single patty. And if you really think about it, meat and fruit combinations aren’t so crazy; there are pork chops and apples, cranberries and turkey, ham and pineapple – so what’s weird about beef and blueberries? Exxxactly. Flavor Profile: The balsamic and the blueberries come together to create a sweetness… Read more »