Broccoli Pesto with Capers (AIP, Vegan)

broccoli pesto with capers

If you didn’t yet know that I’m a pesto fiend… here’s extra proof! And if you aren’t sick of pesto yourself yet, I present to you the latest green sauce innovation to hit my fridge – Broccoli Pesto with Capers! Read more

Pineapple Basil Granita (AIP, Vegan)

pineapple basil granita

Granita has roots in Italy as a sorbet-like dessert or a savoury-sweet palate cleanser between courses. All you need to know, though, is that it’s a refreshing frozen summer treat that beats the heat! This Pineapple Basil Granita is simple to make and delightful to eat! (Okay, I’m done rhyming now…) Read more

Radish Mint Salad (AIP, Paleo, Vegan)

radish mint salad, bowl

Spring is a time for shedding the winter layers and lightening up with more fresh, cooling vegetables and herbs, boosting detoxification processes and getting all the sunshine! It’s also the perfect time to start foraging wild leaves and purchasing locally grown produce. This Radish Mint Salad will help you slide gracefully into the new season, boost your digestion, and leave you happy and satisfied! Read more

Hayley’s Favourite Veggie Dips (Paleo, AIP-option, Dairy-free, Vegan)

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The lovely Hayley of Inner Pass Acu and I Eat Real Food has a knack for recipe development, and today is no exception! Read on to find two of Hayley’s Favourite Veggie Dips for the summer season!

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Warm Winter Salad (AIP, Paleo, Vegan option)

squash salad, winter salad

This pretty dish takes a new look at “salad” for the colder months! A warm winter salad such as this is a lovely, moreish change from the fresh light greens of summer, or from your regular pan of roasted root veggies. It features local winter veggies and fruit, with a touch of salty prosciutto to round out the flavours. Read more

Ginger Lime Borscht (AIP, Paleo)

ginger lime borscht, soup, bowl

Some people love a beet soup that is rich and heavy on the cream. I love a beet soup that is light, tangy and fresh with just a hint of heat. Light enough for Spring, yet hearty enough for Winter, this Ginger Lime Borscht is a versatile, detoxifying, ruby-coloured soup that effortlessly covers the seasons while providing a mega-dose of nutrients to help you heal and sustain.

This soup is easily adapted to your personal palate by simply adjusting the flavour levels. For a cozy Winter indulgence, add a little extra ginger, lighten up on the lime juice, and add a good dollop of coconut cream. For a light Spring fling, go all in with the lime and leave the coconut cream for another shindig!

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Reflections + Breathing Into a New Year

Reflections on an Old Year
Another year ending. Another year beginning.

This year has been incredibly tough for me. The end of 2016 saw me through a Graves flare that left me starting 2017 bouncing around between highs and lows, a Hashimotos confirmation, an uncomfortable and demoralizing weight gain, and severe depression. Read more

Savoury Prosciutto Date Cups (AIP, Paleo)

prosciutto date cups

As featured in Freezer Cooking for the Paleo AIP!

Here is a twist on wrapped dates for your next soiree or snack attack. Inspired by the homely date square, and made deliciously moreish with sage and prosciutto, these little appetizers will be greeted with enthusiasm at your next potluck or AIP dinner party. These Prosciutto Date Cups also make a handy travel snack for some tasty protein on-the-go!

Bonus! They freeze so beautifully, you can make ahead and warm up when you’re ready. You will want these in your freezer every day of the year! Read more

Paleo Principles Review + Recipes!

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Dr. Sarah Ballantyne (of The Paleo Mom, and the mother of the Autoimmune Protocol) covers so much information in The Paleo Approach, The Paleo Approach Cookbook, on her blog and more, that it might be hard to believe she could possibly come out with another book full of new info. Well folks, she’s done it! In Paleo Principles, Sarah has created THE most comprehensive guide to the Paleo Diet ever published!

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Autumn Spiced Coffee – A Warming Elixir for A Damp Season

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Autumn has at least a little pull on all of us. Despite the fact that winter is coming in fast, we relish the slight chill after summer’s heat, the boots, sweaters and scarves, crisp golden leaves, and let’s be honest – the pumpkin spice lattes, chai teas, and all the spicy foods! Combining school and work this year, I found myself drawn back to coffee. However, the damp bitterness made me feel congested, heavy and achy. What could I do to make my morning cuppa a little easier on my system? Enter Autumn Spiced Coffee. Read more