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Paleo spaghetti recipe

Easy Weeknight Spaghetti (AIP/ Paleo)

As the air gets cooler up here in the mountains, I love to just snuggle up on the couch, wrapped in a cozy blanket and enjoy a warm bowl of comfort food. Spaghetti is one of my go-tos. I don’t know what it is about the dish, but it just warms me up from the inside out. Maybe it’s the savory, tangy sauce or the herby, homey seasonings. Either way, it’s one of my favorites.  This recipe is packed with veggies, both in the ground beef mixture and the sauce. My Instant Pot Nomato Sauce is a batch cooking dream,

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AIP nomato sauce recipe

Instant Pot Nomato Sauce (AIP/ Paleo)

I love a lot of things – garden fresh veggies, quick & easy recipes, a good batch cooking session, pasta, a freezer stocked with AIP staples… I have to say, my newest recipe checks all of those boxes. To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of beets on their own despite having amazing nutrient value, so I’ve had to get creative with sneaking them into my diet. We recently had a surplus of beets and carrots from the family garden, so I thought it was time to experiment with some sauce making. Beets are a rich source of

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Why You’re Not Getting Better: Troubleshooting Your Healing

Have you been following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) for a while and have only seen marginal improvements? Maybe you’ve been doing this for months and haven’t noticed any differences at all. If that’s you, you’re probably feeling totally defeated, fed-up with the whole thing and are soooo ready to throw in the towel. I don’t blame you.  Let me be the first to tell you that it’s not your fault. I’m going to say that again: it’s not your fault babe! Let’s put it this way: you can’t brute-force your way into healing. I tried following this mantra for years,

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Paleo pesto pasta recipe

Creamy Chicken Pesto Pasta (AIP/ Paleo)

I love pasta. I always have. I know this doesn’t make me unique, because who doesn’t love pasta?! I could never fully jump on-board the veggie-noodle train because a zucchini just doesn’t replace the comforting texture of pasta. Am I right? So imagine my joy when discovering Jovial’s new cassava flour pasta! I am OBSESSED! If you don’t believe me, then I invite you to come check out my pantry because it is stocked with boxes and boxes of this pasta. I swear this isn’t a sponsored post, I just love their product that much. As a pasta-lover at heart,

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Reintroducing Foods on AIP

The elimination-phase of the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) isn’t meant to last forever. The end goal is always to have the most diverse, nutrient dense way of eating possible. The purpose of elimination is to hit the “reset” button on your body. This process of eliminating any irritating or inflammatory foods combined with adding in nutrient-dense foods, supports healing and gives your body the chance to finally take a deep breath and start repairing itself! Think of it as wiping the slate clean.  To learn more about what the Autoimmune Protocol is, check out my post here.  Now, the reintroduction-phase is

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AIP cherry cobbler recipe

AIP Cherry Cobbler

I have to confess something – I am not a baker. I LOVE to cook, but baking… I could take it or leave it. Don’t get me wrong, I love desserts. I love eating them, smelling them, thinking about them… but actually making them? Not so much. I definitely lack some patience with the process of baking.  That being said, in the spirit of personal growth I’ve been pushing myself lately to work on my baking and dessert making skills. I mean, the fact that I get to eat all of my experiments has absolutely nothing to do with my

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