Gingerbread Cookies (Paleo/ AIP Reintro)

Ahhhh… Christmas cookies. Is there really anything better? I’ve never had a big sweet tooth, but my kryptonite is a freshly baked cookie still warm from the oven. These gingerbread cookies are paleo and AIP friendly with a stage 1 reintroduction. Some of my strongest childhood memories are of baking Christmas cookies together with my mom. When I first experimented with this recipe I was immediately transported back to my childhood kitchen. I remember standing on a step stool holding the hand-held mixer with my mom as we mixed together the butter and sugar that is the base to any

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AIP Chicken Gnocchi Soup (Olive Garden Copycat)

One of my husband and I’s favorite date spots in college was Olive Garden. We could get endless soup and salad for not very much money, so it was perfect for two students. While I would always order the Zuppa Toscana (check out my AIP version!), he would always get the Chicken Gnocchi Soup. It’s basically a classier version of chicken and dumplings and it is delicious! When I first made this AIP-friendly version for him he couldn’t even tell the difference. He was so stunned when I started eating it along with him! This chicken gnocchi soup has a

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Leftover Turkey Soup (AIP/ Paleo)

Are there any foods that immediately bring you back to your childhood? As soon as you think about that food, you’re immediately transported back to your childhood kitchen smelling that yummy recipe. This Leftover Turkey Soup is that food for me. For as long as I can remember, my mom has always made this soup the day after Thanksgiving and I look forward to it every year. The broth simmering away on the stove fills the entire house with a comforting and intoxicating aroma that makes my mouth water and stomach rumble. There is a lot of flexibility in this

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Turkey Breakfast Hash (AIP/ Paleo)

My husband is not a big fan of leftovers… much to my chagrin. So I always have to get creative when it comes to jazzing up whatever is leftover in the fridge and what better time to do that than Thanksgiving. There is always a lot of leftover turkey in our house and I love to turn those leftovers into something entirely new. This left-over turkey breakfast hash is a quick and easy way to do just that. When I say “quick and easy” I really mean it. The turkey is already cooked so all you have to do is

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Classic Pumpkin Pie (AIP/ Paleo)

Whenever I think of holiday desserts, I almost always think of pie. My great-aunt was an amazing cook and an even better baker. We would always visit them around Christmas time where she would have at least three different kinds of pie and one of those was always pumpkin. So it’s always been one of my favorites.  The filling of this pie is silky smooth, light, and fluffy, all without any eggs or dairy! The plantain helps it to hold it’s shape when cut without being too dense and all of those warming spices are so comforting. I used coconut

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Turkey Apple Breakfast Sausage (AIP/ Paleo)

I think breakfast can be one of the most challenging meals on the Autoimmune Protocol, at least for those of us in the United States. Practically from birth we are taught that breakfast foods consist of eggs, cereal, and baked goods. So what the heck are we supposed to eat after adopting AIP? I’m glad you asked! I often encourage clients and those new to AIP to start thinking outside of the “breakfast box” and start thinking of breakfast as another meal, like lunch and dinner. You want to build your breakfast based on meal elements, including a protein source,

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