A simple recipe for an autoimmune protocol approved Mediterranean Salad. Romaine lettuce is the base for lots of onions, tomatoes, kalamata olives and homemade Mediterranean Salad Dressing. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Mediterranean Salad

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It’s very easy to get stuck in a rut on the AIP diet. I sometimes find myself making the same thing each week in an effort to not have to think about meal planning. After making the same green salad once a week for a month, I hit a wall.…
These Turkey and Spinach Meatballs are juicy and packed with flavor from fresh basil and lots of green onions. They taste great on their own or with your favorite pasta sauce. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diets.

Turkey and Spinach Meatballs

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Ground meat can sometime turn out dry and mealy so my main goal with these meatballs was to make sure they were flavorful and juicy. The full pound of spinach ensures that this meatball recipe was going to be juicy! The combination of herbs…
This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Cucumber Herb Salad

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Salads are a summer staple for my family. They are easy to make and require no cooking. Summers in San Diego are scorchers so this is important. This Cucumber Herb Salad is very similar to my Cucumber Dill Salad but uses a variety of fresh,…
Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies

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Before AIP, I was a bit of a sugar addict. I loved Swedish fish, sour patch kids and gummy bears. I could go on and on about gummy candy. It’s something that I really missed initially but then I started making my own using fruit, gelatin…
Here’s a refreshing and vinegary summer recipe, Cucumber Dill Salad. It’s made with fresh dill, cucumbers and a vinegary dressing that requires absolutely no cooking. It’s the perfect summer side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diet.

Cucumber Dill Salad

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This Cucumber Dill Salad recipe is the perfect summer side dish. There’s absolutely no cooking, it can be made in advance and it uses fresh summer ingredients. Oh, and it delicious! It’s crisp and fresh from the cucumber, dill and vinegar,…
Easy Italian Dressing recipe made of pantry staples. With this recipe, you’ll never have to buy store-bought again. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diet.

Homemade Italian Dressing

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I use this Homemade Italian Dressing so frequently that I completely forgot that it wasn’t on the blog. Actually, it is on the blog, as the dressing for my Olive Garden’s Famous House Salad. It’s just so delicious that I thought it…
Get your summer grilling started with this Italian Chicken Marinade recipe. It’s only 5 ingredients and they’re all sitting in your pantry right now. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, nut, egg, soy and shellfish free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Italian Chicken Marinade

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Store bought marinades were a pantry staple before I got sick. It’s so nice to be able to get dinner started in just a few minutes. All I had to do was dump the jar into a re-sealable bag with some chicken and let it marinade in the fridge.…
This is a nightshade free Strawberry Salsa recipe for a naturally sweet and tangy topping or dip. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Strawberry Salsa

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Finding an AIP friendly salsa in stores is impossible. Everything pre-made has salsa staples like tomatoes and jalapeños. I love both of those things but my body is saying no. Using sweet strawberries and juicy jicama are a flavorful substitute…
Basil Oil is a simple sauce of just four ingredients that is a perfect topping for simple grilled or roasted pork, shrimp, chicken or beef. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diet.

Basil Oil

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I’m on a roll with easy recipes that can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes. This Basil Oil recipe is no exception. Actually, this recipe can be made in about 5 minutes. While it’s not a meal in itself, it’s really simple to…
A tomato-less Nomato Sauce made of fresh veggies for your favorite pasta. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and vegan diets.

Nomato Sauce

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If you haven’t heard of nomato sauce, it’s basically a tomato-less pasta sauce. Why would anyone want a pasta sauce without tomato? That’s exactly what I thought when I first came upon a recipe for nomato sauce. Turns out a lot of…
This is an easy recipe for slow cooker chicken stock to help keep your freezer full of homemade broth. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet/paleo.

Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

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I’ve been making this Slow Cooker Chicken Stock recipe for years. I make it at least once a week to keep the freezer stocked. Since I use it in so many recipes, I thought it would be best to show you my recipe for homemade stock. There’s…
Vegan Basil Pesto that is also nut free. This pesto works for the paleo/aip diet as well.

Vegan Basil Pesto

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I have a confession to make. I’ve never had pesto. I figured out at a very young that I couldn’t eat nuts. Traditionally, pesto is made with pine nuts. When I was very young, I ended up sick from eating nuts. I don’t really remember…