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 deserved…
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 people…
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. This Vegan Basil Pesto is my best guess as what pesto should take like if it has no nuts or dairy. I figured out at a very young that I couldn’t eat nuts. Traditionally, pesto is made…
Quick pickled Vietnamese Vegetables

Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables

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I'm a huge fan of pickles, especially this recipe for Vietnamese Pickled Vegetables using carrots, cucumbers and daikon radishes. These are quick pickled which means they won't last on the shelf and need to be stored in the fridge but they…
A recipe for applesauce that is so easy, you don't even need to peel the apples! Just chop and throw them in the slow cooker. This is the best recipe for busy moms or just busy people.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

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I received a apples from Stemilt Growers as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I grew up in New York, which is known for its apples. Macintosh apples were so plentiful in the fall that we had them every day for…
I’m not a fan of super sweet salad dressings but I like this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette. The maple syrup adds just a little bit of sweetness. Not sugary sweet just natural pumpkin sweet. It’s a great balance between sweet and savory.

Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette

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I received a blender as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. I used got to use my brand new Vitamix Pro 750 blender for this Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette recipe. I was giddy. My husband thinks I’m nuts and all my friends…
Carrot Ginger Dressing just like the one you get at a Japanese restaurant!

Carrot Ginger Dressing

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I’ve been craving salads all summer long. I try to keep it interesting, delicious and healthy. This dressing definitely fits the bill. I was inspired to make this Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing after my first visit to a sushi place after…