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Mint Green Sun Tea

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If you’ve never had ‘sun tea,’ it’s just tea that’s been brewed by the sun. It’s a great way to make big batches of tea during the summer without turning on the store or using the microwave. My mom used to make huge batches of…
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Apple Salsa

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I received a apples for this Apple Salsa recipe from Stemilt Growers as compensation for this post. All text and opinions are my own. Cinco de Mayo is coming up which means Mexican food for all. Just because I’m AIP, doesn’t mean…
glass and bottle of kombucha tea with bunches of lavender on white background

Honey Lavender Kombucha

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This Honey Lavender Kombucha was my first attempt at making kombucha at home and the recipe has become a favorite. It is super easy to add a little honey and dried lavender to your homemade kombucha brew as it only adds one step that requires…
SCOBY in jar of homemade kombucha tea

How to Make Kombucha Tea at Home

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If you’ve ever wondered how to make kombucha tea at home, this is your guide. The recipe walks you through the process but I also have a few suggestions to help make it a smooth one. I’ll also be posting a few of my favorite ways to…
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AIP 'Chocolate' Marshmallows

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These AIP ‘Chocolate’ Marshmallows are epically good. They have a real smooth chocolately flavor that is sometimes hard to find when using carob. It’s a delicious treat made from all natural ingredients. The discovery of homemade…
A non-dairy version of panna cotta made with coconut milk and cream. Keep it healthy with a topping of fruit, coconut chips, shredded coconut or honey. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol and paleo diet.

Coconut Panna Cotta

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I’ve made other versions of this dessert (AIP Coconut Pumpkin Panna Cotta, Strawberry Rhubarb Panna Cotta and Chocolate Panna Cotta) but this Coconut Panna Cotta is the OG (original gangster). It’s the panna cotta that started it all.…
This Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie is a healthy snack or addition to a meal. It’s a fruity smoothie filled with leafy greens that your kids (big or small) will enjoy. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

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Thanks to frozen blueberries, widely available fresh bananas and spinach, this Banana and Blueberry Spinach Smoothie can be made any time of the year. It’s a healthy snack or addition to a meal. While it’s filled with leafy greens, there’s…
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.…
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 deserved…