This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP) and paleo diets.

Roasted Root Vegetables

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When you start AIP, you quickly realize that roasted veggies are a lifesaver. They are easy to put together, really versatile and can feed an army. This recipe for Roasted Root Vegetables uses radishes, sweet potatoes and beets with just…
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,…
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,…
This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe takes advantage of the fresh produce from your garden. After roasting the radishes, they have an almost sweet taste that’s completely different from the sharper raw flavor. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Oven Roasted Radishes

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Raw radishes have a sharp, almost spicy flavor. Until recently, I hadn’t considered doing anything with radishes beyond eating them raw or pickling them. This Oven Roasted Radishes recipe completely transforms from spicy to sweet. It’s…
This less than 10 ingredient Spinach Stew is slow cooked to perfection. The spinach, onion and spices are cooked down so that the flavors intensify and create a really delicious side dish. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Spinach Stew

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I realize that this Spinach Stew recipe takes a whopping 60 minutes to make but I assure you it’s worth the wait. Don’t even think about trying to shave time off of this dish because it just won’t be the same. This Spinach Stew side…
This 4-ingredient Roasted Cabbage that is a delicious and easy as a side to corned beef or steak. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol, paleo and vegan diets.

Oven Roasted Cabbage

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I had discounted cabbage as something just for sauerkraut, kimchi or coleslaw. I haven’t really fallen in love with a cabbage dish beyond those recipes. This Oven Roasted Cabbage however, is so good that it just blew me away. It only takes…
Easy recipe for stir fried bok choy with a whole lot of garlic. This recipe is vegan, Paleo/AIP and delicious.

Garlic Bok Choy

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Bok choy is one of my husband’s favorite veggies so we make it all the time. Garlic Bok Choy is one of my go-to healthy side dishes. It’s so simple that I didn’t think it needed a recipe. However, I was talking with friends and bok…
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…
Button mushrooms that are braised in wine and Italian Seasonings. It's super simple, delicious and perfect for those following a vegan, autoimmune protocol diet or people that just want a really great side.

Wine Braised Mushrooms

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This mushroom recipe doesn’t require chopping. This makes my life so easy. Slicing mushrooms is so tedious. I love it. I also love this recipe. The mushrooms are essentially little sponges so they soak up the garlic, thyme and wine. It…
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…
Peppered Tumeric Rice

Peppered Turmeric Rice

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I love my rice cooker. It makes cooking rice easy and absolutely no fail. However, plain white rice can get a little boring. I’m always looking for healthy ways to makeover rice. I’ve got a lot of rice recipes but this time I cooked…
Baked Asparagus with Garlic Breadcrumbs is a side dish that can be made in under 15 minutes. Who doesn't want something that easy and healthy for your dinner table?!?

Baked Asparagus with Garlic Breadcrumbs

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Quick, easy and healthy recipes are my new favorite dishes. I’m desperate for dishes that I can pull together quickly like this Baked Asparagus with Garlic Breadcrumbs side dish. My teeny tiny baby has suddenly turned into a moving,…