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.…
Simple but flavorful Carrot Ginger Soup that good for you. Just a few fresh ingredients create a delicious soup that tastes great. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, shellfish, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol diet (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Carrot Ginger Soup

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There are not a lot of ingredients in this Carrot Ginger Soup but it's packed with flavor.  Carrots are surprisingly sweet and delicious in a soup.  They really don't need much.  I'm thrilled to have such a healthy and easy recipe to add…
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…
Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins

Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I'm looking forward to changing the recipe and making compliant soon. I came up with this recipe when I was pregnant. I was craving sweets and fruit. I kept coming up with different ways…
Gooey Apple Sheet Cake

Gooey Apple Sheet Cake

Years ago when I first started to learn how to cook; I made a gooey cake from a Paula Dean recipe. This was so long ago that Paula Dean had just started her cooking show, facebook wasn’t a household name and iphone’s hadn’t been invented…
Vietnamese Chopped Salad

Vietnamese Chopped Chicken Salad

This Vietnamese Chopped Chicken Salad is a version of a Vietnamese dish called, Bun Cha Gio Tom Thit Nuong, that has to be one of my favorite traditional Asian dishes of all time. It’s made of rice noodles, lettuce, pickled carrots and cucumbers,…
Scrambled Eggs. A no-fail recipe for fluffy scrambled eggs.

The Basics | Simple Scrambled Eggs

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I’ve been trying to teach my niece how to cook. We have a lot of fun cooking together and she’s getting to that age where she could actually take more of a role in the kitchen beyond prep work. I’m trying to show her recipes that are…
What's in season right now? February edition!

Seasonal Produce Guide | February

February isn’t known for its produce because it’s still rather cold, however there is still a lot of produce that can grow in these cooler temps. It’s not as plentiful as in the spring or summer but there are still a lot of options. You…
Sausage, Spinach and Potato Soup is a hearty and delicious way to stay warm this winter.

Sausage, Spinach and Potato Soup

This soup is reminiscent of Italian Wedding Soup. It’s got a lot of the same flavors but it’s much easier to make. Seriously, it’s so easy to make that I can pull this together in less than 30 minutes. The most complicated and time…
Mango Coconut Jelly Mooncakes made with Agar Agar to celebrate the Chinese New Year

Mango Coconut Jelly Mooncakes

As Chinese New Year approaches, I see mooncakes all over my local Asian market, as they are the traditional dessert this time of year. It’s like pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. They clear out an entire aisle at Ranch 99 for mooncakes as the…
Spinach Salad with Barley with Grapes and Pickled Onions

Spinach Salad with Barley, Grapes and Pickled Red Onions

My husband is typically not a fan of salads. I think it’s a guy thing. I love them and I’ve been looking for ways to make him love them too. I tried to pull together a few things he does love like spinach, grains, and fruit into a salad.…
Easy Pickled Red Onions

Easy Pickled Red Onions

I’m a pickle person. My husband regularly finds me standing in the kitchen with my head in the fridge, eating pickles out of the jar. It’s a tart and refreshing snack that I love. Making pickles at home doesn’t have to involve any sort…