double-chocolate-coconut-butter-cookies

Double Chocolate Coconut Butter Cookies~ Paleo, GAPS {with carob alternative!}

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats 15 Comments

Yes siree, you need these in your life~ whether for a special treat, to take to a picnic or party, or as your freezer staple. (We keep cookies in our freezer, because you never know when your husband might need one. 😉 ) This post contains affiliate links. Coconut butter is such a fun baking ingredient! I share it in …

marionberry-cheesecake-pie

Marionberry Cheesecake Pie {grain-free, Primal}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

The center of this pie is like blancmange. It could stand on its own. (For those of you who are lactose intolerant, I found an organic, probiotic cream cheese that is lactose free, by a company called Green Valley Organics, at our Natural Grocers. It’s great and worth finding. Nancy’s brand is also a good option, because they ferment theirs …

mojito-popsicles-paleo

Mojito Popsicles~ for grown-ups! {Alcoholic & Paleo}

Megan Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Mojito is one of the best ice cream flavors. We serve it at our cafe, a dairy-free ice “cream”, and it’s well loved. We love the addition of cucumber, so I’ve added it here, too. These popsicles are the perfect grown-up celebration of summer. This post contains affiliate links. For those who enjoy alcohol, like my hubby, it’s super fun …

best-paleo-pie-crust-baked-blind

Paleo Pie Crust — easy, flaky, crimps beautifully

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

Summer’s coming! Peaches, blueberries, blackberries~ there are things with which to fill a pie crust! It was my mission to create the perfect Paleo pastry dough after discovering cassava flour. It’s white flour, after all. And our family hasn’t had real pie crust for about 6 years. Soooo… May and June finally made me do it. This post contains affiliate …

fresh-sage-vinaigrette

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette~ perfect for summer salads…

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides 22 Comments

Summer eating is different than how we eat the rest of the year. For one, we eat out of doors more often, feeling the fresh air and smelling the sun. Secondly, we eat more fresh food, freshly picked from local farms. So we delight in simple ingredients: the flavor of a tomato, the loveliness of butter lettuce, how good basil …

cinnamon-ice-cream-paleo-gaps

Cinnamon Ice Cream~ {Paleo, Primal Raw Dairy, or GAPS}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

The best piece of pie I ever had was rhubarb. It was topped with homemade cinnamon ice cream. That was in Julian, CA, the town our son is named after, in the year of our marriage, 1996. (Coming up on 20 years!) I’m not that into pie. But this time I was. I’m very into ice cream. It was the …

HPV-cervical-cancer-prevention

A Holistic Look at HPV and Cervical Cancer Prevention – Should You Vaccinate, How Often to Pap Test? and more…

Megan Health & Nutrition 16 Comments

In a recent well visit for my 14-year-old daughter with her pediatrician, we were told that cervical cancer could be transmitted by a handshake. The doctor gave us a kind-hearted lecture for 10 minutes. Immediate vaccination was the recommendation. Is this true? In reality, 90% of the world’s cervical cancer comes from HPV (human papilloma virus). Most cases of HPV …

Beet-Ginger Smoothie

BEET-GINGER Smoothie/Milkshake {Paleo/Primal/GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun. Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins.  Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy.  …

bread-and-chocolate-paleo

“BREAD and CHOCOLATE” Breakfast Drink~ Paleo with Resistant Starch and Gelatin {carob and dairy-free alternatives}

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 26 Comments

I love making high-protein, gelatin-fortified hot chocolate. My many variations evolved yet again recently when I decided to add resistant starch (RS) to the mix. Fact is, I can’t get a baked good into my body everyday! I’d like to. 🙂 But there’s not always time for baking. Yet I do best (stabilized blood sugar levels and no constipation) when …

Low-FODMAP & High-FODMAP Food Lists for Paleo, GAPS and Gluten-free Diets

Low-FODMAP and High-FODMAP Food Lists (for a Gluten-free/Paleo/GAPS Diet)

Megan Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

If you’re experiencing unexplained bloating, especially after certain meals, in this day and age, the diagnosis is likely one of two things: a sensitivity to high-FODMAP foods or SIBO, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. I look forward to addressing my solution to SIBO in an upcoming post soon. However, for those needing to overcome a FODMAP sensitivity what follows is a …