Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 10 Comments

The best salads have a lot of interest: different textures, different temperatures, the best quality ingredients and a lovely dressing, presentation and often a delicious source of protein. Asian salads with fresh herbs are inviting. Fresh mint, basil and cilantro add beauty; but when you taste them they also taste of life and risk and nourishment. Herbs have a voice …

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AIP Lemon Blueberry Coffeecake {egg-free, dairy-free, nut-free}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 10 Comments

Egg-free baking is a challenge. Just sayin’. Which makes every victory sweeter. This post contains affiliate links. You’ll love this healthy, sweet, substantial treat, great for breakfast and spiked with cassava flour– you know, my favorite source of resistant starch. If you’re not already baking with it, I hope you will. Here’s where to get it. They provide the best …

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SLIPPERY ELM and MARSHMALLOW ROOT: 2 Gut-Healing Ingredients for Your Smoothies, Porridge, Tea, or Hot Chocolate

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition 19 Comments

What do you say to herbs that are slippery and milky and soothing to the gut? They’re easy to add to smoothies, hot cereals, breads, porridges, puddings, teas and coffees. And they taste good. They taste healthy; but they taste good-healthy. Multitudinous testimonies boast these two herbs’ gastrointestinal powers: total relief of symptoms for those suffering from various conditions ranging …

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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 …

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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 …

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

Megan Drinks, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 18 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …