Rosemary Honey Chicken

Rosemary-Honey Chicken with Smashed Cauliflower {Paleo, GAPS}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 15 Comments

Here’s a family favorite. My husband says this is the best cauliflower he’s ever had. We all really like Smashed Cauliflower better than mashed cauliflower. Mashed cauli is a fun Paleo or GAPS alternative to mashed potatoes, a boon for many of us. But smashed cauli is waaay yummier, in our estimation. You get a better texture, and a better …

HUMBLE SALMON PATTIES~ Casual food that's high in protein and calcium.

HUMBLE SALMON PATTIES- {egg-free, grain-free}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes 22 Comments

Salmon patties are a bit different than salmon cakes, in my mind. Salmon cakes are made from fresh salmon, fried till crispy and served with aioli. They are served in French restaurants or made at home, often dipped in bread crumbs, flour or cornstarch before frying. Salmon patties are something my Granny made. They are humble, good cold and feature …

Basil-Mint Pesto

BASIL-MINT PESTO {no cheese}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

Perhaps there is no easier dinner, nor one that screams summer more loudly, than pesto. Fresh herbs make us happy, their zingy nutrition and flavor; they taste alive! We grow mint without labor, without lifting a finger. It blooms diminutive purple flowers that reach upward toward the heat and light of the sun. It grows wild in the gravel lane …

Paleo 7-Layer Dip~ bean-free

PALEO 7-LAYER DIP~ bean-free (and nut-free)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

When Mr. Eat Beautiful and I were first married we liked to eat homemade 7-Layer Dip as our whole dinner, once in a while. Homemade guacamole, homegrown tomatoes from the hot Texas soil (we then lived on), beans…. lovely! What a fun meal: interactive, casual and packed with flavor in every bite! Years later, as we learned more about nutrition, …

Cauliflower Au Gratin with bacon and mustard greens

Cauliflower Au Gratin Casserole with Bacon and Mustard Greens

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 9 Comments

Classic cozy comfort food, this dish can be served as a main dish, serving 4-6 people, or as a side dish, serving 6-8. Add fried eggs to make it a casual main with added protein, and a green salad with fermented veggies. For a side dish pair it with pork chops, steak or any fresh fish.  There’s a creamy sea …

Carrot-Salad-with-Coconut-Manna-Dressing

Carrot Salad with Turmeric-Coconut Manna Dressing

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

I grew up eating certain versions of traditional American salads, like most of you. My mom had one way of making cole slaw, for instance, always with celery seeds. We loved it and looked forward to the familiar favorite. When she made carrot salad it was always with pineapple, canned and crushed, as well as raisins and something creamy. I …

Plantain Fries

Plantain Fries

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 0 Comments

Do you eat potatoes? We don’t, not right now, while we’re on the GAPS Diet. But my kids are mostly well, after 4 years on the healing protocol, and we’ve been able to add back in our first few starches with complete success!! This is great news for our family, a happy reality that the kids are embracing with pleasure. …

Traditional Cultured Teriyaki Sauce

Traditional Cultured TERIYAKI SAUCE (GAPS, Paleo and can be used as a dressing!)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 20 Comments

Whole food, cultured condiments are exciting! Knowing they are alive with probiotics makes mealtime a provocative experience. You are putting something healthful into your body that also happens to be intensely flavorful. There is added satisfaction when you used to buy a factory-made version of the product, laden with ingredients that taxed your body. Teriyaki Sauce is one of those …

Grain-free-Tortillas

Grain-free Tortillas~ Starch-free, Paleo, GAPS

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 14 Comments

There are many grain-free tortilla recipes available, to meet the needs of different diets. This recipe is starch-free, meaning no tapioca starch, thus making it GAPS-friendly and easier to digest. (However, some bodies do well with tapioca and don’t do well with seeds or nuts.) This recipe is also free of coconut and almonds. The batter uses chia seeds and …