Italian Parmesan Sausage Soup

Megan Main Dishes, Soups and Stews 14 Comments

With only two veggies and pre-cooked sausages, this is a realistic weeknight meal that gives you bone broth and creamy goodness. Which sausages? Look at your market for Applegate or some other large link sausage that is pre-cooked. Or find a raw, sustainably-sourced mild Italian sausage. (Simmer them whole for 12 minutes. They’re now ready for this recipe.) The season …


Artichoke Feta Breakfast Casserole {Paleo, Primal}

Megan Breakfast, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. This is the perfect main dish for breakfast, brunch or even dinner. It’s rich and super satisfying. It’s special, and it’s beautiful. And the prep time is only 20 minutes! It’s easy and no stress, with a short 40 minute bake time. Serve with sausages or …


Holiday Salad with Caramelized Delicata Squash and Fresh Sage Vinaigrette {Paleo & GAPS}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

The salad I share here has it all: color, caramelized veggies, sweet and savory, crunchy and soft, warm and cold- yumm! All the contrasts, even the temperature contrasts, bring mouthfeel and whole body pleasure– as well as nutrition! We eat a lot of main dish salads in winter, more so than in summer time. My favorite salads have roasted veggies …


Maple Rosemary Mustard Chicken (Paleo) … 10 MINUTE PREP TIME!

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 20 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Maple Rosemary Mustard Chicken When your husband takes his first bite of dinner and says, “Mmmmmmm” for such a long time that you feel embarrassed. That’s this recipe. The recipe that after your own family has drowned you in praise, you know you can also make …

Lemon-Ginger Salmon {Paleo, GAPS, AIP}

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 19 Comments

Fresh salmon doesn’t need a lot of lovin’. It’s so good with a simple preparation: lots of fat (my mom always used a generous amount of olive oil), sea salt and garlic. Served with sauteed spinach or a garden-ripened tomato salad, simplicity never tasted so good. In the past few years we’ve had a friend give us salmon who fishes …

Carrot and Pork Pie

CARROT AND PORK PIE ~ {Paleo & GAPS, non-dairy}

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Savory pies are always special. When the crust/cobbler top is really just a high-protein veggie puree, one that’s super inexpensive, an easy and affordable weeknight meal is born. Add a simple green salad and this dinner will feed 4 people, all for about $10, with lots of leftovers for a second meal. And, like I said, my family loves when …



Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 19 Comments

Spaghetti squash took the world by noodle a few years back and we’ve never been the same since. Whether we’re Paleo, low-carb, AIP, GAPS, gluten-free or gourmet, there’s a huge appeal to eating pasta that isn’t pasta. We get all of the benefit that any veggie noodle provides; but this one magically appears just by baking the vegetable, no fancy …

No-Tomato Sauce

No-Tomato Sauce, served with Braised Cabbage Noodles & Turkey Meatballs~ nightshade-free

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

This is one of those casual meals that makes everyone full and happy. The no-tomato sauce is something I decided to try recently, while taking a break from nightshades. Nightshades, as you may already know, are a category of produce than can exacerbate inflammation. So often times, those of us with autoimmune conditions, especially those following the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP …

3 Glorious Summer SALSAS!

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

I have always liked to eat salsa like soup, with a spoon- and lots of it.  Here are three fruit and veggie summer salsas that provide super exciting condiment options. Adding one of these salsas to any grilled, sauteed or roasted meat makes an instantly special meal. We oohed and awed our way through all of these meals pictured: sauteed …