Paleo Granola~ my favorite! {high in selenium and protein} with GAPS variation

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

I was a vegetarian for 10 years, (until, during my second pregnancy, I craved meat so badly I couldn’t ignore it any longer). During those ten years I ate granola every single morning for breakfast, with only a handful of exceptions. It was my favorite food, and I made it homemade. I also tried several store-bought brands. Truth be told, …

GAPS Diet soup with a wonderful, healing, "secret", delicious ingredient!

Nourishing GAPS Diet Soup with a *Secret* Ingredient …with optional Instant Pot Directions & Bone Broth {this recipe is also Paleo/AIP-compliant}

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Healing Diets, Health & Nutrition, Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 22 Comments

I’ve been making healing soups for many years, and yes, I am actually still slowly working on that soup cookbook that many of you ask me about! 🙂 But today I learned something new, a new way to make a beautiful GAPS soup, and it’s so special that I want to share it with you now. Surprisingly, this recipe post …

Instant Pot Bread Pudding with optional Caramelized Pears and optionally grain-free/Paleo.

Instant Pot BREAD PUDDING {with Paleo, grain-free option} and Sauteed Caramelized Pears

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 5 Comments

One of the greatest allures of the Instant Pot is not just the ease with which it produces soups and stews, but its ability to make puddings, breads and yogurts. This versatile appliance coaxes creativity and the desire to make healthy comfort foods in a new and easier way. This post contains affiliate links. Bread pudding calls to me each …

Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes {Paleo}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

There are occasionally some big perks to being a food blogger: You get to eat what you photograph. Your family’s meals are often made while you’re “at work.” You sometimes get to eat while you photograph. You get to eat Pumpkin Pancakes. Your kids tell you (and you AGREE) that these are seriously the best pancakes they’ve ever eaten. This …

Banana Breakfast Cookies are egg-free, AIP, Paleo and they contain resistant starch, as well as collagen~ gentle and a great grab-n-go treat.

Banana Breakfast Cookies {AIP, egg-free, Paleo, resistant starch, collagen~ Easy Breakfasts and to Pack in Lunches!}

Megan Breakfast, Lunch Foods, Treats 14 Comments

As you know, I love making egg-free, grain-free recipes. Folks like my youngest son, who can’t eat eggs, grains or refined sugars, really need and appreciate treats, especially because they’re harder to find. Back to school beckons. Hotter than hot days, when our legs stick to the car’s seats and we must take a shower every night, are giving way …

Pumpkin Custard in a Jar {easy for lunches and snacks!} Paleo, Traditional, nourishing

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Lunch Foods, Treats 16 Comments

I *love* having items in my fridge that are ready to be put into lunch sacks! LOVE. This coming school year I’ll not only be packing a lunch for my high schooler, but my husband asked me to start packing his lunches again, too. (We are selling our Paleo cafe to have more time to focus on our upcoming adoption; …

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Homemade CHOCOLATE CHIPS 6 Ways: chocolate, carob, peanut butter, butterscotch, berry (or fruit), chocolate mint {refined-sugar-free, Paleo/GAPS}

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 12 Comments

I have toyed with/dreamed for years of making my own chocolate chips, ones I could eat, ones that don’t contain refined sugar. I DO have a recipe for some in my cookbook, actually (pgs. 62 and 119). That recipe is amazing; but I pipe out each chocolate chip into the little kiss shape with a pastry bag…and this is not …

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African Chicken Groundnut Stew

Megan Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

For those of you who love ethnic food, curries, stews, sauces, chutneys, this will be comfort food. If you love peanut butter or nut butter and are intrigued by how beautifully creamy they can make a savory soup, I welcome you to embrace this recipe and to make it right away. It’s equally fun in all seasons. In fall and …

Moistest Zucchini Cake~ {Paleo, dairy-free, nut-free, coconut-free}

Megan Treats, Whole Food Recipes 27 Comments

I like using words like ‘moistest.’ The brain gets plenty of words it hears all the time. So let’s throw in a little truth all dolled up! This cake really is the moistest. It’s also spongy, deeply satisfying and the flavor– you’ll not be quite sure where the zucchini went, actually. (It went to the moistest.) This post contains affiliate …

Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Vietnamese Fried Chicken Salad (Paleo)

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 12 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 …