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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 …

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

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 21 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 …

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

Megan Cooking With Kids, Treats 19 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 24 Comments

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 (and the thought of summer fruits) finally made me do it. This post contains affiliate links. When rhubarb came, it was a reminder that …

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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 …