Top 7 AIP Holiday Side Dishes {Autoimmune Protocol~ only the best recipes chosen for you!}

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 24 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Sometimes it’s nice to have 50 recipes to choose from, but my goal with this post is to really help you by only providing a few great recipes! They’re all AIP, autoimmune protocol, that’s the point! So they’re going to be exciting, rich and delicious, but …

Fermented Cranberry Sauce with figs, citrus and cloves~ a lovely addition to any holiday table...or even a special condiment for sandwiches and weekday dinners, with two tips for easy fermenting.

Fermented Cranberry Sauce with figs, citrus and cloves

Megan Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 28 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Bubbles when you ferment, they’re symbolic for how I feel: ferments are exciting to make! Cranberry Sauce with figs, citrus and cloves This is one special recipe. The odd thing about cranberries is that they lose their zing when they’re fermented. The zing (their tartness) is …

Cassava Flour *Sourdough* Waffles-- reduce phytic acid and increase nutrition, learn how to make grain-free sourdough recipes: delicious and better for you, plus SUCH an easy method!

–Cassava Flour *Sourdough* Waffles– {grain-free} Reduce phytic acid and increase nutrition with sourdough!, learn how to make grain-free/Paleo sourdough with other recipes too!

Megan Breakfast, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods 37 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Most of us don’t think about antinutrients when we think about cassava root and cassava flour. However, cassava has a high percentage of phytic acid. Phytic acid is a storage form of phosphorus which is found in nuts, seeds, roots and tubers. It has the potential …

Strawberry Basil Switchel

Strawberry-Basil Switchel

Megan Drinks, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Switchel is a fermented, thirst-quenching beverage– that’s actually fast and easy and …rewarding and …encouraging to make! …And your kids, if you have any, will say, “Can I have more of that?” Apple cider vinegar is the magic ingredient. It actually contains probiotics and inoculates this …

How to Make Chicory “Coffee”- 1 ingredient, herbal, 5 minutes to make, great prebiotics! (AIP-safe)

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods 14 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Making a cup of chicory (herbal) coffee is as easy as making a cup of tea. But this herbal coffee is dark, for those of us who love a rich, bold, slightly bitter punch, and tastes a lot like real coffee. To add to its allure, …

Beef Tongue into Delicious CRISPY BEEF – with an Instant Pot option

Megan Main Dishes, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 21 Comments

Thank you for supporting this site with purchases made through links in this post. Some posts are more fun and exciting to write than others. Surprisingly perhaps, beef tongue had me twitterpated the whole time. FUN! Beef tongue=fun! No fooling. Perhaps you’re new to beef tongue. Perhaps you’re only curious with some horrified fascination. Perhaps you’re like me, genuinely interested …

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew

Middle Eastern Lamb Stew~ Paleo, Crock pot, GAPS, Traditional

Megan Main Dishes, Soups and Stews, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 14 Comments

Engaging feasts are often marked by a table with bowls of toppings, to pass and share. A hearty bone-broth-based stew that’s rich and (optionally) spicy may ground the meal. The condiments are fermented, or zesty, or fresh and they each add conversation and harmony to the table. The food draws us together and gives us joy at the end of …

bonito bone broth

How to Make Bonito Bone Broth~ Introducing a New Pantry Staple

Megan Soups and Stews, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 29 Comments

We pretty much always have the crock pot going, with bone broth. So we are never without. Almost. Every once in a while, life gets too busy and the pot gets too low. Enter bonito, a pantry staple. If there was ever an easy and nutrient dense broth, bonito broth is it.  Bonito flakes are taken from a bag, thrown …

How to Make Yellow Dock Tea for Anemia

How to Make Yellow Dock Tea: Iron Wine~ For Anemia

Megan Drinks, Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 29 Comments

This post contains affiliate links. Recently diagnosed with anemia, my super-doc put me on 3 cups of yellow dock root tea a day. I like the side benefits of yellow dock: it aids those with low stomach acid (me!), heals the liver and improves digestion. It can also be used topically to help with acne and psoriasis and is excellent for …

Parenting-Sick-Kids

Parenting Sick Kids~ Wholesome TV Tricks and Comfort Remedies

Megan Essential Oils & Supplements, Health & Nutrition, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 18 Comments

We don’t do much screen time. We save it as a special treat, for rare nights when we’re all exhausted or for when we’re sick. Even with infrequent viewing, it’s easy to run out of great programming.  We love the older Disney classics like Mary Poppins and Swiss Family Robinson, as well as incomparable masterpieces like The Sound of Music.  …