How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

How to Make the Best PARSNIP HASHBROWNS

Megan Breakfast, Hors d'oeuvres, Condiments & Sides, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

I first made parsnip hashbrowns by accident. I didn’t know that the starches in parsnips caramelize and brown better than potatoes. I left grated parsnips frying over low heat. When I came back and flipped them, my jaw dropped. Ha! I had struck gold without even looking for it. After that mesmerizing moment and the meal that followed I tried …

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl

Pomegranate Smoothie Bowl Rapture

Megan Breakfast, Cooking With Kids, Lunch Foods, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

The definition of rapture is a feeling of intense pleasure or joy. This smoothie bowl is rapturous visually and …when you eat it! Synonyms include: ecstasy, bliss, exaltation, euphoria, elation, joy, enchantment, delight, happiness, pleasure. Yes, that’s what this smoothie bowl promises. This post contains affiliate links. That’s what this smoothie bowl delivered to me. So I named it right …

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, …

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. Bread pudding calls to me each fall and winter. The grain-free …

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 18 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. These banana breakfast cookies really hit the spot: They’re not only egg-free; they’re also completely AIP, full of gut-healthy resistant starch, Paleo, and they provide an easy …

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; …

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

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 26 Comments

Egg-free baking is a challenge. Just sayin’. Which makes every victory sweeter. This AIP Lemon Blueberry Coffeecake is so good that your egg-eating friends won’t know this is egg-free. My kids & hubby who can eat eggs had no idea until I told them. And yes, it’s also dairy-free and nut-free … yet such a tender crumb and overall lovely …

Beet-Ginger Smoothie

BEET-GINGER Smoothie/Milkshake {Paleo/Primal/GAPS}

Megan Breakfast, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 17 Comments

A veggie smoothie never tasted this good. NO fruit. NO green. This one’s bright pink and so. much. fun. Beets are full of fiber and good carbs. They’re excellent for detoxification and for getting the bowels going. They’re great for heart health, high in minerals, and B-complex vitamins.  Beets are low in calories yet provide a gentle yield of energy.  …

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Bulletproof Hot Chocolate~ Paleo with Resistant Starch and Gelatin {AIP variation: carob and dairy-free alternatives}

Megan Breakfast, Drinks, Whole Food Recipes 27 Comments

I love making high-protein, gelatin-fortified hot chocolate. Resistant Starch & Gelatin My many variations evolved yet again recently when I decided to add resistant starch (RS) to the mix. Fact is, I can’t get a baked good or prebiotic veggies into my body everyday! Yet I do best (stabilized blood sugar levels and no constipation) when I have a form …