The goal is to reduce one's carbon footprint, not by going vegan or vegetarian, (because our bodies are obviously omnivorous by design), but by eating insects.

CRICKET FLOUR PANCAKES AND WAFFLES

Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 23 Comments

Yes, cricket flour, flour made from dried crickets. It’s a good thing! My big sister Jill told me about cricket flour a year or two ago, after hearing about it on NPR, I think? I was on board immediately.  As long as it tastes good, one, and two, what are they feeding the crickets? Because what they feed the bugs …

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. Read more about the health benefit of plantains and resistant starches here. Cricket flour is a hot new insect-based flour worth loving if you're open minded, sustainably focused and enjoy the flavor of buckwheat. Read more about this grain-free flour substitute here. And now, without further delay, we'll jump right into this recipe that is made just for YOU, my AIP, egg-free, nut-free, dairy-free friends!! May you enjoy all that you can have!! This recipe is all about living it up within the boundaries that help you flourish and heal.

AIP Plantain Cricket Flour Pancakes- Egg-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free

Megan Food Philosophy, Main Dishes, Treats, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

Plantains are a healthy starch worth loving. They’re gentle to digest, not for those on the GAPS diet but for those who flourish with Paleo or the AIP diets, and amazingly they are so starchy that very little flour is needed when baking with plantains. Similarly, you can make plantain recipes work without eggs. So they’re excellent for those with …

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Chorizo and Blue Cheese Pasta with Daikon Noodles- Grain-free and LOVING it!, GAPS

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This is the kind of dish that makes you want to pause, to appreciate the play of flavors and textures. It is the marriage of inspiration and moderation. No grains, no sugar, but lots of grass-fed fat, creaminess and nutrition. I’ve been on the GAPS Diet for almost 4 years. During that time my sweet tooth took flight and has …

My mom is Jewish. And if you don't mind a little unbiased bias, all the Jewish people who've loved me have loved to feed me- large quantities! So even though blintzes have been our traditional Christmas breakfast my entire life, my mom also made 6 pounds of homemade sausage patties, 4 pounds of lamb chops (I'm not kidding!), had sourdough bread and butter, toppings for the blintzes, a huge fruit platter AND asked me to bring a large crustless quiche. Let me count... we had 15 people. 15 people and all that food! She is always worried we will not have enough!

Crustless Quiche with Kale, Zucchini and Garlic

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The main differences between a crustless quiche and a frittata are that a crustless quiche is baked in the oven, not started on the stove top, and more importantly, that a crustless quiche is loaded with cream. We must give thanks to the French who knew the pleasure, and even the healthfulness, that comes from using well-sourced fat in abundance. …

AIP GAPS Puerto Rican Gravy

AIP & GAPS Puerto Rican ONION GRAVY with Chicken Plantain Waffles (Paleo, Grain-free, Dairy-free)

Megan Main Dishes, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

This dairy-free gravy is a love gift for my daughter who loves all things creamy and saucy.  It’s also a love gift for you!  It’s delicious and rich, great for a special brunch or dinner, ladled over my savory waffles. I’m big on savory waffles.  I love the idea of them for dinner, easily and quickly cooked up on the …

Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Stew

Chinese Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

Megan Main Dishes, Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 16 Comments

My favorite dinners by far are the cozy stew-like ones.  They have a rich sauce or gravy and they contain bone broth.  They’re satisfying and they digest well.  We often have a cheese plate of our favorite aged cheeses and a green salad or raw veggie plate as well, and sauerkraut or fermented dairy.  It feels like a feast.  Add …

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Indonesion Peanut Butter Stew (GAPS-friendly)

Megan Main Dishes, Soups and Stews, Whole Food Recipes 8 Comments

A NEW RECIPE FOR COMFORT FOOD This dish is a welcome meal for a cozy dinner.  The thinly sliced cabbage in the stew mimics egg noodles.  The peanut butter sauce, spiked to spicy with ginger, provides a delicious forum for bone broth.  (Spicy meter?  Medium, by lightweight American standards.  Reduce the amount of ginger and omit the spicy pepper if …

My New Favorite Breakfast: The Prosciutto Egg

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You’ve heard of a One-Eyed Sailor?  The ubiquitous Bacon & Eggs?  Eggs Benedict? Trifles. May I introduce you to my new favorite? THE PROSCIUTTO EGG She wins the starring role in your broad-based breakfast bowl due to her many appropriate attributes: Prosciutto can easily be sourced with only two ingredients: pork & salt.  It requires no sugar or nitrates for …

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CILANTRO CHICKEN SALAD GONE AUTUMNAL- 4 recipes in 1 (GAPS-Friendly)

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU STILL HAVE ROSY RED TOMATOES GROWING IN OCTOBER? We still have tomatoes, red and happy from our community greenhouse.  But they are not as luscious as they were in the height of our hot summer.  Using “pretty good” heirloom tomatoes in cooking is more fitting this time of year than highlighting them on a plate, …

Mamas Are Supposed to Have Secrets

Megan Main Dishes, Traditional Healing Foods, Whole Food Recipes 7 Comments

It’s not just what’s in holiday stockings that mamas keep a secret. Some secrets are better than holiday gifts and can, if helpful, remain a secret. Shhh…. This post is about….organ meats!  Ha, HA!  Perhaps there is a child in you, too, who is wiggling? Here is the painless truth: organ meats are so good for you that they are not to be …