Toxins and molds are in the air, but so is love! What will you get your AIP-loving SO this Valentine's Day? Chocolates aren't paleo!
When you have an autoimmune disease and have a long list of food restrictions, cookies and chocolate are no longer your go-to holiday gift. What's one to do? If you already have whole foods, educational health books/cookbooks, meal plan apps, warm woolly socks for those cold extremities, and a relaxing day to de-stress, look to … Continue reading 7 Must-have Gifts for a Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or Autoimmune Disease Warrior
Gingerbread is my all-time favourite cookie. Here’s a wonderful AIP-friendly recipe for the holidays!
Here is my first big recipe overhaul…in perfect time for the holidays!
It was very important to me to achieve the taste and consistency of the gingerbread recipe I grew up making every Christmas season. We tweaked it a fair bit back then too; my brother is diabetic so we tried “sugar-less” versions, we tried different flours, used egg-replacers, tried various icings, and we definitely increased ALL the spices! It was also a ginormous recipe, so I have adjusted that too. Try your own adjustments – this recipe is pretty resilient to change!
Gingerbread Cookies (makes approx 4 doz)
1/2 c. palm shortening or coconut oil
1/2 c. sugar (brown, coconut, etc.)
2 Tbsp applesauce
3/4 c. molasses
1 c. coconut flour (+ 1/2 c. depending)
3/4 c. tapioca starch
3/4 c. cassava flour
1 Tbsp ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg (if tolerated – not AIP)
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Chocolate without milk and other preservatives added can be a real treat, especially dark chocolate, with its high magnesium & fibre content. (Perfect for cramps and Aunt Flo's visits! -- unless your chocolate contains soy and dairy, in which case it might make your symptoms worse.) Just be sure you're not sensitive to the high … Continue reading 3 Allergen-Free Organic Chocolates That Won’t Leave You Feeling Bitter 🍫
Brown rice pasta, jap chae, and Zoodles - they don't require much time nor money!
Here's what's up, Doc! According to TIME magazine, colourful rainbow carrots have yet to be embraced by most North American supermarkets, but are jam packed with essential nutrients: Orange: Beta and alpha carotene pigment. This promotes vitamin A production by the body, which is essential for healthy eyes. Purple: Anthocyanin, beta and alpha carotene pigment. … Continue reading Why Organic Rainbow Carrots are a Better Choice for Beta-Carotene
Introducing... blue potatoes! And some other veggies you may not be familiar with.