7 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for the Autoimmune Disease Warrior

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!

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8 Things Every Autoimmune Disease Warrior (or Person with Food Restrictions) Will Hear at Family Gatherings This Christmas

Christmas is almost here, and that means you'll soon be dining with family and loved ones - or watching them eat delicious foods that aren't compliant with your AIP/paleo/gluten-free/SCD/Candida/low-histamine diet(s).  So prepare yourselves to hear these things over and over again: 1. Can you eat _____?  ๐Ÿช๐Ÿซ๐Ÿš๐Ÿœ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ๐Ÿž๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ…๐Ÿฎ๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿท (Whew, there are a ton of non-paleo food … Continue reading 8 Things Every Autoimmune Disease Warrior (or Person with Food Restrictions) Will Hear at Family Gatherings This Christmas

Winter Gingerbread Cookies (AIP/Paleo/Vegan/GF)

Gingerbread is my all-time favourite cookie. Here’s a wonderful AIP-friendly recipe for the holidays!

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20151222_174714Here is my first big recipe overhaulโ€ฆin 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 โ€œsugar-lessโ€ 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 โ€“ this recipe is pretty resilient to change!

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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 โ€“ not AIP)
1/2 tspโ€ฆ

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