It’s been about two full weeks of following low-histamine (along with SCD) and I can already tell a huge difference in my stomach. Although doing both “diets” simultaneously is HARD, it’s so worth it to feel like a functional human.
If you’re starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I know how mushy your brain can feel. It’s one big mush of “what can I eat?” “can I eat this?” “wait… is this legal?” “so, I can have certain artichokes, but not others???” “WILL I EVER BE ABLE TO EAT ANYTHING EVER AGAIN????????”
If you follow me on Instagram, you know by now that my stomach has had a mind of it’s own lately. My first reaction was “it’s probably just my ulcerative colitis acting up,” but the more I sat with the pain, the more I realized something else was at play. I know my body VERY well and I can just tell… something else is wrong and I’m bound and determined to figure it out.
Do you ever want to look fancy af without putting in that much work? * raising my hands, feet and my toes * Then this paleo lemon coconut custard is perfect for you! Made with only 5 ingredients, this paleo custard looks (and tastes) decadent, but is simple to whip up.
I didn't realize how badly I missed cinnamon raisin bread until I whipped up this dreamy loaf! The perfect grain free, gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free and SCD friendly alternative for a classic favorite!
Who doesn’t love eating cookies for breakfast!? These breakfast cookies are the perfect match for a cozy cup of coffee and tea. Full of healthy ingredients, they’re sure to start your day on the best note.
Summer is right around the corner so you know what that means - smoothie bowls every. single. day. Or close to it. ;) And smoothie bowls every day clearly means allllll the best toppings! I’m a huge sucker for smoothie toppings like paleo granola, coconut flakes and fresh fruit. Who’s with me!?
These paleo + vegan lemon cookie dough bites with macadamia nuts taste like summer in every bite! The perfect healthy sweet treat, snack or dessert.
When I first started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I felt completely overwhelmed and lost. Sound familiar? I get it – the Specific Carbohydrate Diet can be HARD. But thankfully, Thrive Market makes it easier AND more affordable.
Before this past weekend I was in a total cooking rut. Not necessarily a food rut, but just a cooking rut. I was still loving what I was eating and was FAR from a baking or creative-breakfast rut, but lunch and dinner? Total creativity rut.
I’m not vegan, BUT I can never turn down a good cauliflower steak (and would choose a cauliflower steak over a real steak any day). Seriously… I think I have a cauliflower addiction.
Seattle has been uncharacteristically sunny lately (helloooo Spring!!) and it’s making me crave all the fresh salads. This golden beet cinnamon salad is doing quite the job of satisfying that salad craving.
Call me crazy but Brussels sprouts are probably my favorite vegetable of all time, especially when roasted to crispy perfection. It’s funny because they get such a bad rap, but I don’t think most individual’s argument against them has any backing or validity.
Just because you’re paleo or on a healing diet like the Specific Carbohydrate Diet doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy cereal. With this paleo hazelnut fig granola you can have the best of both worlds.
Carrot cake has been my favorite cake since I can remember. I would make it for birthdays, Easter, you name it. I LOVED carrot cake. I realized I hadn’t had it in years due to my food intolerances, so making a gut-friendly version has been top of my list for what seems like ever so I’m SO happy to finally have this option in my life.
Happy almost Valentine’s Day sweet friends! When you think of Valentine’s Day what do you think of? Oh… love? I was going to say chocolate. ;) Either way, these coconut coffee nut butter cups are the perfect way to indulge in your sweet cravings today AND show your significant other or gal pals some love as well (if you’re willing to share that is).
I’m not sure what’s going on but I’m going through a major cooked apple phase and I am HERE for it. Whether I’m topping cauliflower “oatmeal” with cinnamon sautéed apples, eating sautéed apples with banana ice cream and grain free granola on top like a paleo version of an apple crisp or just eating cooked apples on their own – I can’t get over them.
There’s just something about lemon baked goods that gives me all the feels. I think it’s because they’re comforting (as all baked goods are), but also refreshing. It’s truly the best combo, isn’t it? Well these paleo + SCD friendly lemon thumbprint cookies are the perfect showcase of that intersection between comforting and refreshing!
Even though I’m lucky enough to work for myself from home I still count on quick and easy lunches to fuel my day. When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I took up WAY too much time in the middle of the day making my lunches. Chopping, roasting, sautéing… I realized it was getting out of hand.
Since it's the middle of winter I thought we could all use a little sunshine in the form of paleo lemon cake (the best kind of sunshine in my opinion)! These little, mini cakes are perfect when you want something sweet but don't necessarily want leftovers. OR, you can always double, triple or quadruple the recipe and make enough for guests! With how cute they are and how YUMMY they taste, they're sure to be a crowd pleaser.
Raise your hand if you’re doing Whole30 this month!? *not raising my hand because I’m not* BUT I will still be enjoying these Whole30-approved “cheesy” tahini cauliflower bites despite that!
Unpopular opinion: oatmeal cookies were always the best growing up. Truly – I LOVED oatmeal raisin cookies as a kid (and I’m pretty sure I was the only one LOL). These paleo pomegranate n’oatmeal cookies are the perfect grain-free, gut-healthy upgrade to that childhood favorite.
Wow… happy DECEMBER! Can you believe it!? Seriously November FLEW by. But hey, time flies when you’re having fun. From taking on BGC full-time, starting work with Freedom Bar, fun Thanksgiving festivities with my family, lots of recipe testing (most noteworthy – this paleo gingerbread cookie skillet) and everything in between, I definitely had a lot of fun.
Okay so I know it’s technically Christmastime now (I’m literally listening to Michael Buble Christmas music right this second), but I couldn’t help but sneak in ONE more pumpkin recipe.
I’m already so excited for Christmas time that I almost keep forgetting that Thanksgiving is like RIGHT around the corner!!! Who else loves creating the menu for Thanksgiving dinner?
I promised ya’ll healthy, paleo and SCD friendly Thanksgiving recipes so I’m starting off strong with this kohlrabi cauliflower mash! I fell in love with cauliflower mashed “potatoes” last Thanksgiving (our first SCD holiday experience) and haven’t gone back since.