My mom made these ribs for my dad’s birthday linner (lunch and dinner, it’s a thing) with garlic, oregano, and salt especially for me. Every one else had the nightshade full ones with bbq sauce. .
I can’t quite do tomatoes yet and not sure if I will be able to fully reintroduce them since for as long as I can remember I’d get super burpy after eating them. We shall see when I try to reintroduce them! .
A part of what’s helped me heal is not feeling excluded from gatherings. As we know, every gathering is usually centered around food. that was one of the hardest things when doing the strict elimination phase with the autoimmune protocol (AIP). I’ve been able to work around it by offering to bring a dish at a house party or if going to a restaurant that I didn’t pick, my go to is just asking for a plainly seasoned cut of meat cooked in only olive oil with steamed veggies. I’m so lucky that my family happily makes adjustments so that I can eat with them and not feel like I’m missing out. 💕🙏🏽
Continuing with the fall pumpkin craziness because sometimes I’m a little #basic and ya know what?! That’s ok. 💁🏻 .
Kept it simple and used @simplemills pumpkin mix to make these Pumpkin Choco Chip muffins. I found the paper liners at @homegoods and thought they’d be perfect for some fall cupcakes/muffins! I can’t tolerate almond flour that well if I eat too much of it, but if I practice self control and just eat one, I’ll be fine! #treatyoself
Happy Monday everyone! Back at the grind today, kind of wishing I was outside hiking somewhere, but also being grateful for weekends when I get time to spend with friends and family. My dad and sister had birthdays this month, my good friend got married, and just general good news for some people in my family has been received. So, October...you can keep bringing good things! I’m ok with it. 😉
This is what happens when you run out of eggs and don’t feel like leaving the house...brunch is a Bacon, lettuce and @kcnaturalbbq no tomato ketchup, with a little slather of @chosenfoods mayo on top of @yucancrunch crackers cooked up in bacon grease. 🙌🏽🤤
Super simple #desklunch today. I’ve been pretty terrible with meal prepping lately, so trips to the grocery store and our break room toaster oven have been saving me! Just cut up some. @applegate peach jerky chicken sausage and put organic frozen kale into the toaster oven for 10 minutes and that’s it. 🍽
For those of you who don’t know, last year around October before my diagnosis of Ulcerative colitis and celiacs, I was tested for food allergies and turned out that I was allergic to a loooottt of fruits (and dairy, wheat, onion), so I cut them all out for months. A Couple months later I was in a full blown flare and got diagnosed with UC. During that time I started the AIP and quite literally had to make every single meal from scratch. So, taking a little moment as insignificant as it may seem, to be thankful for my improved health. I wouldn’t have been able to eat any prepared meats (and a lot of other things I’m chowing down on lately) even just a couple months ago. be grateful for the little things. 💕God is good!
Okkkkkk, I’ll acknowledge it’s fall now even though in Florida it’s still 90 degrees and humid. 😩🌴☀️ I had a day off today so decided to take some time to make these Banana cinna-pumpkin protein pancakes. 🍂🍁
I have some tweaking to do with the recipe, but once I get it right, I’ll share it! They tasted amazing, but were a little runny (maybe because they were flourless) so I think I’ll play around with adding coconut flour next time.
Damn, these garlic breadsticks were SO good. Made with Japanese yams, arrowroot starch, salt, fresh garlic, oregano and thyme. Based off of @grazedandenthused ‘s Stromboli recipe, which is a MUST try! Starting out on the AIP, that Stromboli recipe saved me when I was craving some comfort foods. .
We had a double date tonight with my parents and my husband made some @brazi_bites , so I wanted something cheesy too. Still haven’t been able to successfully reintroduce any kind of dairy. Major 💨😬Decided to try making “cheesy” breadsticks using the base from @grazedandenthused ‘s stromboli because I remember it being the closest thing to cheese when I made it over half a year ago. Everyone liked them and my dad ended up liking them more than the brazi bites!
My #desklunch today was this (messy) turkey lettuce wrap. I didn’t make my lunch last night and woke up 20 minutes late this morning (anyone noticing a pattern with this?...lol I.❤️.sleep) so did not have time to make lunch. During my lunch hour I ran to the store to pick up some items to make this delicious wrap! .
I work in a city that doesn’t have a lot of health forward eateries and on top of that, the office is located in a lower income area of town. Soooo, I don’t have a whole lot of options to eat at given my food restrictions. But, there’s a grocery store and small health food store pretty close by, so on these unprepared days, I “make it work!” .
Getting “fast” food with AIP/paleo/whole 30/whatever doesn’t have to be hard! It was definitely one of the hardest adjustments following the AIP, but I’ve learned to work around it. Mainly, it’s PREPARATION, but when you don’t, because...life, just think of something easy you can make with a grocery store run if you have one close by. Otherwise...hope you have a lot of snacks or have more options! I went into the store knowing exactly what I needed so I only took 20 minutes out of my lunch to get everything, another 5 to make it, and had time to eat and catch up on my current Netflix obsession, Shameless (my husband thinks it’s too vulgar...whatevs 🙄).
@sweetenedbynature I made your nut-free and paleo chocolate chip cookies (with just a little adjustment in oil and coconut flour measurement) and they were so good! 👏🏼 Thanks for the recipe! .
I adore almond flour based cookies but I am so on and off with tolerating it that I need a go-to choco chip cookie that’s almond flour free but just as good. I will admit, coconut, tigernut, arrowroot, etc flour cookies I’ve tried are not AS satisfying as the almond flour cookie recipes, but this one definitely does the job! 🍪 💕🍪
Prayers and positive thoughts for Las Vegas are great, but if you want to see this pattern of violence stop, you need to contact your representatives and USE YOUR VOICE (and tweets, fb posts, hand written letters, emails, whatever other communication avenues you have). .
Check out the link below for how to find who your representatives are and tell them you will not stand for this and that they need to push for (way) tighter gun control reform laws. .
Also, If you don’t agree with me, this isn’t a place to argue with me. If you do, “boy (or girl), bye!” 👋🏼
Part of this crazy healing journey of mine is to take time and nourish those relationships that bring me joy! Had the most amazing girl’s trip with these two chicks right here. We are all at different stages in our lives and have gone through our struggles (and I’m sure many more to come), but the love and support we give each other is something that I will always cherish. Nurture the relationships that make you stronger. 💪🏼💕🙏🏽
A huge part of my love for exploring new places is getting to try the local restaurants! After being diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, celiacs and food allergies/sensitivities late last year, going out to a restaurant was tough (almost impossible at the beginning). .
As I started healing my gut through eliminating all foods I was allergic/intolerant to, going on the autoimmune protocol elimination, lifestyle changes, and lots and lots of prayers and love I can now branch out and eat some more things. First thing I do when looking for a restaurant is to use yelp or google to find gluten free restaurants in the area. I get a few options and then call them to see if they are able to accommodate my dietary restrictions. then just pick one and go! .
I called up a few places and my friend and I went to Local roots in Roanoke, VA because they were so welcoming and told me that they would make sure to make something I could eat. How sweet is that?! So...Top 3 steak dishes I've ever had, hands down. I got the ancient white park flat iron steak with purple potatoes, wood-fired mushrooms, pickled beets and Stanley plum. Holy delish!! if you're in the area, definitely give them a try. also had a local kombucha as my mocktail. 🍻
On a girl's trip with one of my best friends from undergrad (go gators!) and she helped me cook up an AIP friendly meal tonight. Made some shrimp, chard and collards w/ bacon, and crispy oven baked sweet potato. We also bought some oysters and she shucked them like a boss!
Seeing what the whole #smoothiebowl craze is about. It felt more like a meal to eat with a spoon, but I think I'll stick to my sippable smoothies. 🍹🌱this one has banana, spinach, maca, coconut milk, hemp seed protein, @vitalproteins collagen peptides, splash of carrot juice, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla, cocoa nibs and bee pollen. Few aipreintros in this one. .
Not so happy reintro fact: took me 3 times for a successful chocolate reintro. 🙄 😩did the whole carob thing, but it just ain't the same! 🍫 🤤🍫
Enjoying some beef liver pâté and carrots under beautiful office fluorescent lighting. 😒 .
For the pâté I used beef liver from a local farm. When I can I try to get my meat and produce from sustainable, local farms. If you're in the tampa Bay Area DM me and I would be happy to share the details. .
Anyway, I have no problem whatsoever eating organ meat. I will eat chicken liver sautéed with just some salt or grilled beef heart (anticuchos...any fellow Peruvians out there?!) without a qualm.
I never ate it on the regular until I got sick and started becoming nutrient deficient and losing way too much weight. My body wasn't absorbing anything so I had to give it the most nutrient dense foods in hopes it would take. .
Organ meats are one of the most (if not maybe the most) nutrient dense foods you can have that provide soooo many vitamins, minerals, essential amino acids, and healthy fats. Specifically, liver provides vitamin D (D3) which is crucial for immune support and the most biologically active form of vitamin D! *Also, should go without saying, but, I am not a doctor (just of the law), so please do your own research when I spit out random health info. 👍🏼
what this post should've said is just, "eat mo' liver, people!"
Another #totesaip meal that is delicious and so easy! Honey garlic ginger chicken thighs over cauliflower rice (and a veggie juice after to get my greens in). .
I didn't measure out anything for this, but here's the gist of it:
Chicken thighs, salted. Heat up a cast iron, cover thin layer with avocado oil, mince garlic and ginger and throw it in there swirl it around, then toss in the chicken thighs. Sprinkle some turmeric over them. Brown up on each side. You can add some frozen broccoli or bok choy too at this point. For the sauce: some @redboatfishsauce, coconut aminos, maple syrup, honey, and ACV. let it simmer and squeeze a little lime juice and sprinkle parsley and voila! .
I put it over cauliflower rice, but you could do rice, rice noodles, or steamed veggies.
Morning #totesaip breakfast smoothie for the win! I've had a serious problem waking up this week. All I've had time for is throwing stuff into a blender and running out of the house to make it to work (somewhat) on time. .
Ingredients for this one was: Coconut milk, 1/2 frozen banana, spirulina, carob powder, little bit of frozen spinach, 2 scoops collagen peptides, cinnamon, honey, ice. topped it off with some bee pollen. 🐝
Tip to save time with morning smoothies: the night before just stick all the ingredients into your blender (minus the frozen items obvi. Unless you want it less icey then do you) and in the AM blend it up and run out the house with smoothie in hand! 🏃
If you need a simple #totesaip snack idea, here is a super quick one I put together a couple nights ago for my desk snacks. Juicy, dried figs and coconut butter. The figs add enough sweetness for me, but a little honey drizzle over it would also be 🔥.