Honey Yogurt Frosting

Honey Yogurt Frosting

Serves 16
Prep time 10 minutes
Allergy DAIRY
Dietary EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGETARIAN
Meal type DESSERTS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY

Ingredients

  • 2 cups homemade yogurt (drained; measurement is of drained yogurt)
  • 1/2 cup raw, local honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

Step 1
Combine ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat until fluffy.
Step 2
Spread on cooled cake.

Try this GAPS/SCD-legal honey yogurt frosting for a healthier cake! It’s tangy, delicious and extremely easy to make. Your family will love it!

Vegan Coconut Milk Frosting

Vegan Coconut Milk Frosting

Serves 16
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy TREE NUTS
Dietary EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type DESSERTS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY

Ingredients

  • 14oz homemade coconut milk (see recipe)
  • 2 teaspoons agar powder
  • 2 pinches sea salt
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter

Directions

Step 1
Combine the coconut milk and agar in a small saucepan. Allow to sit for 10 minutes. Place on stove over medium-high heat, whisk continuously until agar is completely dissolved, about 15 minutes. You may have to lower the heat if mixture gets too "bloopy" (big bubbles). Once dissolved, whisk in salt, maple syrup, vanilla and shredded coconut and season to taste. Place in freezer for 20 minutes. Once firm, break into pieces and process with cashew butter until smooth. Refrigerate until needed.

Now you can make a healthier cake with this vegan coconut milk frosting! It’s dairy-free and uses maple syrup as a sweetener.

Vegan Potato Salad with Dill

Vegan Potato Salad with Dill

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type SIDE DISHES
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, SERVE COLD
Occasion BARBECUE, CASUAL PARTY

Ingredients

  • 2lb small red potatoes
  • 1 Large avocado
  • 1 Medium lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon raw, local honey
  • 1/3 cup dill (minced)
  • 1/2 bunch green onions (sliced)
  • 3 Medium celery stalks (diced)
  • 1 Small red onion (diced)
  • black pepper and paprika (to taste)

Directions

Step 1
Steam potatoes for 10 minutes, until fork tender. Refrigerate for an hour, then chop into bite-sized chunks.
Step 2
Peel avocado. Mash with lemon juice, mustard, sea salt and honey.
Step 3
Combine dill, green onion, celery, onion, and avocado dressing. Add to potatoes. Season with black pepper and paprika to taste.

If you need egg-free and/or dairy-free recipes, be sure to check out vegan recipes, as they contain neither. This vegan potato salad with dill is perfect for a summer barbecue, plus you don’t have to worry about the eggs in the mayo spoiling in the sun because there are no eggs in it!

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Baked Sweet Potato Chips

Serves 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type APPETIZERS, OTHER VEGETABLES, SNACKS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY
Occasion BARBECUE, CASUAL PARTY

Ingredients

  • 1 Large sweet potato
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin or seasoning of choice

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your oven to 400F.
Step 2
Using a mandolin, slice sweet potatoes as thin as possible.
Step 3
Toss slices with salt and spice.
Step 4
Arrange the potato slices, in a single layer, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, or until edges start to crisp.

You’ll need a good mandolin to slice these baked sweet potato chips extra-thin. They make a great snack for kids and parties.

GAPS Barbecue Baked Beans

GAPS Barbecue Baked Beans

Serves 8
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 5 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 15 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type BEANS & LEGUMES, SIDE DISHES
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY
Occasion BARBECUE

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 1 Large green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 2 cups navy beans (soaked overnight or for 8 hours; rinsed)
  • 1 cup Paleo Barbecue Sauce (see recipe)
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 3 tablespoons raw, local honey

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Step 2
In a large saucepan, place navy beans and cover with an inch of water. Put lid on and heat over medium-high heat. When beans begin to foam, lower heat to low and skim off foam. Cook for an additional 30-40 minutes, or until soft.
Step 3
Place a dutch oven or heavy pot on medium heat. Heat oil, then and add onion, bell pepper and garlic. Saute until slightly softened and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Step 4
Remove from heat and add beans, barbecue sauce, tomato sauce, and honey. Stir to combine.
Step 5
Place lid on pot and transfer pot to oven. Bake for 1 hour, minimum, longer if you want a thicker sauce.

You know not to use canned foods, right? Cans are lined with BPA, an endocrine disruptor. It’ll take a little longer to soak and cook these beans from scratch, but it’s worth it knowing that your food is cleaner.

Use the Paleo Barbecue Sauce recipe here. Kids will love these beans, and you can bring them to a summer barbecue party, too!

Paleo Barbecue Sauce

Paleo Barbecue Sauce

Prep time 7 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type SAUCES & DRESSINGS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, FREEZABLE

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 Medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 6oz tomato paste
  • 1 Large lemon (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tablespoons raw, local honey
  • 2 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (ground)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

Directions

Step 1
Heat oil in medium saucepan. Saute onion over medium-high heat until soft, about 6 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook over medium heat until thickened, about 5 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until sauce is the texture of ketchup, about 5 more minutes.
Step 2
Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth. Add more salt as necessary.

Enjoy your next barbecue guilt-free by making this easy Paleo barbecue sauce. Slather on meats, grill and enjoy! Can also be used in barbecue baked beans.

Oven-Roasted Fiddlehead Ferns

Oven-Roasted Fiddlehead Ferns

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 20 minutes
Dietary BODY ECOLOGY DIET, DAIRY-FREE, DIABETIC, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type OTHER VEGETABLES, SIDE DISHES
Misc SERVE HOT

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fiddlehead ferns (trimmed)
  • 1 Medium lemon (zested and juiced)
  • 3 tablespoons capers (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil or ghee (melted)
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400F.
Step 2
Coat inside of 9"x13" roasting pan with ghee or coconut oil.
Step 3
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Blanch fiddleheads for 2 minutes. Drain and plunge into an ice water bath or cold water to stop cooking.
Step 4
Drain. Toss with lemon juice, oil, capers and salt.
Step 5
Place in pan and roast for 12-15 minutes, until lightly browned and crisp around the edges.

Don’t be afraid to try fiddlehead ferns! Their bitterness, crunchiness and short-term availability make them something to look forward to every spring.

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Sauce

Steamed Artichokes with Lemon Sauce

Serves 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 40 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary BODY ECOLOGY DIET, DAIRY-FREE, DIABETIC, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type SIDE DISHES
Misc SERVE HOT

Ingredients

  • 4 Large artichokes
  • 3 Medium lemons (quartered and juiced)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1-1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

Step 1
Trim stems and cut off top 1/2 inch of leaves. Cut off top of remaining leaves to remove points with kitchen shears.
Step 2
Place steam basket at bottom of large stock pot. Fill pot with water until just below basket.
Step 3
Add bay leaves, parsley, peppercorns and 1 teaspoon salt to water.
Step 4
Place artichokes and quartered lemons cut side down on steamer basket.
Step 5
Bring pot to simmer. Cover. Cook 30-40 minutes, until an outer leaf easily pulls off of artichoke.
Step 6
While artichokes are steaming, combine olive oil, lemon juice and remaining 1/8 teaspoon of salt.
Step 7
Dip artichoke leaves into sauce and eat! Be sure to cut out the artichoke hearts underneath the spines and eat that too once you've eaten all the leaves.

Braised Endive and Fennel

Braised Endive and Fennel

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 50 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type LEAFY GREENS, SIDE DISHES
Misc SERVE HOT

Ingredients

  • 4 heads Belgian endive (cut in half, lengthwise through the root)
  • 3 bulbs fennel (cut into thin wedges)
  • 1 teaspoon ghee or coconut oil
  • 1-1/2 cup homemade vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries ((optional))
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400F.
Step 2
Coat inside of 9"x13" roasting pan with ghee or coconut oil.
Step 3
Arrange fennel and endive in pan. Cover with broth. Add salt. Sprinkle with dried cranberries.
Step 4
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking for another 15 minutes or until the fennel is tender.

Baking softens the bitterness of endive and brings out the sweetness of fennel. This recipe is super-easy to make and delicious!

Fire Tonic

Fire Tonic

Serves 64
Prep time 30 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type JUICES & TEAS

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup ginger root (peeled and shredded)
  • 1/2 cup horseradish root (peeled and shredded)
  • 1/2 cup turmeric root (peeled and shredded)
  • 1 Large onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 head garlic (cloves peeled and crushed)
  • 2 Medium hot peppers (cayenne, jalapeno, etc.) (chopped)
  • 2 Large lemons (zested and juiced)
  • 2 Large oranges (zested and juiced)
  • 5 sprigs rosemary
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • raw apple cider vinegar
  • raw, local honey (to taste)

Directions

Step 1
Add all ingredients except for vinegar and honey to a half-gallon mason jar. Fill up to top with raw apple cider vinegar. Cover mouth of jar with wax paper, then lid and screw on jar ring over it. Let sit on countertop for a month; shake daily.

Step 2
After a month, strain juice through cheesecloth. Add honey to taste. Store in a glass container and drink a tablespoon daily during cold and flu season.

Fire tonic, also known as fire cider, is a folk-remedy recipe that’s been passed down through the ages. A tablespoon or so of it a day may be enough to strengthen your body to prevent colds and flu.

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