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.

Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Creamy Vegan Asparagus Soup

Serves 4
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type APPETIZERS, OTHER VEGETABLES, SOUPS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, FREEZABLE, SERVE HOT

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh asparagus (trimmed and cut to bite-size pieces)
  • 1-1/2 cup potatoes (Yukon Gold or new, large dice)
  • 2 Large shallots
  • 1/2lb Jerusalem artichokes (sunchokes) (peeled; large dice)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 cups homemade vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Step 1
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add shallots and salt. Cook until shallots soften; do not brown.
Step 2
Add asparagus, potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes and broth and to the shallots. Cover and bring just to a boil. Turn down heat to low and cook for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Step 3
Let cool down, then transfer to a blender to puree. Return to pan to warm, if necessary, then serve.

Even if you’re not vegan, using vegan recipes is an easy way to avoid dairy and eggs, which many people are sensitive or allergic to. Try substituting broccoli or other greens in this easy-to-make, delicious recipe!

Apricot-Glazed Roast Duck

Apricot-Glazed Roast Duck

Serves 6
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 1 hour, 40 minutes
Total time 1 hour, 45 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO
Meal type MEATS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, SERVE HOT
Occasion HOLIDAYS

Ingredients

  • 1 4-1/2 to 5 lb. duck
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • sea salt
  • 1 cup apricot spreadable fruit
  • 1/2 cup raw, local honey

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 450F.
Step 2
Dry duck with paper towels. Sprinkle sea salt and rub garlic onto duck skin. Place in a roasting pan.
Step 3
Place in oven. Lower temperature to 350F. Roast 20 minutes per pound.
Step 4
Mix preserves and honey in a bowl. Brush onto duck skin 15 minutes before duck is done. Return to oven and roast for remaining 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

Roast duck is a delicious alternative or addition to your holiday menu. This recipe is extremely easy to make, yet your family and guests will love it. You can substitute fruit spreads in other flavors such as orange or cherry if you don’t have apricot fruit spread.

Maria’s Paleo Morning Smoothie

Maria’s Paleo Morning Smoothie

Serves 1
Prep time 5 minutes
Allergy PEANUTS, TREE NUTS
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type BREAKFASTS, JUICES & TEAS
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, SERVE COLD

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium banana
  • 1/3 cup wild blueberries
  • 1/3 cup cherries
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds (soaked for 2 minutes, then stirred)
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter of choice
  • 2 teaspoons barley grass juice powder
  • 1 teaspoon chaga powder
  • 1 teaspoon reishi powder
  • 1 teaspoon flax oil
  • 1 heaped tablespoon spirulina powder
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • 1 teaspoon flax oil

Directions

Step 1
Place all ingredients except for flax oil into a blender; process until smooth.
Step 2
Pour blended ingredients into a glass. Stir in flax oil.

I’ve created a Paleo morning smoothie recipe that is LOADED with super foods like spirulina, chia seeds, chaga, reishi, barley grass juice powder (it’s gluten-free, no worries) and flax oil.

Not only is this smoothie highly alkalizing, it’s delicious!

Roasted Asparagus

Roasted Asparagus

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 30 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Dietary DAIRY-FREE, DIABETIC, EGG-FREE, GAPS/SCD, GLUTEN-FREE, PALEO, VEGAN, VEGETARIAN
Meal type OTHER VEGETABLES, SIDE DISHES
Misc CHILD FRIENDLY, SERVE HOT

Ingredients

  • 1lb asparagus (tough ends chopped off)
  • 1 Medium lemon (juiced and zested)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

Step 1
Place all ingredients in a baking dish; toss to coat. Roast for 30 minutes at 350F.

The bitter flavor of roasted asparagus is excellent for stimulating bile production and flow, which is necessary for proper digestion.

 

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