Everyday recipes for the paleo autoimmune protocol


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Tostones!

Tostones!

Do you ever get cravings for plain starchy foods?  I do, all the time.  And when I get these cravings, it’s really a savory carb that I’m after, and sweet potatoes aren’t going to do it for me.  There aren’t too many AIP-compliant foods that […]

Strawberry-Chamomile Ice Cream

Strawberry-Chamomile Ice Cream

A wonderful person during a wonderful weekend cut me a field-full of fresh chamomile, and more strawberries than I knew what to do with.  I wanted to put the two together somehow, and ice cream seemed like the perfect way to do that. The freshly-picked […]

Creamy Crab Bisque

Creamy Crab Bisque

I am down at the NJ shore this week, and seafood chowder is all the rage.  Here on Long Beach Island, there is even a Chowder Fest each year, where local restaurants compete to see who has the best clam chowder.  The categories are Manhattan […]

Pomegranate Purslane Salad

Pomegranate Purslane Salad

A colorful salad for late summer, with a few unusual ingredients.  I’m so happy to introduce you, if you haven’t already met, to purslane.  Purslane is technically a weed, and it can grow anywhere in the world where there’s a long enough growing season.  It […]

Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

A while ago I set out to make a cake.  The cake… well let’s just say that recipe’s not ready for prime time yet 😉 but the frosting was so good that I want to share it with you now!  Because who doesn’t love a […]

Simple Soft Shell Crab

Simple Soft Shell Crab

Soft shell crabs are one of my favorite foods to eat ever, hands down, of all time.  The texture of them is so unique as you bite down, shell and all: crispy on the outside, bursting with rich flavor and moist meat on the inside.  My […]

Jackie’s Cider-Poached Fish

Jackie’s Cider-Poached Fish

Last week my friend Jackie had me over for dinner, and she made me this cider-poached white fish.  It was so tasty that I made it for myself again a few days later.  With Jackie’s blessing, I’m happy to be sharing it with you! I’m […]

Roasted Garlic Pesto

Roasted Garlic Pesto

I planted seven different varieties of basil in my backyard garden one day when I was dreaming of pesto.  However, I live in New York City, a land of heavy metal runoff and lead paint flakes.  Several local community gardens have needed to put in […]

Kona Burgers

Kona Burgers

Now that it’s warm again, I’ve been getting so excited about grilling things.  I live in New York City, so the fact that I’ve got any outdoor space at all is a small miracle and a huge real estate selling point.  To fit our teensy […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas

Today is Cinco de Mayo, and today I learned what that holiday actually means!  Cinco de Mayo celebrates a victory of the Mexican army over the French in 1862.  After a civil war in the late 1850s, the Mexican government was almost bankrupt, and declared […]

Honey Glazed Carrots

Honey Glazed Carrots

I don’t cook carrots enough.  Or when I do, they are in something else, like a soup, stir-fry, or roasted medley.  But carrots are so tasty on their own, I had to give them a place to shine. I like cutting vegetables thickly when I […]

Baked Salmon with Lime Butter

Baked Salmon with Lime Butter

When I began the autoimmune protocol I was a pescatarian, which means I didn’t eat any forms of meat or poultry.  To get enough protein, I ate a metric ton of fish and seafood, including plenty of salmon. As excited as I am about adding […]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

When I lived in Brooklyn there was a Chinese food restaurant right downstairs from my building.  It was tiny (takeout only for sure!) and dimly lit, but they had all the classics.  I used to get the eggplant in garlic sauce on the regular.  On […]

Purple Spring Salad

Purple Spring Salad

Early spring can be a hard time for fresh produce: the farmers’ market is still filled with winter storage vegetables, and there isn’t a lot of greenery around.  This salad skirts around that issue by using brussels sprouts instead of more traditional salad greens, and […]

Malaysian-Style Bak Kwa

Malaysian-Style Bak Kwa

 I first tried bak kwa when I was traveling in Singapore to visit a very good friend of mine.  I was lucky enough to be there around the Chinese New Year, when this delicacy is served.  This pork jerky is tangy, salty, and sweet, and […]

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

A simple, 4-ingredient salad dressing that you can toss together to dress up any dish of greens. When I was in college a chef visited campus and taught a small group of us to cook some dishes for dinner.  One of the things we made […]

Orange Chicken Tagine

Orange Chicken Tagine

A tagine is a type of cookware that is commonly used in Moroccan cuisine.  It has a conical shape, so moisture that escapes from the ingredients while they cook drips slowly back down into the dish.  Steaming the food in its own juices deepens the […]

Apple Cinnamon Chips

Apple Cinnamon Chips

It’s decidedly not fall anymore, but the farmers’ market is still full of apples.  They do keep very well in storage over the long winter months.  Even so, the texture of a months-old apple just cannot compare to that first crisp bite of fresh Macintosh […]

Oven-Roasted Dry Rub Ribs

Oven-Roasted Dry Rub Ribs

As a fairly new carnivore, “exotic” cuts of meat are still very exciting for me.  So, I decided to try my hand at making some ribs.   I live in Astoria, where there are large pockets of communities of people of Greek or Middle Eastern […]

How to Be a Guest on AIP

How to Be a Guest on AIP

It’s spring and there’s a warm breeze in the air.  Birds are returning, buds are opening, the sun is warm and plentiful.  Everything’s wonderful–until you get your first summer barbecue invitation!  What to do? It’s lovely to be cooked for by other people.  But this can […]

Slow Cooker Maple Rib Tips

Slow Cooker Maple Rib Tips

I inherited my slow cooker when my roommate moved out and abandoned it.  Don’t get me wrong, my roommate was great–but his slow cooker??  Amazing! It’s just magical to put ingredients into a slow cooker, walk away, and return hours later to a fully-cooked meal. […]

Smoky Cara Cara-Sage Salt

Smoky Cara Cara-Sage Salt

These look like grapefruit but I promise they aren’t–they’re oranges!  Cara cara oranges, to be specific. Cara cara oranges are a seasonal treat that make winter worth wading through.  They are sweeter and less acidic than a typical orange, and they have an unusual deep […]

Salt Worth Its Salt

Salt Worth Its Salt

Lots of diet-restricted friends have asked me what to do when they get stuck in a rut, eating the same foods meal after meal.  This can be compounded when you’re on a diet that restricts spices and flavorings, like AIP.  I myself have struggled with […]

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

My younger brother is flexing his inner chef wings and has just gotten his first cast iron pan.  I am posting this recipe in his honor, so that he might use his awesome new kitchen toy on something that makes use of its stove-to-oven capabilities. […]

Garlic Salt

Garlic Salt

This is a wonderful salt to keep around the kitchen.  It goes well on everything.  Because it’s so pretty, this is also a nice salt to keep in a clear glass grinder or in a pinch bowl to sprinkle on food as a finishing salt. If […]

Stovetop Steamed Cockles

Stovetop Steamed Cockles

There’s a fishmonger near my house who sells all manner of crustaceans.  I’ve gone through the standards like mussels and shrimp, and I’ve chickened out over the more challenging mollusks like octopus and giant squid.  When I stand in the fish market and I want […]

Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch Pudding

You guys. You guys. YOU GUYS!! I have pudding for you, and it. is. incredible. I made this pudding at night, chilled it in the fridge, and tried it in the morning.  Then, I went to work.  I didn’t bring any pudding with me.  HUGE […]

Best Ever Baked Sweet Potatoes

Best Ever Baked Sweet Potatoes

I’m not sure about you, but I’m willing to bet that like me, you eat a lot of sweet potatoes.  They are a pretty great staple food when you’re on the autoimmune protocol: they are filling, versatile, and fairly portable–not to mention they are frickin’ […]

Welcome to AIP Food Club

Welcome to AIP Food Club

Hello!  You made it.  We’re glad to have you with us, please have a seat. Welcome to AIP Food Club!  This is a place for recipes, resources, and advice on cooking, eating, and living on the paleo autoimmune protocol.  (Haven’t heard of the autoimmune protocol? […]