Italian Vinaigrette

Italian Vinaigrette

One of my first challenges in transitioning to whole foods were condiments, especially salad dressing. Between the MSG or soybean oil, it’s difficult to find a dressing at the store that fits our needs. So, I just started playing with recipes. This one has become a standard here. I change the spices up when I…

Read More »

Radishes…the new potato!

Recipes for Spring vegetables

Potatoes! We eat a lot of them around here. Not only are they good for you but they are pretty cheap.  While I still serve them to my family, I avoid them because they are in the night shade family. Night shades should be avoided while doing the autoimmune protocol. Potatoes are off plan for Trim…

Read More »

AutoImmune Protocol: Guacamole

AutoImmune Protocol: Guacamole

One of my biggest challenges for the autoimmune protocol is giving up night shades…mostly tomatoes. Sigh. Condiments are kind of slim picking too. Because of this, guacamole is becoming my go to condiment. Not only is it full of good, healthy fats, it adds a bit of creaminess to the meal. It makes a great…

Read More »

Roasted Summer Squash

Roasted Summer Squash

There is nothing like fresh produce for summer dinners! Nothing! I love that I can hop in my car and within five miles of my home, come back with grocery bag of local produce! One of my favorites is summer squash. I put it in EVERYTHING during the summer months. All you need to do…

Read More »

Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Cabbage...even people who don't like cabbage will love this!

The age old question….”What’s for dinner?” And it never fails that when I start to say the word “cabbage” my oldest is already saying, “I don’t like cabbage!” Silly boy. He eats cabbage all the time. (He just doesn’t know it!) Cabbage, when finely shredded is awesome at ‘hiding’. He never notices it in soups,…

Read More »