Chicken, Mango, Macadamia and Mint Salad – Paleo and AIP with Stage 1 and 2 Reintros

paleo chicken mango macadamia and mint salad

Green and Gold – Australia Day Salad!

 

 

This is such a simple salad to throw together, it tastes great, looks impressive and is the perfect combination of green and gold, plus fresh Aussie produce for Australia Day! Continue Reading

Orange and Passionfruit Yummy Gummies!

orange and passionfruit aip gummies

look how pretty they are!

 

What with it being Valencia orange and passionfruit season here in Australia, I thought what better way to use these delicious ingredients than to make some yummy gummies! They taste like sweets, but they’re good for you 🙂 Continue Reading

How to Stay AIP on Trips Away!

I’ve recently returned from a 2 week road trip spent visiting friends and checking out a couple of places we haven’t stopped at before – it was awesome! There’s just something about road trips that gives me a real sense of freedom – and I love that! We were also catching up with some friends who we hadn’t seen in quite a while and that’s always good fun too 🙂 Continue Reading

Autoimmune Protocol Update – Week 7 – Well, Hello Sunshine!

Well hello sunshine!

Well hello sunshine!

The end of week 7 of my autoimmune protocol journey and the end of the weekend – and what a beautiful weekend it has been! Such gorgeous weather and I think I managed to get my vitamin D levels topped up just in time for another whole week of rain!

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AIP Beef and Liver and Sausages

AIP Sausages

Why the long knife?!

 

Liver is one of those things that I “should” eat, but I don’t. I tried to make pate once, didn’t go down well….(I definitely need to tweak that recipe because I’m sure I can make it work – but that’s another story!). Liver is a significant source of the fat vitamins A, D, E and K, as well as various B vitamins (Chris Kresser has more info on this here). It’s also cheap! And for these reasons I really want to make it work for me – whether I’m on the AIP diet or not. Continue Reading

AIP “Spaghetti Bolognaise”!

AIP "Spaghetti Bolognaise"!

The cutest little zoodle maker ever 🙂

 

Spag bol – my favouritest favourite of all dinners! Takes me back to my childhood and makes me feel like I’m being looked after, even if I’ve made it myself! Continue Reading

Don’t Take My Cake From Me! Part 3 – Hashi’s Kid Problems

Pic by Jason Schembri from www.sarahwilson.com.au

Pic by Jason Schembri from www.sarahwilson.com.au

 

After I had cleaned up what I was eating, basically by reducing the amount I ate out and increasing the amount of chemical free produce I bought from the market, I knew I had to look at the amount of gluten in my diet. I was feeling ok, as in better than I had been pre Hashi’s diagnosis, but I wanted to feel better than that! Continue Reading

Health is Wealth, Baby…Part 2 – Learning to live with Hashimoto’s

My favourite fruit and veg stall at Marrickville Markets :)

My favourite fruit and veg stall at Marrickville Markets 🙂

First things first! I guess I need to highlight that these things are what worked for me – I can’t promise they will work for you, but I think they might be worth trying. I also hope you tell me about things that work for you that I haven’t tried yet. I like to think of all this as a rather exciting journey – and there is a lot to learn! Continue Reading

How to Make Bone Broth

 

Bone Broth Thickened with Quinoa and Chia Seeds

Bone broth thickened with quinoa and chia seeds

 

Bone broth. It’s not pretty, but it is the very essence is all that is nourishing, supporting and protective of our well being. We all know about how every culture has it’s own version, of chicken soup – basically a bone broth – and why wouldn’t they?! The benefits are immense!

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Benefits of Phytochemicals – Eat the Rainbow!

Vegetable Rainbow

My vegetable rainbow market day haul!

 

We all know we should eat fruit and veg, because of their vitamins and minerals and fibre and so on, but have you heard about phytochemicals? Phytochemicals, or phytonutrients, are naturally occurring chemicals that give plants their colour, flavour and aroma. They are produced by the plants in order for them to grow, reproduce, protect themselves and many other biological functions. Phytochemicals are not classed as “essential nutrients” but research has shown that they can strengthen our immune system, help fight cancer and diabetes, support healthy aging and repair DNA.

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