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Arroz Con Pollo (AIP, Whole30, Paleo, Keto)

Fiesta! Growing up our house was always the family hub. Maybe because my mom of her other sister’s was the only one who had more than one kid, and therefore an already bustling household… or because of her love of hosting, cooking and entertaining. Whatever the reason, our house was the spot. All holiday and major events like baptism’s, graduations and birthdays were celebrated in our home. While all my aunts are talented cooks, each with their own signature dishes and areas of expertise, my mom always had her own…

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Grilled Thai Turkey Thighs (paleo, Whole30, low carb)

Grill The Unexpected! Move aside burgers. There’s a new grill staple in town! Living in Hawai’i it’s pretty much grilling season year round, so we like to keep things interesting. Turkey! So many different cuts; tenderloin, wings, breasts, ground, drumsticks! So. Many. Options. I actually had hard time to choosing which cut to highlight for this post for the National Turkey Federation. Turkey tenderloin medallions marinated in coconut aminos, ghee and rosemary, but then my grocer had these sexy looking thighs! If you haven’t checked out the National Turkey Federation’s…

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Let’s Talk Whole30! (Meal Prep + Grocery List)

*I am not affiliated with Whole30! But I love the program and their team and all that they do for the paleo community! *Oh my gosh…I say “um” A LOT! *facepalm* Resources: Whole30 Homepage Food Freedom Forever What is the Autoimmune Protocol? What are nightshades? Why I eat low carb, this is not right for everyone, you have to figure it out for yourself, but this article explains my reasons.  This weeks Meal Prep + Shopping List! You can watch me cook on Instagram Stories this TUESDAY April 2, 2017…

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Plateaus, Hormones and The Liver

Paleo Rules One of my favorite things about the paleo community is how much information there is out there. Articles, research, and blog posts galore. Everyone sharing their knowledge and experiences. A lot of open discussions on what works for some folks and what works for others. It’s fantastic, when you’re new to paleo it’s like joining this club and everyone is really nice and they wants you to succeed. What happens when you run into uncharted territory? What happens when you no longer see yourself being represented in the…

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Grilled Octopus (Mediterranean Style)

The Inspiration Octopus is one of those sea creatures that just looks other worldly, so mysterious and alien like. It’s also in the “I only eat it when I go out” categories… or rather it was. The thing this octopus is that if not prepared correctly it can be very, VERY CHEWY. Even at many restaurants it is poorly made, after a horrible octopus experience I avoided it for a long time. Until I went to lunch with my father at a really nice Greek restaurant in Miami. These days…

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20+ AIP Appetizers & Other Super Bowl Bites!

Just because you’re kicking ass at healing your body, doesn’t mean you can’t host a killer Super Bowl Party! In my opinion, the food is always the best part. Serve up these goodies and your guests won’t even notice they’re chowing down on some healing bites while enjoying the big game. *I’m pretty sure I checked every recipe for compliance or at least a compliant option. If I missed something, it’s ok, I’m human, just use your best judgement. Thanks!    Pan Fried Apricot & Tuna Salad Bites   Mango Glazed…

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Tom Yum Kung (Paleo, Whole30, AIP friendly)

Soup Day I set out to re-photograph my AIP Mahi Mahi Chowder … then realized I couldn’t use coconut milk because  the folks I was cooking for have a coconut allergy and then I just made a whole other soup. I think it’s so good though. A great AIP friendly option, which hey, leave out the cashew cream or add coconut milk if you want. It’s a soup kind of day around here. Crazy winds and rain. Crazy politics and I need to stay off of Facebook because I’m learning…

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Hidden Veggie Beef Patties with Butternut Buns (AIP, Whole30, Paleo)

Wee- Morning Writing You’ll have to excuse me. This post might be a little low energy, but its about 5:30 am here and I haven’t had coffee. I’m a little jet lagged from my trip and I woke up really early, but skipped the coffee because I need to take my morning supplements on an empty stomach. You see, during my recent trip home I went to see my integrative medicine doctor. I was finally fed up with my conventional (military) healthcare as it wasn’t helping me. I had started…

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New Year, New Goals: Recipe Round Up (Whole30 + AIP + Meal Prep)

Happy New Year Folks! I know most of you are gearing up to do Whole30’s or start your Autoimmune Protocols this month. That’s fantastic! I just did one in December… I’m all about THE RESET. The clean slates, the fresh starts and the beginning of extraordinary journey’s. My own healing story started with a Whole30… and almost two years later, with my autoimmune disease near remission,  42lbs lighter, stronger, happier and thriving… I also have this blog. When you begin to take care of yourself and really pay attention to…

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Basil Mango Zoodle Turkey Burgers (Whole30, Paleo!)

I MADE IT! Today is the last day of my HOLIDAY WHOLE30! I made it. I still had great time. Christmas was still Christmas without the cookies or wine. We ate well. We felt amazing. I’m bringing in 2017 feeling really fantastic, no crash diets or purging for me (not that I recommend that). Despite being on a Whole30, I will tell you this month has been rough. I  talked about that in my last post. Due to non-food related variables (read: stress) I had my first full blown autoimmune…

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