Butternut Sage Chicken Soup

I’m writing this from up in the mountains above Southern California. Which makes me feel like this would be an appropriate time to start diving into some soup recipes. So many people LOVE autumn. I’ve always been really partial to summer. It’s my birthday season, school is out, beach time, grill time, party time, vacation time… It’s pretty…

Gut Repair Week 8

I did it. Finally. I ate a brownie. After 8 weeks of a strict Gut Repair Diet, I ate a deliciously chocolatey paleo brownie. Notice I didn’t say I “cheated” and ate a brownie. Cause I didn’t. I’ve been cleared by the Doc to stop the gut repair protocol and return to my regular clean-eating…

Gut Repair Week 4

  I’m now approaching the 1 month mark of my 3 month Repairvite journey. That’s crazy. I never thought I would be able to go 4 weeks without nuts, seeds, and eggs.  They were such a regular part of my life that it was difficult to imagine my meals with out them. FOOD I’ve kind…

Gut Repair Week 3

Week 3 is in full swing. It could be week 6 for all I know. I feel like I’ve been sucking down pills FOREVER. I’d much rather being sucking down fresh coconuts. Sounds like the perfect diet to me. Supplements Well, it seems as though the HCL and digestive enzymes are doing their job. As…

Gut Repair Week 2

Hey Friends and Stumblers! I’ve embarked on the second week of my gut repair protocol. Feeling good for the most part. It’s still pretty easy to avoid all the restricted foods. I feel incredibly lucky to have already been on a Paleo Diet up until this point. It makes the additional restriction pretty accessible. For…

Gut Repair Week 1

Week 1 of my Repair Protocol has commenced. I celebrated my last week of fun eats with things like fried plantains, carnitas with hot sauce, frozen yogurt (dairy-free) with Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups, and gluten-free pizza with lots and lots of mushrooms. I know, not the most extravagant of food sins… but I enjoyed every…

Vegetable Pizza Gratin

This could also be called “An Ode to Nightshades” Nightshade Vegetable Family Potatoes Tomatoes Tomatillos Peppers (Hot and Sweet) Eggplant Spices derived from peppers In the paleo world, nightshades are discussed frequently not only because of their relatively recent entrance into our food history (can they even be considered paleo?), but also because of their effect on…