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Asian Lettuce Wraps from ‘He Won’t Know It’s Paleo’



As someone who follows a Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) diet (i.e. no grains, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy), I get pretty excited when there are new cookbooks available – especially when I see a teaser for something that I *haven’t* been able to make AIP: CAKE. Ever since adopting AIP, I’ve been making the odd experimental cake now and then but it’s never quite panned out. Enter Bre’anna of He Won’t Know It’s Paleo. Bre’anna had my attention, when I saw photos of some of the recipes from the book. My eyes found the cake immediately ;)

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April 21 |

AIP Snacks giveaway!



Not too long ago, I wrote a post with over 50 different AIP snack ideas. Many of these were recipes you could make at home, but I also included some really tasty, AIP-compliant (free of grains, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds, and nightshades) snacks that you could buy and enjoy while travelling or when pressed for time.

Well, if you’re AIP, Paleo, or just want your chance to get your hands on some delicious, allergen-free, snacks, you’ll want to enter this giveaway for Barefoot Provision’s AIP Survival pack, valued at $50! (Make sure to check out all of Barefoot Provision’s AIP-compliant foods).

This giveaway is open to residents of US and Canada. To enter, just fill out the widget below!

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March 7 |

Is Snacking Good For You?


is-snacking-good-for-youEditor’s note: Please welcome my friend and fellow holistic nutritionist Maranda Carvell of Propel Wellness. One question we’re often asked is if snacking is good or bad for you. After all, growing up, many of us were told that we’d ‘spoil our dinner’ if we snacked and yet in more recent history, we’re told to eat small snacks throughout the day. So which is it? Are snacks good, or bad, or what? 


Is snacking bad for you? Or is eating more often actually good for you? Which strategy is best? The articles in mainstream media are really confusing on this topic.  Like a lot of issues when it comes to nutrition, the answer is “It depends”.

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February 20 |

80+ Paleo Slow Cooker recipes to get you out of your winter rut


80+ paleo slower cooker recipes (with over 40 AIP recipes)It’s winter, there aren’t any fresh, local vegetables to be seen around these parts (unless they’re greenhouse grown or stored root vegetables), and now that we’re at the peak of winter, and the holidays are over, it’s easy to slip into a ‘What’s for Dinner?’ rut. Same old, same old. It’s hard enough to get a good, warming meal on the dinner table that is both delicious and nutritious, but it’s even harder when you’re pressed for time.

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January 28 |

Asian Crepes with Coconut Sauce and Grilled Bananas



Editor’s Note: Please welcome Dora Siah of Provincial Paleo! I found Dora when I landed on one of her delicious-looking Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) recipes – grain-free, dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free and nightshade-free! Sometimes it feels like eating AIP means you’ll never have anything decadent to eat, but Dora has obviously proved this wrong with her blog, and just look at those crepes. They make me want to pull them off the screen and eat them right up. Looking for more AIP recipes? You’ll find some of Dora’s recipes in The Paleo Mom’s new eBook, The Paleo Approach Dinner Club.


In South East Asia, many sweet treats and desserts are made with fresh local ingredients such as coconuts or bananas, and known across various cultures with different names.  Growing up in Singapore, these sticky and chewy Kuih or Kueh could be found easily at shops or stalls selling nothing but such traditional treats.  Many Kuihs can be easily made AIP or Paleo-friendly with a simple substitution of ingredients and make great tea time snacks.

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December 2 |

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