365 Project: Recipes 271-285

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271. Cherry BBQ Sauce

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I was skeptical making BBQ sauce out of cherries instead of tomatoes but the onions add to the smokiness and this was quite tasty.

Rating: Liked

272. Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken

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Source: Natasha’s Kitchen 

Notes: I used the cherry BBQ sauce I made with this recipe.

Rating: Liked

273. Rosemary Carrots and Parsnips

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I found that the parsnips cooked a lot faster than the carrots and wished that I had made them in separate batches.

Rating: Okay

274. Carmel Apple Parfait

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Source: Savory Lotus

Notes: This was an easy and healthy dessert.

Rating: LOVED

275. Ginger Cucumber Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I made a vinaigrette with ginger, white wine vinegar, olive oil, and salt.

Rating: Liked

276. Zucchini Chips

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Source: The Wholesome Dish 

Notes: I used baby zucchinis so they got even crispier.

Rating: Liked

277. Shrimp Salad with Basil-Lime Vinaigrette

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Source: Original

Notes: I served shrimp, pineapple, and mango on a bed of arugula. The vinaigrette was avocado oil, white wine vinegar, basil, and lime juice.

Rating: Liked

278. Carob Shake

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Source: Original

Notes: I made this shake with coconut milk, banana, and carob powder.

Rating: Liked

279. Apple Cinnamon Pork Chops

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed apples in a pan of coconut oil and served on top of a pork chop I pan cooked after rubbing in cinnamon and salt.

Rating: Liked

280. Apple Broccoli Rice

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Source: Original

Notes: I lightly sauteed riced broccoli, apples, and celery.

Rating: Liked

281. Carob Cherry Cookies

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Source: Auto Immune Wellness 

Notes: These cookies don’t keep well. I ended up throwing out the rest of the batch the next day because they tasted funny.

Rating: Okay

282. Maple Parsnip Fries

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Source: Bakeaholic Mama

Notes: These were out of this world. A nice alternative to sweet potato fries when you want a different taste.

Rating: LOVED

283. Garlic and Herb Pork Chops

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Source: Real Everything 

Notes: This was more savory than the previous pork chop recipe I made.

Rating: Liked

284. Homemade Mounds Bars

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Source: Not Enough Cinnamon 

Notes: I liked these better than Mounds bars. They are rich so one is satisfying.

Rating: LOVED

285. Coconut Shrimp

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Source: Paleo Grubs

Notes: I served this with broccoli rice.

Rating: LOVED

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Reintroductions: AIP Protocol

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Last month I wrote about how I was doing the Autoimmune version of paleo to see what is causing my allergic reactions and inflammation. It has been challenging in some ways and easier in others. I still am having a hard time with no coffee and living in NYC this does make eating at restaurants challenging. On, the positive side, I feel good and this has really encouraged me to tackle some things in the kitchen I wouldn’t have attempted in the past. While buying hormone-free meat and pantry staples and health food stores may seem pricey because I’m eating out less and I’m only cooking for myself I have found that I’ve been saving money on my weekly food bill.

I recently began the slow process of reintroducing foods. This takes a while because you can only introduce one new food to your diet at a time and you need to give yourself three days in between introductions so that if you have a delayed reaction you know what causes it. You also are encouraged to reintroduce foods in a certain order. You start with the things that most people don’t have a reaction to and work your way up to foods that are harder to bring back. So far I’ve successfully reintroduced eggs, cardamom, anise, and alcohol in small quantities.   I keep a symptom journal to track any changes during each addition. Mustard and Almonds are what I’ll be trying to reintroduce this coming week. I can’t wait for coffee but that’s not until later.

 

356 Project: Recipes 256-270

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Less than 100 recipes to go. Here is another batch.

256. Honey Lavender Peaches

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Source: Simple French Paleo

Notes: Three flavors I love!

Rating: LOVED

257. Rosemary Pate

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Source: Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

Notes: I had never cooked beef liver before and was surprised that I liked this so much. This lasted me about a week. I stored it in the fridge.

Rating: Liked

258. Rashers and Mashed Sweet Potatoes

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Source: Original

Notes: This is the AIP version of one of my favorite breakfasts from when I lived in Ireland. Rashers are Irish bacon. They don’t get extra crispy but I like the slightly different taste. I’m lucky because there is a UK and Irish butcher shop near my office, Meyers of Keswick.

Rating: Liked

259. Orange Garlic Wings

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Source: Fed and Fulled 

Notes: These were sweet and tangy.

Rating: Liked

260. Creamy Mushroom Sauce

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Source: Original

Notes: I heated coconut milk in a pan with animal fat and garlic. I added sauteed mushrooms and herbs. Coconut milk in the only dairy substitute you can nave on the elimination portion of AIP. The problem with that is everything tastes a little sweet even when it is a savory sauce.

Rating: Okay

261. Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash Pasta

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Source: My Plant-Based Family

Notes: I cooked the squash according to the directions in the recipe and served with cooked ground beef and the mushroom sauce I made.

Rating: Liked

262. Raw Cookie Dough Balls

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Source: Unbound Wellness

Notes: The cookie recipes I’ve found on AIP are so/so. Since you can’t use eggs and most flours it’s hard to bake. This raw recipe was great though.

Rating: Liked

263. Sauteed Market Greens

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I altered this a bit after listening to the Autoimmune Wellness Podcast. They suggested adding anchovies to sauteed greens to get some extra fatty acids in.

Rating: Liked

264. Oysters with Mignonette Sauce

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Source: Tasting Room

Notes: I steamed oysters and served with this sauce.

Rating: Liked

265. Broiled Ceaser Salad

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Source: Adventures in the Kitchen

Notes: The lettuce was too soggy after broiling.

Rating: Okay

266. Blueberry Banana Smoothie

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I also added spirulina to get some greens in.

Rating: Liked

267. Macaroons

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I added carob powder to get a chocolate like taste.

Rating: LOVED

268. Beef and Butternut Squash Stew

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: Instead of cooking on the stove I made this in the crockpot on low for 8 hours.

Rating: Liked

269. Coconut Chicken Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I coated grilled chicken with coconut flour and honey then rolled in coconut flakes. I cooked in an oiled saucepan till the coconut was crusted and served with an arugula salad with a vinegarette dressing.

Rating: Liked

270. Hot Carob

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Source: Unbound Wellness 

Notes: Carob, unfortunately, doesn’t have quite the same taste as chocolate.

Rating: Okay

365 Project: Recipes 241-255

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I’m almost done with the 30 day elimination period of AIP. As you may have guessed there are a lot more meat recipes in the tail end of this project.

241. Smoked Salmon Bundles

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Source: Original

Notes: I blanched asparagus and rapped the bundles in smoked salmon topped with horseradish and cappers.

Rating: Liked

242. Honey Balsamic Chicken Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I coated grilled chicken in coconut flour and drizzled with honey and balsamic. I tossed them in a pan of coconut oil and cooked until the outside of the chicken began to caramelize. I tossed the chicken in a salad with spinach and berries and served with a balsamic vinegarette.

Rating: Liked

243. Apple, Date, and Coconut Cookies

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: There were several variations on this in the cookbook. Two posts ago I made the fig and pear variety which I liked more.

Rating: Liked

244. Rosemary Garlic Mashed Turnips

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Source: Original

Notes: I cut up about three pounds of turnips and threw them in a pot of water. Once it boiled I covered and turned it to low to simmer for about 20-30 minutes. I mashed them with some coconut milk and garlic. Once it was creamy enough I stirred in some dried rosemary.

Rating: Liked

245. Maple Balsamic Mushrooms

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed mushrooms in coconut oil and added balsamic vinegar and maple syrup till they carmelized. The maple syrup ended up with a bit of a burnt taste. Honey would have worked better.

Rating: Okay

246. Cinnamon Sage Steak

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Source:  Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: There are a few AIP dry rub recipes in this cookbook. This was my favorite and I have made it a couple more times. It’s an easy under 10-minute dinner that I serve with veggies and sometimes a baked sweet potato.

Rating: LOVED

247. Tropical Avocado Smoothie

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Source: Original

Notes: I blended half an avocado, half a banana, half a cup of pineapple, some mint sprigs, and coconut milk.

Rating: LOVED

248. Cauliflower Sauce

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Source: Pinch of Yum 

Notes: I used coconut oil instead of butter and coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.

Rating: LOVED

249. Salmon Alfredo

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Source: Original

Notes: I steamed zucchini noodles for about four minutes then tossed with the cauliflower sauce, sauteed mushrooms, and baked salmon. This would have tasted better with chicken.

Rating: Okay

250. Lavender Peach Honey Smoothie

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Source: Cooking with Books

Notes: This was a nice break after being on a tropical smoothie kick for a bit. I used coconut milk instead of cow’s milk.

Rating: Liked

251. Avocado Chicken Caeser Salad

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: This dairy-free version of caesar dressing was great.

Rating: Liked

252. Raspberry Dream Smoothie

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I’m finding berry smoothies too sweet these days unless I cut them with some greens.

Rating: Okay

253. Saffron Garlic Pork Belly Skewers

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Source: Original

Notes: I cooked the pork belly in coconut oil with saffron and garlic and skewered in between ribbons of cucumbers.

Rating: Liked

254. Lemon Pie Date Balls

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Source: Autoimmune Wellness Handbook

Notes: These were addictive.

Rating: LOVED

255. Chicken and Raisin Stuffed Squash

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Source: The Magical Slow Cooker

Notes: After following the directions for cooking the squash in the recipe I stuffed the halves with grilled chicken and raisins.

Rating: LOVED

 

365 Project: Recipes 226-240

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226. Hearty Vegetable Soup

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I was easing into eating more meat again so I made this with homemade vegetable broth instead of bone broth

Rating: LOVED

227. Marinated Salmon

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I added pomegranate seeds

Rating: Liked

228. Broccoli Cauliflower Fried Rice

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed cauliflower rice and broccoli in coconut oil with coconut aminos and ginger.

Rating: LOVED

229. Sea Salt Kale Chips

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I wish these had been just a touch crispier.

Rating: Liked

230. Dry Rub Herb Steak

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I’m used to making saucy meat dishes but since AIP is a bit more limited with what foods you can eat there are a lot of dry rub recipes to try.

Rating: Liked

231. Sweet Potatoe Fries with Garlic Sauce

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: This is like a healthy version of my favorite treat in Ireland, garlic cheese chips.

Rating: LOVED

232. Stone Fruit and Black Tea Smoothie

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Source: Autoimmune Wellness

Notes: I can’t use my protein powder in my shakes while on the elimination portion of this AIP program because most have grain, soy, or whey as an ingredient. I have learned that I can use collagen protein so I may look into that.

Rating: Liked

233. Warm Salmon Peach Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I served grilled salmon on a bed of spinach with fresh peaches and apricot vinegarette.

Rating: LOVED

234. Roasted Fig Salad

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Source: Original

Notes: I roasted figs for about 10 minutes at 400 degrees. I tossed the figs in an arugula salad with pomegranate seeds and a pomegranate vinegarette. I served this at a dinner party so for everyone else who was not following the autoimmune elimination plan I included pecans and goat’s cheese.

Rating: LOVED

235. Cranberry Apple Crumble

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: I made this for a Rosh Hashanah dinner party.

Rating: LOVED

236. Pear and Plum Green Smoothie

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Source: Original

Notes: I blended a Bartlet pear, plum, spirulina, and spinach with filtered water.

Rating: Liked

237. Burger with portobello bun

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Source: Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: The flavors were great and the portobello was so juicy.

Rating: LOVED

238. Pineapple Dream Smoothie

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Source Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook

Notes: When I have meat fatigue I tend to do one of these smoothies for breakfast.

Rating: Liked

239. Garlic Sea Scallops

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Source: Ciao Florentina 

Notes: I served this with sauteed spinach.

Rating: LOVED

240. Mushroom and Cauliflower Risotto

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Source: Original

Notes: I sauteed mushrooms and riced cauliflower in a tablespoon of coconut oil and added a cup of bone broth in 1/4 increments until the liquid cooked down.

Rating: LOVED