Thursday, April 27, 2017

An Italian Honeymoon.... and Staying Mostly AIP: Tips for traveling on a restrictive diet

Italy and AIP may not sound like a match made in heaven, what with all the gluten, cheese & tomatoes, but in this post I'll let you know how I managed to stay mostly AIP on my honeymoon in Italy and give some general tips for travel that will help make your AIP adventures more enjoyable.
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Thursday, March 23, 2017

13 Top Tips from the AIP Trenches

Over the last couple of weeks I've been asking a series of questions on the Adventures in Partaking Facebook page designed to encourage and inspire each other. My thought is that too often we look to the "experts" (the bloggers and cookbook writers - who are all great resources by the way), but we forget about the thousands of people living the AIP life day in and day out. 

Some of these are tips for getting started, some are products that people love, some are time saving tips and some are cooking hacks. I'll also jump in and editorialize by adding some links and other helpful suggestions. My hope is that this post becomes a go-to post to keep all of us on the right track. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

7 Fun Ideas for a Mini Vacation at Home + a Recipe for Tropical Salsa {AIP, Paleo}

The last two days, the electricity has been off in our office, so we've been working from home. For some reason I find working from home both relaxing and extra productive all at the same time. Yesterday I finished my work for the day + washed 3 loads of laudry + did dishes + cooked + went to a doctor's appointment + reorganized my hall bookshelf all in the same hours that I would normally be in the office. I know a lot of it can be chalked up to multi-tasking and making the best use of time. For more on multi-tasking and tips on making the most of your time, check out this post

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Fighting the Flu AIP Style + Recipe for Flu Fighting Gummies

Oh no! It's FLU season again and all the nasty colds and flus and other bugs are running rampant. One of the positive side effects that many of us with auto-immune conditions have is that often our ramped up immune symptoms protect us from these bugs....but that's not always the case. And, every so often we find ourselves (or a loved one) down with a cold or flu. 

So, what's an AIP girl, or guy, to do when you're feeling under the weather? 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Pomegranate Poached Red Snapper {AIP, Paleo}

pomegranate poached red snapper {aip, paleo} - info about the benefits of pomegranate and a quick weekend recipe to remind me of my trip to Georgia last summer

With the nutrient density of seafood, many of us on healing diets are often looking for ways to get more of the ocean's goodness onto our plates. And, pair seafood with the antioxidant property of pomegranate and this is a powerhouse it's full of flavor and a festive treat for the eyes too.

Read on to hear about my trip to Georgia last year, the inspiration for this dish and the benefits of adding pomegranate to your diet.... or scroll to the bottom for a simple recipe to add to your meal plan next week. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

AIP/ Paleo Curry Powder: It Can Be Done

AIP/ Paleo Curry Powder Blend - no nightshades or seed spices

By now, you all know my love for all things spicy and you've all probably figured out that I'm crazy busy most of the time, so anything I can do to save time in the kitchen is a good idea in my book. Eating spicy food and saving time....two of my favorite things.

With that in mind, I decided to create the one thing that would meet both of those desires - a curry powder. This can easily be stirred into soups and curries or sprinkled on veggies to be roasted or used to season fish and bonus is that I don't have to measure a bunch of things and only have 1 spoon to wash. YEAH!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Grieving and Reclaiming Spice on the Auto Immune Protocol

Later on this post I'll be sharing some Indian inspired recipe links to help you reclaim spice in your AIP life.

But, before the recipe links I want to share something a little more personal in nature with you. And I think this will resonate with many of you. Before AIP I loved spicy foods... Indian, Thai, etc. I always had a bottle of tabasco sauce with me and used it to top many of my meals. There was no such thing as a bland meal in my home. 

Monday, February 13, 2017

Soup for Breakfast and 62 Other Paleo/ AIP Breakfast Adventures

I'm one of those weirdos who never really liked 'breakfast' foods. I mean who came up with the arbitrary rule that hamburgers aren't breakfast food. It's food that helps me break my fast and feeds my body for the day. Growing up, one of my favorites was leftover cold spaghetti. YUM. So, needless to say, I made the switch to eating soup and other leftovers for breakfast quite easy.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Spicy Alu Makha (mashed sweet potatoes) - {AIP, Paleo, Vegan}

spicy alu makha (mashed sweet potatoes) - AIP, Paleo, Vegan

Last weekend I spent some time in Abu Dhabi with my fiance and his parents. As we lead up to our wedding, one of the things that he needed to do was get his parents settled in their own place, and that has been the task of the week. So, I drove up to hang out and help as I could. Most of the afternoon was spent contacting people who had listed furniture for sale on various classifieds pages and going to check out said furniture. We also spent some time looking for boxes and chatting about this Seinfeld clip

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Shrimp and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry {AIP, Paleo, nightshade free}

shrimp and sweet potato coconut curry (aip, paleo)

Most of you know my history with curry and know how sad I was to give up nightshades. How was I going to live without Indian and Thai foods? The truth is that curry can be curry without the nightshades and seed based spices. Other spices and herbs can lend their flavor and what you end up with is a mild dish with the warmth of curry. That's what this dish is. It's not going to open your sinuses or anything, but the faint memory of the curry you remember is there. This curry is comfort food at it's best.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Best of Adventures in Partaking 2016

As 2016 comes to a close I thought I'd offer you a New Year's gift to get the year started off right.... a countdown of my favorite posts from the year, your favorite posts from the year, favorites around the blogosphere and some of my favorite AIP products this year. 

2016 has been an eventful year in my life. Falling in love and getting engaged, 3 international trips (Kenya, the states & Georgia), surgery, and a busy work year. The amazing thing is that with the AIP diet and lifestyle I've made it through this year with minimal stress and am REALLY looking forward to all that 2017 will hold in store. 

It's only 13 hours here til 2017, so let's get this New Year's Countdown started....

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sweet Potato Fudge

What are your favorite Christmas traditions? Does your family have a special meal you eat or a game you always play on Christmas eve? Or special decorations that you put out every year? I don't know if I've told you this or not, but I'm a little bit Christmas crazy. I love the lights and the tree and all my ornaments collected around the world. I love the food memories of time with family and my extensive nativity scene collection. But most of all, I love the reason for the season and the opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus.