Olive Oil Granola with Black Sesame Seeds, Cardamom and Black Pepper (Keto, Low-Carb)

I love, love cardamom and cannot find enough uses for it. I use it in my nut butters, my fat bombs, my meat stews, my lamb patties, my homemade white chocolate and my bulletproof coffee, just to name a few. And I'm sure that most of the great chefs would agree that cardamom is one of…

Grit & Healing’s Za’atar Seasoning Blend (Low-FODMAP, Nightshade-Free, Keto)

Are you sensitive to nightshades and/or FODMAPS? Interested in experimenting more with Mediterranean flavors? Or just tired of serving the same old dishes using the same old spices? Enter Za'atar, or Zaatar (or Zhatar)! While za'atar comes in many forms, it is typically a blend of savory dried herbs like oregano, marjoram or thyme, and cooling spices…

Arugula Salad With Strawberries and Shaved Fennel (Keto, AIP, Wahls, Low-Carb, Paleo, Nightshade-Free)

When I went nightshade-free in September of last year following the recommendation of my Ayurvedic doctor, my first reaction was: "What on earth will I add to salads??" I had to get creative, and quick. This arugula-chicken salad was one of the first combos I tried, and I loved it so much that it's since…

Greek Dandelion Salad – “Horta” (Keto, Low-Carb, AIP, Wahls, Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Greek food is all about simple, fresh ingredients that aren’t fussy, expensive or hard to come by. You’ll rarely see a Greek dish use more than a couple of spices, often relying on fresh herbs, lemon juice and olive oil for flavor. This dandelion salad is the epitome of Greek simplicity, it’s incredibly easy to…

Brussel Sprouts Sautéed in Garlic, Ginger and Ghee (Keto, Whole30, AIP, Wahls)

This is an easy, fragrant side-dish that goes wonderfully with chicken, pork, eggs AND fish, and is also delicious cold as part of a scrumptious keto or paleo bowl. I find the Brussels sprouts are some of the most flavorful veggies when roasted, and they can transform tremendously based on the space profile used. Many Brussels…

Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread With Ghee (Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo)

A while ago, I tried making my own Nutella. I over-roasted the hazelnuts, however, and ended up with a consistency that was too grainy and chalky. I still ate it (of course!) and it wasn't bad, but it wasn't the rich and decadent spread I was looking for. Assuming it was my food processor that…

Middle-Eastern Lamb Meatball Soup With Herbs And Greens (Keto, Low-Carb, Wahls, Whole 30, AIP)

If you've been following me over at Instagram you probably know that I struggle on and off with IBS-like symptoms - in particular indigestion, gas, bloating and cramping. Some days, I can eat all the garlic and brussels sprouts and cheese without feeling anything. And then, sometimes, there's barely anything I can have without bloating…