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…

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…

Cacao-Spirulina Energy Balls With Adaptogens (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

When I first started eating a ketogenic diet, all I wanted from my fat balls (or fatbombs, if you like), was for them to fill me up and satisfy my sweet tooth without breaking the "carb bank". But as the months went by, I started to move away from obsessing over my macros to looking…

Coconut-Almond ‘Raffaello’ Truffles (Keto, Paleo, AIP, Wahls)

Growing up in Western Europe, Raffaello bonbons where among my all time favorite treats! If you've never heard of them, the original confections are spherical wafers filled with a white milk cream and white blanched almonds. They are decadently creamy, covered in shredded coconut and they are, like, the best thing ever! Because of the processed…

Tahini Hot Cocoa (Paleo, Keto, Low-Carb, Dairy-Free, Wahls)

Tahini has pretty much been my main obsessions for the past year. Interestingly, while I grew up in a country where tahini is a staple (Greece), I rarely ate it growing up. It's not that I didn't like it, I just didn't know what to do with it. Greeks usually slather it on bread or cookies, which…

Anti-Inflammatory Egg Scramble with Bone Marrow (Keto, Paleo, Low-Carb)

This quick meal combines three of my favorite things in life: eggs, turmeric and bone marrow! I struggle a lot with inflammation, particularly in the brain, and when things get "heated", turmeric and bone marrow are two of the first things I start craving (both foods are anti-inflammatory). Beyond that though, roasted bone marrow is…

Greek Chicken Soup – “Kotosoupa Avgolemono” (Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free)

One of my favorite quick meals to make from leftover roast chicken, is Greek chicken soup (Kotosoupa Avgolemono). It's hearty, simple and so delicious, and it's unlike any chicken soup you've tried before! It's a staple of the Greek diet and it's one of my top comfort foods, a dish that transports me back to the…

Baked Jicama Fries with Autumn Spices (Paleo, Vegan, Low-Carb, Keto, Wahls)

After almost two years of practically no GI issues (I credit Paleo for that), last month I started experiencing atypical bloating and pain in the abdomen. I upped the amount of probiotics (sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha) I was consuming, but still things didn't really feel right. So, I took a closer look at my diet and…

White Chocolate Drink with Cardamom (Paleo, Dairy-Free, Keto, Low-Carb)

I find hot drinks very soothing for the nervous system and crave them even when it's 100 degrees outside! Although, usually, I'll whip up a quick matcha or spirulina latte with some ghee and coconut milk, sometimes I crave something a little more decadent! This white chocolate recipe combines a rich and indulgent creamy taste and…