Butter coffee, or Bulletproof coffee, is extremely simple: just coffee with butter blended into it. And, there are a few ways to modify your cup of joe depending on your tastes and health goals. Here is how you can make your butter coffee at home.
Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Meal Crust [grain free, egg free, dairy free, AIP option]
It’s pretty easy these days to find gluten free pumpkin pie, or at least a gluten free crust, but if you have a sensitivity to dairy or eggs, you might think that pumpkin pie is totally off the (Christmas) table―but fear not! This recipe comes to the rescue! We use grass-fed gelatin to “set” the pie and hold it together in place of eggs, and use canned coconut milk to replace the dairy.
Recipe: Nightshade Free Chicken Tagine
I’m kind of obsessed with Moroccan flavors. This is an adaptation of a recipe from the Balanced Bites Holiday eBook that Diane Sanfilippo sends out every year, but this dish is awesome for any time of year, not just the holidays. It’s so flavorful with the cumin and coriander, and the dried figs give just the perfect amount of sweetness. This is awesome over cauliflower rice (or real rice, if you’re #teamwhiterice!)
Recipe: Speedy Recovery Beef and Mushroom Soup
There’s a South American proverb that “A good broth will resurrect the dead.” While that may not be literally the case, bone broth is one of the best things to give someone who is sick or recovering, since it helps boost the immune system to fight sickness, is rich in minerals, and has the building blocks needed for our body to repair its own gut lining (and 80% of the immune system is in the gut). I recently made this soup for a family friend who was recovering from surgery. When I was asked to make a meal for her, the first thing that popped into my head was a soup with a gut-healing, mineral-rich bone broth as the base.
Recipe: Paleo Russian Teacakes
Have you ever had Russian tea cakes? You know, the kind that are little round shortbread balls rolled in powdered sugar? They were always one of my mother’s favorite kinds of cookies and she made them frequently when I was growing up. I always loved how buttery and delicious they were. She decided recently to make them again, and I, being jealous, decided to make a batch for myself that were grain free and dairy free.
Recipe: Raw Sauerkraut Two Ways
Raw sauerkraut is a brilliant probiotic food, rich in enzymes and nutrients — and it tastes much better than the pasteurized stuff in the cans from the grocery store, which are devoid of nutrients anyway! The first time I ever made sauerkraut, I was surprised at how delightfully tangy and crunchy it was, as opposed to the unpalatable sour and limp stuff I had tried before. It’s very simple to make, and if you’re wanting to get started with fermenting veggies, sauerkraut is the place I recommend you start.