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Meat Bagels

Meat Bagels

I’m crazy.  I invented meat bagels!  What is a meat bagel?  This is my definition of a meat bagel: A meat bagel is meat formed into a bagel shape and consumed like a bagel.  It’s the perfect paleo bagel! I modeled the flavour for meat bagels after cabbage rolls.  Cabbage rolls are delicious and contain…

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Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

Baked Lemon Dill Salmon

I discovered something that is life changing… I started baking my salmon!  BBS (before baked salmon) era, I was frying my salmon in a stainless steel frying pan and I had to deal with the fish sticking to the pan, oil splatter, a mess to clean up…it was a pain.  Then one day it happened. …

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Paleo Turkey Roll-Ups with Avocado Dressing

Paleo Turkey Roll-Ups

The Zest & Zeal is run by two sisters, who are wives, and new moms living in Nashville, and have a passion for healthy, purposeful living.   Jaime is one half of the Zest & Zeal team.  She is guest posting today on Ditch The Wheat.  Jaime received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition/Dietetics and has…

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Restaurant Style Steak Fajitas

Steak Fajitas

Do you have a favourite restaurant dish that you get over and over and over no matter what restaurant you are at?  Mine is restaurant style steak fajitas.  I adore fajitas.  Fajitas contain all my favourite food groups: guacamole, salsa and meat!  Yeah you heard me, those are food groups. Even before I became gluten…

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Coconut Curry Mussels

Coconut Curry Mussels

Walking through the grocery store I glanced over and saw that dreaded sign that sucks me in each time, SALE!  Fresh mussels were on sale for 50% off.  I grabbed them and made this coconut curry mussel recipe for supper asap! Here’s a little bit about me: I grew up in a seafood loving house. …

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Autoimmune Breakfast Sausages

Autoimmune Breakfast Sausages

I ate according to the autoimmune protocol for a month before leaving for the Low Carb Cruise.  Which means on top of not eating grains, legumes and dairy I left out nightshades (usually hot spices and peppers, tomatoes etc), but also eggs, nuts and seeds.  Why did I do it?  I wanted to experience the…

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How to Cook Liver so you Actually Like it!

How to Cook Liver so you Actually Like it!

I started eating liver a few months ago.  I wouldn’t touch the stuff as a kid.  I found that liver tastes excellent (yes, excellent!) when you a) season it and b) don’t overcook it. If you are new to the idea of eating head-to-toe (eating the whole animal, not just the fancy parts) liver is…

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Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pasta

Spaghetti Squash Shrimp Pasta

You couldn’t get me to eat spaghetti as a kid.  If I did, I refused to eat it with tomato sauce and would instead angrily eat the plain noodles.  I’m happy those days are over.  Now I no longer have to suffer through family spaghetti nights.  I like experimenting and recently I made spaghetti squash. …

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Spaghetti Squash Tutorial – Learn how to Make Grain Free Spaghetti for Dinner

Spaghetti Squash Tutorial

I’ve heard of replacing spaghetti with spaghetti squash since I started eating gluten free.  As someone who never enjoyed pasta, I never tried making spaghetti squash.  A while ago, I was walking around the grocery store and saw spaghetti squash.  It’s a small yellow squash.  I never noticed it before but then again I never…

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Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

Paleo Stuffed Hot Peppers

When I lived in my apartment in Toronto, I used to make mini Paleo stuffed peppers with jalapeño peppers and the meat mixture below.  The Paleo stuffed peppers were so hot it was hard to finish a plateful.  I would make extra and eat them for a quick breakfast.  This time around I saw some…

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Paleo Kung Pao Chicken

Paleo Kung Pao Chicken

My sister in-law received two copies of this cookbook called, Cooking Light, for Christmas.  Christmas feels like it was so long ago.  My mom received the extra book from her.  I’ve been looking through the book and oohing and aahing at the recipes and the photography.   The book is not a Paleo book; it’s an…

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Portobello Pizzas

Portobello Pizzas

I heard rumours that these pizzas made on beds of giant mushrooms were amazing but I couldn’t believe it.  I thought the stories were fabricated and oozed of desperate longings for real pizza.  How could pizza toppings on top of a mushroom ever be considered or even be allowed to be called pizza?  I’ll put…

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