Chicken and Apple Sausage | Enjoying this Journey...

AIP Chicken and Apple Sausage

Since I have some successful reintros under my belt, I have some more (convenient) options available to me. But one thing I’m constantly seeing in AIP groups is “is this sausage safe?” – and 9/10 times they’re referring to Aidells’ chicken and apple sausage. Unfortunately, it’s not elimination stage safe. BUT I’ve recreated a crumbled sausage that is. Read more →

Camp Food: Veggie Soup | Enjoying this Journey...

Camp Food: Veggie Soup

We went camping over Labor Day weekend and The Mister and I keep talking about how much we loved it. This was (despite forgetting a few things) one of the best trips to date. We hiked, we saw horses, we visited the fairy garden, we chased after Bugsy… Of course, after a full day, our appreciation for real food is… Read more →

Smoked Salmon Blackberry Salad | Enjoying this Journey...

Smoked Salmon Blackberry Salad

If ever there were a quick, fancy pants salad! Each time I’ve made this, I’ve had it for breakfast (and the kids split the other half). It’s light, flavorful, and satisfying all at once. Do you, boo. The smoked salmon I use is homesmoked. Don’t hate me. BUT you could also substitute a salmon that was grilled – even better… Read more →

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs | Enjoying this Journey...

Sweet Potato Turkey Meatballs

I’m continually looking for ways to incorporate organ meat into our meals. The kids already love pâté, heart, and tongue so “hidden liver” is more for the sake of supplementing, not necessarily sneaking it in (unlike zucchini, ha!). These turkey meatballs were a hit from the start. Both kids loved them (even as cold leftovers) and The Mister nodded his… Read more →

How I Eat Now: AIP + Reintroductions | Enjoying this journey...

How I Eat Now: AIP + Reintroductions

I’ve always been open about how I “went about reintroductions the wrong way”. Sure, I was diligent with the elimination stage for six months, but I got sloppy with reintroductions. Embarrassingly so. See, over three years ago there wasn’t a reintroduction guide to walk you through the process. Now, there’s plenty of information for when one is ready to start… Read more →

Camp Food: Pineapple Green Rice | Enjoying this Journey...

Camp Food: Pineapple Green Rice

AIP camp food? Can it be done? YOU BET. Whenever I see an AIP group member asking about suggestions for camp food, hiking fare, or jerky recipes – my immediate suggestion is they check out Backcountry Paleo. Sue has nailed that niche and offers tons of information and recipes on her site. I’ve been squirreling away some of her recipes… Read more →

Smoked Pickles | Enjoying this Journey...

Smoked Pickles

I’ve been tinkering with this recipe for (what seems like) ever. What started out as a simple change in salt turned into testing different tannins, salts, and how to prep the cukes (if at all). A couple weekends ago I opened a fresh batch that received the approval of everyone. Well, technically two batches were approved. Honestly, I was hoping… Read more →

Learning to Love My Skin | Enjoying this Journey...

Learning to Love My Skin

therapeutic ramblings. For the majority of my life, I’ve struggled with being comfortable in my skin. Itching, flaky, inflamed, sometimes painful lesions aside – I think it was more the awareness of how unhealthy my skin looked that made me hyper-aware of what other people thought of my skin. Let me reword that simply. I was more concerned with what… Read more →