May 7, 2018

A few years ago I was lucky enough to travel to Spain with my family. It was a wonderful trip, and one of the highlights was attending a cooking class in Barcelona. When I told our instructor some of my dietary restrictions (particularly nightshades), she looked at me and said, "Honey, you came to the wrong country."

She had a point. Who goes to Spain and expects to avoid tomatoes?

We prepared a num...

February 17, 2016

Kale is one of those foods that I've always felt a bit guilty about. Rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, iron, calcium, an anti-inflammatory and a high-fiber, low calorie food? That should be something that I'm happy to get behind! 

But, truthfully, I have just never really loved kale. Even when it's well-prepared, I find it fibrous and bitter. While I love a good kale chip as much as the next...

February 3, 2016

True confessions: pulled pork is my guilty pleasure. In my opinion, it's delicious with, well, pretty much everything. My transition to a nightshade-free life has been made so much more difficult by my cravings for that yummy, tender, slightly sweet pork paired with salad, apples, veggies...the list goes on.

The other day I set out to make a nightshade free "barbeque sauce", using rhubarb instead o...

January 18, 2016

I know that bone broth is eye-rollingly trendy right now, but bear with me, ok? Because it is GOOD for you. Animal bones are loaded with collagen, calcium, phosphorus, and other important minerals. Because of this, bone broth is great for your skin and bones. It also supports the immune system, improves gut health, and benefits the tendons. It can also aid in liver detoxification, as it contains t...

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