A meal worth repeating…

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If you follow our Instargram account you saw this beauty Thursday evening.  Our good friend Alex lives in Idaho.  His son and our daughter are the same age, and when they get together 2-3 times a year, it’s a fantastic 12 hour playdate.  Alex’s dad lives in San Francisco so that’s where we meet.  Assuming it would be ok, I packed a cooler with the following ingredients and hoped they’d enjoy this AIP dish I made up a few months back.  Here’s what you need:

Keeping in mind all ingredients are organic.  The chicken is the BEST quality you can afford.  We found a sale on pasture raised, organic chicken, so I used that

4-6 Chicken breasts cut in half, then cut into 2″ squares

1 Sweet yellow onion, diced into 1″ pieces

4 Cloves of garlic, minced

1 Cup of coconut aminos

Himalayan Sea Salt

Combine all above listed ingredients into a glass bowl, stir and let marinade IF you have time.  I let it all sit together for roughly 2 hours

1# of bok choy, cut off the base, thoroughly rinse to get the dirt off, and cut up into 1 ” pieces (set aside)

2#s of Cauliflower rice – I used a bag from Costco.  It saves so much time to buy it already “riced”

2 tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil.

In 1 pan, drizzle in 1 tbp of oil, put in the chicken with onions, garlic and coconut aminos – cook on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes.  Stir constantly and keep and eye on the chicken making sure all pieces are cooked and ready to go.   When chicken is done, add in Boy Choy and allow it to cook and wilt down for roughly 3-5 minutes.  Sprinkle with Sea Salt to taste – everyone’s preference is different…less is more!

In a separate pan, put in the rest of the oil and the cauliflower rice in.  This will take approximately 7-10 minutes to cook.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Use a seperate spoon to stir, making sure you’re not putting the utensil touching the raw chicken to touch the cauliflower rice 🙂

Salad Recipe –

2# spring mix

1 Red Beet

5 Radishes, and their greens

Peel and dice up the beet.  Slice the Radishes thin.  Double rinse their leaves and chop up small.

Toss everything in to a large bowl and drizzle with the dressing.  Use tongs to mix everything up really well.  I let it sit for 20 minutes so the dressing soaked into the greens!

Dressing –

2 garlic cloves minced

1 lemon

1 tablespoon olive oil

a few sprinkles of Sea Salt

I used a small glass jar with a lid, hand squeezed the lemon juice into the jar, threw in the garlic, sea salt, oil and shook the jar and let it sit for a while.  Put everything on the salad.  It was so light and delicious.  The fresh garlic is so good for you, and it really paired well with the beets!

We fed 6 adults and 3 kids with leftovers for the next day – I spent $45 on everything listed above.  What a WIN!  realistically if we went out to eat in San Francisco, the quality of the meats and produce wouldn’t have been as good, and we would have averaged $20 a person for dinner.  Can’t beat making your own food!




Budget friendly AIP dinner

Happy Sunday, everyone!  I’m not a fancy photographer, but I did a bang up job with this dinner.  It’s simple, took a few minutes to prep and was delightful.

1 – 3# organic, pastured young chicken

1 bag of organic cauliflower rice

a few sprigs of organic cilantro

1 tbs organic olive oil

seasoning – sprinkle onto the chicken – sea salt, garlic salt, onion powder, a tiny bit of dried rosemary.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Rub the chicken down with the olive oil, then sprinkle on the seasoning.  Bake for 90 minutes.

While there is 10 minutes left on the chicken, get a pan to cook the cauliflower rice.  Add a few tablespoons of water into the pan on medium heat.  Add the frozen cauliflower and break down and stir with a wooden spoon until the cauliflower is cooked through – roughly 8-10 minutes.

Add the cilantro as a garnish, and know that it has so many fabulous health and healing qualities – so eat it too!

This meal cost approximately $15 and served two adults with enough chicken left over for another full meal for 2 adults.

Serving suggestion – toss up a mixed green salad with olive oil, garlic and lemon as a dressing too!



Fitness Friday!

Happy Friday, friends!  Do a little something to get active today.  Listen to your body, check out the 3 levels, and workout according to YOUR needs.  Pay attention to your form and make sure you’re doing it correctly 🙂


AIP Dynamic Band Workout!

For those just getting back into moving again, do 1-2 rounds with a very light tension band.

Intermediate – 2-4 rounds with a light to medium tension band

Advanced – 4-5 Rounds with a difficult band, like a blue or black band!

You don’t need heavy weight or anything fancy to build lean muscle mass, get moving and look and feel your best!!


Foodie Friday – AIP Everything Sauce

It’s our very own AIP Everything Sauce

It’s more than just a “ranch” wanna be – it’s something that is so amazing it goes with most everything!

Start with 1 – 5.3 ounce CoYo Natural flavored Coconut Yogurt Alternative (Whole Foods will Special order it for you if they don’t carry it)

Add in:

1/2 Tablespoon Trader Joe’s Onion Salt Blend (which includes Granulated onion, garlic, minced onion, kosher salt, green onion, dried chives).

1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon dried dill

MIX WELL and serve with everything!

It can also sub for an amazing sour cream alternative on your AIP Mexican Food dishes.  We put it over garlic prawns the other night with

Instagram & a new recipe you’ll love

Hello AIP Community!

If you’re on IG, please follow us @aipcommunity.   Kat and I have started doing daily posts to a theme that will carry week to week on IG…

Monday – Autoimmune Awareness Monday – each week we will focus on one of 100 AI diseases and their signs/symptoms

Tuesday – Take me Shopping Tuesday -or- Toxic Tuesday – you’ll either learn about amazing deals on AIP items, or learn about something Toxic that should be avoided on a daily basis

Wednesday – New Read Wednesday – books and articles you should check out

Thursday – Take Time for Yourself Thursday – little ideas and a reminder to take some YOU time and nourish your spirit and soul!

Friday – Food Friday – or – Fitness Friday  Each week you’ll just have to check in and see what’s going on

Saturday – Self Care Saturday – Amazing tips on toxin free products, dry brushing, etc.

Sunday – Spiritual Sunday – whether you are religious or spiritual, take time and reconnect to something bigger than you.  Meditation, prayer, positive reinforcement, maybe even a nap to recharge…today’s the day to make time!

You can also LIKE  our facebook page, AIP Community.  Thanks for the support and shares!!

Check back Friday for an ahhhhmazing AIP “ranch” dressing.  I almost hate calling it AIP Ranch, because it’s so much more than that…and I kinda want to eat it on a spoon as I type this.   I LOVE that healthy food tastes divine too!

Keep it Clean,

Kat & Lori


4th of July Holiday Menu is up!

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Please check the Nutrition Page to get the recipes we created for an AIP 4th of July.  Enjoy!