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Asian Inspired Pasta Salad | gluten free, vegetarian | AmandaNaturally.com

Asian Inspired Pasta Salad

So you might be curious as to why this grain-eschewing gal is posting a recipe for a pasta salad. Let me tell you! I am a huge fan of balance, as long as it doesn't harm you. There are foods that I am physically unable to eat (dairy, legumes), chemicals ...
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Harvest Breakfast Hash | Egg-Free | AIP | Paleo| AmandaNaturally.com

Harvest Breakfast Hash

Have you ever thought about how many different variations of flour + dairy + sugar make up our breakfasts in North America? It's pretty astounding! Whether it's a bagel & cream cheese, a bowl of cereal, toast with jam, eggo waffles and "maple syrup" (i.e. corn syrup + maple flavour), ...
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Lemon Parsley "Couscous" - Amanda Naturally

Lemon Parsley Couscous

Couscous is a funny food. Somehow it is thought of as healthy, kind of like quinoa (not saying quinoa is a superfood, but it's certainly better than wonder bread...for some people). I can't even count the number of times someone has said this exact phrase: "We eat really healthy - ...
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apple cinnamon granola - grain free paleo vegan - Amanda Naturally

Apple Cinnamon Granola

One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is for more breakfast options. To be honest, I find it fascinating that people can have a bagel and cream cheese every single day for breakfast and not get bored, but bacon and eggs? Nope, bored. Everyone wants cereal! I'm ...
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Thai Butternut Squash Soup | Amanda Naturally

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Soup is probably my husband's favourite thing to eat, ever. If I made soup (or stew for that matter) every day for the rest of our lives, he would be thrilled. Talk about simple pleasures eh? Luckily I love soup too - for many reasons! I get chilled easily, and ...
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Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts & Carrots - Amanda Naturally

Maple Bacon Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

Brussels Sprouts. The poor vegetable that has been demonized by our society! I hadn't even tried Brussels sprouts, but I knew I didn't like them because....wait, I didn't actually know why. So when a few years ago I received them in my vegetable CSA I was actually pretty stoked to ...
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Banana Muffins - Grain Free Dairy Free - Amanda Naturally

Banana Muffins

Banana muffins are my favourite. When I was little I used to always ask my mom to make "na-na muff-uffs", which unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it) means that's still what we call banana muffins in my parents house! They may or may not have a ...
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Plantain Chip Nachos - Amanda Naturally

Plantain Chip Nachos

Anyone else absolutely love nachos? I was a weird kid and actually kind of hated chips. There was one exception though - tortilla chips. Maybe it's because I have such fond memories of ski vacations with my family...the 4 of us curling up together after a long day of skiing, ...
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Beef Jerky - Amanda Naturally

Beef Jerky

Anyone who makes an effort to eat whole, real foods most (if not all) of the time, can totally sympathize with me when it comes to finding quick grab-and-go snacks. Sometimes I wish I was still in the dark about nutrition so I could grab a protein bar to throw ...
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Plantain Biscuits

I chose to stop eating bread long before I chose to go gluten-free. Why? Not because I was trying to lose weight (although that happened), or go low-carb, it was because of one simple thing: Bread is a processed food. Yes you read that right! Even your beloved whole-grain, ancient-grain, ...
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Homemade Sunflower Seed Butter

Nut and seed butters are a key pantry staple for quick grab and go snacks. While I absolutely love peanut butter, I'm careful with how much I eat because I have a sensitivity to legumes and recently I've noticed that it kind of makes my mouth tingle. That's clearly not ...
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Egg Muffins

When I sat down to write this post I promised myself I wouldn't get up on a soapbox. But then I remembered my recipe was based on eggs. Whole eggs. Including the delicious and nutritious yolk. And out my soapbox came! My apologies in advance if you are already on ...
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