Easy Recipe: Meatballs with Tangy Cilantro-Chive Sauce

Lately I have been craving lamb.  I think my body may need more zinc and selenium. You can get both in lamb.  Here is a new recipe from Diane Sanfilippo, of Balanced Bites and Author of Practical Paleo and The 21 Day Sugar Detox books using ground lamb.  I love Diane’s Easy and Nourishing recipes. They get my family fed and me out of the kitchen to play! Go here to get the recipe and see photos of the meatballs.

Easy Recipe: Meatballs with Tangy Cilantro-Chive Sauce.

Make, enjoy, and get outside to enjoy Spring!



Strawberry Mousse w/ Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Cream

Ming is quite frequently in the kitchen when I am cooking hoping for a treat!  She loves berries and will perform all sorts of tricks, but only if the berry is in your hand.  She is very smart and won’t be fooled into doing a trick and wasting all that energy if the treat is not visible.  Yesterday I made this luscious Strawberry Mousse, and she danced for a fresh strawberry.   I discovered how to make the texture ultra creamy by trial and error.  It has gelatin in it which is so good for skin, hair and nails as well as cartilage, joints, and tummy. It is Healthy SCD, Low FodMap and Paleo. It will wow your guests with the presentation and is perfect for spring celebrations, such as Mother’s Day!  So, here is the recipe.  It serves six, or extra for you!

Strawberry Mousse w/ Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Cream

(make it the day before you want to serve) Serves 6


Place coconut milk, water, frozen berries and honey, and vanilla extract into a medium saucepan and heat to a high simmer.  Meanwhile, place gelatin in small bowl with 1 1/2 tablespoon of water and whisk to soften.  When mixture in saucepan has come to a high simmer, add the gelatin and whisk for three more minutes to dissolve.

Pour this into a high speed blender while still hot and turn to high for three minutes to create volume.  This is how you get the mousse.  Pour immediately into serving glasses of your choice and refrigerate overnight covering after  cool.  The next day right before serving arrange fresh strawberries on top and scoop the coconut cream off your refrigerated coconut milk into a bowl, give it a whisk and place dollops on top of your dessert.


Creamy & Refreshing

Creamy & Refreshing

Creamy and Delicious! Healthy!

Creamy and Delicious! Healthy!

Ming smelling the berry and getting ready to dance.

Ming smelling the berry and getting ready to dance.

Won’t Miss a Thing Ranch Dressing!

Won't Miss A Thing Ranch!

Won’t Miss A Thing Ranch!

 Garlic Infused Oil and Chives makes this dressing Rock!  Garlic is a FodMap and not allowed on a low FodMap diet, but garlic Infused oil is allowed, and it is a fantastic replacement.  I buy my oil from Fustini’s Oils online.  You can find it at local oil and vinegar shops. The dressing is creamy, thick and tangy. My daughters (age 11 and 13)  prefer it over any store bought versions.  So here it is, I hope you love it! Let me know!

Makes: 1 1/4 Cups

  • 1 Cup Paleo mayonnaise, or commercial sweetened with honey
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar (no sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan Pink Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Add all the ingredients into a bowl, whisk until fully incorporated and enjoy! Mmmmm! So good!


Recovering From Digestive Distress

My name is Sam, and I am starting a blog to record all the yummy things that can be created even though you might be on a restricted diet.  I have been eating a Paleo diet for a year and a half  and now need to tweak it into a SCD/Low FodMap lifestyle.  I was diagnosed with SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) recently after years of digestive problems.  I am working with my doctor and a registered dietitian to heal, and still need and want to make and eat delicious food…..I am a foodie….. and will be preparing food that doesn’t make me or my family feel like they are missing anything.  My goal is to create recipes that get me out of the kitchen and enjoying my friends, family, parties, nourish, heal and make me glow with health and still have people tell me what a fantastic cook I am!  Stay tuned, I am here to help us!  I also have a  quirky pug named, Ming Ming, whom I love to share stories about.

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