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Low FodMap Taco Sauce

Attention taco lovers! Skip the bottled taco sauce and make this easy, low fodmap, classic taco sauce at home!

I like it drizzled on top of a taco salad, a taco bowl, or my Weeknight Taco Recipe here. ūüôā


Delicious Low FodMap Taco Sauce

Delicious Low FodMap Taco Sauce


Low FodMap Taco Sauce


2 Cups of Tomato Sauce

1/4 Cup of Sliced Scallions (green part only)

2 Tablespoons of Champagne Vinegar or White Wine Vinegar

1 Tablespoon of Garlic Infused Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Ground Cumin

1/2 Teaspoon of Ancho Chili Powder

1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper

1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1 Teaspoon of Honey

Directions: Whisk together all the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring it to a low boil, and then reduce the heat and simmer for ten minutes. Pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth. Now, for silky smooth sauce, pour it through a fine mesh metal strainer. Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.

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Grilled Romaine Salad

It’s grilling season! Grilling embodies so much more than food. In means hanging out in the backyard, more leisurely laid back moments, friends and family, children having the opportunity to have less structure to their day and time to daydream, warm weather, and parties!

Today I am sharing a new recipe for Grilled Romaine Salad. To make this salad you wash and halve Romaine Lettuce and brush it with Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Grilling gives the salad a mild, smokey flavor and also tenderizes the lettuce. I topped it simply with precooked bacon, and some chopped red pepper and scallions. Then I drizzled it with a zippy red wine vinaigrette! Here’s the recipe!

Grilled Romaine Salad

Grilled Romaine Salad – sameatshernutrients.com

Grilled Romaine Salad


2 Heads of Romaine, washed and halved lengthwise

Good Olive Oil

Sea Salt

Black Pepper

1/2 Cup of Cooked, Crumbled Bacon

1 Diced Red Pepper

3 Scallions, Sliced

Red Wine Vinaigrette:

1/2 Cup Good Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar

1 Tablespoon of Djon Mustard

1 Teaspoon Honey

1/2 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

Whisk the dressing together until emulsified.

Preheat your grill, then turn down to medium-high. Brush your halved Romaine generously with Olive Oil, then sprinkle with Sea Salt and Black Pepper as desired.

Ready for the Grill

Ready for the Grill

Place the Romaine cut side down on your grill, close the lid and grill 3 to 5 minutes until there are nice grill lines on your Romaine and it is to your satisfaction. It will be slightly wilted.

Remove from the grill and plate your Romaine. Sprinkle with Scallions, Red Bell Pepper and Bacon Crumbles. Drizzle with the Red Wine Vinaigrette and additional Sea Salt and Pepper if desired. Serve warm.

Serves 4

Grilled Romaine Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Grilled Romaine Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

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Relapse of SIBO, Food, Sauces, and Fitting Out

Real Food

Hey Everyone! I hope you are enjoying beautiful weather in your area of the world, as I am here in Maryland!

So, I have had a lot going on since Christmas, including a relapse of SIBO, which is very common. I feel fortunate to have gone a very good stretch of time without having to be retreated.  I am on antibiotics to rid my small intestine of bacterial overgrowth for a second time. The treatment of SIBO is still evolving.

After first finding out what in the world was wrong with my belly almost two years ago, I followed the Paleo, SCD and at first Low FodMap diet with great success. I went almost two years without a return of symptoms and felt full of energy and just fabulous! ¬†So what did I do to have it return? It wasn’t adding in FodMap containing food. I have been slowly adding in more FodMaps through trial and error and really found out which foods work for me and which do not. ¬†FodMaps feed the good bacteria in the intestines, and a Low FodMap, real food diet is more limiting and should only be followed short term according to many experts, to reduce and manage symptoms. ¬†Here is just one article on this. You can google many more. I feel my SIBO returned because I added in too many starches. I was experimenting with Paleo friendly, grain free starches such as tapioca, arrowroot and cassava. These are fine, but not if you have had SIBO.

It happened over the holidays when I was trying to make Christmas treats the whole family and company would perceive as “regular”. This is where the Fitting Out comes in for me. After almost four months of SIBO hell, I have decided in the food department, I do not care a less if I fit in or not! In fact, I prefer to fit out! I have figured out what food makes me feel the best and thrive because I want to feel energetic and healthy. I want to add to my health and keep striving for the best healthy version of myself. ¬†This is true for all of us. We, as humans are all genetically individual and come from all areas of the world, with different ancestors, who ate different kinds of food indigenous to where we are from.

I love eating real, and what has been termed Paleo foods, which is in essence real food… within¬†the parameter that works for me . I get excited about going to buy loads of gorgeous vegetables, fruits, healthy meat, nuts, seeds and healthy fats. I look forward to my coconut milk latte. I feel grateful for the variety of healthy food I have access to. It’s important to note that it is very difficult to get rid of SIBO with diet alone. It needs to first be treated with either herbal or prescription antibiotics, and include a SIBO friendly diet like this one or this one.

One of my favorite ways to keep it interesting is sauces! I try and have plenty on hand, made in advance and frozen, if necessary, so I don’t have to spend a lot of time preparing food when I have a busy day. ¬†There are more and more pre-prepared clean sauces coming into the market. Some of my favorites are Tessemae’s¬†fabulous buffalo wing sauce, and their ketchup sweetened with dates. Primal Kitchen¬†has a new Chipotle Lime Mayo and Salad Dressings, and their regular Mayo made with avocado oil is the bomb! Best mayo I have ever had, hands down. There are also 22 sauce recipes in the recipe index of my blog here.

So, to wrap it up, I know more than ever the food I thrive on, and it is healthy, real food. That is what I love the most! Eat what you know works for you and keep it real. Enjoy each day you are given, reach out for help, and don’t go it alone. Finding a grain free diet that is low in starch is what makes me feel like I could conquer anything. I will continue to develop new recipes to share within this parameter that are delicious for everyone. No more tapioca, cassava and arrowroot in my recipes. ¬†I love to entertain, feed my family, and as a previous artisan bread baker, food is a passion!


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Easter Recipes Roundup!!!

Easter is this weekend. What plans do you have? Have you been preparing for a celebration?

My daughters are on Spring break this week, and yesterday, we colored eggs, planted pansies in the garden, and visited our local bookstore. The girls are avid readers and wanted to stock up on new releases.  It is so nice after Winter to see some color! Colorful eggs, flowers, and Spring pastels everywhere! I love it!

I have put together a roundup for you of recipes from the blog that would be perfect for Easter, starting with these kid favorite, Grain Free Bunny pancakes!  (For the young in all of us! You know you want your pancakes in bunny shapes!)  Find the recipe by clicking the link below. They are a joyful way to start your morning!


For a healthy and beautiful Easter Dinner spread, I suggest a starter of Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.



As a main course, make this Bacon, Tomato and Basil Spaghetti Squash Casserole with a Spring Strawberry Sugar Snap Pea Salad.

Spagehtti Squash Cass 5

Bacon, Tomato, and Basil Spaghetti Squash Casserole


Strawberry Sugar Snap Pea Spring Salad

Spring Strawberry Sugar Snap Pea Salad

For a stunning seasonal dessert, serve this gorgeous SCD Paleo Strawberry Pie with Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla Orange Ice Cream, and everyone will be thinking you are the Hostess with the Mostess!



……and if you need ideas for all those hard boiled Easter Eggs, make these little peeps! They are so fun, festive, and easy!!!

paleo peeps 4 with type

Have a lovely Easter weekend! Ming says Hello!!!!

Hello From Ming!

Hello From Ming!


Spatchcocked Rosemary Lime Roasted Chicken

Spatchcocked chicken is a pretty way to cook a whole chicken, but even better is, it is moister everywhere, and you won’t dry out the breast while waiting for the slower thighs to be cooked through.

Spatchcocked Rosemary Lime Chicken

Spatchcocked Rosemary Lime Roasted Chicken


Although to the eye, the chicken looks fancy and difficult, it really isn’t at all. ¬†I like to prepare my chicken several hours before roasting it, and put in in the refrigerator uncovered so it can rest in the rub right on the baking sheet and absorb the flavors. This also allows the skin to dry out when exposed to air, so it is extra crispy!!!

Spatchcocked Rosemary Lime Roasted Chicken


1 – 5 to 6 pound whole chicken

Zest of 2 Limes

3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of Sea Salt

1/2 Teaspoon of Black Pepper

1 1/4 Teaspoon of Crushed Rosemary

1 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger

Directions: Mix the olive oil and seasonings together for your Rosemary Lime Rub and set aside.

Now let’s spatchcock the chicken. It takes a little elbow grease, but trust me, it is easier than it looks! Much easier than cutting up a whole chicken! You will need a sharp knife or poultry scissors.

Remove Backbone

Place the chicken on a prepared baking sheet. Turn the chicken over onto its back, and starting on one side of the back bone, cute through the back. Now, do the same thing on the other side, and remove the backbone completely from the chicken. (You can use the backbone and giblets to make stock.)

Backbone Removed

That was the most difficult part. Turn the chicken over so the breasts face up, and with the palms of your hands, flatten the chicken by pressing on the breast area and splaying out the legs. It should look like this.

Spatchcocked Whole Chicken

Rub the chicken all over front and back with the Rosemary Lime Rub.


Place the chicken uncovered in the refrigerator a few hours, or as long as overnight. This step before roasting makes the chicken skin very crispy! You can skip it if you don’t have time, or you want chicken right away.

When you are ready to roast your chicken, Preheat the oven to 325¬ļ degrees and roast the chicken for one hour.

Test the thigh to make sure it has reached 165¬ļ degrees. Remove from the oven, and let the chicken sit for ten minutes to retain the juices before carving.

Enjoy this juicy recipe!

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Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Herb Sauce

Sauces are one of my favorite ways to elevate the flavor of anything!

This sauce is a savory one that can be used in many different ways. I use it as a dip for crackers or raw vegetables, drizzle it on meat or fish after it is cooked, sautée it with vegetables, and use it as a marinade before grilling. It also is a delicious way to dress a salad by thinning it with a little more lemon juice.

Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Sauce

Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Sauce


When I have sauces handy, it is going to be a good week in the eating department, even if I don’t have a lot of time to spend cooking! What I mean by this is, it makes it super easy to elevate meals from boring to spectacular. Sometimes on the weekends, I spend¬†a Saturday¬†morning making sauces to use for the next couple weeks. I like to freeze half of them, so I can pull them out of the freezer when I need them. There are 21 other recipes for sauces and dressings to choose from under the Sauce section in my Recipe Index.

Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Sauce over Pork Tenderloin

Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Sauce over Pork Tenderloin


This sauce utilizes three different herbs that gives it a Mediterranean flare and lots of beneficial nutrients. I am always taking into consideration the benefits as well as flavor of recipes. ūüôā Herbs are generally under-used in cooking, and really bump up¬†flavor and nutrition.

This recipe makes 1 1/4 cups. I like to pour it into two jars, one for the fridge and one for the freezer.

Fresh Basil, Chive and Dill Herb Sauce


3  Packages of Fresh Basil (3/4 oz.)

1 Package of Fresh Dill (3/4 oz.)

1 Package of Fresh Chives (3/4 oz.)

1/2 Cup Raw Pecans

6 Tablespoons Garlic Infused Olive Oil

6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil

(or 12 Tablespoons of Olive Oil and 2 Fresh Garlic Cloves if not following Low FodMap Diet)

1 Tablespoon Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1 Teaspoon of Sea Salt

1 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Ready to Blend Ingredients for Sauce!

Ready to Blend Ingredients for Sauce!


Simply put all the ingredients into a blender, and blend on high until smooth!

Now, how will you use your fresh herb sauce? I would love to hear your ideas!

Versatile Herb Sauce as a Dip with Crackers!

Versatile Herb Sauce as a Dip with Crackers!



Bacon Scallion Grain Free Crackers

Bacon and Scallion Grain Free Crackers

Bacon and Scallion Grain Free Crackers


Good Morning! Are you as excited about Spring and “springing ahead” as I am? Today the sun is shining after some very wintry weather and many “no school” days for the kids.

This weekend is birthday weekend at our house. Three of my daughters have birthdays consecutively starting Sunday.

I have this really good cracker recipe that includes bacon and chives that would be great as an appetizer for any get together. It doesn’t go crazy on the bacon, just two tablespoons in the batch really imparts a bacon flavor to the crackers.

Whether or not you are eating with food restrictions, this cracker should appeal to everyone.  I am always looking to create recipes that I can feed to company, that I can eat too, and uses real ingredients.

You can cut these crackers into fancy shapes, or just use a pizza cutter to cut them into squares or rectangles. They are intended to be bite size, so if using a cookie cutter, use accordingly. ūüôā

Baked Bacon and Scallion Almond Flour Crackers

Baked Bacon and Scallion Almond Flour Crackers


Bacon Scallion Grain Free Crackers

1 1/2 Cups of Superfine Almond Flour

1/4 Cup Scallions, Green Parts Only (finely minced)

2 Tablespoons of Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

2 Tablespoons of Crispy Cooked Bacon, crumbled (use sugar free bacon if eating SCD Low FodMap)

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon of Baking Soda

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350¬ļ degrees.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients with a fork, including the bacon and scallions. Add the lime juice and olive oil and whisk again with a fork until the dough holds together. You can add a bit more lime juice if needed.

Bacon and Scallion Cracker Dough

Bacon and Scallion Cracker Dough


Form the cracker dough into a ball, and place it on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Between two pieces of parchment or plastic wrap, from into a rectangle. Then, roll the dough with a rolling pin into an approximate 8″ x 11″ rectangle.


Bacon and Scallion Cracker Dough Ready to Roll

Bacon and Scallion Cracker Dough Ready to Roll


Ready to Cut

Ready to Cut


Now you can cut out the shapes, I used a small heart shaped cutter, or using a pizza wheel, cut the dough into squares or rectangles about an inch and a half in size.

Ready to Go Into the Oven

Ready to Go Into the Oven


Bake in a preheated oven for 12 to 20 minutes. This a a wide range, but I have found it really depends on the thickness of the cracker. So keep an eye on them, and bake them until brown but not over brown. Cool completely on the baking sheet to allow them to crisp up.

Baked Bacon and Scallion Almond Flour Crackers

Baked Bacon and Scallion Almond Flour Crackers


Enjoy these delicious little crackers as an appetizer, or with whatever your heart desires!

Makes approximately 40 bite size crackers.

Very Low FodMap Serving Size is 4 crackers.

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Eat Your Nutrients!





Easy Pineapple One Bowl Muffins

One of my favorite cakes in the 80’s was pineapple upside down cake. Crushed pineapple was really popular to use in baking, and added lots of moisture to the recipe. ¬†Hummingbird cake, pineapple upside down cake, and dump cakes are three that come to mind. I loved pineapple upside down cake growing up, and I thought why not try a muffin with a few simple ingredients that can be made fast, grain free and low fodmap……….I had a craving! ūüôā

So, if you like pineapple, here is a recipe that is simple, fast, and a pleasure to put together, that I think you will love! It makes an even dozen, and the muffins have a beautiful crumb. They start to brown on the tops as they are finishing off, for a truly delicious muffin that is not overly sweet.

Easy Pineapple One Bowl Muffins

Easy Pineapple One Bowl Muffins


Easy Pineapple One Bowl Muffins

Directions: Preheat your oven to 350¬ļ degrees. Line a twelve cup muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.


1 14 oz. can of Native Forest Crushed Pineapple (or one without additives)

2 Eggs

1/4 Cup Clear Honey (Clover Honey is Lower in FodMaps)

1 1/2 Tablespoons Ground Ginger

1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 Cups Superfine Almond Flour

1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt

1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Okay, this is really, really simple, and I love it! Put the ingredients in a bowl in the order listed above, and using a hand held mixer, mix until completely blended. Scoop evenly into the muffin liners. I used a muffin scoop. Bake for 30 minutes in your preheated oven. They will be starting to brown on the top, and when gently pressed, the tops will spring back when done. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.

Pineapple Dump Muffins Batter

The Batter is Ready to Scoop!

Ready to Go Into the Oven

Muffins Ready to Bake Above.

That’s it!

Makes 12 – an even dozen!

Have a great day!

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Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup

Winter storm Jonas is bearing down upon us here on the East Coast, and I decided there is never a more perfect time for making a big pot of hearty, nourishing soup! I wanted one that was easy to digest, nutritious, low in fodmaps, and tasty!

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup


Put some favorite tunes on and lets get chopping. The vegetable prep is the longest part of making this soup, but it doesn’t have to be boring! Here’s the recipe!

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup

2 Pounds of Ground Bison

3 Slices of No Sugar Added Bacon

4 Cups of Broth, Beef, Chicken or Vegetable

6 Endive, washed and sliced

2 Cups Carrots, peeled and sliced

6 Scallions, green parts only sliced

3 Small Zucchini, diced

1 Fennel Bulb, washed and diced

1/4 Cup Dry White Wine, optional

2 Tablespoons of Garlic Infused Olive Oil

2 1/2 Teaspoons of Sea Salt or Himalayan Pink Salt, divided

1 1/2 Teaspoons Black Pepper, divided

1 Teaspoon Dried Parsley

1 Teaspoon Dried Tarragon

1 Teaspoon Dried Chives

1/4 Teaspoon Dried Dill

2 Tablespoons Fresh Lemon Juice, added before serving

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup



In a large sautee pan, cook your bacon until crisp, then drain on paper towel and set aside to cool. Drain off the extra bacon grease in the pan, and add your ground bison to the same pan. Add the salt and pepper, and cook over medium high heat until brown and crumbly, stirring often. Meanwhile prepare your vegetables by peeling and dicing them.

Add the cooked beef to a large stock pot, and crumble the cooled bacon on top. Dry the sautee pan the beef was in with paper towel, then return it to your burner, and add 2 tablespoons of garlic infused olive oil. Heat over medium high heat, and add your vegetables. Sprinkle the vegetables with an additional teaspoon of salt and a 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. Cook the vegetables until the endive has wilted and the vegetables are just beginning to soften. Add the white wine and cook for one minute.

While the vegetables are cooking, add the dried herbs to the bison in the stock pot. Add the wilted vegetables to the stock pot on top of the bison and herbs. Pour in 4 Cups of broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer on low for 40 minutes.

This makes a large pot of hearty, satisfying soup for a cold winters day, and it feels good in your belly, warming you from the inside out! Enjoy!

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup

Hearty and Nourishing Vegetable Bison Soup




Top Favorite Reader Recipes of 2015

Happy New Year! Here are the top five most popular recipes on Sam Eats Her Nutrients for 2015!

# 1 Chesapeake Crab Cakes

Chesapeake Crab Cakes with Sriracha Sauce

Chesapeake Crab Cakes with Sriracha Sauce


#2 – SCD Low FodMap BBQ Sauce


SCD Low FodMap BBQ Sauce

SCD Low FodMap BBQ Sauce


#3 – Weeknight Tacos – SCD, Low FodMap

SCD Low FodMap Tacos

Weeknight Tacos, SCD Low, FodMap,  Paleo


#4 – Messy Jessie’s

Messy Jessie's

Messy Jessie’s


#5 – Quick & Zesty Chicken and Carrots

Quick Zesty Chicken and Carrots

Quick Zesty Chicken and Carrots


Wishing you a blessed, prosperous and healthy 2016!

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