Food for thought about all things health and well-being
(for gluten-free, paleo, and/or AIP living… and beyond).

Macarons !!!

Macarons !!!

Are you a fan of chocolate? (…and really, who isn’t?!). These little desserts are heavenly… and gluten-free.

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Mediterranean Spatchcocked Chicken

Mediterranean Spatchcocked Chicken

This dish provides a delicious and moist chicken, with crispy skin… and all prepared in advance. Pop it in the oven on the night you want to eat, and voilà… 45-60min later, dinner is ready!

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Pear « Amandine »

Pear « Amandine »

A gluten-free / dairy-free dessert that is perfectly adaptable to every season! A perfectly simple (and GOOD) end to any meal.

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Veggie Pad Thai

Veggie Pad Thai

Being from Vancouver, Asian food is my comfort food. So when I got my first spiralizer, this was one of the first dishes that I just HAD to make. An explosion of colour (not to mention vitamins), this AIP-compliant Pad Thai will not disappoint!

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GF/DF Gingerbread

GF/DF Gingerbread

What better way to celebrate the season than by decorating cookies ? This dough works really well for gluten-free gingerbread houses as well, if you’re slightly more ambitious!

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Braised Lamb Shanks

Braised Lamb Shanks

This dish takes a little bit of planning, but it is very inexpensive, and SO worth the effort once you taste it!

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Cream of Turnip Soup

In the fall and the winter, there’s no better appetizer than a creamy soup! Chock full of vegetables (and so nutrients), it warms the body and the soul!

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Chicken Tenders

Chicken Tenders

Crunchy on the outside, juicy on the inside… these gluten-free (and Paleo) chicken tenders will make everyone’s day.

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Onion Soup

Onion Soup

— gluten-free / Paleo / AIP —

This soup is a perfect “warm-me-up” on an autumn day. A beautiful marriage of sweet onions and rich beef stock, onion soup is hearty and delicious. Serve with crunchy GF garlic and herb crackers.

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Apple Cinnamon Tartlets

Apple Cinnamon Tartlets

The smell of apples and cinnamon always makes me think of autumn. Combining the tartness of green apples with the sweetness of a dried-fruit crust, this nutrient-dense dessert is the perfect end to a meal!

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Chestnut Raviolis

Chestnut Raviolis

‘Tis the season! Chestnuts are dropping right, left, and centre… and we’ll be there to gather them up. These gluten-free raviolis made of chestnut flour offer a slightly sweet variation on the original. Why not fill them with another “Cevenol” speciality : goat cheese !

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Olive & Sardine Bread

Olive & Sardine Bread

This nutrient-dense bread is loaded with healthy fats, from both the olives and the sardines. Top with avocado slices and it’s a nutritional powerhouse!

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Fig Cake

Fig Cake

Take advantage of fig season, to celebrate the unique colour and flavour of this delicious fruit!

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Filet of Cod “en papillote”

Filet of Cod “en papillote”

These nutrient-dense “pocket” bring novelty to the table as well, as each guest gets to cut open their “papillote” to reveal the scents and colours for themselves.

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AIP Carrot Cake

AIP Carrot Cake

Dessert that’s nutritious! Here’s an AIP version of carrot cake that my husband (and all of us) devoured!

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Based in the beautiful Cévenne mountains, just north of Montpellier (France), Jan is a Nutritional Therapy Consultant and cooking instructor, as well as an allergy-friendly vacation host.  Broadly speaking, she uses food to help people to feel better in their bodies.

On completion of cooking school in 2018, Jan Steele (aka La Goose) relocated to the beautiful Cévenne mountains in the South of France.  In her 19th century home made of stone, she teaches clients to reclaim healthful culinary traditions from the past.  Jan also hosts visitors to the region, ensuring that their dietary restrictions -- be they gluten-free, Paleo, or AIP -- are respected to a T.