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

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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Gluten-free Sourdough Starter

Gluten-free Sourdough Starter

Gluten-free Sourdough StarterA little water, a little flour, and you leave in on the counter a while.  Voilà! It's as simple as that! OK, it's a little more complicated in a gluten-free version... but only slightly. Make use of this ancestral tradition to diversify...

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Lessons from a tunnel

Lessons from a tunnel

Ponderings on the parallels that exist between walking through a de-commissioned tunnel and adopting a new diet or lifestyle.

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Reconnection

Reconnection

Unplug from modern-day life and re-calibrate to a more ancestral pace. One Sunday per month, offer yourself an entire day of respite from the frenzy of the city.

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AIP luncheon at PICA

AIP luncheon at PICA

AIP Luncheon at PICA (the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, in Vancouver, Canada)   For most people, eating in a restaurant isn’t stressful. On the contrary!  Eating out usually represents leisure… service… gastronomic discovery… a treat, even. But for others —...

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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.