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What Are Winged Beans? + A Delicious Winged Bean Stir-Fry Recipe!

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You know how they say that you learn something new every day? Well, I just did!

Every time I visit my good friends over at Bountiful Farms, I'm always learning something new about the produce that they grow. Over the course of time that I've been visiting them, I've learned a lot about the food we eat, and I'm going to share some that recent knowledge with you today.

On my latest visit to the farm, I was educated on a new type of vegetable that I'm going to talk to about in today's post. And that veggie on the agenda is... Winged beans!

Wait a second, you might be saying. What in the world is a winged bean? 

To some of you, it might sound like an unusual vegetable. But that's why I'm going to let you in on how wonderful winged beans really are, and how you can incorporate them into your recipes.





What Is A Winged Bean?
Winged beans are a type of leg that originated out of South and Southeast Asia. They get their common name from their rectangular pods. Alo…

What is Cone Cabbage? + Deconstructed Asian Cabbage Roll Recipe

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I've teamed up with my favorite local farm to bring you another wonderful post! All the vegetables as well as the honey all came from Bountiful Farms. So if you're ever in their area, make sure you stop in and grab some.

Today I'm going to be telling you about another unique vegetable you can use in your dishes. In the past I told you about the interesting use of romanesco, but today's veggie that I'm bringing into the spotlight is cone cabbage! For this post, I'm going to give you a brief description about it and its nutrition, and then show you a recipe you can make using it. So let's get started, shall we?





What is Cone Cabbage?
While almost everyone knows about cabbage, the cone variety is quite different when it comes to its overall look as well as its flavor. It's cone-shaped (obviously) and has a remarkably sweet flavor to it. This cabbage variety is perfect shredded to make coleslaw and sauerkraut, and also pairs perfectly with stir-fries, vegeta…

Brussel Sprout Chips

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Chances are you love to snack (come on, you know you do). I mean, who doesn't? And if you say "no" to that, you're probably not human. Even if you snack maybe once a day, it's always a good idea to go for something healthy.

But sometimes the best things to snack on can come from something other than a bag or box. That's why today, I'm gonna share with you one my favorite ways to curb the cravings for a crunchy snack. And that recipe is none other than Brussel Sprout Chips!

I never thought I would come across a veggie recipes that would combat my love for kale chips. If there's something that anyone needs to know about me, it's that nothing can ever come across me and my kale. But on my list for the top homemade snacks, these chips are definitely right next to it.

I know some of you out there are hesitant when you see that these are made from brussel sprouts. And I understand that some of you that are reading this simply are not a fan of them. But…

Romanesco: What It Is and How to Make It

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Today I'm going to be telling you guys about a very unique vegetable that some of you might not know about. And that vegetable is romanesco!

Now if some of you are asking "what in the world is that?", I'm going to give you a quick run-down of what it is and why I love it. I just gotta get the word out on how awesome this stuff is!



What Is Romanesco?
If you were to take a head of broccoli and decorate it with a beautiful pattern of spirals, then you get an idea of what it looks like. Romanesco is a plant that is from the cauliflower family. Not only does it taste great when incorporated into a dish, but it's just such a beautiful vegetable. I mean, just look at the pattern on it! That's truly a gift from Mother Nature!

The taste of it is very similar to traditional cauliflower with a bit of an earthier kick to it. Making it great for eating raw, lightly cooked or roasted in the oven. It's truly a one-of-a-kind and very versatile vegetable.

Of course, along…

My Favorite AIP "Cheese"

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Every once in awhile, there comes a recipe that you make and it just blows you off your feet. Today I'm going to share with you an AIP-friendly, nut free and dairy free recipe that did just that! It's a short post, but I just got to get the word out there about how great this is.

One day I was exploring for a unique and creative recipe to use some zucchini we had leftover. Where we live, we get great zucchinis all year round, so it definitely means incorporating them in a lot of different dishes.

When I wasn't sure what to make, I happened to stumble across a recipe for "cheese" made out of zucchinis from a blogger I love called A Squirrel In The Kitchen. If you haven't been to her blog, please take a quick trip over to her and check out some of her recipes. Sophie is an autoimmune warrior and passionate foodie, and she makes some really delicious recipes. This one, and many others, are perfect for anyone looking for an AIP-compliant recipe to try.

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AIP-Friendly Egg Rolls

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These AIP-friendly egg rolls are perfect for anyone looking for a tasty treat! The skies the limit when it comes to this egg roll recipe because it works with just about anything you have on hand. They are also paleo friendly, gluten free and vegan. Also, this recipe would just not be the same if it wasn’t for the amazing coconut wraps from Nüco! When I discovered them and found out how amazing their wraps were, there was no going back for me! Not only do they have a great taste, but are only made with three simple and organic ingredients: Coconut meatCoconut waterCoconut oil I’m not kidding, that’s all that goes into these! So if you’re looking for a great product to use, Nüco is the way-to-go.
AIP Egg Rolls Ingredients 6 Nüco Coconut Wraps1 cup napa cabbage1 cup shredded carrots1 cup shredded zucchini1/2 cup kale or greens of choice (bok choy, chard, etc.)2 tbsp. Braggs Liquid Aminos2 tbsp. coconut oilSeasonings of choice Instructions Shred ca

Why I Love Bountiful Farms!

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I cannot stress enough on the importance of knowing where your food comes from. And what better place to get fresh produce then directly from the farm? Nothing makes me happier than seeing where my vegetables come from. If more children got to go to farms and pick their own vegetables, they might be willing to eat more of them. Farm-to-table truly works! When you get to see firsthand the chickens that laid your eggs and the soil that your veggies grew in, then you truly can see the gifts that Mother Nature has given us. We take it all for granted because we eat these things every single day. So today, I’m going to be telling you guys about a local farmer near me who has the BEST vegetables. The name of this wonderful place is Bountiful Farms. Bountiful Farms is a local family owned and operated farm that grow all natural and chemical-free produce. I absolutely enjoy it every time I visit them! Jessica Gentry and her husband Gareth both started as chefs and thought it would be amazing …