Simple French Paleo Cookbook Review

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Whether you’ve been following the AIP for awhile now, or you’re just thinking of starting your AIP journey, you are always in search of delicious recipes and quality information to help you through this sometimes confusing protocol.  Today, I’d like to introduce you to the latest addition to my AIP library, Simple French Paleo, by Sophie Van Tiggelen.

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Simple French Paleo by Sophie Van Tiggelen

I had the pleasure of meeting and hanging with Sophie at last year’s Paleo Fx.  During our time together, Sophie talked of her dream of putting together a French themed, AIP cookbook.  To see her dream become a reality is a testament to this amazing lady’s dedication and belief in the autoimmune protocol. Like me, she has seen the improvements to her health adherence to the AIP has given her.  Her love of simple, real food flavors and her desire to help others experience healing, seeps through every page of Simple French Paleo. 

I’m not going to spend a lot of time discussing Sophie’s journey dealing with Hashimoto’s. Instead, I’m going to encourage you to go to her site, A Squirrel In The Kitchen.

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Sophie Van Tiggelen, author of Simple French Paleo

Simple French Paleo is so much more than a mere cookbook.  Sophie has provided us with a practical guide to maneuvering through the AIP. I found her descriptions of the different phases of the AIP to be one of the easiest to understand and relate to I have ever read. You’ll also get lists of foods to eat and avoid and tips on living the whole AIP lifestyle.  Simple French Paleo includes an incredible amount of information on all aspects of the AIP life.

Now, let’s move on to the food! It was very hard for me to pick one favorite recipe to share with you. Believe me when I say they’re all fantastic.  But, of course, I had to go for her Grilled Shrimp with Aioli.  The fact is, her entire seafood section is my favorite.  Second favorite would have to be her dessert section, which is absolutely to die for…..or, to live for!  She has a recipe for a crepe cake that will make your head spin. And, IT’S ALL AIP!

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Grilled Shrimp with Aioli from Simple French Paleo

Grilled Shrimp with Aioli

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 minutes

Total Time: 19 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 16 extra-large fresh shrimp (about 3⁄4 pound), deveined and peeled, with tails on
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1∕8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 cup Aïoli- see recipe below

Instructions

  1. Set the oven broiler to high. Set the rack five inches below heating element.
  2. Rinse shrimp and pat dry.
  3. Combine shrimp, olive oil, thyme, and sea salt in a bowl. Mix well.
  4. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet and broil until shrimp turn pink, about two minutes each side.
  5. Serve shrimp hot or cold with aïoli.

Notes

Aioli Recipe 1∕3 cup avocado oil 1⁄2 cup palm shortening 3 cloves garlic, minced, or 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1⁄4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1. Combine all ingredients in a tall, narrow container and mix thoroughly with an immersion blender. (You can also do this in a food processor.) Check seasoning and adjust salt to taste. 2. Store in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator. For a creamier consistency, remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.

Will keep in the refrigerator, sealed in an airtight container, up to 7 days.

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I hope you’ll add Simple French Paleo to your AIP collection. It is simply amazing to see the love and care Sophie has poured into this beautiful creation. You can truly see how much she wants others to heal and thrive while following the AIP. She has created a resource you can easily understand and reach for throughout your healing AIP journey.

As always, I wish you good health……and, good food!

*This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through one of these links, I may receive compensation. Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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The Evolution of Paleo Cajun Lady

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Just as the cave people have evolved into the people we are today, Paleo Cajun Lady has evolved from the paleo blog I created two years ago. When I debuted this blog, I never imagined I would be writing this post, a little over two years later, having put my lupus into remission, and in the best shape of my life.

Paleo Cajun Lady was created as my living journal, writing about how I was dealing with healing my newly diagnosed Lupus, and creating paleo recipes of my favorite Cajun foods. The name was simply the word “paleo”, put before the name of my grandfather’s shrimp boat, Cajun Lady. I had only started eating paleo, with my first 21 Day Sugar Detox, about two months before starting the blog. I hadn’t even been introduced to The Paleo Approach, the book that changed my life, for the better, yet. I was an excited paleo newbie, ready to share my autoimmune healing journey with the world.

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Highlights from the last two years of Paleo Cajun Lady.

This blog has seen me through starting the AIP, suffering set backs, the creation of tons of recipes, meeting new friends, going out of my comfort zone, having recipes featured in national magazines, creating my own cookbook, guest posting on several popular blogs, contributing to several interviews, collaborative cookbooks, and the first ever Autoimmune Wellness Bundle, putting my lupus into remission, and rebuilding my body into the stronger version it is today. It’s truly amazing to look back and see all Paleo Cajun Lady has allowed me to do, in these two short years. I am truly grateful to all of you, those who have been with me from the beginning and those who have just come aboard, for helping me to make Paleo Cajun Lady the success it has become. Blessings to you all!

As time moves forward, and I reach certain health goals, Paleo Cajun Lady evolves. When I first came up with the name of my blog, I had no idea I would one day be imprisoned in this dietary choices cage of judgement and scrutiny. Now that I’ve been able to reintroduce more foods into my daily diet, dairy being the most controversial, I’ve found myself having to answer for my personal dietary choices, almost daily. The main problem, I believe, is the name of my blog, Paleo Cajun Lady. And, I do also realize, it’s very confusing to some who are new to my journey. I did consider changing the name; but, it’s such a complicated process. Besides, what am I supposed to do, throw away the last two years of my life? That hardly seems fair, just because I now indulge in some raw milk cheese!

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So, here’s what I’ve decided to do. I’m keeping Paleo Cajun Lady exactly what it was intended to be, MY personal journey to wellness. My posts will evolve with me, as I try new, healthy dietary choices, and reintroduce more healthy foods. For whatever topic you’re here for, simply type a keyword into the search box at the top of this page, and all relevant posts will be there for you. That way, whether you’re here for autoimmune or keto, you’ll easily find what you need.

Now, there will be some changes happening. I will be switching my Instagram, and all future social media accounts, to my real name, Tara Perillo. In the next several months, I will be debuting new websites and unveiling new projects. Because I don’t want to subject myself to persecution by the paleo, vegan, etc. Gestapo, I will be using my actual name. I will be able to post and create recipes freely that way. I will no longer be forced to stay in the paleo box.

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Tara Perillo, Paleo Cajun Lady, now! Healthy and happy!

I don’t want anyone to misunderstand why I’m making these changes. It’s not that I think paleo is bad, or unhealthy in any way. The AIP is an amazing protocol! I would never have been able to go into remission without it. But, the elimination phase is not meant to last forever. Once you’re healed, you should actually reintroduce foods into your diet. That is exactly what I’ve done. I have people ask me all the time, “Why did you change your diet?”. I didn’t change my diet. All I did was reintroduce foods that my body tolerates. There are still several foods I have not been able to reintroduce, such as black pepper, raw tomatoes, and soy. Currently, I eat a more primal, gluten-free, and ketogenic diet. This fits me well. In fact, I’ve never felt more energetic and healthy. However, I would have never gotten to this point without the AIP and paleo. Until you take all of the possible symptom inducing foods out of your diet, you have no idea which foods are making and keeping you sick. So, that’s a necessity. Plus, the lifestyle changes learned and tweaked through the AIP are key to fully healing autoimmunity. You see, the last two years of my life were spent learning that. And that’s what I’ve shared with you, through Paleo Cajun Lady. That’s why the name is staying. I’ve earned it!

I hope you’ll continue to heal and evolve with me.

As always, I wish you good health…….and, good food!

Smooches,
Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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My Favorite Bone Broth Recipe- Instant Pot & Slow Cooker (AIP/Paleo)

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Since I’ve been laid up with the flu, for over a week now, I thought it was the best time to post my favorite bone broth recipe.  Lately, I’ve been making my bone broth exclusively in my Instant Pot.  But, before I had this magic appliance enter my life, I used my slow cooker to make it.  I know some of you haven’t jumped on the Instant Pot train; so, I thought I’d give you both versions.

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Now, everyone makes their bone broth differently. I prefer lots of flavor with mine.  The first time I tried some other versions out there, I hated the taste.  After some tinkering and adjusting, I’ve found a flavor I actually enjoy.  Also, it seems everyone has their own idea of how long bone broth should be cooked.  I tend to veer on the lesser side of time.  In my Instant Pot, I only cook mine for 90 minutes.  For my slow cooker, I cook it for 12 hours.  For me, I tend to get a better gel with my bone broth when I use less cooking time.  Plus, I can usually get a second use out of my bones.  Feel free to tinker around with the recipe.  This recipe makes mine perfect for me, every time.

My Favorite Bone Broth Recipe- Instant Pot & Slow Cooker (AIP/Paleo)

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Ingredients

  • Lots of bones- Seriously, I never measure or weigh my bones. Simply use as many as you can, leaving just enough room for your water and veggies.
  • 5 to 6 chicken feet (optional)
  • 1 bulb fennel, quartered
  • 1 onion, quartered
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Herbs of your choice, fresh or dried (if using dried, use no more than 1 tablespoon of each herb)- parsley, oregano, basil, turmeric, ginger, thyme, bay leaves, sage. I usually use fresh parsley, dried oregano, ginger, and thyme.
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • filtered water to cover bones and veggies- Do not go over Fill Max Line!
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

Instructions

  1. Instant Pot Method
  2. Fill inner pot of Instant Pot with bones, chicken feet, veggies, herbs, apple cider vinegar, and salt. Pour in water to Max Fill Line, or a little under it. Close lid. Press Soup button. 30 minutes will show as the set time. Continually press + button, until 90 minutes is set (You can also set for 120 minutes, if you would like to cook it longer.). Allow to cook for set time. When done cooking, press Off button. Let pressure come down naturally for 10 to 30 minutes. Carefully, open lid. Let cool for at least 1 hour.
  3. Slow Cooker Method
  4. Place bones, chicken feet, veggies, and herbs into slow cooker. Add water, up to max fill line. Add apple cider vinegar and salt. Cover. Set on Low, and cook for 12 to 24 hours. When done cooking, turn off slow cooker. Let cool for at least 1 hour
  5. Once done cooling, filter out bones and veggies. For great tips on filtering and storing your bone broth, see corresponding blog post. Enjoy!
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Once you have your bone broth cooked, you may be wondering what to do with it.  I use the same system of filtering and storage, each and every time.  First, I set up three empty glass bowls, one very large one, and two medium sized. Next, with tongs, I separate the bones into one medium bowl, and the vegetables and herbs in the second medium bowl. I then place a large mesh strainer over the large bowl.  I pour the filtered out bone broth over the mesh strainer, into the large bowl. Then, I empty the bowl with the veggies into the mesh strainer, over the large bowl.  I gently mash the vegetables, to strain out all of the broth in them. Discard veggies and rinse strainer.  Sift through the leftover bones, placing any reusable (not soft and broken) bones into a resealable bag, to use in another broth.  These bones can be frozen, and pulled out for your next batch.  Discard all broken or soft bones.  I keep a small plastic grocery bag beside me, for all discarded bones and veggies.  Empty bone bowl into mesh strainer, over large bowl, to get any broth that has dripped from the bones.  You can then ladle your broth into large jars, to refrigerate; or, into ice cube trays, to freeze.  I bought these large silicone ice cube trays, perfect for freezing bone broth. Once they’re frozen, store the cubes in large resealable plastic freezer bags.  To defrost, I usually microwave two to three cubes, for one mug of bone broth.  If you don’t microwave, you can easily thaw them in a small pot on your stovetop. Broth will usually keep, in your fridge, for one week.

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Straining and storing your bone broth.

So, now you know how I do it. It’s super easy, once you do it a few times.  I used to think it was complicated, doing all those steps.  But, the more I did it, the quicker the process became. Now, I’m like a robot when I do it….a quick robot. You’ll get there, too.

Well, it’s time for another mug of bone broth! This stupid flu still has me in it’s clutches. Good thing I made another batch of bone broth yesterday!

As always, I wish you good health…..and, good food!

*This post contains affiliate links.  If you make a purchase using one of these links, I may receive compensation.  Thank you for helping to support my blogging efforts, here at Paleo Cajun Lady.- Tara Perillo

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Welcome all. I am Tara Perillo, herbalist, homeopath, yoga and fitness instructor, and healthy foodie . After successfully reaching remission of my lupus symptoms, through changes in my diet, exercise, and lifestyle, I wrote the ebook, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. I am also honored to have my paleo and AIP recipes featured in Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, Shape Magazine Online, 85 Amazing AIP Breakfasts, The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook, and blogs by The Paleo Mom, Kris Kresser, Whole New Mom and many others. My focus is to help others become stronger in every facet of their lives. Join me to become stronger in health, mind, body, and spirit, together!

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