This recipe comes to you from one of our very own members in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group. He’s generously offered to share his yummy recipe with us here so the whole AIP community can enjoy it! 

Todd calls this recipe “Sweet Potato Filling” but I’m calling it a “Savory Sweet Potato & Celery Mash” … it really reminds me of a cross between a mashed potato and a traditional stuffing, so maybe he’s right and we should start a new classification and call it a filling!  

The name ‘filling’ reminds me of something you’d use for stuffing ravioli or dumplings or a twice baked potato, and I do believe this recipe would make an amazing filling for any of these! There are plenty of AIP options for these kinds of recipes, so fi you’re interested in trying this out, go to the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group and search for recipes to pair this with.

Try this recipe as a “filling” or “mashed potato” side dish or try making twice-baked sweet potatoes and top them with shredded left over chicken, pork, beef or some crispy AIP compliant bacon for a filling breakfast, lunch or dinner side .. the options are endless!

♥ Thanks for sharing Todd! ♥

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Savory Sweet Potato Mash

Yield: 4-6 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIP Recipe Collection Group Member Todd Hummel ♥ A versatile savory mashed potato substitute the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel and cube sweet potatoes (TIP: white fleshed sweet potatoes tend to discolor immediately after peeling, so have your pot of cold water ready so you can add your sweet potatoes as you chop)
  2. Gently bring your sweet potatoes to a boil and cook until tender.
  3. While the sweet potatoes cook you can prepare the savory.
  4. In a large frying pan sauté onions, celery and parsley until tender. Add sage, rosemary, thyme and salt to taste and set aside.
  5. Drain sweet potatoes and mash with a potato masher. Slowly add coconut milk and continue mashing until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Gently mix the savory sautéed vegetables to the mashed sweet potatoes and serve immediately.

Notes

Todd suggests:

  • That you can use any variety of sweet potato, but he enjoyed the red fleshed varieties as they remind him of his Mother's non-AIP chestnut stuffing.
  • That you can make this dish the day before and allow the flavors to meld overnight and simply re-heat before serving.

 

This recipe for Guilt-Free Choco-Avo Pudding comes to you from one of our very own members in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group. She’s generously offered to share her yummy recipe with us here so the whole AIP community can enjoy it! 

Enjoy it solo as a pudding or make a larger batch and serve it as a dip with a pretty fruit platter.

While there are a lot of ways to make a tasty, chocolatey avocado pudding out there, Beverly has been tweaking with this one for a while and now she’s ready to share.

♥ Thank-You Beverly ♥

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Guilt-Free Choco-Avo Pudding

Yield: 1 to 2 Servings depending on size of avocado
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIP Recipe Collection Group Member Beverly Warkulwiz ♥ Enjoy this guilt-free pudding on it's own or make a larger batch and use it as a dip on a festive fruit platter.

Instructions

    Mix all ingredients in a food processor, with a blender or an immersion blender for maximum creaminess.

Notes

This will be a very thick pudding, so if you find it necessary, you may want to add a little water or dairy-free, nut-free milk.

Additive-free coconut milk, tigernut milk, banana milk and even avocado milk will work in this instance. TIP: You can find recipes to make your own AIP milks in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group - just click here and search for a recipe.

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Looking for an easy side that will satisfy the traditional potato lovers in your family so you don’t have to make multiple sides? Bacon Mashed White Sweet Potatoes is the answer!

My sweet potato hater hubby said I could make this any time! He really hates the sweetness of regular yams/sweet potatoes, but he finds white potatoes more palatable in a pinch. Thanks to bacon he actually enjoyed these … the savory flavors really do “hide” the sweetness. (See additional suggestions in the notes for even MORE flavor.)  

This is so easy – and the whole family is gonna love it!

This is probably one of the first recipes I ever created … which meant I was too eager to eat it and I failed to photograph it … so this is a stock photo but a great representation of the dish. I’ll have to come back and update this image soon!

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AIP Bacon Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Bacon Mashed White Sweet Potatoes

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

♥ RECIPE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com (Photo credit to Jonny Valiant) ♥ An easy accompaniment for just about any Sunday supper! Even your non-AIP family will love them!

Instructions

  1. Put diced sweet potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Gently boil until tender.
  2. Meanwhile in a pan cook bacon and diced onion. (If you prefer your bacon crisp, cook it first and then remove from the pan and cook your onion in the bacon fat.) *DO NOT discard the bacon fat - you're going to use it*
  3. When sweet potatoes are cooked, drain and mash by hand (using a mixer will not yield a nice texture)
  4. Add a spoonful of bacon fat from the bacon you just cooked or if you have some on hand in the fridge (I always keep my left-over bacon fat for seasoning dishes or frying onions - so many uses)
  5. Add a small amount of chicken or beef broth and salt to taste and continue to mash until desired consistency is achieved.
  6. Gently fold in the cooked onions and bacon.
  7. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven.

Notes

Want More Flavor?

I kept this recipe really basic, but you can try adding some simple AIP spices like garlic powder and onion powder to taste. Feeling more adventurous in the kitchen? Try adding some roasted garlic and an olive oil drizzle - Yummy!

Kitchen Tip:

When you bring your fresh bacon home, wrap it in parchment in packs of 4 rashers/slices (or how many you'd typically use for your family) and freeze them immediately. This makes life so easy! I can grab one pack and dice it easily while it's still frozen - it cooks quick - no defrosting needed!

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Ready for some sweet and simple self-care? Sweet … simple …. I’m in!  Try this deliciously nourishing Sweet & Simple Lip & Face Scrub with TigerNuts oil!

TigerNuts? Wait, what!? Didn’t we just make porridge and crumble with that? Yes … yes, we did!

So, why TigerNuts oil?  Just because I have it on hand (thanks to TigerNuts USA) and it sounded cool? No – because TigerNuts are legitimately a quality, natural beauty care ingredient you can reach for in your kitchen cupboards!

TigerNuts have a high content of oleic acid, low acidity and healthy fats which makes it exceptional for maintaining healthy, moisturized skin. Plus, this Premium Organic, Cold pressed Extra Virgin Oil has a variety of anti-inflammatory compounds which are good for acne-prone skin and antioxidants that help fight aging. Talk about win-win! You can reap these benefits by simply rubbing a dime-sized amount of TigerNuts oil each night on your face and lips before you go to bed.

Grab your Premium Organic Cold Pressed Extra virgin TigerNuts Oil here at TigerNuts USA and read more about ways you can use this beautiful bottle of liquid gold – click here.

Now that you know this stuff’s legit, let’s get back to that sweet and simple pick-me-up! Prep your scrub and head for a nice long bath with Epsom salts and a few drops of lavender essential oils. Put on your favorite relaxing spa music and lock the door!

Enjoy! ♥

Sweet & Simple Lip & Face Scrub

Sweet & Simple Lip & Face Scrub

Yield: 1 Application
Prep Time: 1 minute
Total Time: 1 minute

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix ingredients together in a small dish.
  2. If you haven't already, cleanse your face as usual.
  3. With lightly moistened hands apply the scrub mixture to your face and lips and gently massage your face in a circular motion for a few minutes.
  4. The slight moisture from your hands and the oil will dissolve the sugar fairly quickly so you won't over-exfoliate your skin.
  5. Gently pat your face with a warm, damp wash cloth that's been well rung out. You want to leave most of the nourishing oil on your face ... it feels ahhh-mazing!
  6. Apply a small amount of TigerNuts oil to your lips for a little extra moisture.

Notes

  • This recipe is for a single use but you could easily mix up more and store it in a small glass jar - it's great for hands, cuticles and elbows too. OR just keep this amount on hand as a lip scrub.
  • Feeling ambitious and want to add a little something extra to this? Add grated orange peel and/or a tiny drop of quality lavender essential oil for an aromatic lift (I've been buying my oils for years at KiAroma - I'm not an affiliate - I just love the fact that they're top-quality and very fair prices).

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Breakfast on the AIP can be difficult to get our heads wrapped around – most are used to eating pastries and pancakes or cereal – and I know not everyone’s into eating meat and veggies every morning! Since it’s so hard not to yearn for a bowl of warm cereal on a crisp autumn morning I decided to take the opportunity on this first day of fall to bring you my latest coconut-free creation – TigerNuts Pear Porridge!  And yes ma’am – it still contains veg! But – shhhh – your family probably won’t even notice!

TigerNuts

If you’re just getting started on the AIP and you haven’t heard of TigerNuts, I’m sure you’ll be running across recipes soon that call for one iteration of them or another.

TigerNuts flour was one of the first ingredients I decided to try when I started my personal AIP journey, and I have to say they’re probably one of my favorite AIP dietary discoveries. You’ll find lots of recipes posted in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group that calls for them, and I think the flour makes some of the most realistic, crunchy AIP cookies I’ve ever tried. 

Before we go any further, you should know that they’re not nuts at all, they’re actually tubers, so they’re 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! Woohoo! (You can learn more about them in my post about unfamiliar foods you’ll run into on your AIP journey – click here.)

Coconut Free

If you’re sensitive to coconut, you’ll want to pay careful attention to TigerNuts as they can often come to the rescue – TigerNuts butter, oil, milk, flour, flakes and more – so be sure to check them out! You can find lots of TigerNuts products in our affiliate shop, Shop AIP where you can save 10% on your first order with our exclusive coupon code – AIPRecipe (click here), or you can shop directly at TigerNuts USA (click here).

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TigerNuts Pear Porridge

Yield: 8-10 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Breakfast on the AIP can be hard! Yearning for a bowl of warm cereal on a crisp autumn morning? Try my TigerNuts Pear Porridge made with veggies!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Cut your cauliflower into chunks. Place it in a food processor with an "S" blade and pulse until it resembles the texture of rice. Work in batches, being careful not to over-process the cauliflower - you do not want it to be a puree. You should have approximately 4 Cups of riced Cauliflower.
    NOTE: if you don't have a food processor you can use a box grater - it's just a little messier.
  2. Place all ingredients (excluding the optional toppings) in a large pan or wide, deep pot (this is my preference). You'll need to cover it during cooking, so choose something that you have a proper lid for if possible.
  3. Stir to combine well.
  4. Cook over medium heat until the porridge begins to bubble. Cover your pot and allow to simmer over low heat for about 25-30 minutes until your porridge has a creamy texture. NOTE: the TigerNuts will give this porridge a crunchy texture.
  5. Serve while warm and top with a sprinkle of shredded TigerNuts, sliced pears, sliced bananas, a sprinkle of cinnamon and lemon zest if you wish (the lemon zest really adds some bright flavor).
    NOTE: You can enjoy this cold or simply reheat in a small sauce pan (you may need to add a little water to avoid burning).

Notes

Your banana can be as ripe as you like it to be. The more ripe it is, the sweeter your porridge will be.

Want to make it banana-free? You can make this recipe with additive-free coconut milk or tigernut milk instead! Simply omit the banana and replace the 2 cups of water with coconut milk or tigernut milk. Note that you will need to add something for sweetness - try adding a couple of unsulphured medjool dates, honey or maple syrup to taste.

Don't have tigernuts? You can use unsweetened shredded coconut if you're not avoiding it.

Plantains … These banana lookalikes are crazy-amazing and pretty much have AIP Super-Powers! 

This is probably the one food item I’m most grateful to have discovered on the AIP. Depending on their stage of ripeness they’re used in all kinds of dishes – from savory to sweet – from potato salad and potato chip substitutes to waffles, pancakes, cake, rice, nacho replacements and so much more! They’re basically the McGyver of the AIP world.

You’ll find LOTS of recipes that call for them below – well over 150 of them in fact (these recipes are also posted in the AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group where members share their reviews on them, so be sure to check in there if you’re not sure about a recipe), but first, here are a few more details about them since you may not be all that familiar with them.

More About Plantains

With so many health benefits and ways to enjoy them, I encourage you to take a few minutes to learn a little more. I wasn’t kidding when I said they basically have superpowers! They’re a great source of potassium and magnesium, help regulate the digestive system, reduce harmful free-radicals, support the immune system and promote healthy brain function! Check out this article from Dr. Axe – Plantains: 7 Reasons to Add to Your Diet there’s so many amazing details and tips about plantains and how they’re used at various stages of ripeness, I couldn’t hope do as good a job to summarize it all (NOTE: The recipes linked at the bottom of Dr. Axe’s article are not necessarily AIP compliant so be mindful to only use those suitable for your stage of the AIP).

Purchasing & Storage

You can find plantains year-round in most grocery stores in North America. If you have a challenge finding them, you might need to try Asian markets. 

When shopping for plantains, be careful not to inadvertently pick up green bananas – they’re not the same thing but can often be mistaken. Typically plantains are much larger and displayed as individual plantains instead of in bunches.

I recommend purchasing them when they’re really green so you have more options of what you can make.

As with bananas they will ripen when stored at room temperature out of direct sunlight. If you aren’t ready to use them when they’ve reached the desired stage of ripeness, you can peel and freeze them for up to three months.

My Top Tip:  Once your plantains reach their desired ripeness, simply refrigerate them (in their peel) to halt the ripening process. I find them to be completely useable even after a couple of weeks and there’s no need to worry about remembering to thaw them out. NOTE: once they’re in the fridge for a while the skins will turn black, but rest assured they’ve not ripened to that level, and you can verify that just by giving them a quick squeeze – they’ll still be firm.

Equipment & Instructions

Peeling plantains (especially really green ones) can be a little tricky, so here’s a quick video – How to Peel Green Plantains

Below you’ll se a LOT of recipes for wraps, tortillas and tostones, and while you can certainly make these things at home without any special equipment, you might consider purchasing a tortilla press and/or tostone maker if you’re planning to make these a regular part of your AIP diet. You can find recommendations here in my AIP Amazon Shopping resource (USA, Canada & UK recommendations included).

Special Note

One quick work about recipe round ups … if you’re a member of my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group you’ll know that for every recipe I post I include reminder notes about tricky ingredients that you need to watch for on your AIP journey. With round ups I’m not able to make specific notes for each recipe here so please be mindful and watch for the following that I typically remind members about:

“Ensure your coconut milk is additive free (water and coconut only), use quality pure organic vanilla or vanilla powder – not flavoring, ensure bacon is compliant (read more about that here and where to buy – click here), ensure nutritional yeast is non-fortified (learn more about why that’s important – click here) … and so on.”

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Let’s Get Cooking!

Below you’ll find my enormous round up of AIP plantain recipes sorted by the ripeness, and even as segment of recipes that use plantain flour or plantain chips. Once you start using plantains you’ll realize how useful it is to have them organized in this manner.

Okay folks, that’s it! I hope all the above details and the following recipes inspire you to start enjoying plantains regularly!

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Green Plantains

When plantains are green, the pulp is fairly hard and they are very difficult to peel (see instructions above for this). At this stage, they are starchy and not very sweet, similar to a potato. 

Allergy Friendly Waffles – Don’t Eat the Spatula
Apple Cider Donuts – Created Delicious
Baked Plantain Chips – Downshiftology
Baked Plantain Chips – Unbound Wellness
Baked Turmeric Plantain Chips – The Open Cookbook
Blueberry Muffins – Created Delicious
Blueberry Plantains – (yellow OR green) – The Health Nut Mamma
Burger Buns – Whole Food Saga
Caramelized Plantains with Cinnamon and Honey – Whole Food Saga
Carob Brownie Bites – Eat Beautiful
Chewy Lemon Ginger Cookies – The Primitive Homemaker
Chicken, Asparagus & Plantain Breakfast Bowl – Unbound Wellness
Chicken Taquitos – Meatified
Chimichurri Chicken, Plantain & Red Slaw Meal Prep – Unskilled Cavewoman
Chocolate Cake with Banana Avocado Frosting – A Clean Plate
Cinnamon Butternut Squash & Plantain with Apples – The Paleo Mom
Cinnamon Plantain Fritters – Grazed and Enthused
Crispy Plantain Home Fries – Kristina Risola
Crusty Loaf – Created Delicious
Cuban Plantain Soup – Casablanca Cooks (for AIP omit black pepper)
Curly Plantain Fries – What Great Grandma Ate
Dinner Rolls – The Paleo Mom
Dinner Rolls – The Paleo Mom’s Recipe Adapted for Thermomix on Grainfree Living
DIY Plantain Flour – Immaculate Bites
English Muffins – Castaway Kitchen
Healing Ginger Chicken Soup – Grazed and Enthused (for AIP omit black pepper)
Hearty Plantain & Yuca Stew (one green and one yellow) – The Open Cookbook
Garlic & Cilantro Naan Bread – Comfort Bites
Garlic Rosemary Plantain Crackers – Autoimmune Wellness
Garlic Rosemary Plantain Fries – AIP Sisterhood
Gingerbread Waffles (yellow & green) – AIP Sisterhood
Green Plantain Crackers – Traditional Cooking School
Green Plantain Fritters – Cook 2 Nourish (for AIP follow omissions as noted in the ingredient list)
Green Plantain Pancakes – Curious Coconut
Green Plantain Sunday Brunch Pancakes – Hormones Balance (for AIP use coconut oil or lard, not ghee)
Grilled Plantains – The Domestic Man
Hamburger Buns – Empowered Sustenance
Honey Glazed Plantain Chips – Jan’s Sushi Bar
Honey Graham Crackers – Beyond the Bite
Instant Pot Beef Chili – Cook 2 Nourish
Italian Herb Breadsticks – The Primitive Homemaker
Loaded Tropical Plantain Nachos (green or slightly yellow) – Fed and Fulfilled
Mango Sticky “Rice” – Bon AIPpetit
Mangu – Mashed Plantains – Food Courage
Mexican Crab Cakes – Beyond the Bite
Morning Glory Cookies – Eat, Heal, Thrive
Nightshade Free Instant Pot Chili – Grazed & Enthused
Novolone Cheese – Real World AIP
Orange Scented Plantain Bites – AIP Lifestyle
Oven Roasted Plantains – It’s All About AIP
Pineapple Avocado Plantain Burgers – AIP Sisterhood (for AIP omit black pepper)
Plantain & Kale Hash – Adventures in Partaking
Plantain Beef Stew – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Plantain Burger Buns – AIP Sisterhood
Plantain Buddha Bowl – Grass Fed Salsa (for AIP omit egg, use an AIP mayo or dressing)
Plantain Chips – Fed and Fit
Plantain Chips & Avocado Dip – Grazed & Enthused
Plantain Chips & Easy Guacamole – Gutsy by Nature
Plantain Churros – Kaylie Watson
Plantain Cookies – Pure Simple Nourishment (for AIP use gelatin egg)
Plantain Crackers – The Paleo Mom
Plantain Croquettes with Pancetta – Food Republic (for AIP ensure pancetta is compliant or use compliant bacon)
Plantain Empanadas – A Girl Worth Saving
Plantain Flatbread – Zesty Paleo
Plantain Fries – Don’t Eat the Spatula
Plantain Fries with Ranch Dip – Real Food & Love
Plantain Pancakes – Pure and Simple Nourishment
Plantain Pizza Crust – Fed and Fulfilled
Plantain Pizza Crust – The Primitive Homemaker
Plantain Pork Hash – Real Food & Love
Plantain Potato Salad – Fed and Fulfilled
Plantain Rice with Cilantro – Farmstead Chic
Plantain Soup – The Food Network (for AIP omit cumin and black pepper)
Plantain Stuffing – A Saucy Kitchen
Plantain Taco Shells – Tessa the Domestic Diva
Plantain Tortillas – Fresh Tart
Plantain Tortillas – with Tutorial – Intellectual Wellbeing
Plantain Tortillas – Minimalist Baker
Plantain Tortillas – Tasty Yummies
Plantain Tortillas (green/slightly yellowing) – The Castaway Kitchen
Plantain Tortillas – Grass Fed Salsa
Plantain Tortillas – Whole Lifestyle Nutrition
Plantain Rice – Food by Mars
Plantain Socca with Fresh Herbs – Zesty Paleo
Plantain Waffles (yellow & green) – Merit & Fork (for AIP use avocado or coconut oil not ghee, omit almond extract, use mace not nutmeg)
Plantain Wraps – Autoimmune Wellness
Puerto Rican Mofongo Relleno (Green Plantains Stuffed with Meat – Curious Coconut
Puerto Rican-Inspired Green Plantain Mash (Mofongo) – The Paleo Mom (for AIP use bacon grease or lard)
Pumpkin Eggnos – Vibrant Life Army Wife
Roasted Garlic Plantain Buns – Our Food Fix
Rosemary Olive Oil Plantain Chips – Strictly Delicious
Sage Plantain & Butternut Squash Hash – Don’t Eat the Spatula
Savory Plantain Soup – A Clean Plate
Soft & Fluffy Plantain Buns – Curious Coconut
Savory Mashed Plantains (Mangu) – Honest Cooking
Shepherd’s Pie – Food Courage
Shrimp and Green Plantain Curry Soup – Cook 2 Nourish (for AIP omit chilies and chili powder)
Smashed Plantain Pulled Pork Sliders – Real Simple Good
Sweet Plantain Waffles (yellow & green) – Easy Gluten Free Recipes
Sweet Potato Flour Cinnamon Cake – Beyond the Bite
Tigernut Waffles – Dr. Amy Myers
Tonge & Plantain Soup – Real Food & Love
Tostones – A Clean Plate
Tostones – Jen, Party of 7
Tostone Carnitas Nachos – Unbound Wellness (for AIP omit black pepper)
Turmeric Tortillas with Lamb Liver Pate – Whole Food Saga
White Chicken Chili – The Emancipated Epicure

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Slightly sweeter than green plantains, yellow plantains are mature and most often made into fried plantains. They’re best fried, cooked, boiled or grilled.

Apple Cinnamon Waffles – AIP Sisterhood
Bacon Herb Biscuits – Civilized Caveman
Bacon Plantain Fritters – A Girl Worth Saving
Beef, Bacon & Plantain Casserole – Paleo OMG (for AIP omit black pepper)
Bison & Tostone Nachos with Pineapple Salsa – Unrefined Junkie
Black Forest Cake (yellow & black)- Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Blueberry Zucchini Plantain Muffins – Jo Levine Nutrition
Blueberry Plantains – (yellow OR green) – The Health Nut Mamma
Blueberry Plantain Pancakes – Real Food & Love
Caribbean Plantain Casserole (yellow with a few brown spots) – Heal me Delicious
Carrot Cake with Creamy Cheesy Frosting – AIP Recipe Collection
Cast Iron Plantain Flatbread – The Castaway Kitchen
Cauliflower Plantain Tortilla – Insane in the Brine
Chewy Plantain Apple Cookies – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Chicken and Waffles – AIP Sisterhood
Chocolate Chip Cookies (plantains & flour) – Created to be Paleo (for AIP use homemade carob chips)
Classic Pumpkin Pie – AIP Sisterhood
Coconut Plantain Snickerdoodles – Delicious Obsessions
Dill Pickle Plantain Chips – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Easy Plantain Banana Bread – Unbound Wellness
Fool-Proof Plantain Pancakes – AIP Sisterhood
Garlic and Lime Chicken Plantain Fritters (yellow & black) – Curious Coconut
Gingerbread Squares (yellow with black spots) – Heal Me Delicious
Gingerbread Waffles (yellow & green) – AIP Sisterhood
Hearty Plantain & Yuca Stew (one green and one yellow) – The Open Cookbook
Lime Tostones – Real Food & Love
Loaded Tropical Plantain Nachos (green or slightly yellow) – Fed and Fulfilled
Maple Cinnamon Plantain Cookies – Real Food Forager (for AIP use mace not nutmeg)
Pan Fried Plantain Patties (yellow or brown) – Do You EvenPaleo
Peaches & Cream Plantain Cookies – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Plantain & Apple Fritters – The Paleo Mom
Plantain Bread – Bella Grace Wellness
Plantain Collagen Pancakes – Lichen Paleo, Loving AIP
Plantain Drop Biscuits – The Organic Dietician (Reintroductions required of Chia Seeds required)
Plantain English Muffins – Holistic Wellness
Plantain English Muffins – Real Everything (for AIP use egg-free version)
Plantain Pancakes – Allergyummy
Plantain Pancakes – Dr. Jill Carnahan 
Plantain Poppers – Unrefined Junkie
Plantain Sandwich Rounds – Delicious Obsessions
Plantain Waffles or Pancakes – Eat Beautiful
Pumpkin Eggnos – Vibrant Life Army Wife
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes – AIP Sisterhood
Salted Caramel Plantains with Coconut Cream – Meatified
Shrimp Plantain Tacos – Afro Vitality Eats (for AIP omit peppers and use an AIP Mango Salsa – like this one)
Southwest Spinach Salad – Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Spiced Honey Plantains with Sweet Cream – Unrefined Junkie
Strawberry Glazed Donuts – Purely Twins
Stuffed Plantains – AIP Sisterhood
Sweet & Savory Fried Plantains – Fed and Fulfilled
Sweet Plantain Fritters – Cook 2 Nourish
Sweet Plantain Waffles (yellow & green) – Easy Gluten Free Recipes
Tropical Plantain Breakfast Bowl – Afro Vitality Eats
Yucan Plantain Flatbread – Real Plans
Zucchini Bread – AIP Sisterhood
Zucchini Carrot Muffins – Heal Me Delicious

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Black Spots/Black (Over-Ripe) Plantains

Despite their color, black plantains are still good to eat. They are the sweetest and softest at this point and are typically baked and eaten as a dessert.

Black Forest Cake (yellow & black)- Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Cinnamon Dusted Fried Sweet Plantains – Comfort Bites
Cinnamon Plantain Pudding – Meatified
Garlic and Lime Chicken Plantain Fritters (yellow & black) – Curious Coconut
Kufu / Mashed Plantains – The Paleo Mom
Orange Chocolate Cake – Strictly Delicious
Pan Fried Plantain Patties (yellow or brown) – Do You EvenPaleo
Paleo Plantain Bread – Empowered Sustenance
Plantain Fritter Pancakes with Maple Coconut Whipped Cream – The Paleo Mom (for AIP omit walnuts, nutmeg and allspice)
Plantain Ice Cream – A Clean Plate
Plantain Snack Bar – Real Food Forager 
Shredded Pork over Mashed Plantains – Paleo OMG
Sweet Plantain Mini Cakes – The Open Cookbook
Vanilla Plantain Cookies – Real Food Forager (for AIP omit stevia)
Vanilla Shake – A Clean Plate

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Plantain Flour

AIP Ravioli with Pumpkin Filling – Kaley’s Take
Banana Plantain Pancakes – Cook 2 Nourish
Cat’s Head Biscuits – Curious Coconut
Fudgy Collagen Brownies – Rally Pure
Garlic Knots – Curious Coconut (for AIP use olive oil)
Island-Time Lime Coconut Donuts – Rally Pure
Lemon Scones – Created Delicious
Plantain Flour Crackers – Curious Coconut (for AIP omit black pepper)
Plantain Flour Pancakes – Curious Coconut (for AIP follow recipe substitutions as noted)
Plantain Flour Tortillas – Kate’s Healthy Cupboard (for AIP use coconut oil instead of butter)
Pumpkin Pie – Little Bites of Beauty
Savory Plantain Waffles – Little Bites of Beauty

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Plantain Chips

Baked Onion Rings – Unbound Wellness (for AIP omit black pepper)
Chicken Strips – The Emancipated Epicure
Chicken Tenders – Wendi’s AIP Kitchen
Lemon & Garlic Plantain Chips – Meatified
Plantain Chick Chicken Tenders – Beyond the Bite
Plantain Chips Crusted Chicken – Sweet Treats

 

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Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or as part of a game-day buffet? Why not try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kabobs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!

And by the way, don’t let trying to put ground meat on a stick scare you off – it’s really not that difficult.

Welcome to the second-to-last installment of our truLOCAL sponsored AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series!

Our goal with this series has been to bring you some drool worthy AIP grill recipes that EVERYONE (even your non-AIP friends and family) will enjoy!

For this particular recipe I do suggest that you start the prep a day in advance to really allow the flavors to meld, but it’s still super tasty prepped and served the same day … and it’s not complicated at all!

First, a word about our sponsor … and a special offer!

About truLOCAL

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It’s a simple meat delivery service with customizable plans that are commitment-free, so you can skip, pause, or cancel at any time – no strings attached! Shop for clean, locally sourced meat products online and make fewer trips to the grocery store or specialty shops.
 
truLOCAL is available in Canada and the USA and yes, it’s TRULY LOCALLY Sourced Meat! That means you’re supporting YOUR local farmers! Orders shipped to Canadian customers are from Canadian farmers and orders shipped to US customers are from Farmers in the USA!
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The Recipe

If you’re getting a little bored with using ground beef for basic burgers, breakfast hash and meatloaf this recipe is for you. Hope you enjoy these delicious Greek flavors! ♥

If you missed the earlier recipes in our series, be sure to check them out – AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series.

AIP Tzatziki by AIPRecipeCollection.com

Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce

Yield: 1.5 Cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 10 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or even a game-day appetizer? Try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kababs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!

Ingredients

Instructions

For best flavor, this recipe is best prepared a day in advance. If you want to enjoy this recipe but don't have time to wait for the flavors to meld overnight, simply prepare it as early in the day as possible and be sure to squeeze the liquid from the shredded cucumber.

  1. Grate the cucumber and allow it to drain through a fine mesh sieve overnight in the fridge.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the coconut cream, garlic, oil, vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Just before serving, mix the previously grated and drained cucumber along with the fresh dill to the coconut cream mixture and stir to combine. Serve chilled with AIP Kofta Kebabs for drizzling or dipping.

Notes

*TIP* Since I started the AIP I always keep a couple of cans of coconut milk in my refrigerator so I have coconut cream available if I need it.

Zero Waste: If you're using cream from the tops of coconut milk cans (instead of straight coconut cream in the can) be sure to reserve the watery liquid that remains - this is delicious in a smoothie.

Left-Over Sauce: Refrigerate it and use it as a sauce on an AIP wrapped sandwich, as a dip for veggies or AIP crackers or flatbread or even use it to flavor other a batch of AIP meatballs - it's a serious flavor bomb!

AIP Kofta by AIP Recipe Collection

Grilled Kofta Kabobs

Yield: 8-10 Kebabs
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 1 day
Total Time: 1 day 13 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Looking for a fun way to use budget-friendly ground beef to serve as a flavorful meal or even a game-day appetizer? Try my AIP Grilled Kofta Kababs with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce!

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound truLOCAL Lean Ground Beef - Grass-Fed & Finished 
  • 1/4 Cup Red Onion, very finely chopped/minced
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Oregano, finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (Stage 1 Reintroduction)

Instructions

For best flavor infusion begin a day ahead so the flavors have plenty of time to meld. If you're in a hurry, this recipe is still tasty, just try to give it about 15-30 minutes - just enough time to soak your wooden skewers, set the table and prep a simple green or Greek salad (check some out in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group).

  1. Thaw your truLOCAL ground beef in the refrigerator overnight or defrost in its packaging in cold water.
  2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly using your hands. You want the meat to be on the mushy side. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    NOTE: Some recipes for gyros or kofta suggest blending all ingredients in a food processor, but I prefer easier cleanup and opt for just working the ingredients with my hands.
  3. Soak 8-10 wooden skewers in water for about 15-30 minutes minimum to help prevent them from burning (*TIP* See my suggestion below for grilling with bamboo skewers). Lightly oil the grates of an outdoor grill and preheat it to medium-high.
  4. Remove skewers from water when you are ready to begin.
  5. Take a handful portion of the meat mixture and mold it on a wooden skewer. Repeat the process until you have run out of meat (should be enough for 8 to 10 skewers). For best results, make sure each kofta kebab is about 1 inch in thickness.
  6. Place the kofta kebabs on the lightly oiled, pre-heated grill and cook over medium-high heat for 4 minutes on one side, turn over and grill for another 3-4 minutes.
  7. Serve immediately with Dairy-Free AIP Tzatziki Sauce and a simple green salad or an AIP Greek Salad.

Notes

* TIP * Use a strip of aluminum foil on the grill to protect the bamboo skewers from the flame of the BBQ.

AIP Kofta by AIP Recipe Collection

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I don’t very often make dessert, but when I do, it needs to be simple – simple ingredients and few steps, and fast -because I don’t like spending a lot of extra time in the kitchen just to treat myself! I also love familiar flavors, so this TigerNuts Apple Crumble Crepe recipe is definitely a winner!

AIP Tigernuts Apple Crumble CrepesWhile I’m not a recipe creating expert, I’m pleased to have accepted the invitation from TigerNuts USA, to dabble with some of their ingredients – Sliced TigerNuts and Premium Organic TigerNuts Oil. (Thank you for sending me these goodies TigerNuts USA!)

While I’ll admit that my first recipe idea to use these ingredients was a fail (I knew it was a long-shot but I had to try), I’m inspired to present you with something new and delicious.

If you’re just getting started on the AIP and you haven’t heard of TigerNuts, I’m sure you’ll be running across recipes soon that call for one iteration of them or another.

Before we go any further, you should know that they’re not nuts at all, they’re actually tubers, so they’re 100% AIP elimination stage compliant! Woohoo! (You can learn more about them in my post about unfamiliar foods you’ll run into on your AIP journey – click here.)

TigerNuts flour was one of the first ingredients I decided to try when I started my personal AIP journey, and I have to say they’re probably one of my favorite AIP dietary discoveries. You’ll find lots of recipes posted in my AIP Recipe Collection Facebook Group that calls for them, and I think the flour makes some of the most realistic, crunchy AIP cookies I’ve ever tried. 

If you’re sensitive to coconut, you’ll want to pay careful attention, as you’ll find TigerNuts can often come to the rescue – TigerNuts butter, oil, milk, flour, flakes and more – so be sure to check them out! You can find lots of TigerNuts products in our affiliate shop, Shop AIP where you can save 10% on your first order with our exclusive coupon code – AIPRecipe (click here), or you can shop directly at TigerNuts USA (click here).

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The Recipes

While I’m hoping to bring you some more inventive TigerNuts recipes in the days ahead, this simple combination came together in the kitchen and I just had to share it right away! 

Don’t have any wraps to make crepes? No worries – this recipe is totally delicious served simply as a crumble.

Enjoy!

 

AIP Tigernuts Apple Crumble Crepes

TigerNuts Apple Crumble Crepes

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ This fast and easy skillet dessert is every bit as delicious as its oven-baked counterparts ... and no one will know it's AIP!

Instructions

  1. Peel, core and slice apples.
  2. Heat tigernut oil in a large frying pan over medium heat.
  3. Add the apples to the pan, sprinkle with cinnamon, ginger and salt and sautee apples stirring occasionally. Cook until they reach desired tenderness, approximately 10 minutes should do it.
  4. Stir in coconut butter, maple syrup or honey and tigernut flakes. There's no exact science to this. Give the mixture a taste and add additional seasoning, coconut butter or tigernut flakes if you wish.
  5. Spoon a little less than 1/4 of the mixture onto your wrap. Roll and place on your desired serving plate. Top with a few more apples, drizzle with coconut butter and a healthy pinch of tigernut flakes.
  6. Enjoy immediately!

Notes

Don't have coconut wraps and don't want to go to the bother of trying to make your own AIP option? This dessert is delicious even without the wrap - simply serve in a bowl as you would any apple crumble. Drizzle with coconut butter and tigernut flakes and enjoy immediately. Refrigerate any left overs - they're just as tasty cold.

TIP:

You can make this recipe coconut free if you need it to be ... just use tigernut butter in place of the coconut butter - easy peasy!

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Looking for a budget-friendly meal that will impress even the toughest of critics? These simple, flavorful Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa paired with Spinach Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing will satisfy the senses and delight the taste buds!

Welcome to the next installment of our truLOCAL sponsored AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series!

If you missed the earlier recipes in our series, be sure to check them out – AIP Recipe Collection Grill Series.

Our goal with this series is to bring you some drool worthy AIP grill recipes that EVERYONE will enjoy, but won’t take you forever and a day in the kitchen! That’s right folks – no need to cook separate meals when you’re serving up this kind of deliciousness! 

Since we know that grilling can be a bit of an art, we’ve tried to make the step-by-step instructions as precise as possible, and have included a few useful tips to help even the beginner feel like king of the grill!  But don’t worry – the recipes are easy!

But first, a word about our sponsor!

About truLOCAL

truLOCAL is a fully flexible meat delivery/subscription service that connects you with top-quality, LOCALLY sourced meat and fish!

It’s a simple meat delivery service with customizable plans that are commitment-free, so you can skip, pause, or cancel at any time – no strings attached! Shop for clean, locally sourced meat products online and make fewer trips to the grocery store or specialty shops.
 
truLOCAL is available in Canada and the USA and yes, it’s TRULY LOCALLY Sourced Meat! That means you’re supporting YOUR local farmers! Orders shipped to Canadian customers are from Canadian farmers and orders shipped to US customers are from Farmers in the USA!
  • EAT BETTER
  • SAVE TIME
  • SHOP LOCAL
  • ALWAYS FLEXIBLE ALWAYS FREE DELIVERY! 

But wait, there’s more!

Special OffertruLOCAL Coupon Code AIPRecipeCollection.com

I’m thrilled that our partners at truLOCAL have agreed to offer my followers their CHOICE of amazing offers!
Get 10% OFF -or- FREE Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts in their first TWO orders!

Shop with our affiliate link here and use coupon code AIPRECIPES10 for 10% off – or – coupon code AIPRECIPES at checkout and you’ll receive 6 or 4 FREE Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts in your first TWO boxes! (In Regular Size Box Orders – 6 / In Small Size Box Orders – 4. Please be sure to shop with BOTH the affiliate link AND the Coupon Code in order for your FREE Chicken Breast offer to be credited correctly.)

The Recipe

This simple recipe is bursting with the fresh flavors of summer and uses common ingredients you probably already have on hand, and active prep and cook time is kept to a minimum – just what we all need!

We hope you enjoy this installment of our truLOCAL-inspired grilling series of recipes.  Bon Appetite! ♥

Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ The whole family will enjoy these simple, budget-friendly chicken thighs. They're dressed to impress and will certainly dazzle your taste buds.

Ingredients

Marinade

Salsa

Instructions

  1. Thaw your truLOCAL chicken thighs in the refrigerator overnight or defrost in their packaging in cold water.
  2. Mix all marinade ingredients together in a shallow glass dish. Massage marinade into the chicken and arrange in a single layer and allow to marinade for 1 to 12 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Bring chicken to room temperature approximately 15 minutes before grilling, this will help ensure your meat cooks more evenly.
  4. While the chicken returns to room temperature, prepare the salsa. NOTE: prepare the salsa no further in advance than this for best results and flavor.
  5. Mix all  mixing all salsa ingredients together in a small bowl and allow to stand covered at room temperature.
  6. Preheat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat.
  7. Remove chicken thighs from marinade and place on pre-heated grill. Season with salt and pepper. 
  8. Allow chicken thighs to cook over medium-high heat until they release easily from grill, about 5 minutes. Turn chicken thighs over, season again with salt and pepper and allow to cook on second side until chicken releases easily from grill.  Reduce flame or move chicken to cooler spots on your grill to avoid burning or flareups. Continuing grilling chicken, turning and moving until cooked through and juices run clear.
  9. Remove chicken from grill and allow to rest, tented with foil, for a few minutes prior to serving. This allows the juices to settle back into the chicken.
  10. Serve with a couple of spoonfuls of Strawberry Balsamic Salsa on top.

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Looking for an easy accompaniment to go with your Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa? Or craving something different for a simply flavorful AIP breakfast or lunch? It doesn’t get much easier than this Spinach Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing!

As a stand-alone salad, this one’s fresh, light and so simple, and lends itself well to being topped with left over chicken, salmon or even canned tuna or sardines for a nutrient packed meal.

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The Inspiration 

This recipe is part of  our AIP Recipe Collection summer grilling project where we’re bringing you some tasty truLOCAL-inspired recipes.

Be sure to check out the main dish we suggestion pair this recipe with – Herb-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Strawberry Balsamic Salsa

Enjoy! ♥

AIP Spinach Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ An easy accompaniment for any grilled meal and a perfectly simple stand alone salad easily adapted for breakfast or lunch.

Ingredients

  • 6 Cups Baby Spinach, washed and spun dry
  • 1 Cup Strawberries, washed, dried and then sliced
  • ½ Cup Red Onion, thinly sliced

Honey Balsamic Dressing

Instructions

  1. PREPARE THE DRESSING: Measure all dressing ingredients into an upright container and blend well with an immersion blender to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper to taste. TIP: If you find the dressing a little too sweet, try adding a squeeze or two of lemon.
  2. PREPARE THE FRUIT & VEG:  Combine spinach, strawberries and red onion in a serving bowl.
  3. Just prior to serving, pour dressing over top and gently toss to coat.
  4. Serve immediately.