Looking for some easy accompaniments to go with your grilled meats? It doesn’t get much easier than these AIP Grilled Veggies!

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 – AIP Grilled Pork Ribs with Maple Glaze.

Enjoy! ♥

AIP Grilled Pork Ribs with Maple Glaze with Grilled Leeks and Radicchio

AIP Grilled Vegetables

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

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ This fast and easy grilled veg recipe is anything but short on flavor!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine olive oil and minced garlic and allow to stand.
  2. Core radicchio and cut in half or quarters depending on the size
    of the head (you don’t want them to be too thick). Wash thoroughly. Wrap in paper towels or clean kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  3. Trim and discard root end of leek, removing only as much as
    necessary to allow leek to hold together for grilling. Trim off dark green ends of leek. Pull off and discard outer leaf or two of each leek. Cut the leek lengthwise and carefully rinse under cold running water until all sand has been removed (do not soak). Wrap in paper towels or clean kitchen towel to remove excess water.
  4. Pre-heat your BBQ to medium-high heat.
  5. If you're serving this recipe along side our AIP Grilled Pork Ribs with Maple Glaze, you'll put these veggies on the grill at the same time.
  6. Lightly brush vegetables with the garlic infused olive oil and
    season with a pinch of salt and black pepper. Place the vegetables cut side down on grill. Leaving lid open, cook until grill marks form, about 3 to 5 minutes. Gently turn the vegetables using tongs, brush with oil and season with salt and pepper and grill for about 5 minutes more. Take care not to over-cook the veggies, they should lightly charred and cooked through but retain an ‘al dente’ texture.
  7. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

This recipe for Crispy Baked AIP Chicken Wings was invented because I was tired of the slimy results I got from a lot of the AIP chicken wing recipes that instruct you to cook them with the sauce already on.

I couldn’t figure out why recipes weren’t instructing you to cook them first, as you would with a traditional wing, and THEN toss them in the sauce of your choice. Not wanting to get into deep-frying, I decided to bake my wings.

My sister had told me about making crispy chicken with baking powder, so I set out to make my own Crispy Baked AIP Chicken Wings … and when I tested them … they tasted quite like Kentucky Fried Chicken! SAY WHAT!

I served my non-AIP hubby his WITH his regular BBQ sauce but let him try mine with nothing but the recipe below … he was SHOCKED! He said, “These really do taste like KFC! You don’t need to put sauce mine next time!”

My original recipe had fewer ingredients than this final version that I’m presenting below. I tweaked it after researching the actual 11 herbs and spices that KFC uses – hope you enjoy it! ♥

Crispy AIP Chicken Wings

Crispy Baked AIP Chicken Wings

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Have a hankering for KFC but you're on the AIP? Try my delicious creation!
Not Greasy! Easy Clean Up!

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds Chicken Wings (Drummettes & Flats separated and tips removed)
  • 1 Tbsp AIP Baking Powder (See Below for a DIY Recipe)
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Basil
  • 1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • 1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper (Stage 1 Reintroduction)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse and thoroughly dry your wings with paper towel.
  3. Combine all seasoning ingredients in a zippered bag and mix well.
  4. Toss wings in the seasoning mixture until well coated. You may need to do this in smaller batches to ensure they're all coated well.
  5. Arrange wings in a single layer on the parchment lined baking tray. Give them space - no touching or overlapping.
  6. Cook for 20 minutes - the underside will be browned. Flip and cook an additional 20 minutes.
  7. Check that all sides are cooked and browned. You may need to re-arrange your wings so the edges that are less browned are touching the pan and cook for an additional 5 minutes, or try using the broiler for a few minutes, but keep a close eye so you don't burn them.
  8. We enjoy these on their own, but if you'd prefer to serve them with a dipping sauce or to coat them in BBQ sauce, try our searchable Facebook Group for lots more sauce and dipping inspiration. See below for tips!

Notes

AIP Baking Powder

Traditional baking powder contains aluminum and grain (corn starch), which is a no-no on the AIP. Whip up a batch or two of this easy AIP baking powder to have on hand for this and other recipes.

2 Tbsp Cream of Tartar
1 Tbsp Aluminum Free Baking Soda

Mix well until combined.Store in an air-tight glass container for upto 6 weeks.

Tips!

  • I've tried this recipe with chicken legs and didn't like it as much - I think it needs more skin in the game, if you will!
  • Want to make these in the AirFryer? 15 minutes at 350 degrees.
  • Wondering where to buy quality chicken without all the nasty antibiotics and hormones? Looking for other hard-to-find AIP ingredients? Visit my food sourcing page.
  • Looking for wing sauce or dipping sauce? Join our searchable Facebook Group for inspiration and try searching BBQ Sauce, Ranch Dressing, Chimichurri Sauce, Honey Garlic, Orange Ginger or what ever might suit your fancy!

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I’m a lazy AIP cook, so I try to find short-cuts in the kitchen. I love using this basic side to help keep me on track with nutrient density in my diet. Whipping up a BIG sheet pan of veg takes so little time, and since leafy greens cook down so much it really helps me keep up with my goal of eight cups or so of veggies daily.

Don’t let the simplicity of this one fool you – it’s so tasty!

Enjoy! ♥

Sheet Pan Vegetables Carrots Bok Choy

Sheet Pan Veggies

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

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥
Fast & Easy Sheet Pan Veggies - A basic and versatile dish you can serve with just about anything!

Ingredients

  • 2 - 4 Small Heads of Baby Bok Choy
  • 2 - 3 Carrots
  • 2 Handfuls of Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 - 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Pinch of Himalayan Salt
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Ginger Powder (Optional)
  • Black Pepper (AIP Stage 1 Reintro)
  • SEE NOTES below for additional veggie suggestions!

Instructions

  1. Remove the bottom of the Bok Choy and then cut it in half and then in thin strips or after cutting the bottom off, continue to chop it from the bottom all the way through to the green tops.
  2. Slice carrots into thin ribbons using a mandoline slicer or veggie peeler. You could spiralize them if you like.
  3. Slice brussels sprouts thinly (I manage to sneak them into meals if I chop them thinly)
  4. Spread your veggies on a parchment lined baking sheet (parchment makes for easy clean-up).
  5. Drizzle with Avocado Oil (or AIP compliant oil of choice. I prefer avocado for its higher smoke point)
  6. Sprinkle with a pinch of Himalayan Salt (go easy - it doesn't take much to over-salt veggies cooked like this)
  7. Since I add so little of each of the garlic, onion and optional ginger powder (depending on what veg you're using or what you're serving it with you may not want to use ginger) and pepper, I don't include measurements - just a light sprinkle over the sheet of veg.
  8. Use your hands to massage oil and spices through the veggies.
  9. COOKING METHOD #1 - ROASTING - I typically cook this recipe at the same time as my main dish, and have found it works well at a variety of temps and durations. I look along with salmon for 20 mins at 400 degrees. If you've got something going at a higher temp and longer cooking time, just toss the pan in at about 15-20 mins before your cooking time is up.
    COOKING METHOD #2 - BROILER - If you're only firing up the oven for the veg, try cooking under the broiler at about 500 degrees for 15mins or until cooked to your liking. Don't have the pan too close to the element/fire and be sure to watch for burning. Stir and flip veggies a few times throughout cooking time to ensure even cooking.

Notes

More Veggie Suggestions!

You could use onions, broccoli, cauliflower, zucchini, parsnips, sweet potatoes, kale or chard too .. Use your imagination. Adjust veggies and quantities to your preference. Just be sure to slice your veg in reasonable sizes to allow them to cook properly.

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By now you probably realize that your AIP healing journey involves a lot more than just changing your diet. In an effort to support our healing journey, we also need to work toward removing all the toxic nasties from our lives – that means choosing natural personal care and cleaning products, among other things.

Today I want to introduce you to Wise Oak Soapery – Kara’s personal care products are designed to beautify and compliment your AIP lifestyle. Her artisinal natural soaps, shampoo and conditioner bars, body polishes, lip and body balms cater to those with autoimmunity and synthetic chemical sensitivity. While many are beautifully scented with essential oils, Wise Oak also offers fragrance free options. Each product is handcrafted from scratch using all-natural, high quality ingredients derived from the Earth. Kara is committed to doing her part to help Mother Earth by using eco-friendly packaging and simple, low waste shipping methods.

I recently had the opportunity to try Wise Oak Soap in my Simply AIP Lifestyle Subscription Box, and I was BLOWN AWAY by the quality of the product. So luxurious and lightly scented, and while it leaves you feeling really clean, it doesn’t leave your skin with that squeaky, filmy feel – it’s simply clean! I’m personally prone to dry skin on my legs which causes itching, but I don’t even feel the need to moisturize after using Wise Oak. I’m also happy to tell you it doesn’t leave soap scum in your tub (I hate that about chemical soaps). Take a moment to learn more about Wise Oak Soapery and how the products were born out of necessity for Kara and her son … read her story here.

Wise Oak Soapery DiscountSpecial Offers:

I’m thrilled that Kara has agreed to offer my followers 10% off any of their orders with Coupon Code: AIPRECIPE

So, be sure to show yourself a little self-care and try Wise Oak Soapery!
Kara pours her love into these products and you can really tell! ♥ 

Shopping Tip!  Some of Kara’s Wise Oak Soapery products are also available in our affiliate shop, Shop AIP (you can save 10% on your first order there with Code: AIPRecipe), so if you are looking for ways to save on shipping, you may want to consider ordering here.

The Recipe:

I’ll let Kara take over from here ….

“I am a soap maker who normally makes solid all-natural soaps, however there are times when a liquid soap may be more desirable while retaining the natural goodness of the solid soap.

  • A bubble bath
  • A foaming hand soap for guests and other members of the household
  • A general preference for liquid soap

Keep in mind liquid soap made from solid soap will naturally have a thinner consistency. Once you have completed this process, you may either add more soap to thicken a bit or thin it out more with additional water. However, when using for foaming soap, you will want a thinner consistency.”

Wise Oak Soapery Bar Soap and Foaming Soap

Foaming Hand Soap

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Active Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGES BY: Kara Vogt - WiseOakSoapery.com ♥
Looking for a beautiful way to support your Autoimmune Healing Journey? Pamper yourself with this luxurious, all-natural foaming soap recipe from Wise Oak Soapery!

Tools

Instructions

  1. Using a bar of soap, shred the bar with a vegetable peeler or cut into cubes using a knife. You may also use a food processor to break it down further, if desired.
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  2. Place the shredded soap into a slow cooker and add the water.
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  3. Turn slow cooker on high and allow the soap and water to heat, stirring occasionally with a spoon. This process takes approximately 2.5 hours.
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  4. Once the mixture has completely melted, you will see some of the soap remains as a solid-like lump. You can leave it as is or give it a quick spin with an immersion blender or standard blender (CAUTION - use care when blending heated liquid in a standard blender – allow it to cool first)
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  5. Allow the soap to cool for about a half an hour and then pour into the bottles using a funnel. Note that you may have foam on the top, especially if the soap was blended. This will not hurt the soap.
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  6. The soap can be used as soon as it has cooled.
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Notes

If you'd like to use this as a bubble bath, try adding 1/4 cup of the liquid soap (or more) to a running bath. Remember, this is an all-natural product, so your bubbles may not be as voluminous as a traditional product, but rest assured you're still going to enjoy all of the beautiful benefits of soaking in these ingredients.
Relax & Enjoy!

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Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie … that name’s a mouthful … and so is this smoothie!

Looking for a yummy, nutrient dense smoothie that won’t leave you feeling hungry in five minutes? Maybe even give you a kick of energy to get you through the day? Who needs coffee? Not you with this kick of Matcha!

I’m not usually a big smoothie fan, because I’m usually cold, but as the temps warm up I’ll often turn to one for a quick lunch or snack. I also avoid smoothies because the tasty ones are usually packed full of nothing but sugary fruit, and I really don’t care for the veggie-heavy smoothies – too green for me (I never seem to want a veggie smoothie when I actually have the fresh ingredients on hand), and raw veg is not always a friend to my delicate digestion!

Sun Goddess Matcha Green Tea, Pique Tea, Coupon Code, AIP Recipe Collection

Ironically I just created this VERY GREEN, yet delicious smoothie – no fresh veg required – so convenient!

The addition of healthy fat – avocado, digest supporting papaya and the Vital Proteins Collagen Veggie Blend (inspired by Dr. Sarah Ballantyne) helps with satiety. Just half a banana adds the bit of sweetness that you need and the final magic ingredient is Sun Goddess Matcha Pique Tea Crystals (Save 5% with Coupon Code: AIP5) for a kick of energy …. this one Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie will take you further than you standard fruity concoction!

You can read more about why I recommend Pique Tea here, and how Matcha and green tea fit in on your AIP healing journey here.

Enjoy!

Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie

Matcha Veggie Energy Smoothie

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

♥ RECIPE & IMAGE BY: AIPRecipeCollection.com ♥ Looking for a fast, delicious and nutrient dense smoothie? This one tastes better than it looks, I promise!

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Whiz all ingredients together in a high-speed blender
    2. Enjoy!

Notes

While I had originally intended to bring you oodles of recipe recommendations right here on this site, I realized that would be a massive undertaking as I have amassed literally thousands of recipe links with AIP suggestions and member reviews.

That said, the AIP Recipe Collection website for the most part will be an easy to navigate resource hub where I bring you the best online resources to FAQs, recommended reading, cookbooks, helpful apps and coaching programs.

BUT, fear not! I will be adding recipe recommendations here and will continue to feed you daily with recipe inspiration in our private, searchable Facebook Group, so be sure to join us there!

Meanwhile, you’ll find my own personal recipe creations posted here on the site, and will gradually gather some of the most recommended and personally tested recipes here for you too.

Enjoy! ♥

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