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Classic Paleo Gremolata

Common ingredients in an Italian kitchen. Gremolata is a great flavor enhancer because its purpose is to brighten the dish without masking the true flavor. The most traditional way to serve gremolata is as a final touch on top of Veal Osso Buco. It tastes great with game meat and fattier meat because it brightens the dish. Scroll to…

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10 Foods to Fight Inflammation

Inflammation is the nightmare of every Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) sufferer. Believe it or not, inflammation is actually supposed to be a GOOD thing. Inflammation occurs when the body is trying to protect itself from bacteria or viruses. However, people with IBD or other autoimmune diseases are cursed with a non-stop inflammatory response. Our bodies trigger inflammatory…

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Little Pig ‘Pasta’

Porcini means “little pigs” in Italian. This piglet recipe has exactly that. Bacon AND mushroom. What could be better? It’s also really simple and there are only two components: sauce and ‘pasta’. Ain’t nobody got thyme for anything else. Seewhatididthere? (But for real, this recipe does include thyme). My recipe yields a deep savory flavor…

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Embarrassing Google Searches

I must take a moment to post about something completely different from Ulcerative Colitis or paleo recipes. It’s funny. Keep reading. Since the birth of Mangia Paleo in January 2014, I receive statistics that help me understand my audience. One of the analytic reports is grouped by internet search results. So, I can see the…

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Pineapple and Digestion

Why did the pineapple go out with the prune? Because he couldn’t find a date! What’s this buzz about pineapple being great for digestion? For starters, it contains about 87% water to it helps get flowin’ through your digestive tract. Did you just picture a pineapple on a waterslide? Because I did. It also contains…

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Steamed Clams and Bacon

Check out these heroes in a half shell. Bacon power! When my father and I collaborate with food this is what happens. First, dad gets access to millions of pounds of fresh locally harvested clams. Mom doesn’t like them. So, I get a phone call inviting me to dinner. I go visit with bacon in hand. Seriously,…

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Strawberry Basil Grilled Chicken

There is nothing more tasty than hand-picked strawberries from your local farm. Wait… yes there is. When you combine it with basil and balsamic! If you have never tried this combination you’re probably thinking, “what the heck is this girl doing? Strawberries are for dessert!” I ask you to open your mind just a bit and try…