Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #3

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Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #3 | Phoenix Helix

“Pull up a chair. Take a taste. Come join us. Life is so endlessly delicious.” ~ Ruth Reichl

Welcome to the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable!

If you’re not familiar with the paleo autoimmune protocol (AIP), check out my series of articles. In a nutshell, it’s an elimination diet, designed to help people with autoimmune disease identify food intolerances. When you’re on the protocol, it can be hard to find recipes, because so many food groups are excluded. This recipe roundtable is here to help!


  1. Every week, I’ll be hosting this roundtable.The post will go live Wednesday nights, and the link-up feature will stay open for 7 days.
  2. Bloggers can share up to 2 recipes each week. Feel free to choose new recipes or old ones from your archives. When you link-up, type in the URL of the actual recipe rather than your blog’s home page.
  3. Recipes cannot have any of the following ingredients: processed foods, refined sugars, refined oils, grains, legumes, soy, dairy, eggs, nuts, seeds (including cocoa & coffe) or nightshades (including nightshade spices).
  4. Please ONLY post recipes (not other kinds of articles). This roundtable is all about the food.
  5. Every week, I’ll highlight the reader favorite (most clicked link) from the prior week’s roundtable, as well as my favorite.
  6. Please provide a link back to the roundtable, somewhere in the post(s) you’re sharing.
  7. Feel free to grab a badge to help spread the AIP love.
  8. Recipes that don’t comply with stated rules and guidelines will be respectfully removed.
  9. To be reminded of each week’s roundtable, simply subscribe to my blog (box in the sidebar).
  10. To browse through past roundtables, you can find the whole list here.

Highlights from Last Week’s Roundtable:
Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable #3 | Phoenix Helix

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  6. Eileen – I love the AIP Roundtable! Thanks so much for putting this together. I’ve found so many new sites with great AIP recipes – it’s really invaluable. Thanks again!

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  8. Eileen, thanks soooo much for putting this together. It’s such a gift to have so many yummy AIP recipes together in one place. One of the recipes last week looked so good, but I thought mushrooms were not AIP friendly.

    • Hi Nancy. Mushrooms are fine. The only version of the AIP that ever excluded them was Dr. Kharrazian’s, based on the theory that mushroom extracts can stimulate Th1/Th2. Sarah Ballantyne (Paleo Mom) researched this further and found that whole mushrooms don’t have this effect. So, feel free to enjoy them!

  9. I absolutely love your blog! I have been AIP for 6 months and I have been needing some recipes. The entire time I have been doing AIP I have not had any recipes and it is going to be nice to eat something different than the same thing everyday. Thank you!

  10. I cannot begin to express how grateful I am for this website, that really I just happened to stumble upon. I have two young boys (2&4) that have Autism and I’ve always believed that there were other health issues as well. After taking them to an Allergist/Immunologist/DAN doctor, we found out that they both have inflammation, possible auto-immune issues, high cholesterol (despite a healthy diet!), multiple vitamin and mineral deficiencies AND a tremendous amount of food allergies/intolerances. The diet protocol is extremely overwhelming to say the least and this website is surely going to be an invaluable resource for me and my baby boys! Thank you so very much!!!

    • You’re such a wonderful mother Audra, to be looking for these types of solutions. The diet change can feel overwhelming at first, but yes, I hope my website and the community at large will make it much easier for you. Wishing you and your boys health and happiness. Be sure to take care of yourself, while you take good care of them!

  11. Hi, I’m researching the AIP for to start the elimination diet.. And I’m trying to find info of Chaga mushroom, and I ended up here where you were saying that the editable mushrooms are ok. So, what about the Chaga then? We use it here in Finland as a tea, and people have told that it’s ok, but it’s an adaptogen so it interacts with the immune system? And as Spirulina and Chlorella are on the NO -list, I was wondering what about the Chaga then?

    Thanks <3

    • Hi Jutta. Mushrooms as a food are allowed on the AIP. However, concentrated mushroom extracts, along with all supplements that have the potential to stimulate the immune system, aren’t allowed. During reintroductions, you can try Chaga again to verify how your body reacts. You might find it beneficial, or you might discover its a negative autoimmune trigger for you. That’s the thing with immune-stimulating teas and supplements – it can go either way.

  12. Thank you so much for your speedy answer Eileen! <3

    Actually, the Chaga is strait from the birch tree where it grows, I just put it in a cattle to boil with a water and perhaps whit some other stuff like vanilla or turmeric, black pepper to boost the turmeric and some ginger. But it's good to know then to avoid it during the elimination diet, and I know now to advice others with it as well. 🙂

    I have some other questions as well which I find a bit confusing.. I hope you have some time to answer them as well. <3

    So the Maitake mushroom as a powder to enhance the collagen production and strength isn't ok either..? Until the reintroduction? But collagen powder and gelatine are good for it as well and they are ok for protein source.

    And so things like roseroot, ginsen, and other adaptogens are on the NO -list as well?
    What about the Bergenia crassifolia and tea made of it?
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    There are some contradictory foods in the different food lists of what to eat and what not in the elimination diet, for exp. goji berry is on the yes list of the Paleo Mom, but goji is a nightshade (and for me it gives reaction already if I put it on my skin as a eyecream, if I eat it I get rash were I've put the eyecream).

    Then the Carob is a pea plant, or it includes to the family of pea plants. So how come it's ok to eat it, or is it ok in the first phase of the introduction with the pea and the green pea?

    Then what about the usage of diy cosmetics, I use either organic or diy, in some really rare occasions some "normal" cosmetics. But I make my bronzer of cocoa powder (+some arrowroot and cinnamon), but is it ok to use the cocoa bronzer in the elimination phase, or should I just buy some organic cosmetic stuff?

    I've Hashi and I've already done 1 elimination diet almost 2 years ago, but I got to know about the AIP afterwords, so I decided to do it again more strictly. But I've noticed already that my body reacts to stuff, like gluten, corn, soy and milk products (especially from cow, casein and lactose, which I've had already since a child) so they are off limits. So I'm wondering should I restrict also body products and diy cosmetics, especially the cocoa bronzer, and of course some organic cosmetics might have some things that are on the NO -list as well, and that might get a bit tricky.. :/ although I would like to trust my body that it reacts when it doesn't like somethings. And another example is diy coffee scrub: coffee grounds, coconut oil and pink salt. I don't drink coffee anymore, but I use it like this for instance.
    And for exp. the organic toothpastes contains xanthan gum..

    Then what about the sweeteners? There is some pretty confusing things with this as well. Are also the so called natural sweetners like honey, maple syrup, coconut/palm sugar/syrup etc. on the NO -list in the elimination period or are they ok – with limited usage of course, or are they introduced in some of the introduction periods 1-4?

    But at least sweetening with diy apple pure, banana, date, carob (?), lucuma etc. is ok already in the elimination phase?

    Is it ok to reintroduce the whole egg, but by introducing it later in the introduction phase? For me I think there is no poin of adding only the egg yolk, so if it's not possible for me to eat the whole egg I don't think why bother eating only the yolk? Or is there somo logic why it is introduced in 2 phases?

    What about wheat grass, is it ok to add in the reintroduction? What I mainly do with it now is that I gargle my mouth&teeth with it (mixt with water) works wonders healing the mouth & teeth. Otherwise I don't eat wheat.

    And what about the licorise root? I can't find it anywhere, and it's said that its good for thyroid as it heals the gut lining like the slippery elm.. but so is the aswagadanga said that its good for thyroid, but its on the NO -list by being a nightshade.

    We have a sweet tooth, or a licorise (salty licorise) tooth hear in Finland (which no one else really gets 😀 ) and already to not be able to eat "normal" salty licorise (salmiakki as its called hear), because it normally contains wheat and some bad sugars as well is a bit ruff.. 😀 so dates rolled in licorise root powder are and have been a good substitute. 😀 ..and then are the tea blends like yogi teas and so on, that in many times include the licorise root in the tea blends. So is it ok? (Keeping my fingers crossed :D)

    Thank you so much <3 I have a feeling that there is still something that I have forgotten, but I would like to ask and know so that this time I will do the elimination correctly. 🙂

    Thank you so much and I hope you have a wonderful day! <3



    Ps. I found your Facebook groups so I hope I'll get answers to my wonderings from there as well as I go with the proses 🙂 <3

    • Hi Jutta. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to answer this many questions about the protocol. If you don’t already have my book A Simple Guide to the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, I recommend it. I wrote it to clarify the process for people. (Unfortunately, as you discovered, there were some errors in Sarah’s book that weren’t caught in the editing process.) My book and website has accurate information. You can also browse my AIP series of articles here on my blog, which includes a grocery list, spice information (for example black pepper’s not allowed), a nightshade guide and more. Other questions you can definitely ask in the online support groups, or you can hire an AIP health coach to get you started off on the right foot and give you some 1:1 advice. Joanna Frankham is excellent. Welcome to the AIP community. Wishing you wellness at every level!

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