The Final Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable – Celebrating 9 Years!

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“A sunset is nothing more and nothing less than the backside of a sunrise.”
~ Craig D. Lounsbrough


Endings Can Be Celebrations

I hosted the very first Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable on October 30, 2013. Since then, there have been over 400 roundtables featuring thousands of recipes, and showcasing the talents of the AIP blogging community. It has been one of the most popular features on my website. So, why am I letting it go? The reason is simple: it’s no longer needed. Let me share a bit of the history with you and tell you what’s changed (and the change is positive!)

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Why I Started the Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable

When I started Phoenix Helix in 2013, there were less than 10 AIP bloggers, and I was one of them. There were no books or cookbooks for the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol, and no online recipe resources. We were all starting from scratch. We each began experimenting in the kitchen, and when something worked well, we shared it online. My friends, it wasn’t easy! There was no template to follow and no products to help. ShopAIP didn’t exist at that time, nor did any of the brands that now stock ShopAIP’s shelves. Is that hard to imagine? A lot changes in 9 years!

This is why I started the roundtable in 2013. I wanted to fill a need. The Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable was a way to gather and share all the new AIP recipes being created. It was a huge success, and I’ve been hosting it ever since.

Why I’m Stopping It Now

9 years later, a lot has changed! There are now thousands of AIP recipes easily accessible online and over 40 cookbooks written specifically for the AIP! It’s a different world from where we started. A community that began with a handful of people has grown to include millions. The need that gave birth to the roundtable 9 years ago is being met in multiple other ways.

Where to Find Thousands of AIP Recipes

I know many of you are fans of the roundtable and will be sad to see it go. Don’t worry, I’m not leaving you stranded! Here are some links to help you find all the recipes you need, today and always:

  • The Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable Archives – The old roundtables will stay live on the website for many years to come. They contain thousands of AIP recipes.
  • My Recipes Page – Here, you’ll find my own favorite recipes that I’ve created and published over the years, as well as themed recipe collections. Are you looking for summertime recipes? Thanksgiving recipes? Low-sugar desserts? One-pan meals? I’ve got you covered!
  • The Great Paleo AIP Book & Cookbook Roundup – I mentioned there are now over 40 cookbooks available. That’s a lot of choice! Are you wondering which to pick? This article summarizes all of them, so you can find the ones that best fit your taste and cooking style.
  • The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook – This is my personal favorite. It’s an e-cookbook that contains recipes from 37 AIP bloggers, and it was edited by me! The Instant Pot didn’t exist back in 2013 either but it’s one of my favorite inventions and makes life in the kitchen so much easier.

A Big Thank You

First, a shoutout to all of the AIP bloggers! They are the cornerstone of this community and it’s so easy to take them for granted. Yet they spend hundreds of hours in the kitchen perfecting recipes to share for free on their websites. Many of them have gone on to create beautiful cookbooks as well. If you have a favorite recipe you’ve discovered through this roundtable over the years, please send that blogger an email. In a world where people are more prone to complain than to praise, gratitude is such a joy to express and receive!

I also want to thank every member of the Phoenix Helix community. I know some of you have been with me from the beginning, and this website wouldn’t be here without you!

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10 comments on “The Final Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable – Celebrating 9 Years!”

  1. Thank you so much for including my recipes in your delish round tables, Eileen!! It’s always been an honor and I’m always so grateful for all you do in this community. XO, Alison

  2. I’ve looked forward to the Roundtable every week. It’s something I wait to be able to sit down and enjoy. A break in my day and anticipation of what might show up that will be a game changer for my meals. I will miss this feature so much. I understand, but it is a sad thing to see it passing. One less thing to look forward to. It’ll take some doing to find something else as much fun and benefit, to fill the void.

    1. Hi Karen. It’s the ultimate compliment that it will be missed. Thanks for writing. If you don’t already have my new book, Healing Mindset, I recommend it. It’s filled with ways to bring more peace and joy into our lives. There’s even a chapter called Prescription for Joy! I also have an idea for you about recipes and a way to have a weekly ritual where you pick new ones to try. Choose a favorite AIP cookbook and set yourself the challenge of cooking your way through it. You could choose 1 new recipe each week to try. That will definitely keep your meals fresh and be very fun at the same time!

  3. Cathy Schulte Harvey

    I will miss this so much! I have really come to look forward to your email on Sunday and wondering what delightful recipes awaited my choosing. But you are right, even in the 4 1/2 years I have been AIP, much has changed. I own quite a few AIP cookbooks and have almost 1,500 recipes pinned. I suppose I will get by. On to new challenges! Thank you for all you have done to foster the AIP community.

  4. Catherine Peterson

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo… I mean, I get it. But. Sniffle. I loved seeing curated choices that other people loved, or that worked well, without having to wade through all the possibilities out there. I gradually used it less than in the beginning (yep, I’ve been around since the very beginning), but when I was tired of the usual, or when I got off track and needed a kick in the behind, or when I wanted to recommend a place for nervous AIP newbies to look for ideas, I knew the roundtable would not let me down. It has been great to see the evolution of AIP recipes, and even better to know when I try one it most likely will be a keeper. Truly, it has been a blessing! I do understand, but…. (where’s the bottom-lip-quiver emoji?)

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