As I am planning to start the Paleo AutoImmune Protocol this Monday, I have been making preparations for the big day. As I wise person once told me: "if you fail to plan, you plan to fail"...thanks Shannon!

Getting your frige and pantry ready for a major dietary change is important. Although some might do better going "cold turkey", I've appreciated having this week to whittle down some items and reorganizing the kitchen.

These guides have been extremely helpful:

Dallas & Melissa Hartwig's AI Shopping List

The Paleo Mom

The AutoImmune Paleo Cookbook by Mickey Trescott

Thanks, I could not have done it without your help.

I've been experimenting in the kitchen a bit this week, to make sure I have the confidence and drive to start the Protocol next week. One real winner was a Paleo-friendly Teriyaki Sauce.
Teriyaki Chicken Tenders with Cauliflower "Rice" and Roasted Veggies
Here's what I did for the Teriyaki Sauce...

Combine the following in a small saucepan:
1 cup 100% pineapple juice (I used a can of chunks and drained the juice)
3/4 cup coconut aminos
1/2 Tbs finely chopped or pressed garlic
1/2 Tbs finely chopped ginger

Simmer 5 minutes to blend flavors.

  • You can stop here & cool it for a tasty marinade. Or...

Combine 1 Tbs Red Boat fish sauce* with 2 tsp tapioca or arrowroot starch to make a slurry.
Add slurry to saucepan with other ingredients, stir with a whisk, and simmer 5 minutes more. Cool.

*thanks for the ingredient tip Nom Nom Paleo!