An AIP Father’s Day 2014

Happy Father's Day

On Mother's Day this year, I mentioned how my husband & I live far away from our moms.  Mother's Day is a little bittersweet not being able to spend time with the two amazing ladies that raised us.  Naturally that same feeling comes up again on Father's Day.  While my daughter & I love planning a special day to honor my husband for being an excellent daddy, it's kind of sad to not be able to drop by & hang with our dads.  Both of them deserve a special day for everything they've done for us, not least of which is provide &  model extraordinary work ethics.

To say our fathers are hard workers is an understatement of enormous proportions.  My husband's dad runs his own law firm & when retirement age arrived he kept right on working.  He has no plans to stop any time soon & to my knowledge, he only takes about two full days completely off from his work each year . . . Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.  My dad has been with his company for, I think, over 30 years now.  He could probably just about run the whole operation single-handedly.  He does enjoy some vacation days now & then, but he also works 12-14 hours a day for months on end.  As you would expect . . . my husband & I are pretty intense about work ethic (our poor daughter! lol!).  Although that level of intensity sometimes needs to be tempered, I think that we would both say we deeply admire our fathers for their work ethic & are grateful to them for instilling it in us.  Even though this marks another year when we can't be together, I hope both of the special men that raised my husband & I AND all our siblings know how much we love them & how happy I would be to make them this well-deserved Father's Day menu.

Please read each of my adaptation instructions carefully in order to make each meal AIP-legal.


I'm going to try something brand new & a little unusual for our appetizer this year.  I wanted something that would be very flavorful, but light, because our main course is going to be a heavy "manly" meal.

Orange Basil Yogurt Dip w/ Crudite

To adapt:

  • Omit greek yogurt.  Instead, use this recipe for AIP-friendly coconut yogurt & remember that you'll need to start it the day before.


What daddy doesn't want a steak & potatoes for dinner?  Luckily, that is easily adapted to the AIP mold.

Grilled T-Bone Steaks

  • Black pepper is an AIP gray area.  Omit if you have not reintroduced it.

Oven Fries

  • I think these will work just fine as sweet potato oven fries.  Replace russet potatoes with sweet potatoes.
  • Replace vegetable oil with melted lard or coconut oil.
  • Black pepper is an AIP gray area.  Omit if you have not reintroduced it.

This salad requires alot of adaptation, but I think the final product will still be delicious.

Mushroom & Asparagus Salad

  • Omit English muffin, Parmesan, & hard-boiled eggs.
  • Replace soy sauce with 1 tbsp fish sauce & 1 tbsp coconut aminos.
  • Roast the mushroom & asparagus together, omitting the step to cover with crumbs.
  • Black pepper is an AIP gray area.  Omit if you have not reintroduced it.


This dessert looks so refreshing & will be a nice, light treat for after dinner, the perfect book end to the light appetizer.

Creamy Honeydew Popsicle w/ Lime

  • No adaptation required.  This recipe is AIP legal!!

As always, I will really be preparing this meal on Father's Day.  Watch for photos on my Facebook page.


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One thought on “An AIP Father’s Day 2014

  1. Veronica

    What a nice blog and nice father's day thoughts. The yogurt idea is a winner since I love to have fresh fruit and yogurt and has been avoiding it. Thanks.


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