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If you are on a Paleo, Primal, grain-free or gluten-free diet, or are just looking to replace some of the grains in your diet with some delicious alternatives, this app is for you. There are 108 recipes that are free of grains, gluten, soy, corn, legumes, and refined sugar and can also be narrowed down by whether they are nut-free, dairy-free, corn-free, egg-free, nightshade-free, and FODMAP-free.  Created by the parents of two young boys who have been on GAPS and Paleo themselves, Nourished is full of yummy, nutritious recipes that appeal to both adults and children.  

  • Created for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

  • Features recipes from some of the most prominent bloggers in the grain-free world - Elana Amsterdam of Elana's Pantry, Vanessa Barajas of Clean Eating With a Dirty Mind, George Bryant of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations,  Tammy Credicott of The Healthy GF Life, Cara Comini of Health, Home & Happiness, Amy Densmore of Paleo Cupboard, Sarah Fragoso of Everyday Paleo, Melissa Joulwan of The Clothes Make the Girl, Sarah Smith of Nourished and Nurtured,  and Bill Staley and Hayley Mason of The Food Lovers Kitchen

  • Also features over 40 new recipes from the app creators, all free of grains, gluten, refined sugar, soy, and legumes

  • Recipes include items like Lavender Hazelnut Cookies, Raspberry Chipotle Meatloaf, Butternut Squash Galettes, and Brussels Sprouts with Apples, Shallots, and Pistachios

  • Ability to see recipes and instructions in both US Measurements and Metric

  • Switch between several serving sizes per recipe

  • Cooked History feature which keeps a running history of the recipes you have cooked.  Never wonder again “What was that recipe I made last month?”

  • Cooking Queue feature which allows you to queue up specific recipes to try before marking them as favorites.  Could also alternatively be used as a weekly grocery planner where you can queue up the recipes you want to make that week

  • Interactive shopping list which allows you to view items by Recipe and Store Aisle and then email them

  • Add your own notes to each recipe

  • A comprehensive Resources section which shows you where to get many of the items you’d want on a grain-free diet

  • Recipes searchable by ingredient and name, course, specific allergen (nut, egg, dairy, nightshade, FODMAP), season, time to make, whether they are freezable for later use, and whether they are portable for easy on-the-go snacking  

  • The only sweeteners used are honey and maple syrup (either can be used according to your preferences and dietary restrictions)

  • Currently the only dairy used is butter/ghee but most recipes include a conversion to a non-dairy alternative

  • All recipes suitable for those following the principles of Weston A. Price


Here's where you'll find the latest news and information about the Nourished App along with new recipes (that aren't necessarily in the app).


Blackberry Mango Salad

Nourished App

Things have been busy here in the Spring household lately.  Our youngest son turns one tomorrow (gah! WHERE did my last year go?), I've been working on coding the app update that adds our new blogger Amy Densmore of Paleo Cupboard into the app, and I've been knee-deep in recipe development for both this blog and the app.  Oh, and did I mention still working my full-time job and being a parent of two? haha.  Not that this is a sob story by any means, I completely love doing this so it's not a bother at all.  Especially when amazing bloggers like Elana Amsterdam give you glowing reviews and you hear how people are excited to learn of and use the app.  Makes all those really long evenings last winter coding my time away worth it for sure.  

And even though I'm relatively new at this blogging thing, you readers have embraced me with open arms and I really appreciate the support I've gotten from everyone.  The whole grain-free community is just such a wonderful, encouraging group right now and that makes me so happy.  I could only imagine trying to live this lifestyle without the motivation I get from fellow bloggers and readers/followers.   Many of you are far worse off than me healthwise and yet are putting huge smiles on your faces as you continue on your path to healing.  You are my heroes and so inspirational.  If at any time you waver just remember that we are all behind you and cheering you on and together we will all be so much better off for it.


One of the new recipes that I have worked on recently was this Blackberry Mango Salad.  I got the original idea from a salad I saw in Martha Stewart Living, but it was more of a mozzarella cheese/caprese salad than a salad salad. (Does that make sense?  It does in my head)

I like this combination of flavors because the bitterness of the radicchio plays off of the sweetness of the mango, and the tangy-ness of the blackberries and dressing tie it all together.  We poached duck eggs to go on top but you could certainly use chicken eggs if you'd rather.


Blackberry Mango Salad

 Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 min    Total time:  20 min

For the salad: 

1 Mango, sliced thickly

6 oz (170 g) Blackberries 

1/2 Red Onion, sliced thinly

1 head Radicchio, washed and torn into small pieces

1 head Butter Lettuce, washed and torn into small pieces

8 Eggs (Duck or Chicken) 

For the dressing: 

1 tsp (5 mL) Honey

1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) Garam Masala

1 tbs (15 mL) White Wine Vinegar (you can use Red Wine Vinegar or ACV instead) 

1/4 cup (60 mL) Olive Oil


1.  Put a pan of water on the stove to boil for the poached eggs.

2. Arrange the radicchio and butter lettuce on your salad plates.  

3. Place 1-2 slices of mango over the lettuce. 

4. Scatter slices of the onion ad the blackberries around the plate.

5. Mix the honey, garam masala, and vinegar together in a small bowl.  While whisking, slowly pour the olive oil into the mixture.  Drizzle this over the salads.

6. Poach the eggs.  If you need advice on how to do that, this tutorial offers 4 methods. 

7. Carefully place the poached eggs on the top of the salads and serve. 



Look at how orange that yolk is!  Love summertime (pastured) eggs!