Nightshade-free (95 recipes)


Nightshades are a botanical family of plants, more technically called Solanaceae. These plants all have certain characteristics in common (like the shape of the flower and how the seed is arranged within the fruit–Wikipedia has a good description). There are more than two thousand plant species in the nightshade family, the vast majority of which are inedible and many of which are highly poisonous (like deadly nightshade and jimsomweed). Tobacco is a nightshade, and is known to cause heart, lung, and circulatory problems, as well as cancer and other health problems (although, clearly some of this has to do with the other toxins in tobacco products derived from the processing.)

Avoiding nightshades can be harder than avoiding gluten. 

The following are all members of the nightshade family (a couple of which you might only ever encounter while on a vacation in the tropics or in supplements):

  • Ashwagandha
  • Bell peppers (a.k.a. sweet peppers)
  • Bush tomato
  • Cape gooseberry (also known as ground cherries—not to be confused with regular cherries)
  • Cocona
  • Eggplant
  • Garden huckleberry (not to be confused with regular huckleberries)
  • Goji berries (a.k.a. wolfberry)
  • Hot peppers (such as chili peppers, jalapenos, habaneros, chili-based spices, red pepper, cayenne)
  • Kutjera
  • Naranjillas
  • Paprika
  • Pepinos
  • Pimentos
  • Potatoes (but not sweet potatoes)
  • Tamarillos
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomatoes

Nightshade-free Recipes

Bone Broth

Bone Broth


Bone broth provides our bodies with bio-available (very easy to consume, digest and absorb) forms of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and other trace minerals that are so lacking in our diets today. (S

Category:  Hypoallergenic, Paleo, Autoimmune Paleo, Blood-Sugar Control/Low Glycemic, GAPS Intro, GAPS, SCD-Specific Carbohydrate, Grain-free, Sugar-free, Broths, Nightshade-free
Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 1d
Waiting time: 1d

Butternut Squash Pizza Crust

Butternut Squash Pizza Crust


If you're lokoing for an easy and healthful way to make individual pizza crusts, these are for you! Use with toppings of your choice.

Category:  Hypoallergenic, Paleo, Autoimmune Paleo, Blood-Sugar Control/Low Glycemic, GAPS, SCD-Specific Carbohydrate, Vegetables, Nightshade-free
Seasons:  April
Preparation time: 15m
Cooking time: 40m



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