Spaghetti Squash Nests and Liver Pate (AIP Friendly)

Spagetti Squash Nests and Liver Pate by Foodie in Provence

If you are interested in all things health, I'm sure you've already heard the term autoimmune disease. Maybe someone in your family struggles with one, maybe more, of around 80 types of autoimmune conditions. An autoimmune disease develops when your immune system, which defends your body against disease, starts to attack your own cells and produces antibodies against some of your own tissues. An autoimmune disease can affect one or many different types of body tissue, depending on the type. Among the more common AD belong rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, psoriasis, inflammatory bowel diseases, Hashimoto’s disease, Sjögren syndrome or type 1 diabetes. Autoimmune diseases usually fluctuate between periods of remission (few or no symptoms) and flare-ups (worsening symptoms).

There is no doubt that autoimmune diseases and are on the rise.{1} Conventional medicine treats only symptoms of autoimmune diseases and states, that there is no curative therapy. However, there is mounting evidence that a change in lifestyle, management of stress and, most importantly, a change in diet can reverse and often cure autoimmune disease.

Autoimmune Protocol Diet, originally called the autoimmune caveat by Robb Wolf in The Paleo Solution is a modification of the Paleo diet. The recipe below is a perfect example of using nutrition to heal the body. Organ meats are the most concentrated source of many nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Quality counts, so be sure to find an organic farmer who raises his animals in correct conditions. Squash is a typical fall vegetable and provides antioxidant compounds. Remember, if you suffer from autoimmune disease, you should absolutely avoid gluten and dairy. To find out more about which foods to eat on AIP, purchase this book or go to Sarah Ballantyne's blog.

Spaghetti Squash Nests and Liver Pate

Liver Pate


300 grams of veal liver

1 onion, chopped

1 apple, chopped

10 cl of red wine or sherry (alcohol should be generally avoided on AIP but occasional drink after remission might be tolerated)

pinch of salt and pepper (small amounts but be cautious)


1. Preheat the skillet.

2. Sauté onions and apple about 10 minutes until caramelized. Set aside.

3. On the same skillet, sauté the liver until thoroughly cooked.

4. Blend all ingredients.

Spaghetti Squash Nests


1 medium spaghetti squash


1. Cut squash in four big chunks. Preheat oven to 420 F/220 C.

2. Put chunks in a pan with a small amount of water. Cook for 30 minutes.

3. Scrape out the flesh of the squash and press into muffins tins evenly to create nests. Put back to oven for 10 minutes.

4. Arrange the liver pate on nests and enjoy.


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