Just in time for Holiday get togethers, I get to share this YUMMY pate recipe with you!!

P.S. how do you make fancy accents over the word pate??!!

This fab recipe come straight from the fantastically great new cookbook/lifestyle bible The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook by Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt. (Find it on Amazon here

More about the cookbook below, here’s the recipe!


6 slices bacon (check ingredients to ensure it is gluten-and nightshade-free) (You guys know I love to get my meat from Butcherbox)

1 small onion, minced

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 pound grass-fed beef liver, rinsed, dried, and sliced into 2- to 3-inch pieces

2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary

2 tablespoons fresh thyme

1/3 cup coconut oil, melted (like this one)

1/2 teaspoon sea salt (I like this one)

Fresh herbs, for garnish

Carrot or cucumber slices, for serving


  1. Cook the bacon slices over medium heat in a cast-iron skillet, flipping as needed.  Cook until crispy.  Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool, reserving the fat in the pan.
  2. Add the onions and cook on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes, stirring.  Add the garlic and cook for a minute, 5 minutes per side, or until the liver is no longer pink in the center.  Set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a blender of food processor with the coconut oil and sea salt.  Process until if forms a thick paste.
  4. Place the pate into a small bowl.  Chop the cooled bacon into the bowl in fine pieces and combine.
  5. Garnish with the fresh herbs and serve with vegetable slices.

Storage: Keep in the refrigerator for several days.  Also freezes well.

Note: This recipe is difficult to make in a standard blender; you really need a high-powered machine with a tamper for best results.  Alternately you could use a food processor.  I think this device is the BEST for this kind of stuff. 

Why this book?

Mickey has another autoimmune paleo (AIP) book that I usually recommend because its so chock full of awesome recipes.  (Find it here)

But I think this might be one of the best AIP lifestyle books. 

The majority of the book isn’t just recipes and general “stress reduction” tips.

It’s an amazing compilation of plans, advice, and empathetic anecdotes that will help those of you with autoimmune issues really find holistic well-being. 

It truly is a DIY guide to living well with chronic illness and I highly recommend it.  Find it on Amazon here. 

Where will you make this pate?  How do you find holistic well-being in your life?


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