Paleo Stir-fry with Peach-Based Sweet and Sour Sauce (Migraine-Friendly)

Paleo stirfy with peach sweet and sour sauce

Paleo Stir-fry with Peach-Based Sweet and Sour Sauce

I love, love, love Asian foods.

Asian foods are seasoned with spices and sauces that trigger migraines in me so I am always trying to re-work recipes, hoping to find something that will work for my body.

Last January, I started following the AIP (autoimmune protocol) Paleo Diet as a last ditch effort to tolerate my chemotherapy for leukemia. The chemo (Sprycel) can cause severe intestinal bleeding and colitis, among other GI side effects. It made my GI tract mimic a crohn’s flare.

For the most part, my body has been in remission from crohn’s for a long time however the chemo made me so sick. It was not a true crohn’s flare but the symptoms were similar enough that I decided to try the SCD (specific carboyhdrate diet) to see if I could get it under control.

*Over the past 14 years, I have used the SCD to help control the crohn’s.

Long story short, while looking for SCD recipes online, I stumbled into infomation on AIP. I decided to give it a try.

My choices were pretty limited: tolerate the chemo or look at other options which include bone marrow transplant. 

I responded quickly to the AIP, the inflammation in my gut started to calm down, the intestinal pain and other symptoms that were similar to a flare began to diminish.

Now I am fine and I tolerate the chemo without problems (I do take it with a lactaid pill per order of my oncologist because it is coated in lactose–that is something we started early on but it did not help until I went on the AIP).

I am back in remission and I will continue to take Sprycel daily, it is called a target chemotherapy.

Since starting the AIP/Paleo 6 months ago, my body has healed in more ways than just the GI inflammation. I am going to write another post addressing the changes.

For now, I want to share this deeeelicious recipe that I came up with as a migraine friendly sweet and sour sauce.

Over the past 6 months, I have hoped that I would be able to tolerate coconut aminos  and fish sauce because many people who follow AIP or Paleo do well with those ingredients. However, I tried them a few times and each time, I ended up with a whopper of a migraine.

I have officially put them on my migraine trigger list. Another food that is a migraine trigger for me is pineapple (it is often used in sweet and sour sauce).

Tonight, I was craving Asian food so badly that I was 1 step away from calling our nearest Thai restaurant (a definite, delicious ticket to a migraine).

Instead of going for Thai, I grabbed some peaches from the freezer, some spices and developed a yummy Paleo sweet and sour sauce. This has reintro spices so I am calling it Paleo vs. AIP.

Peach-Based Sweet and Sour Sauce

Yields: 20 oz (about 3-1/4 cups)

2 Cups sliced peaches

2 Tbsp ghee

7 Tbsp white distilled vinegar

1-1/4 tsp sea salt **The Sea Salt that we have is Coarse so I suspect that if you use regular texture, you would not need to use this much salt–I will let you know once I buy some regular texture**

1 Tbsp Cinnamon

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp mustard

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 Cup maple syrup

1/3 Cup water


Mix all ingredients in a pan on medium heat

Bring to a simmer for 15 minutes

Pour mixture into blender and pulsate for 15 seconds


I eat rice 1-2 times a week. This would have been delicious with chicken however we did not have any in the house, so I used almonds as my protein.

Nuts are on the migraine trigger list and I don’t eat them regularly however I am able to eat almonds occasionally.

2 Tbsp coconut oil

5 Radishes

3 Large handfuls of kale

Almonds (sliced)

Sautee for 5 minutes on medium-low.

Add 1-1/2 cups of Peach-Based Sweet and Sour Sauce

Add rice (as much as you want)

Stir and simmer

Add sea salt, pepper and cayenne according to your taste

5 thoughts on “Paleo Stir-fry with Peach-Based Sweet and Sour Sauce (Migraine-Friendly)

    • Thank you! I am always trying to find ways to come up with Asian knock-offs that are migraine friendly. If you don’t get migraines, then you might do well to try something called Coconut Aminos (tastes like soy sauce) 😉


    • Good morning! Thank you so much for your comment. I am just now getting a chance to read it. I have been fighting a health battle over the past year (leukemia) that has been filled with ups and downs. I am getting better slowly but it has prevented me from consistently writing about migraines. I look forward to reading you blog! Yes, diet DOES really help me. Thank you for commenting! 🙂

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