March 1, 2013

Shepherd’s pie {GAPS}

Posted in GAPS friendly, main dish tagged , , , , , , , , , at 9:17 pm by riahjoy

Shepherd’s pie is something that the whole family loves and has enjoyed many different ways; we’ve never done the same recipe twice!

The basic idea is to brown some ground meat in meat stock. Mix in with a vegetable (green beans, peas, zucchini, broccoli, etc.,.) in a casserole dish. Smooth some faux-tatoes on top. Add a little ghee and cook!

Below are some pictures of our past variations:

Browning the meat

Browning the meat

Mixing in the green beans

Mixing in the green beans

Faux-tatoes (processed with cilantro giving it the green color) for the top!

Faux-tatoes (processed with cilantro giving it the green color) for the top!

Yummy gee

Yummy ghee for added richness 😀

Peas and chicken

Faux-tatoes, peas, and chicken

Meat w/squash

Zucchini, yellow squash, and ground beef

Faux-tatoes top

Delicious pie right out of the oven and ready to be enjoyed!

February 17, 2013

Ways we make Sabbath special {GAPS}

Posted in GAPS friendly, main dish, special meals tagged , , , at 8:35 pm by Jordan

Sabbath table setSince the first Saturday of this month, we’ve been trying to set the table in some special way for Sabbath dinner, in preparation for Sunday worship. Last night, Bethany prepared the table for our meal. The china is a family heirloom, and the chicken decor she collected from an exchange at our church a while ago (she kept it a surprise until tonight!)

dressed for Sabbath dinnerWe try to dress nicely – Sunday best.

Sabbath meal on chinaLast night everyone ate on china, even the little boys (age 5 and 7).

Sabbath meal

Peas are Bethany’s favorite, so she prepared Shepherd’s Pie with peas for us. Topping the pie is cilantro.

After dinner, we read about and sang a hymn from Hymns for a Kid’s Heart by Joni Eareckson Tada (with Bobbie Wolgemuth). Then put on the movie about her that we haven’t seen in a very long time. Mom sat down for a whole hour with the family and did no work!