April 26, 2013

GAPS pretzel recipe

Posted in appetizers, child-friendly, GAPS friendly, snacks tagged , , , at 11:14 am by Jordan

GAPS pretzel recipe, linked to from Heavenly Princess

Heavenly Princess

3 gifts reflecting

my partner-in-blessing’s glasses, catching the light
the joy of the Lord reflected in the life of an older woman
reflecting upon powerful conversations

3 gifts fragile

100-year-old poetry books
china passed down from great-grandmother
grain-free pretzels (recipe)

4:24gfpretzels

a gift cloth, steel, wood

culturing yogurt covered by flour sack towel
semi truck delivering good food to many families
half-barrels holding squash and watermelon plants

3 gifts moving

stories of redemption, perhaps too personal to share here
You Are More (video)
that God, His son not sparing, sent Him to die – I scarce can take it in

A Holy Experience

View original post

March 5, 2013

Making Ghee {GAPS}

Posted in child-friendly, GAPS friendly, soup tagged , , at 9:27 pm by Jordan

ghee-0

Ghee is the preferred oil to cook with and to add to food during the healing phase of the GAPS diet. We scramble eggs in it and add it to our bowls of soup or butternut squash “dessert” to get more healthy fat in our diet.

ghee-1

Josh loves ghee in everything AND he loves to make it! That’s a good thing because we sure go through a lot of it. He fills a crock pot with organic unsalted butter (preferably from pastured cows–thankfully we found some on sale at Sprouts a couple weeks ago).

ghee-2

After about 7 hours on low it all melts and a foam forms on top.

ghee-3

The solids on top are skimmed off (supposedly there are recipes using those so we’re saving them for later) and the ghee is ladled out into containers. In the bottom of the crock is another layer of some kind of white substance. After trying a few techniques of straining with strainers and coffee filters and making a huge mess, we just gave up and poured out the last of the ghee with the stuff in the bottom and put it in the fridge. After chilling, it was watery liquid at the bottom and hard ghee on top which was easily lifted out. Ghee doesn’t need to be refrigerated, has a creamy, soft texture when at room temperature, and is SO tasty…yet another thing we never would have discovered if it weren’t for this GAPS adventure!

March 3, 2013

Colorful! {GAPS}

Posted in GAPS friendly, side tagged , , , , at 4:44 pm by Jordan

Colorful! {GAPS}

Who said GAPS food had to be boring? Here’s a sampling of the condiments that are typically available on our table (clockwise, starting at the top): avocado, sour cream, ghee, sauerkraut, ginger carrots. The chicken in the middle is a salt shaker 🙂

February 18, 2013

Hash Browns with no potatoes! {GAPS}

Posted in breakfast, GAPS friendly, side tagged , , , , at 8:33 pm by riahjoy

How did I do it?

All I used was:

Celeriac

1 Large Celeriac
Ghee
Sea salt

After washing and peeling the celeriac I ran it through the food processor to grate it.

I melted the ghee in a frying pan over medium heat. When it started bubbling a bit I added the grated celeriac, sautéing it for about ten minutes, then added salt. I watched for it to get soft and then spread it out in the pan letting it sit to get a little brown on the underside. With GAPS you can’t let it get too crunchy (hard to digest) so I watched it carefully and ended up flipping it over after about seven minutes. After letting it brown on the bottom side it was time to serve up!

Hash browns being enjoyed with avocado and sour cream

We thoroughly enjoyed the hash browns with avocado and sour cream!