This delicious desert is not only tantalizing to the tastebuds and has a luxurious mouth-feel, but it is also good for your body, in particular your brain and spine, immune and nervous system – a neuroendocrineimmune recipe which also stimulates oxytocin when it comes in the shape of a heart. A perfect treat for Valentines day. The nutrient dense foods also are good for your adrenals and gonads to help with potency for sensual stamina and overall good lovin’!
February 4th, 2016 | Dairy, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Holiday, Medicinal, Recipes, Sweets, aphrodesiac, apothe-cherry, camu camu, cherry, collagen, erotic, gelatin, gonads, Great Lakes, heart, jello, melatonin, raspberries, rose hips, sensual, stamina, Valentines, vitamin c
June 10th, 2015 | Breakfast, Dairy, Drinks, Fermentation, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Medicinal, Recipes, bile, cabbage, constipation, GAPS Milkshake, GAPS smoothie, juice, kefir, microbiome, milkshake, Natasha Campbell McBride, probiotic, spirulina, stomach acid
Dr. Campbell-McBride created the GAPS milkshakes for a multitude of situations. This is a brilliant drink and will help with all types of digestive disfunctions. It is especially recommended for constipation, blood sugar imbalances, problematic biofilms and parasites and people who are not absorbing nutrients.
A GAPS shake is a combination of juice blended with raw eggs and fermented cream (sour cream). Initially begin with about 1/2 cup a day and work up to 2 cups a day. Sensitive people should begin with 1-2 Tablespoons a day.
Juice: 1 carrot, 2-3 apples (or pineapple), 1 stick of celery, small wedge of beetroot and a small piece of cabbage. (You can also add a little lemon juice and some greens)
To the juice add 1-2 raw eggs (know your chickens!) and 4-5 Tablespoons of homemade raw sour cream. If you can’t use sour cream you need to have an equal amount of another fat (butter, ghee, coconut oil, any kind of animal fat, olive oil – don’t use other kinds of vegetable fats though), you can also make your own fermented coconut cream but don’t use coconut cream that has any additives (agar etc), you can make your own coconut cream from organic dessicated coconut. Be careful with coconut cream/oil if you have any mold/candida issues as coconut is very powerful against yeasts and you can get very strong die-off.
Blend the juice, eggs and fat with a hand-held mixer. Drink this mixture 2x a day on an empty stomach. First thing in the morning and in the afternoon. I generally make up enough juice for the whole day and then mix in the eggs and fat just before drinking.
The high fat content lubricates the bowel wall and softens the stool. The enzyme full juice stimulates the pancreatic juices. The protein from the eggs as well as the cabbage stimulates stomach acid production. The ratio of fat, sugar, protein is important.
It is easy to make you own sour cream, simply innoculate a pint (500ml) of (preferably raw) cream with 2 tablespoons of kefir, yogurt or creme fraiche. Let this mixture sit on the counter for 24 hours, and you will have your own homemade probiotic rich sour cream.
It is good to have the juice as clear as possible, especially at the beginning of the diet when your digestive system is very sensitive to raw fibre, so I usually strain the juice before using.
You can add other therapeutic ingredients, cod liver oil, ginger, celery, cucumber, carrot tops, mint, lettuces, beet and radish tops, bok choy, cabbage, etc.
This is a lovely recipe from one of our local cowshare family – Heather Passmore is an amazing artist who has the ability to turn lemons into lemonade as you will see from this selection of some of her cool artwork: Rejection, Revised. Try out this recipe and you will have a chance to try a bit of her amazing creative artistry to cleanse your face. As many of you know, Cleopatra used to love taking fermented horse milk baths as the enzymes and probiotics in the fermented milk rejuvenated her skin preventing wrinkles and aging effects.
Raw Yogurt Herbal Facial Cleanser:
Instead of spending lots of money on facial cleansing cream that contains no cream and many preservatives, I simply use the following recipe which I created over a period of learning and experimentation with natural skin care. I am very happy with the results. It is best to use raw yogurt because it lasts longer than pasteurized. It is best to use whole yogurt because the high cream content will assist in the removal of make-up, sunscreen, dirt or grease.
These special truffles are made with egg yolks, cream, butter, real chocolate and honey. The egg yolks help to give it a specially creamy mouth-feel that makes it all the more rich and decadent.
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 c honey
- 1/2 c cream
- 1/4 c butter
- 3 oz unsweetened chocolate
- dash salt
December 24th, 2012 | Bakery, Breakfast, Dairy, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Holiday, Recipes, Sweets, World, bread, cardamom, Christmas, cream, festive, fruit, goji, raisin, Swedish, sweet, Yule Kaka
Yule Kaka (Christmas Cake) is a tradition in our house. Yule kaka is a sweet, buttery, cardamom-flavoured fruit bread that is eaten with jam and cream. I was delighted to find that cashew butter and flour have just the right sort of fat and flavor to be a perfect substitute for wheat flour in this recipe. Personally I find it especially delicious with raspberry or rose-hip jam. The slight tartness that they add to this treat is just the thing. This year I tried it with goji berries, dried cherries and pistachio nuts. But I think it would be much better without the pistachios and with raisins as well.
December 11th, 2012 | Basics, Condiments, Dairy, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Recipes, World, butter, cardamom, churn, clarified butter, Ethiopia, gourd, homemade, masala, niter kibbeh, spices, traditional
This delicious spiced clarified butter is amazing with eggs, popcorn, sauted vegetables of all sorts, lentils, kitfo, on toast, mashed potatoes, hash browns — pretty much anything. All the spices make it a powerful antioxidant as an added bonus. There are many ways to spell niter kibbeh — I have seen it as nitr kibe, nit’ir qibe — there are also many ways to make niter kibe — everyone has their own favorite combination of spices.
Butter is traditionally made in Ethiopia from soured milk, not cream. The sour milk is placed in a clay churn or a bottle gourd (calabash). The churn may have previously been smoked with Olea africana. Besides imparting a distinct flavour to the butter, smoking the churn has a bacteriostatic effect. After filling, the churn is stoppered with a plug — a false banana leaf, or a piece of skin or leather stretched over the mouth and securely tied. The churn is then agitated — often by simply rolling it around on the lap until the butter forms. (Source)
This is a very simple recipe. This is a grain-free, GAPS, SCD and paleo-friendly, honey-sweetened delicacy. Various layers can be made with fresh fruit, sun-leathers or compotes and candied nuts as well. One of my favorite combos is layers of rich honey-vanilla creme anglaise, grain-free cherry-almond crunch, whipped cream from a local dairy and a honey-raspberry syrup. Oh yeah, you can make them with ice-cream as well 😉
Honey and Vanilla Creme Anglaise
- 2 c raw milk
- 1/4 c raw honey
- 5 pastured egg yolks
- 1/2 vanilla pod
- pinch salt
And I was a wreck. I had made two test pies. One was perfect – the second was a horrific disaster. The disaster pie led to a reworking of my pie plans, a subtraction of sorts. I am definitely the type of person who likes to overcomplicate, subtraction is not my forte. While I know this is my pattern, I generally don’t catch it early enough. Ahhh… getting older.
So there I was the day before the competition, ready to start the most nerve wracking part – the pastry. Here is my process.
We had a delicious opportunity this week with unexpected access to an extra large bottle of fresh raw cream from a local community dairy just when lychees are in full swing in the markets. We can never get enough of these exotic fruits so we just couldn’t resist making them into this delectable trip to tastebud shambhala. This recipe is especially good for folks on the GAPS or SCD diets as it is full of living grass-fed dairy fat, raw and easily absorbed local free-range egg yolks, local raw honey and lychees. (Lychees are the source of a powerful beneficial yeast called Saccharomyces boulardii).