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 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
This delicious, festive salad is a great aid to digestion and perfect with kombucha marinated goose or turkey. The pomegranate ads a nice texture with a snappy pop of refreshing juice as well as a symbolic touch of new life and rebirth. A perfect solstice salad.
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)
June 7th, 2012 | Appetizer, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Medicinal, Recipes, Salads, Seafood, Side Dishes, Snacks, cod liver, dried tomatoes, olives, pregnancy, salad, sauerkraut, vitamin D
The Swedish usually have this salmon on their smorgasbords and always serve it with this delicious mustard dip. I have altered the recipe slightly here to use honey instead of sugar for a GAPS and SCD friendly recipe.
April 28th, 2010 | Breakfast, Condiments, Fertility, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Meat, Recipes, coriander, fertility, GAPS, garlic, grass-fed, health, lamb, liver, pate, pregnancy, recipe, SCD, spices
I never knew I could like liver until I had paté! Fantastic stuff, especially if you have the right combination of spices and a touch of lime or something sour. This recipe uses the wonderful combination of onions, garlic and ginger that I love so much from Burmese and other Asian dishes. Mix and match spices to find your own favorite combinations–don’t be afraid to use a heavy hand when flavoring it up!
- 1 lb liver
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1/2 head garlic, pounded
- 2 inches ginger, pounded
- fat for frying (lard, olive oil, butter etc)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 2 Tablespoons ground coriander
- 1/2 – 1 c butter, soft
- 1 – 2 limes juice
- salt and pepper to taste