This recipe can be used if you are doing seed cycling to balance your hormones. Or just if you need more zinc and selenium! Sesame and sunflower are both very powerful little seeds. Be sure to get organically grown seeds.
Parmesan and Sunflower Crackers
March 24th, 2016 | GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Recipes, Snacks, biscuit, cracker, Dairy, hormones, parmesan, seed cycle, sesame seeds, sunflower, zinc
Superfood Camu Camu and Cherry Jello
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
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’!
Scallion and Almond Grain Free Popovers
June 18th, 2015 | Bakery, Breakfast, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Recipes
My grandma used to love to make popovers — popovers are easy once you get the knack for making sure your oven is ridiculously hot before you put them in and do not open the oven door before they are ready.
GrainFree Bacon and Leek Almond Pone
June 17th, 2015 | Bakery, Breakfast, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Recipes, almond flour, bacon, cornbread, GAPS, gluten-free, grain-free, leeks
This delicious and satisfying almond pone works well for breakfast or alongside a meaty stew or chili at dinner time. Try substituting the bacon with fried chicken skins or pork cracklings, you won’t regret it.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
- 1 pound of bacon, roughly chopped (optional)
- 1 T butter
- 2 med leeks, chopped
- 5 eggs
- 1 c cream
- 4 c milk
- 1 t salt
- 1/4 t fresh ground black pepper
- 4 1/2 c almond flour
- 1/2 c parmesan (optional)
- other optional additions: chili powder, bell peppers, mushrooms, goats cheese
Butter a 9×13 inch glass dish, set aside.
In an iron skillet melt the butter over medium heat.
Add the bacon and sweat 2 minutes.
Add the leeks and continue to sweat until the bacon is cooked and the leeks are translucent. Don’t let them caramelize or brown.
Remove from heat.
Place the almond flour, parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl and mix.
Make a well in the center of the almond flour and add in the cream and mix.
Whisk in the eggs making sure they are completely incorporated, but don’t overmix.
Whisk in 2 cups of milk, making sure there are no lumps.
Whisk in remaining cups of milk. Do not over whip/whisk.
Pour into pan and place in oven.
Cook for 35-45 minutes.
Very good served with gravad lax for breakfast or with ox-tail curry at dinner.
GAPS™ Breakfast Recipes
June 16th, 2015 | Breakfast, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Recipes, coffee cake, GAPS, grain-free, legal food, muffins, pancakes
Breads, Muffins, Pancakes:
Pumpkin Pancakes from Wellness Mama
Cinnamon Almond Pancakes from Hella Delicious
Almond Flour Crepes from Eat Nourishing
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.
GAPS™ Diet Meaty Eggy Muffins
July 10th, 2014 | Breakfast, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Meat, Recipes, cheese, eggs, meat, muffins, zucchini
These delicious eggy muffins are easy to whip up and throw in the oven while you prepare your GAPS™ milkshake.
Makes about a dozen
- 1 pound ground pork (or other ground meat, sausage is very nice)
- 1 Tablespoon butter, coconut oil or lard
- 2 teaspoons ground fennel (optional)
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 12 pastured eggs, beaten
- 1/2 c yogurt or sour cream
- 1 med zucchini, grated
- 1 bunch of green onions, chopped
- 1 bunch of basil, chopped
- 2 red peppers, diced (optional)
- 1 t salt
- 1/2 t pepper
- 1 c cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups.
Saute the ground pork or sausage on medium heat, add the turmeric, fennel, salt and pepper. When nearly cooked add the peppers, zucchini, green onions and basil. Saute briefly.
In a large bowl beat the eggs and yogurt. Add the sauteed meat, vegetables and spices. Spoon about 1/4 c of the mixture into the muffin cups, top with cheese and cook from 15 to 20 minutes, until the egg has set.
Easily Digested GAPS™ Diet Soup
June 10th, 2014 | Basics, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Low Carb, Recipes, Soups, carrot, digestion, GAPS diet, staple, zucchini
This soup is what I use as the basis for the GAPS™ diet, the vegetables used are usually well tolerated by most people. It is best not to use any green leafy vegetables on the introductory stages of the GAPS™ diet. This soup is very nourishing, delicious and easily absorbed by a compromised GI tract.
The vegetables and types of meat that go into this recipe can be varied and the soup remains just as delicious, for example adding chopped tomatoes can make it quite different.
This recipe feeds 2 people for two days and easily serves 4.
- 1-2 T lard, ghee or coconut oil
- 2 medium onions, sliced
- 1/2 t turmeric
- 1 pound ground meat – pork, beef, lamb, chicken, turkey or sausage
- 1 medium zucchini, grated
- 6 large carrots, grated
- 1 pound green beans, chopped 1/4 inch – or peas (optional)
- 8 c or more homemade stock or broth
- 1 T salt
- 1/2 t black pepper
- 2 cloves crushed garlic, optional
Gently sweat the onions in the fat, add the turmeric and the meat, don’t let the onions or meat begin to brown.
Grain-Free Lemon Squares
August 30th, 2013 | Bakery, GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Recipes, Sweets, bars, coconut flour, curd, lemon, squares
I developed this recipe in memory of my mother-in-law, Oma Harriet, on the first anniversary of her passing away. August 30th was her birthday so it seems appropriate to post this recipe today. They came out surprisingly well! I used coconut flour for the crust and the delicate coconut flavor is a nice complement to the rich, sweet lemon curd.
Oma Harriet was a great collector of old recipe books so I searched them for lemon squares recipes. I discovered that it seems to be a relatively recent recipe probably first created in the 1950s or later. It also seems to be a uniquely American recipe. If anyone has any more info on the origins of this recipe I’d love to hear it!
Pan-Seared Rough Eye with Coconut Water and Rooibos Buerre Rouge
June 8th, 2013 | GAPS/SCD, Gluten Free, Grain-Free, Paleo, Recipes, Salads, Sauces, Seafood, arugala, buerre rouge, butter, coconut water, fish, local, rooibos, strawberries
We just love Trout Lake Farmer’s Market, Vancouver BC. Our recipe from today’s haul features many local food businesses. The rough eye fillet is from freshofftheboat.ca, the lychees are from our local Chinese farm stand (we just love lychee season!), the butter in the buerre rouge is from a local artisan dairy out in Chillawack — Farm House Cheeses and is incredibly yellow — out at the farm, behind their shop (see image below) their cows enjoy large fields of grass under the mountains. Strawberries in the salad are of course local as well. My own balcony-grown arugala is also featured 🙂 (By the way this dish is absolutely divine and remarkably quick and easy to make.)