Grain-Free Tuesdays 7
Welcome back to Grain-Free Tuesdays! We are very happy to see you again. If you know the drill please scroll down to the bottom of the page to post your link. This linky is a resource for folks on the GAPS/SCD or Paleo diets so please only post recipes and content that follows the guidelines for those diets.
Anyone not on a grain-free diet, please join us for our World Food Thursdays, celebrating the delicious diversity of foods around the globe, or our Foodies Follow Fridays and get connected with fellow foodies in the blogosphere.
A grain-free diet is not only very good for you but also a very practical way to boycott industrial agriculture and support family farms. Most processed foods contain some kind of grain–it is a cheap filler, allowing the manufacturers to make more profit. A grain-free diet is also good for your gut and promotes diversity. There is currently a huge demand for nutritional information, experiences and recipes for folks on the GAPS diet or who are simply grain-free. I myself am one of these people and am eager to try out tasty grain-free recipes. I also just love all the amazing and creative ways that people are discovering for cooking grain-free. It is not only fun but gets you to think out of the box.
This week we had some more delightful posts. When we started the GAPS diet, zucchini muffins with blueberries were one of our staple foods. Very easy to make if you have zucchini’s and almond flour, or coconut flour as in this recipe by realfoodforager. We didn’t do well with coconut for the first half of the diet and are just starting to add it in more to our foods now. Also very thrilled with the link NourishedandNurtured shared about various delightful breakfast options for GAPS folk. I particularly liked the egg muffin and the pear clafoutis recipes, can’t wait for tomorrow so I can try them…. We are going on a trip to Portland next weekend and I want to have some food to take with us as well. If anyone has tips of where to eat grain-free in Portland let me know 😉
Note to self, as soon as we get back I need to make kimchi following this lovely preparation ritual and recipe provided by LostArtsKitchen. Also really appreciated the link from DaiaSolGaia spelling out the various issues with plastic containers and what to use instead. Last but not least, a big thank you to YolksKefirandGristle for sharing your post on saturated fats. This is a really important issue that many of us have been trained to immediately dismiss, but the science Mainstream is being fed in regard to these fats is not up to date–to put it mildly, check out the post.
I would like to invite all of you to join us at the SCD/GAPS facebook community and get involved! Share links to your sites as a resource for other people and share our favorite recipes for the different stages of the diet as well or something. I would love help of other folks to admin the page as well, just let me know. It isn’t a lot of work, but it would be good to have a variety of input. Any other ideas welcome 🙂
I will also be retweeting articles posted here as #grainfree and they will show up in the Grain Free Daily, so don’t forget to retweet — and get yourself in the paper by using the #grainfree.
This bloghop is based on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet. It is grain-free, sugar-free and processed-food free–no industrially processed fats either (in particular canola). Please only use honey or fruit as sweeteners, other natural sweeteners such as maple syrup and agave are not used on the GAPS or SCD diets. Natural stevia is OK too. I know the Body Ecology Diet includes quinoa and millet, but I prefer to leave those items out of this particular bloghop as well. Fermented foods are highly encouraged!
Please share your favorite grain-free or fermentation recipes, GAPS experiences or resources, tips on cooking from scratch, homemade cleaning products or cosmetics, herbal remedies or even your favorite way to detox. Detoxing is a very important part of the GAPS diet, and many people who are on the GAPS diet are sensitive to industrial chemicals and prefer to make their own shampoo, dishwashing detergent and soaps.
Please be sure to link back to this post and leave us a comment at the bottom.
Please just share one link each week.
Please also tweet, stumble, digg and/or share this post on facebook–I will also share your links. In the meantime, happy cooking, eating and connecting with local farmers 🙂
The Linky will open Monday evening around 10:00 (Pacific coast time) and be open all week. Happy Eating! May your gut flora be as diverse, plentiful and beautiful as the stars in the sky and the flowers on the earth.