Grain-Free Tuesdays 10

Welcome back to Grain-Free Tuesdays! We are very happy to see you again. 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. This means NO sugar of any kind, only honey and fruits.

A grain-free diet is not only very good for you but also a 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 just love all the amazing and creative ways people are discovering for cooking grain-free. It is not only fun but gets you to think out of the box.

Anyone not on a grain-free diet, please join us for World Food Thursdays and celebrate the delicious diversity of foods around the globe.

This week I made some navy bean hummus, after reading some interesting comments on the topic of cauliflower vs bean hummus, maybe next time I will try cauliflower. I have been getting a selection of cauliflower recipes that look fantastic. The most recent one is a cauliflower pizza crust (grain-free) which looks like a regular pizza crust! I can’t wait to try it. Check out the recipe for Grain-Free Hawaiian Pizza by Mom on a Mission. I personally love cauliflower but had to stop using it as my man feels it looks too much like brains to eat!

Last week I was bragging that we were doing so much better. I spoke too soon! We ran out of probiotics (we have been taking Bio-Kult) and things went downhill. We are back on them now, so feeling better again. It is interesting to see the changes. They weren’t as drastic as they could have been, so I think after a couple more months we will decrease the amount. We still don’t seem to do so good eating too many beans though. The combination of not having our probiotics and then eating the navy bean hummus was too much for our digestions and I froze most of it for later.

Another really good article I found last week by Gluten Free SCD and Veggie, lays out how to make SCD yogurt at home, with great photos and step by step details. SCD and GAPS friendly yogurt must be made at home and incubated for at least 24 hours to make sure all of the milk sugar has been digested by and all the little micro-organisms have fully multiplied.

I 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. The GAPS diet has been called the mother of all diets. It helps with everything from radiation to cancer to allergies to digestive issues, and lets not forget how great it is for balancing moods. Lots of folks these days are on a gluten-free diet which isn’t doing the trick. Lets help spread the word, the more people who are functioning optimally without the neurotic behavior caused by processed diets, the better chance we have for healing the world and creating peace.

I will also be retweeting articles posted here with the hashtag #grainfree. This gives them the opportunity to show up in the Grain-Free Daily, so don’t forget to retweet — and get yourself in the paper by using the hashtag #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. 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.

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