Grain Free Tuesday 14

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.

The photo above is a corn-plant blossom, it turns out they are very rare, the tiny white flowers open at dusk and release the most delightful honey-suckle perfume. They close again in the morning. Our lovely corn-plant, who we had named Tom, produced these amazing flowers, which lasted about a week so we’ve been feeling blessed lately.

One of our guest bloggers has also been blessed this last week with a healthy tiny baby boy, he decided to join us a month early! We are very excited about that and lots of congratulations are going out to our happy new mother.

The last couple weeks have been really crazy for us and the next one is still hectic. I have another craniosacral therapy training coming up on Wednesday, that I am looking forward to, but I wish I had the time to actually be ahead with my posts here on Hella Delicious–I have so many recipes for you guys! But the main thing is that I have managed to get some gardening in–I dug up the sidewalk area in front of our apartment–since I lost my opportunity to join a yardshare to another eager and more organized gardener. That also forced me to hurry up and join the community garden and I had to put in 4 hours of work before I could get my plot and since the year is already half way through I am feeling very behind the season. I also managed to make some seedballs which are already sprouting in my new garden, and I have been dropping them all over town. Unfortunately it seems I got started just as the never-ending rain here in Vancouver suddenly decided to go on vacation. This year my seed balls are mostly clover and wildflowers with a lot of yarrow, artemisia, st johns wort and mullein mixed in.

Anyway all of this garden talk was inspired by Woman With Wing’s post on her garden parsley from our bloghop last week. I am growing parsley this year on my balcony, so I hope to make a ton of taboule later in the season.

Speaking of garden and recipes from our last bloghop, I was just over at the community garden this afternoon turning compost to get my plot…there is the hugest wild rubharb growing in the grass on the hill by the garden. I haven’t eaten much ruhbarb this year for some reason, but in this fantastic Grain-Free Rhubarb Muffin recipe. Right now I am dreaming of making a batch of this recipe and topping it with some homemade Grain-Free Granola to make some kind of a coffee cake….Community Cucina also mentions the benefits of rhubarb and it is easy on the digestive tract so I’m gonna have to try some. I have memories of foraging wild rhubarb, which is quite different, in India when we went to visit my mother’s old school.

I just have to mention this recipe: Crispy-Skinned Roasted Chicken with Sweet and Savory Paleo Sausage Stuffing from AMomonAMission.com, as I am just drooling and she gives a good technique for getting your chicken skin nice and crispy.

And this one: Toffee Ice Cream GF SCD. My man will just die when I make him this! Thanks so much to Gluten Free, SCD and Veggie for another great recipe 🙂

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 late Monday evening 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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