SCD

GAPS / SCD Diet, Cancer and Fungus

A big thanks to everyone for their kind words of support over the past week or so since we found out that my mother has cancer in her pancreas. 🙁 Sorry I haven’t been communicating this last week, we got the news and then had to get our taxes done, which was a bit pain in the neck. We are also taking a trip to LA this month, so I am trying to get my garden and everything else in place before we go. I have been thinking about cancer as a result so these ramblings are what have been fermenting in my mind of late.

When food, the body, the heart, and the mind become perfectly united with nature, a natural diet becomes possible. The body as it is, following its own instinct, eating if something tastes good, abstaining if it does not, is free. -Masanobu Fukuoka

Yesterday, at the laundromat, I managed to read a few more of Masanobu Fukuoka’s essays in what has been dubbed ‘the little green book,’ The One-Straw Revolution. I got into the section on what he calls ‘natural diet.’ He lays out in a clear and beautiful way a description of the importance of the relationship of nature and mankind and how this relationship is developed through eating and farming/foraging. I got so excited by it that I have pulled out my favorite excerpts here. I feel that this SCD/ GAPS diet we are on is helping me to regain the sensitivity of a natural person who is in tune with their instincts, that Masanobu Fukuoka speaks of. Please take a minute to read the sections I pulled out, very profound, it shows the importance of food for creating a natural and peaceful culture for our world.

MOB 105 РLiver Pat̩

MOB 105 РLiver Pat̩

This episode was the first one that we filmed for Mouth of Babes and one of our favorite recipes. A big thanks to FoxFire Farms for supplying the rich and nourishing organic grass-fed lamb liver. I love their slogan, 'meat you can trust.' There is definitely a completely different energy cooking ...

Liver Paté

Liver Paté

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 m ...

Aromatic Raisin Chutney

Aromatic Raisin Chutney

This recipe has developed over the years from Sally Fallon's recipe for raisin chutney in her wonderful cookbook Nourishing Traditions. 3 c organic raisins 1 t red chili flakes 1/2 head garlic, crushed 2 T coriander seeds 1 T cumin seeds 4-5 cloves 1 T fenugreek seeds 2-3 cardamom pods ...

Crab and Pumpkin Quiche

Crab and Pumpkin Quiche

I was meaning to post this recipe a while ago. This is a delicious recipe which I made for the GAPS diet we are currently doing. This quiche is excellent in this Parmesan and Pumpkin Seed Crust. My Uncle caught these crabs himself off of Whidbey Island. This recipe is especially fantastic with fresh ...

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite Clay

Bentonite clay has been a real life-saver for me. I am blown away by the powerful detoxing abilities of this clay. I don't remember where, why or when it was that I first started using bentonite, but I do remember the first place I ever heard of anyone eating any kind of earth was when I read One Hu ...

Probiotic Pungent Date Mustard

Probiotic Pungent Date Mustard

I am about to make another batch of this delicious mustard. I was surprised to find that I haven't posted this recipe yet as it is one of my favorites. The cream cheese helps to preserve the pungency of the mustard, making a delicious condiment which is also a probiotic if made with home-made cream ...

Blueberry GAPS Muffins

Blueberry GAPS Muffins

We just made a batch of these and the wonderful aroma fills our apartment. These are so delicious, you barely realise you are on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet. Based on the Zucchini Muffin recipe in Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. 2 c grated zucchini 2 c ground almonds ...

Starting The GAPS Diet

Starting The GAPS Diet

Most of my life I have been excessively healthy. No cavities, never sick, and with rapid healing powers so that I have no scars despite the multitude of oven burns and other disasters that being a chef generally involve (I have chopped off the tip of my left pointer finger several times--but you wou ...

Anise Hazelnut Torte

Anise Hazelnut Torte

I picked up a bag of shelled hazelnuts and soon found they are very easy to shell using a morter and pestle. After soaking the nut meat overnight I roasted them in a very low oven. The following recipe is what resulted next: 1 1/2 c hazelnuts (ground) 1/2 c almonds (ground) 1 T anise (ground) ...