GAPS/SCD

Squash Crepes

There are lots of versions of this recipe available in the SCD community. This one works well, although these are time-consuming to fry, because they're so thin and little.

4 eggs
1 cup mashed cooked zucchini or other cooked vegetable
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 T. melted coconut oil

Blend all ingredients well. Cook pancakes over medium heat in plenty of coconut oil, making little cakes so that you can flip them without breaking 'em.

Carrot Pudding

This is adapted from the "Carrot Mousse Cake" at http://gapsguide.com/2008/12/11/a-week-of-winter-dinners/ . It is austere, but highly delicious if you have been off all refined carbohydrates for awhile and have really tasty, sweet carrots.

10 large carrots, steamed till soft
1/2-3/4 cup ghee
2-inch piece of peeled, chopped fresh ginger (1 tsp. powdered)
1 tbsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. salt
3 large eggs
Zest from a large organic lemon (optional)

Blend all ingredients in a vitamix or with a hand-held blender. Bake in a greased pan for about 60 minutes at 350f.

Sigrid's Cauliflower Pilaf

I adapted this from a neighbor's recipe.

Ingredients
1 onion
2-3 cloves garlic
1 head cauliflower
1-2 carrots
green vegetable that can be shredded (e.g. 1/2 – 1 zucchini, or a handful of green beans)
ghee
2 cups chicken stock
(optional) sweet pepper, chopped
(optional) sliced mushrooms
(optional) green peas
(optional) 1-2 bay leaves
1⁄2 tsp. Italian-type seasonings
1/4 cup minced parsley
1⁄2 tsp. dry oregano
1⁄2 tsp. ground thyme
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions
1. Dice onion and crush garlic.

Sunflower Seed Patties

These are tasty, and hold together remarkably well.

2 c. sunflower seeds, soaked ~24 hours in salt water (they will nearly double in volume)
1 1/4 tsp. salt

Blend these ingredients, then stir in
1 lg. onion, minced
1/4 c. minced parsley
2 med. eggs

Fry small patties over medium-low heat in extra-virgin coconut oil.

Really Good, Bubbies-Style Cucumber Pickles

These are really, really good!

http://herbangardener.com/2009/11/15/make-your-own-bubbies-pickles/

I had to use a bit more salt (it was really warm in my kitchen, and I wanted to retard fermentation), and I had to skim the top and stir up the whole vat of cukes halfway through fermentation, when they started to smell funky. After that, they fermented into the best pickles!

Definitely use little cukes, not the plump, seedy kind that happen when you let them ripen for about an hour too long on the vine...

GAPS "Egg Things"

These are kind of like a frittata with no cheese, and the texture is like scrambled eggs (one of the only foods my son will eat). They have nearly everything necessary for a complete meal, and just need to be accompanied by fermented veggies and avocado (if tolerated).

1 quart soup http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/recipes/gaps-pureed-soup
1 dozen really good quality eggs
~3/4 cup fat (I vary between lard and ghee)

Blend the soup and eggs together, adding salt if necessary.

GAPS Pureed Soup

This is an all-purpose soup that can be varied in infinite ways. This recipe makes approximately 8-12 cups. We don't eat it plain, but make it into "egg things" http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/recipes/gaps-egg-things, which is essentially a solidified liquid diet for a severely picky GAPS patient.

1/4 cup fat (chicken fat, lard, ghee, coconut oil, or a mixture)
2 onions (and 2 stalks celery, if desired)
6 large garlic cloves

2 lbs. ground beef or chicken parts (no bones)
~2-3 quarts chopped veggies: cabbage, zucchini, etc.
Lots of salt and pepper
herbs (we like lots of oregano)

Information about Making Broth

When I am making broth, I put a bunch of bones and water in an 8- to 16-qt pot with a few tbsp. of apple cider vinegar, and simmer it overnight. I skim the scum off the top, and try to use as many cartiligenous ingredients as possible (duck or chicken feet, knuckle bones, etc.). Good broth gells when it cools, but it's still nutritious if it doesn't gell.

Garlicky Egg Soup

Tastes like dinner at a Chinese Restaurant!

1/4 c. chicken fat, duck fat, or other fat
4 good-sized garlic cloves, pressed or minced

1 quart bone or meat broth http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/recipes/information-about-making-broth
1 zucchini or yellow squash, grated
Salt and Pepper

a handful chopped cilantro (a bunch of chopped watercress is delicious, too)
6 beaten eggs

Saute garlic for a few seconds in fat, just until it's fragrant.

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