GAPS/SCD

Frozen Strawberry "Gelato" Bites

In the middle of the night recently, during one of my daughter's too-numerous-to-count Wakeful Periods, I thought these up. And they're really tasty! Kind of like a bite of very flavorful, creamy strawberry ice cream.

1 cup strawberries
2 tbsp. water
6 pitted dates
1/2 tbsp. gelatin
1/2 c. "refined" coconut oil (the kind that doesn't taste coconutty)

In a small saucepan over low heat, simmer the strawberries, water, and dates until the mixture is hot and fruit is softened. Stir in the gelatin, and keep stirring till it's dissolved. Add the coconut oil and stir till melted.

Italian Wedding Soup

I recently adapted this recipe and we liked it a lot; serves four sparsely.

MEATBALLS:
1 lb. ground beef
1/2 c. shredded carrots
2 cloves minced garlic
few sprigs parsley, minced
1 egg
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. parmesan cheese, shredded (optional)

SOUP:
2 T. butter or ghee
1 medium onion, minced
3 medium carrots, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
6 c. stock
1/2 c. white wine (or vermouth)
1/2 tsp. dill weed
Salt and pepper to taste
3 big handfuls baby spinach (optional)

Cod with Olives

This was SO so good, even though I adapted the recipe (to eliminate the flour used in the original recipe, for dredging the fish, and then to eliminate the dredging/frying step entirely). I think the breading could be improved, actually (the spectacular part of this recipe is the sauce, which tastes great over plain old unseasoned, non-breaded cod filets); my friend had an idea to use partially-ground sesame seeds mixed with coconut flakes, which might be less-dense than the macadamias I used.

A Big Pot of Simple Chicken Stew

Lately I've been trying to make a large pot of stew once per week that can be stored in four half-gallon jars; we heat one jar's worth and divide among four people each morning for breakfast. This stew was better than most I've been making, and is dead easy (at least considering how much you get). I adapted the recipe from "Cooking Provence," by Antoine Bouterin

16 chicken thighs
1 medium turnip, or 1 bunch turnip greens, chopped
1 large rutabaga, peeled and chopped
1 large onion, diced
2 stalks celery, chopped, or one celery root (celeriac), trimmed and chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped

Tony's Fantastic Beef Stew

This recipe is actually adapted from the cookbook "Cooking Provence," by Antoine Bouterin, but Tony is the one who told us about it. And it's SO good! Worth the little extra work and the slightly longer ingredients list. For the final cooking, you can simmer on the stove, dump everything into the crockpot and forget about it, or transfer to an ovenproof pot and bake in the oven at 325f for about two hours, covered. All the vegetables can be cut into bite-size pieces, for a very appealing and easy-to-eat dinner (or breakfast!).

Fantastic GAPS Cheesecake

I tried to prepare this recipe http://heal-balance-live.blogspot.com/2009/09/scd-cheesecake.html , but made some adaptations to make it fruit-sweetened (and my cream would NOT whip!). It was really fantastic anyway. Then, I made some more adaptations and came up with a much easier and super-tasty version; here it is.

This recipe makes 1 10-inch springform pan.

Crust:
2 c. raw macadamia nuts, or soaked/dehydrated raw pecans
1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
6 T. butter
4 pitted dates

Preheat oven to 300f. Line the pan with a circle of parchment.

Coconut Butter Cake

With MANY thanks to Patty for providing the basis for this recipe! http://www.lovingourguts.com/coconut-butter-cake-with-coconut-frosting-2/

This is very versatile, almost like a pound cake (and it does not taste coconutty at all) and you could probably omit the baking soda to make it truly GAPS-legal (but would need to whip the egg whites, I think). To make fantastic berry muffins, add 1 tsp. lemon zest and 1 c. blueberries to the final batter, and bake in muffin tins for slightly less time.

1/2 c. pitted dates

Banana Nut Muffins

I recently adapted this recipe from one I found online. I know that baking soda is not GAPS legal, but I wish it was--the recipe is slightly lighter with it. (Maybe the same effect could be achieved by whipping the egg whites?) Either way, though, the flavor is pretty amazingly decadent after spending two years eating no fruit!!

One recipe makes twelve muffins, or one round springform 10" pan cake.

3 bananas, medium-large
1/3 c. pitted dates
5 eggs
1/2 cup butter (or coconut oil)
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

Herb Broth

I recently adapted this recipe to make an unusual and very nutritious and gelatinous broth for our family. The original recipe pointed out that broth is really very similar to tea--so why not add some herbs to up the ante??

several gallons of filtered water
1 or 2 chicken carcasses
1/4 cup cider vinegar

Bring this to a boil, and them simmer gently for about twelve hours. Then add:

3 T. nettles
3 T. seaweed (not GAPS legal for intro)
2 T. calendula flowers
5 astragalus root slices

Jake's Koftas

This is actually a recipe that my brother found by googling, but my boys refer to them as "Uncle Jake's Koftas" and they are really, really delicious--maybe better than the other recipe I have. They are delicious little spiced meatballs that are fantastic when dipped in a simple yogurt sauce. In our house, this recipe serves two.

2 T. chopped fresh cilantro
2 T. minced onion
2 T. yogurt
1 tsp. cumin
1 tsp. coriender
1 tsp. turmeric
2 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 lb. ground lamb

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