Main Dish

Barbecue Spare Ribs

My first time having ribs! These were really, really tasty. This recipe is adapted from "Barbecue-Style Pork Ribs" in _The Grassfed Gourmet_, by Shannon Hayes.

Spice rub:
1/2 cup chili powder (mild)
2 tbsp. paprika
1 tbsp. fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp. salt

about 3 pounds pork spare ribs

about 3/4 cup barbecue sauce http://www.lifeisapalindrome.com/recipes/barbecue-sauce-fruit-sweetened

Carne Asada

This is a GAPS-ified version of this recipe: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/taqueria-style-tacos---carne-asada/Detail.... The original probably tastes completely different, but this had a good taste. :)

3 pounds steak
1/3 c. apple cider vinegar
2 cups white mushrooms
4 large cloves garlic
juice from 2 limes
2 1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. white pepper
1 1/2 tsp. oregan
1 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
pinch cloves
pinch fennel
pinch coriender
1/2 cup olive oil

Crispy Cauliflower-Egg Patties

These are easy and delicious!

2 c. steamed cauliflower, mashed
3 eggs
2 minced scallions
1/2 tsp. salt, and pepper to taste.

Stir ingredients together

Fry in lots of coconut oil and or ghee, over medium heat.

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.

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)

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.

Our Favorite Hummus

This recipe is based on the one by Cooks Illustrated; it produces a creamy, delicious, "restaurant style" hummus that is unlike the usual grainy dip that often emerges from the home food processor. I'm using canned beans here to illustrate quantities, but I usually make my own and don't measure so precisely--it's the technique that matters most, and adding enough salt, and not adding too much garlic. ;)

--2 small garlic cloves
--1 1/2 tsp. salt

--2 25-oz. cans chickpeas, drained (Westbrae works well; if you use another brand, or make your own, you'll have to adjust the salt)

Greens Souffle

1 1/4 pounds greens--mustard, kale, etc. (steamed, squeezed to expel
extra water, and chopped)
1/2 c. milk/milk substitute
1/2 c. dried tomatoes, or fresh or canned (drained)
8 eggs
1/4 tsp. salt (increase if omitting cheese)
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
2 c. shredded cheddar
1/2 c. Parmesan
small diced onion

Optional: put 2 c. cooked rice, salt and pepper, and 2 tbsp. olive
oil in the bottom of the 9x13" baking dish (gives the souffle more
substance).

Mix all ingredients together and bake ~45 minutes at 350f.

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