I have mentioned in several recipes that I use whey. Have you ever bought yogurt from the store and there is a little liquid on the top before you stir it all together? That’s whey. However, it’s only a teaspoon or so if you pour it off. You will need more than that to make ketchup on a regular basis!
So if you want to make whey, then it’s best to use my method below. Plus, when you make whey my way you get “cream cheese”*, too. (That’s a bonus for those of you taking the Whole Grains E-course and you’re learning to make your own bagels. That’s a match made in heaven.) Continue reading →
GAPS stands for Gut and Psychology Syndrome, and is a temporary healing protocol that heals your gut. The point of healing your gut is to return to eating a variety of real foods without any negative symptoms, including carbs and grains.
I did the GAPS diet for a full 10 months and experienced a lot of cleansing and healing during that time. At the end of the 10 months, I started to notice some negative symptoms associated with (what I now see) being too low carb. I think it was simply by body’s way of saying: I’m done with GAPS, feed me more carbs!
But that makes me wonder. What about people who are on the GAPS diet right now? How do they make sure they don’t go too low carb? Well, I have the answer. You need to pay attention to your GAPS diet and make sure you’re getting enough of the right carbalicious GAPS foods. Continue reading →
This stock is hands down the easiest one to make. It is completely done in less than half an hour. (This is not to be confused with fish stock made from the bones and carcasses of non-oily fish. That is different, and delicious as a base for fish chowder, yum! I’ll be making that one for Real Food 101 soon.)
Rich with fresh eggs and cream, this smooth custard is dotted with beautiful jewel-toned berries and sweetened with whole cane sugar and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg. Topped with a bit of sweetened and whipped cream, this is a stunning presentation perfect for any occasion.
Serve it for breakfast or brunch, as a sweeter re-imagining of traditional eggs. Alternately, serve it for dessert as an elegant dish that will delight your guests but won’t tie you up in the kitchen for hours. Simple real foods make all the difference when you let them shine in their clean and pure forms. Continue reading →
A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post outlining some of my favorite GAPS bloggers and their recipe lists, called 5 Recipe Resources for GAPS. Then I chose a few of my favorite recipes from their lists I have already tried, and some that I want to try in the future. Well, of course five on a list is not enough! Here are five more blogs that I love to peruse and find GAPS and grain-free recipes, as well as gain inspiration for new recipes of my own.
Look at that gorgeous yellow butter! You cannot see it quite as well, but look at all that beautiful buttermilk below, too. Isn’t food amazing? Whenever I make butter I feel like a truly grounded foodie, getting back to my foodie roots!
Despite the intimidation that seeing a butter churn might instill in you, butter is actually incredibly easy to make. And if you can get your hands on raw, grass-fed cream locally, then you are going to be very pleasantly surprised at your ability to make such fresh butter available in your very own kitchen! Continue reading →
A few days ago I shared my recipe for honey-sweetened chocolate chips, and they are fabulous! I have been testing chocolate chip cookie recipes, both sprouted flour and almond flour versions, and they turn out really well. But some people who are on GAPS (a starch- and grain-free diet), cannot tolerate cocoa powder. Enter my white chocolate recipe.
White chocolate is fragrant and delicate, scented with vanilla and sweetened with raw honey. The floral notes from the honey and vanilla are perfect juxtaposed with the smooth creaminess of the clean, organic cocoa butter. Continue reading →
Handmade chocolate, fragrant with cocoa butter and vanilla bean and enhanced by just a touch of coffee. Chopped fine, this simple chocolate becomes chocolate chips for truly spectacular homemade chocolate chip cookies. Poured into molds, this chocolate can easily become homemade candy, such as these GAPS Peanut Butter Cups. And simply cut into bars, you can make homemade chocolate bars for snacking or even s’mores!
Homemade chocolate chips are surprisingly easy to make, despite the ease with which most people can simply buy a package of chocolate chips from the store. For many people, store chocolate chips are not an option. Whether from principle or allergies, I have good news: you can make chocolate chips at home! Continue reading →
I have been making and finding GAPS recipes for at least a year now. GAPS is a healing protocol that uses grain- and starch-free meals, bone broths, probiotics, and detoxing to promote optimal health. You can see a rundown of the diet here. Today I am sharing some of my favorite sites that have provided tasty recipes and even some inspiration for my creations that I have shared here.
But first of all I can point out that you can find all of my GAPS recipes here. So far on Our Nourishing Roots, every single recipe has been a GAPS recipes (with the exception of the Maple Oatmeal with Coconut Sprinkles, but even that one is gluten-free!) I have also only churned out GAPS-legal REAL FOOD 101 posts up until now. So rest assured that you have plenty to choose from here, and there are more to come! Continue reading →
If you have been following Our Nourishing Roots for the last few months, then you’ll know that I have spent most of the last year on the GAPS diet. Through taking out grains and adding in fresh-pressed juice, probiotics, and several kinds of bone & meatbroths, I have achieved a better level of health. GAPS is essentially a cleansing diet, based on traditional foods.
Starting last Sunday on January 15th, we started the GAPS Challenge. Below, you can see what the GAPS Challenge is all about. In fact, you can still join us! Just get ready by checking out my Before I Start GAPS, What Should I Do to Prepare? post. There are steps you can take, support you can get here, and you will know that you are not alone. Plus there are plenty of resources these days for GAPS, including buying this ebook from my friend Cara which will walk you through the whole process and help you take charge of your health! You can change how you feel.