Today is “baking day” at my home. When we started GAPS a year ago, I’m sure I probably thought that a “baking day” would be non-existent in the future. What can you possibly bake on a grain-free, sugar-free, starch-free diet? Well, let me share what I’ll be baking!
Once upon a time (when I was in high school), I embarrassed my brother (who was with me) by going into a GNC mart in the mall and asking if they sold any pills like the Jetsons had–you know–a whole meal in a pill? To my dismay, they didn’t have any such “quick fix.” I wanted it to be easy to get good nutrition. I don’t think I’m alone. That’s the biggest complaint I hear about the GAPS Diet (or eating whole foods in general): people don’t want to cook whole foods, because it takes too much time, and they’ll have to think too much about food, and they’ll have to spend more time in the kitchen and in the garden (or at least at the farmer’s market).
This is our 12th month on GAPS. Yahoo! We’ve made it almost a full year!
I was curious about my kids’ growth over the past several years compared to this last year, so I looked up their medical records online and made some growth charts. They’re doing fine–they’re all growing well. I want to bulk up Farm Boy 1 and Farm Boy 3 some more (they’re steady-growing, and doing better than in previous years, but they’re still low for their age), so I’m figuring that out. What I was struck by, though was:
We have hardly been to the doctor AT ALL in the past year. Compared to previous years, WOW. A couple of my kids have not seen the doctor in the last year at all! (Note that we’re not opposed to doctors and hospitals–it’s just that they have their place–and when you’re not sick, why go?)…
Look how I’m cooking dinner!
We got 20 eggs today (WOO HOO!), so I figured I had enough to bake a CAKE! 🙂
This is yummy, but if you’re a chocoholic, stay tuned for when I perfect the flourless chocolate cake I’m working on (it’s even MORE chocolatey). This is like a regular chocolate cake–not quite as rich or chocolatey as a flourless cake or a truffle or brownies. Ya know what I mean? 🙂 But it’s easy, and yummy, and it isn’t too rich for guests who aren’t chocolate-crazy like normal people me. 🙂
If you attended public school and ate in the cafeteria (or if your mother made this when you were young), you might just miss grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. Well, we’re strict GAPS/SCD eaters around here, and yet, we were able to eat this meal tonight! Want my secrets? Ok, I’ll share! 🙂
Tonight I made up the yummiest treat ever. It’s totally healthy, GAPS legal, and super easy!
I started The Myth of Moderation Posts with Sugar, and now I’d like to show you how much soy the typical American is eating in a single day. This is a mock menu for a single day of eating for a typical American, not including soft drinks, fruit juice, Starbucks or McDonalds stops (which most Americans are making far too often). Most of America is eating more soy than the average Japanese person eats in a day, and in forms that ancient Asian cultures never heard of.
If you’re wondering what is wrong with soy, stay tuned–I’ve got lots more to say about this. 🙂
Scroll through the menu below and look for words in red, these items definitely contain or equal soy. The items in purple may (and probably do) contain soy.
You be the judge, are Americans eating soy in moderation?
This is Part 2 of â€œIt All Begins in the Gut.â€ Iâ€™ve been thinking about this subject, and I wanted to clarify some things. I donâ€™t want to give the impression that if youâ€™re sick, itâ€™s only because of something you did.
It all begins in the gut, but not necessarily yours…
You’ve got your Thanksgiving plan. But what are you going to do with all of that leftover turkey?
Here’s the solution! GAPS and SCD legal Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes!
Did you think you couldn’t have gourmet turkey sandwiches on your diet? 🙂
Did you think you couldn’t make amazing soups?
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