This meal doesn’t look very pretty, but it was very, very good. We have a hook over our fireplace for cooking with a cast iron pot. It swings out, and so the pot really sits kind of beside the fire rather than right over it, but it works well.
I ate these today, yesterday; and I plan to eat them tomorrow, too! I really like these. 🙂
I am in love. Ok, first with my God, second with my husband, third with my kids, but fourth? Fourth with these lovely chocolates. 🙂 Have I mentioned that I love chocolate? And that we went 9 months or so on GAPS with NO chocolate because we thought we couldn’t have it on the diet? Yes, let me tell you, it was torture. 😉 Well, this is just what I needed to make up for those months of torture…
I’m not talking about praying at the dinner table. 🙂 Today we had our homeschool co-op, and I learned that two of my boys were “teaching” the other kids that their snacks were unhealthy, and that donuts are full of chemicals (I told them about the Krispy Kreme Deconstructed article that I had read), and that if everyone just ate like us, they’d be healthy….
I had a talk with my boys about GRACE when we got home, and about judgement. And about not telling people “you’re wrong for doing such and such” because people don’t usually learn or make life-changes that way, and it just simply isn’t polite. Farm Boy 1 said “I just want everyone to be healthy.” For him, I think it’s a matter of compassion–he wants to fix every problem in the world. He thinks by telling people the problem, they’ll automatically want to jump on board and fix it and everyone will have a good, healthy life. Farm Boy 2 wants to make sure everyone knows the RIGHT way to do things. He’s got a bold personality and he’s not afraid to tell people what he thinks is right and wrong. I’m thankful for his strong stance against the many wrong things in this world, but he needs to learn to temper his boldness with some grace.
I keep meaning to tell you all that there’s a really good deal on organic pumpkin going on at Amazon. I bought 3 cases back in December. 🙂
This morning, I happened to read in 1 Timothy 4. (Note, I read from this 3 year Bible reading plan. 1 year plans are too much for my daily attention span. 😉 This, I can actually read, process and retain throughout the day.) I have had 1 Timothy 4 quoted to me as Scripture that supposedly would say I am wrong to abstain from particular foods.
I have stocked up on everything we need for 3 months, so I wanted to share what we have on hand. If you’re just starting out with GAPS and wondering what kinds of food to keep in your pantry/fridge/freezer, this list just might help you!
When most people think of losing weight and getting healthier, they think of portion control and tasteless meals. We haven’t done any portion controlling, and our meals have been super yummy! Here’s a snapshot of some of the foods we have eaten over the last year. Many of these recipes can be found in my…
Maybe the GAPS Diet is too big of a resolution? Here are some suggestions for little resolutions you can make to improve your diet and health:
It’s amazing to me that a little kid understands this stuff, and yet most American adults don’t “get” it. Show this to your kids! This is home school. 🙂