Like our family, Lauren’s family was suffering from many ongoing health issues which have been dramatically helped by GAPS!
She recently shared a 4 part presentation on the GAPS diet, which I’ve included below. Here is what she has to say about it:
My name is Lauren from Mindful Mama, and I am super excited to present to you today a 1 hour video overview of the GAPS program. I recently presented this to a group of people interested in GAPS and have had very positive feedback. My hope is that it will be an encouragement to those … Continue reading Lauren’s GAPS Success!
By now you know all about how important it is to have a healthy balance of gut flora. But what you may not know is that all that life needs to be in the right place! It’s not enough to have good bacteria thriving in there… it needs to be where it belongs, and your small intestine is not it. Several underlying problems work together or alone to create the conditions for SIBO. A few of the red flags that can point to SIBO include unexplained anemia (low ferritin), constipation that gets worse with fiber in the diet, and celiac patients that don’t feel better (or even get worse) even though they are 100% gluten-free, and the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. … Continue reading Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth
Hidden Veggie Paleo Chili
We’ve got another GAPS-friendly chili recipe that our kids love that uses lima beans, but I thought I’d share another because I’m not eating legumes these days. Introducing them never went well for me, and I’m trying to get back to basics.
Thankfully, tomatoes don’t seem to be a problem for any of us and the kids love them! They don’t, however, love eating fatty cuts of meat, broth, or thoroughly cooked vegetables if they can help it. Chili is the answer. Sorry I didn’t take more pictures while I prepped, I’m out of practice at … Continue reading Hidden Broth & Veggie Paleo Chili
You can blend it all together to make a sauce to put on beef or lamb, or eat it on its own!
I used to love getting gyros from Greek food carts. It was seriously one of my main pleasures in life for a while there.
My favorite part was the tzatziki sauce over that spicy beef or lamb. While I can’t have the bread any more, I can still have the flavors! I like to eat this as a salad, but you can blend it up or chop your cucumbers much smaller to use it as a sauce.
Continue reading Tzatziki-Inspired Cucumber Salad
Look at those gorgeous seeds!
Pomegranates are one of the few foods that still seem to only be available for a short time of the year here in Portland, and they’re imported from California or further away. Granted, the season we can get them has been extended from a couple weeks in December out into November through January, but I still consider them a special winter treat.
Whole Pomegranate – this one was pretty good, but one with darker skin would have been better
You want to choose dark red, large, leathery fruits that are heavy for their … Continue reading Seasonal Treat: Pomegranate
A blog carnival for GAPS Friendly recipes and articles! You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to participate, but recipes that you post should be GAPS Legal. Many SCD, Paleo, Primal, and grain-free real food recipes will fit the bill! I’ve got a cheat sheet below the featured posts if you’re still not sure. … Continue reading GAPS Friendly Friday #22
Normally, pork cutlets are breaded and fried. While that can be accomplished on GAPS by using coconut flour, it’s tricky to pan-fry in coconut flour. If the breading touches the pan it will come off, burn, and then taint the next batch. You really need a deep fat fryer to do it successfully, and we haven’t got one.
Cilantro Lime Pork Cutlets
But I needed a meat that was quick to cook, so I decided to try the pork cutlets without the breading. Everyone liked it, so I thought I’d share it with you, too!
Note that the marinade … Continue reading Cilantro-Lime Pork Cutlets
Crispy cracklin’s (or chicken chips, as my kids like to call them) are hard to resist if they’re done right! When you make them, you get two real food treats in the deal!
Crispy Cracklin’ Chicken Chips
I’d heard the word “schmaltzy” before – describing things like a ridiculously over the top romance movie drama, or saccharine love song. Now I know why. Schmaltz is a soft, spreadable fat with amazing flavor, which can be used in frying, baking, or spread like butter… just as seductive as a good romance!
It’s easy to get, too. Basically, you cook a … Continue reading Crispy Cracklin’ Chicken Chips
I was just reorganizing the site and found this recipe. Kelsy wrote it up when we first did GAPS Intro Stage 4 a couple years ago. But we didn’t have a good picture and forgot all about the post!
Almond Bread for GAPS Intro Stage 4
Of course once I’d found the recipe, I had to make it and take a new picture! I only made a half-batch, so the loaf pictured is actually less than half of what this recipe makes.
In her original post, Kelsy said: “This stuff is good. A little too good. It’s exceedingly difficult … Continue reading Almond-Squash Bread for Intro
A blog carnival for GAPS Friendly recipes and articles! You don’t have to be on the GAPS diet to participate, but recipes that you post should be GAPS Legal. Many SCD, Paleo, Primal, and grain-free real food recipes will fit the bill! I’ve got a cheat sheet below the featured posts if you’re still not sure. … Continue reading GAPS Friendly Friday #21