It's so Easy - GAPS Intro Stage 4

Gut and Psychology Syndrome by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride

Joy with some home-canned goodness

The big excitement of the GAPS Diet Stage 4 is juice! You’ll also get more variety in texture by introducing roasted and grilled meats. As always, take new foods slowly and one at a time. Of course, continue on with foods from the previous stages, no matter how excited you are about the new ones.

Here are the foods you get on GAPS Intro Stage 4:

All foods introduced in the previous stages Roasted and grilled meats Cold pressed olive oil Freshly pressed vegetable juice Nut bread

And how to prepare them: (Here is our … Continue reading It’s so Easy – GAPS Intro Stage 4

Almond-Squash Bread

Almond Bread for GAPS Intro Stage 4

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

Chicken Mughlai

Chicken marinating

I’ve been pretty tired of the same old flavors over and over, so I decided to start trying out Indian recipes. I’m no expert on Indian cuisine, or any cuisine for that matter, but a little experimentation is good for the soul. All cuisines have dishes which are GAPS legal or which can easily be made GAPS legal.

Chicken marinating

I didn’t have all of the right spices or ingredients. But working with what I had on hand, I used an excellent youtube video from Eat East Indian to create this version of Chicken Mughlai. The family loved it so … Continue reading Chicken Mughlai

Oven Pork Roast with Intense Salty Sauce

Pork Roast Served Up

Pork Roast Served Up

How much do I love my cast iron skillets? A whole lot. I love how they can go straight from the stovetop to the oven!

Here’s an easy way to make an amazing roast. You can do this in the crock pot, too, if you prefer, and come home to something delicious. But I was home to keep an eye on it and didn’t get an early start on the day, so into the oven it went.

Pork Roast Ingredients

Browning the Roast

3-4 lb Pork roast – mine had the bone in 1 1/2 … Continue reading Oven Pork Roast with Intense Salty Sauce

Sloppy Joes, Hold the Bun

Sloppy Joes with Roasted Cauliflower and Wilted Beet Greens

Take some meat and smother it in a sweet sauce and Jupiter will proclaim it the best food he has ever tasted. It was with that in mind that Kelsy decided to make Sloppy Joes a couple weeks ago. Lo and behold, it was a huge success. After that I couldn’t get a moment’s peace. Several times a day, at least, I got requests for Sloppy Joes. Finally, I gave it a try, to the family’s delight!

Sloppy Joes with Roasted Cauliflower and Wilted Beet Greens

It turns out they are a great way to use up scorched tomato … Continue reading Sloppy Joes, Hold the Bun

Slow Cooker Barbecue Short Ribs

BBQ Short Ribs with Cauliflower & Greens from the Garden

BBQ Short Ribs with Cauliflower & Greens from the Garden

These ribs are extra easy because I make them in the slow cooker. Some people might think this is sacrilege – ribs ought to be smoked and then sauced. But I don’t have a smoker. And I’m kind of lazy. So. Slow cooker it is. If you don’t have a slow cooker, you can also make them in a Dutch oven in the oven or on the stove top.

If you can, make these a day ahead and let it all sit in the fridge overnight to let the flavors … Continue reading Slow Cooker Barbecue Short Ribs

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted Cauliflower

This is something you’ve seen in a lot of our pictures. Everyone in the family loves it, and it’s a super easy side-dish. Cauliflower is easy to come by in our area any time of year, and is pretty cheap. It’s also versatile… you can mash it, steam it, or put it in soup, but roasting it is our favorite way to enjoy it. The outside gets sweetly caramelized and the inside is delightfully tender and flavorful. Here’s how to cook it!

Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

Roasted cauliflower and carrots

We usually double it

1 head cauliflower 2-3 Tbsp … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower

Quick Lamb Chops

Lamb chops with kale

Lamb chops with kale

When I think spring, I think lamb!

Marinating lamb is lovely, but sometimes you just want to eat NOW! The prep for this is under 5 minutes, and cook time is less than 10 – it doesn’t get any quicker or easier than this. If you pick a fast (or make-ahead) side dish, you can have dinner on the table in less than 20 minutes, start to finish.

I like this method for another reason, too… I can make mine extra spicy and let the rest of the family have theirs without the heat! Here’s … Continue reading Quick Lamb Chops

Fresh Juice in the Morning

It's a little messy

I just finished my morning glass of carrot-ginger juice and realized this is one GAPS staple I haven’t told you much about, even though it has helped my digestion so much!

It's a little messy

To juice, you need a juicer with a filter, or a heavy duty blender and something to strain your juice with. If you don’t want to make the investment in a juicer without trying it first, do like we did and ask your facebook friends! Lots of people try juicing and then don’t stick with it.

I must admit, our family has been pretty lazy … Continue reading Fresh Juice in the Morning

Manhattan Clam Chowder for GAPS

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

GAPS Legal Manhattan Clam Chowder

One of Kelsy’s coworkers gave her some beautiful clams the other day. They were fresh from the ocean sands, but already shucked and cleaned for me! (For some reason I forgot to take a picture of them. Sorry about that!) While our family has gone mussel hunting before, I haven’t had clams this fresh since I was a child. These were a real treat and I didn’t want to mess them up!

But a creamy chowder full of potatoes is not a GAPS friendly dish! Since we’ve introduced tomatoes with no problem and had some … Continue reading Manhattan Clam Chowder for GAPS

Probiotic Apple Chutney

Probiotic Apple Chutney with Yogurt

Probiotic Apple Chutney with Yogurt

We’ve still got boxes of apples sitting around waiting for something good to happen to them. The sweeter and softer they get, the less appetizing they are. But all is not lost. Applesauce, Apple Butter, Apple Crisp, have been staples around here but now I’m trying something new! Apple chutney!

Wardeh over at GNOWFGLINS posted this 5-Spice Apple Chutney. I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, but since I can’t follow a recipe without making it my own I thought I’d take it as inspiration and see what happens anyway. Here’s how I did … Continue reading Probiotic Apple Chutney

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