If you’ve never experienced a delusional thought or hallucination, it might be hard to imagine having and believing them. But that’s exactly what happens to people like me. In fact, these delusions and hallucinations seem more real than reality!
But many people who will never have a hallucination experience warped perceptions of reality from time to time, especially if they are prone to depression, hypomania, or mania.
The key to preventing a full blown episode is recognizing the earliest signs of your mind getting out of balance. Once you are far out of balance, it will take extreme … Continue reading Mental Mondays #7: Recognizing Reality
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
Where we left off last time, my journey out of depression had just begun. But it wasn’t going to be a smooth ride.
Mania and Mixed States
Remember: I am not a doctor of any kind, I am not giving medical or therapeutic advice, and I do not recommend stopping any medications which your doctor has prescribed based on the experiences I share. If you are inspired to try something I’ve tried, please consult about it in person with qualified health care practitioners before making any changes!
Once I started climbing out of depression, I started to feel normal. But … Continue reading Mental Mondays #6 – Mixed States
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
I may not be able to follow a recipe to save my life, but transforming leftovers into something totally new is a special talent of mine. When the family saw what I was about to turn into lunch I heard groans and moans.
Leftover Beef Pot Pie with Cranberry Sauce
about a third of a cooked steak with about 1/4 cup caramelized onions and a few slices of mushrooms soup bones that were turning to powder and the meat and soft tissues that had come off them while making the stock – amounting to about a cup of meat. … Continue reading Transforming Leftovers: Beef Pot Pie Filling
Ever since I heard that you can make pizza with a cauliflower crust, I’ve been itching to try it. Most of the recipes called for loads of mozzarella, though, and on GAPS we don’t eat fresh cheeses.
Blue Cheese Cauliflower Crust
When my friend, Starlene, of GAPS Diet Journey successfully made a cauliflower crust pizza with no cheese at all, I realized I could probably make it work for us, too!
I haven’t perfected cauliflower crust for pizza just yet. It did turn out good but I have to try it again to make sure!
Cauliflower Crust … Continue reading Cauliflower Crust