10 Tips to Fighting Kitchen Combat Fatigue {And a GAPS update}

I’m half way through my month-long journey to feeding my family on the GAPS diet! So far it’s been an exciting experiment, and not too stressful thanks to the time-saving and stream-lining strategies I use in my kitchen on a daily basis. A lot of what I wrote about in my book, Real {Fast} Food certainly applies to any sort of special diet. On the GAPS diet I am certainly in the kitchen a bit more than usual, but these tips from my book have helped me from getting overwhelmed (or going on strike!)

GAPS-friendly Crepes with Homemade Sweet Cream Cheese Filling

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I did it! That’s kimichi on the bottom left. Actually ate this for breakfast, AND enjoyed it. Never thought I’d see the day….

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6 responses to “10 Tips to Fighting Kitchen Combat Fatigue {And a GAPS update}”

  1. CVO Avatar

    Trina – have you read “The China Study” by T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., and his son, Thomas M. Campbell II, M.D., in your studies on nutrition? What’s your take on it? (In case you haven’t read it, I found an audio-copy on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL050CE48C1A583B4D) Would love to hear your feedback!

    1. Trina Avatar

      Well, YouTube said the audio book was unavailable ’cause it had violated copyright laws…but I found a comprehensive review of the book…enough to inform me that the main premise of the book is veganism over an animal-protien rich diet to discourage cancer.

      Campbell has made some appropriate observations of the inadequacy of our current health care system and the fallibility of many research models. Unfortunately, his research and conclusions seem ill-founded and biased. I found several reviews from other scientists and nutritionists who went to the actual study the book is based on -“Diet, Life-style and Mortality in China”. Their reviews encouraged me that one really must do one’s own research.

      Stuff like this always makes me wary of trusting results from laboratory tests anyway…

      “Other questions, such as what effect different types of processing have on casein’s capacity to promote tumor growth, remain unanswered. Pasteurization, low-temperature dehydration, high-temperature spray-drying (which creates carcinogens), and fermentation all affect the structure of casein differently and thereby could affect its physiological behavior. What powdered, isolated casein does to rats tells us little about what traditionally consumed forms of milk will do to humans and tells us nothing that we can generalize to all “animal nutrients.” Furthermore, Campbell fails to address the problems of vitamin A depletion from excess isolated protein, unsupported by the nutrient-dense fats which accompany protein foods in nature.”

      Because I’m no scientist and have no rats or grants to fund my research 🙂 I’ve been doing my own little experiments in my kitchen with the recipes and principles of the Weston A. Price Foundation. After 6 years on a animal fat and protein-rich diet, I find I’m healthier than I’ve been in years, with an immune system that seems to fight off nearly every bug we come in contact with. I eat generous portions of truly delicious meals that leave me feeling nourished with few cravings and no excess weight gain (despite 3 pregnancies). That, to me, is the most convincing research, and results I can’t argue with.

      There were thousands of reviews of the book on amazon, but I found this one to be the most eye-opening…http://www.westonaprice.org/thumbs-down-reviews/china-study

  2. Trina Avatar

    Joy, We won't be sticking with the GAPS diet – I feel grain does have a place in our diet. But this experiment has shown me that place can be smaller and we can still eat well!
    I have gleaned a lot from your site – printed pages and pages, actually. LOL Thanks for all the work you have put into it. It's a great resource and I'll be referring my readers to you when I do a wrap-up post about GAPS! 🙂

    Carol – HUGS!

    Ross – welcome! 🙂

  3. Joy at The Liberated Kitchen Avatar

    Excellent tips!

    So how are you all feeling? Do you think you'll stick with GAPS when you are through the month? We've been doing GAPS for about a year now and it has changed our lives!

  4. Roos Avatar

    Great! I like to read your blog.

  5. Anonymous Avatar

    Trina….I wish I could live with you for a while….just to experience your smartness in so many areas. You so impress me. love to read your articles. love, Carol Barker

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