Category: GAPS

  • Gluten Free Banana Split Souffle

    Ya’ll. We’ve been grain free this week (we usually do this for a stretch each January to jump-start our health for the new year–read about why and how we do it here) and I’ve been getting creative in the kitchen. Sometimes this is a recipe for my husband to raise one eyebrow and order Chinese…

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  • 5 Real Food Blogs {That Won’t Stress You Out!}

    Would it surprise you to know I don’t actually subscribe to any real food blogs? Nope, I have found that regular updates from real food blogs tend to stress me out–it’s Too Much Information, and can make me feel like I’m not doing enough, eating enough healthy food, that I’m just plain not good enough.…

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  • 10 Favorite Things That Help Me Love Being Pregnant

    I teared up the other night when I said to Jeremy, “I love being pregnant!” You could chalk it up to pregnancy hormones, that I’m willing to cry about a simple statement like that, but it really is significant to me that I have enjoyed this pregnancy. My other 3 pregnancies had me feeling so…

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  • Life is like sifting for gold…you spend day after day doing a lot of monotonous stuff, when suddenly a little gem shows up, making the whole day (or even month!) bright and worth it all. When I took my blogging break, I realized the two things I missed most were telling stories and sharing with…

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  • Just Makin’ Some Ice Cream

      “Do you love it?” I asked. Silent, solemn nods from 3 little people, devoutly devouring the homemade ice cream they’d been looking forward to for the last 3 hours. Yesterday I made ice cream from  “Just Making Ice Cream“. Half way through the process, I called my friend and mentor-in-all-things-nourishing, Claire (she’s the one who…

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  • Her Royal Majesty, Queen of Sauerkrauts

    The Dead of Winter is the perfect time to finish my series on Sauerkraut. Find the first three posts of this series under the tag Loving Sauerkraut! Finally, we introduce the Queen of Sauerkraut: traditional German Kraut. You can make it with or without caraway seeds, and if you choose a purple cabbage (which I…

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  • GAPS Diet for Kids {food your kids will love!}

    Of course, the one of the biggest question people have about GAPS is “how will I get my kids to eat it?” I’m not gonna sugar coat this (that would totally defeat the goal of the diet, wouldn’t it?):  if, due to you or your kid’s needs, you need to do the Intro Diet, then…

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  • Why and How to Start the GAPS Diet {Menu Plan Included!}

    Are you wondering why and how to start the GAPS diet with your family? Used successfully to reverse autism and many autoimmune diseases, it’s also a great seasonal cleanse. We have done the GAPS diet as a family in January as a nourishing cleanse to jumpstart our nutrition for the year. Here’s my best tips…

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  • My Favorite eBooks This Week {and another sale!}

    Last week I dug deep into the Healthy Living eBook Bundle and my, what a treasure it is!  Here’s a snippet review of my top picks in the Bundle. Sad you missed the sale? Check out the exciting announcement at the end of this post! Stephanie’s Healthy Homemaking is a great place to start, or…

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  • The Healthy Living eBook Collection {featuring my book!}

    Check out the cyber Monday sale here. Oh, friends–check this out! My book is being featured in The Healthy Living eBook Collection! Here’s the information on this amazing sale… 27 prominent Healthy Living authors have joined together to bundle 34 of their most popular eBooks, valued at just over $300, for the incredibly low price…

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  • Kimchi {My Little Korean Friend} Sauerkraut Part 3

    Remember my sauerkraut series? It got derailed when our desktop had another long, nearly terminal illness. All the pretty photos I’d taken to use in future posts were locked up in a computer that kept dying as soon as you turned it on. I let that keep me from continuing the story of how I’m…

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  • Cordito! {Sauerkraut Part 2}

    I vote Cordito to be the easiest sauerkraut to add to your menu. It’s Mexican in origin, made with carrots, onions and cabbage and seasoned with oregano and red pepper. You just throw it on with the  salsa, sour cream, olives, and other toppings you’re layering in your taco, and then enjoy the subtle-yet-incredibly-authentic flavor…

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  • {Our Grain Free Month} Why We Quit

    The biggest question I’ve had to answer myself and others after trying a grain free diet for a month is – “Why did we quit?” The fact was, we felt great, liked the food, and knew this was good for our bodies. Why did we go back to eating grain (and raw milk, some sweeteners,…

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  • If you have ever tried a restrictive diet before, I’m sure you have fought exhaustion, cravings, hunger, and–inevitably– guilt, as few of us can hold out long when denying our bodies food in an effort to cleanse or lose weight. But the GAPS diet was different, and this is what I loved most about it:…

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  • {Our Grain-Free Month} What We Ate

    And so begins a series of posts containing all the info I gathered and all we learned from a month (give or take a few days) on the GAPS diet… Today I’m gonna give you a glimpse into what a menu looks like when you’re not eating grains. If you can’t wrap your mind around…

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