Cauliflower Crust

Blue Cheese Cauliflower Crust

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!

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Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole, Ready to Eat

One traditional Thanksgiving dish I have missed is green bean casserole. In fact, I’ve been craving something like this for weeks! But getting a creamy filling without fresh dairy or any starch, and a crispy topping without any grain is a real challenge!

Green Bean Casserole, Ready to Eat

Fortunately, I got inspired by one of my favorite gluten-free food authors, Laura B Russell’s Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole. Her recipe needed some major changes to be GAPS friendly, but served as the base for this recipe. One thing I love about it is that every part of it can be … Continue reading Green Bean Casserole

Starch-Free Onion Gravy

Gravy on Faux-tatoes

Sure, you can just pour the turkey drippings onto your faux-tatoes, but it’s just not the same as real, thick gravy. Gluten-free folks can use corn starch or arrowroot powder to thicken theirs without flour, but on GAPS we thought we were out of luck when it came to gravy.

Gravy on Faux-tatoes

Fortunately, TinyHands stumbled on a secret when making stew last year: If you puree onions into your broth, it makes a tasty gravy that even onion-haters like our kids can’t resist!

This is so simple, it’s a wonder no one ever told us about it before!

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Crispy Herbed Turkey with Brussels Sprouts

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. When I was growing up I remember it as the holiday I got to spend with all the cousins on my mom’s side of the family. Since she is the oldest of 8 kids and most of her siblings had kids, too, there were a lot of us cousins. We didn’t celebrate other holidays with the extended family, so this was the big one!

Crispy Herbed Turkey with Brussels Sprouts

I barely remember the dinners themselves, though I’m sure my mom and her sisters outdid themselves year after year. What I remember the … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosemary Sage Pork Dressing

Rosemary Sage Pork Apple Dressing

Last year, after erroneously coming to the conclusion that chestnuts are GAPS legal, I invented a pretty amazing grain-free stuffing. This year I decided to skip the starch and see what I could do in the same vein.

Rosemary Sage Pork Apple Dressing

I decided to start with this recipe for Rosemary & Sage Bread from Brittany Angel’s Real Sustenance. I was skeptical about the flax meal being GAPS legal, but a bit of research turned up a yes from the official GAPS FAQ, for people who can tolerate fiber.

The recipe also called for double acting baking powder, and … Continue reading Rosemary Sage Pork Apple Dressing

Quick Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - these could have cooked a bit longer but I was ready to eat!

Brussels Sprouts are one of those foods people tend to love or hate. Lucky for me, I’m a lover, not a hater. But everyone in my family hasn’t always agreed.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts – these could have cooked a bit longer but I was ready to eat!

Since my brother’s partner, Laura, came into the picture, brussels sprouts been a fixture at our Thanksgiving dinners. She roasts them to perfection every time and has definitely won a few converts to the cause! I’m not sure what her methods are, but I think I’ve got it down pretty well, too.

It’s … Continue reading Quick Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Herbed Turkey Time!

Crispy Herbed Turkey with Brussels Sprouts

There are all sorts of fancy ways to cook a turkey… deep frying, brining, stuffing. Since potlucks don’t really work when you are 100% gluten-free and most of your friends and family are not, we find ourselves making every single Thanksgiving dish… then packing them up and bringing them with us.

Crispy Herbed Turkey with Brussels Sprouts

So when it comes to the turkey, simple is better!

The one thing I insist on, however, is crispy skin, so the crock pot is out of the question. (Not to mention also too small – even if my bird is only feeding … Continue reading Crispy Herbed Turkey Time!

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot soup, served thick and cold

Carrot soup, served thick and cold

This simple soup is a good one for GAPS kids who hate broth, fat, or the soft tissues and meat textures. The consistent texture and sweet, slightly spicy flavors mask all that healthy Intro Stage 1 stuff!

This soup also makes an easy side dish, and it can be served either hot or cold, making it a good choice for summer soup!

Carrot Ginger Soup Ingredients

Carrot soup, served thin and hot

1 quart homemade chicken stock 3 large carrots, chopped in 1/4 in slices 1-2 Tbsp fresh ginger, finely minced, or in … Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

Lemon Sherbet

Lemon Sherbet with Blueberry Sauce

Lemon Sherbet with Blueberry Sauce

I love Sherbet because not only is it yummy, it travels well! The gelatin in it helps it hold up even when it gets a bit warm. My kids started school for the first time this year so of course we wanted to make sure to get to know people. I was a little let down when I found out that the first big event of the year was going to be an ice cream social!

Lucky for us, TinyHands found a recipe for Lemon Sherbet in The Mama of Cooking! It was almost GAPS … Continue reading Lemon Sherbet

Cuban-Inspired Oxtail Pressure Cooker Stew

Oxtail Stew Plated

Oxtail Stew Plated

I know an hour seems like a perfectly reasonable amount of time to get dinner on the table – after all, I’ve been cranking out 5-20 minute meals for as long as I remember.

But when the only meat you’ve got thawed is oxtail and you don’t do grains or legumes, you’re in trouble! Unless, that is, you have a pressure cooker!

Update: I should have said this at first, but Dr. Natasha does NOT recommend the use of pressure cookers on GAPS. I’m not entirely convinced of her logic on this one, but that is the … Continue reading Cuban-Inspired Oxtail Pressure Cooker Stew

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