Garlicky Chicken Soup

Garlicky Chicken Soup with Avocado

Garlicky Chicken Soup with Avocado

Here’s another easy way to do an easy chicken soup, with a completely different flavor and feel from the ginger chicken soup I posted the other day.

Ingredients: chicken stock chicken reserved from making stock, or leftover from a roasted chicken mushrooms cauliflower garlic schmaltz (chicken fat) or ghee salt avocado (optional) Directions: Wash and slice your mushrooms. Wash and cut your cauliflower into spoon sized florets. Peel and chop garlic finely or press it. Put schmaltz or ghee in the pot and turn up the heat to medium. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and salt. … Continue reading Garlicky Chicken Soup

Minestrone

These Kids Love Minestrone

These Kids Love Minestrone

This soup is a warming fall favorite in our house and a ray of sunshine during cold winter months!

Minestrone serves 6 1 T ghee 1 medium onion, chopped 1 qt homemade beef stock 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 T dried basil or 1/4 c fresh basil, chopped 3 stalks celery, sliced 3 carrots, peeled & sliced 1 qt crushed tomatoes with juice, canned in glass salt & pepper to taste 1 lb ground beef, 10% fat (see note) 2 c green beans, frozen or home canned 2 c cooked lima or navy beans

Melt … Continue reading Minestrone

Chicken Ginger Soup

Chicken Ginger Soup

Chicken Ginger Soup

Most people who go on GAPS do so because they felt pretty bad in the first place! You don’t want to have to do elaborate cooking every day. If you can stock up on the basics, you’ll be in for a lot of easy meals. Here’s another simple soup I’ve been enjoying while I heal. I got a bit overzealous with my veggies this time but I promise the stock is in there!

ps – you don’t have to be on a special diet to enjoy soup!

Chicken Ginger Soup

Ingredients

Chicken stock Chopped carrots Broccoli (or … Continue reading Chicken Ginger Soup

Meatball Soup

meatball soup in bowl

Breakfast!

I’m back on GAPS and feeling much better already! It’s only been 3 days since quitting my gluten challenge and for the first time in ages I didn’t wake up with a stomach ache.

The core of GAPS is soup. It doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s what I’m having for breakfast today:

Meatball Soup

Ingredients:

Meatball Soup Cooking

Homemade beef stock Broccoli florets Dried tomatoes We have some from last summer that TinyHands dehydrated. I don’t recommend store-bought. Tomatoes are a nightshade veggie which can be inflammatory. Many people wait to introduce nightshades. When we first … Continue reading Meatball Soup

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

Beef Stew

I know I’m not alone in loving hearty, thick stews in the winter. Soupy broth is nice and all, but it’s just not satisfying in the same way. But how to achieve that thickness without flour?

I took a trick I discovered when I came up with Hidden Onion and Turnip Borscht. Pureeing the onions and turnips produced a wonderfully thick gravy without any thickeners like wheat flour or corn starch.

I’ve found I prefer to just puree the onions in there and have chunky turnips. You could also puree the turnips in if you’ve got turnip-averse … Continue reading Beef Stew

Transforming Leftovers – Rabbit Pesto Sauté & Carrot Ginger Soup

Rabbit with Pesto, Broccolini, and Fennel-Strawberry Salad

Rabbit with Pesto, Broccolini, and Fennel-Strawberry Salad

The other night we had a truly delightful sit-down dinner of roasted rabbit with nettle-walnut pesto, spring fennel & strawberry salad, and broccolini. So the next day when I got home after dark, exhausted from hours of driving people here and there, who could blame me for wanting to use up what was left of it?

Lucky for me, when TinyHands made the pesto, she froze a few jars for later and, contrary to popular opinion, one rabbit really does outlast one meal!

Three dishes combine for one perfect supper!

I took out … Continue reading Transforming Leftovers – Rabbit Pesto Sauté & Carrot Ginger Soup

Hidden Onion and Turnip Borscht

Borscht

Can you spot the turnips and the onions? Me neither!

One of the best things about the GAPS diet is what it has done for our picky kids. We once had one sugar-crazed kid who wouldn’t eat meat and one meat-crazed kid who wouldn’t eat vegetables. While things are still far from perfect, at least our vegetarian is eating meat and our carnivore is eating more vegetables. They will now eat nearly any vegetable.

Except for turnips and onions. Which I totally understand! Onions are slimy and turnips are squishy. What’s the best way to get around these textures? Puree! … Continue reading Hidden Onion and Turnip Borscht

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