GAPS Legal Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Kid2's GAPS Legal Birthday Cake

Kid2's GAPS Legal Birthday Cake

TinyHands came up with this GAPS legal cake a while back for Kid2’s birthday. He was turning 11 and wanted to have an ice skating party with a cake that his friends would want to eat! They gobbled it up.

This is a very dense, very chocolaty cake… not one of those light, fluffy ones. TinyHands modified her brownie recipe to make it cake shaped! A little goes a long way.

Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting makes two 8″-9″ layers Ingredients

1 c butter, ghee, or coconut oil (or a mix) 1.5 c cocoa … Continue reading GAPS Legal Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Ganache Frosting

Light, Crunchy, GAPS Legal Meringue Cookies!

These meringues are just right :)

These meringues are just right 🙂

I’d tried meringues with honey before. They turned out gooey or charred, depending on the batch. But I had a dozen egg whites in the fridge that I didn’t want to waste, and wansn’t in the mood for our chewy coconut macaroons. I decided to give meringue one last try.

Lucky for me, I found this wonderful, detailed recipe from Z’s Cup of Tea. I decided to do my best to actually follow it.

I made a few mistakes, but did turn out some amazing cookies in the end! Kid2 says they are the … Continue reading Light, Crunchy, GAPS Legal Meringue Cookies!

Lemon Curd for GAPS

Lemon Curd Dished Up

Lemon Curd Dished Up

I love lemon curd. When I was a kid, my mom would make it for very special occasions, and use it to fill cream puffs or make lemon meringue pie. It’s one of my favorite treats! So I was so excited to realize that it was not only GAPS legal, but fine for Intro Stage 6 as well if citrus and egg yolks are already well-tolerated.

Lemon Curd

Slowly pour the hot mix into the yolks while whisking

Ingredients Makes about 2 pints 12 egg yolks 1 1/2 cups fresh lemon juice – You might want … Continue reading Lemon Curd for GAPS

Probiotic Apple Chutney

Probiotic Apple Chutney with Yogurt

Probiotic Apple Chutney with Yogurt

We’ve still got boxes of apples sitting around waiting for something good to happen to them. The sweeter and softer they get, the less appetizing they are. But all is not lost. Applesauce, Apple Butter, Apple Crisp, have been staples around here but now I’m trying something new! Apple chutney!

Wardeh over at GNOWFGLINS posted this 5-Spice Apple Chutney. I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand, but since I can’t follow a recipe without making it my own I thought I’d take it as inspiration and see what happens anyway. Here’s how I did … Continue reading Probiotic Apple Chutney

Apple Butter

One pint of apple butter

From a humble little apple to a divine indulgence.

Every once in a while, a really good deal comes through on Azure Standard. A couple of years ago, they cleaned out their freezers and sold organic, grass-fed beef and lamb for $2.50/lb as pet food. Tasted pretty good to me!

When I found #2 grade organic juicing apples for $10 for a 20 lb box, I was intrigued. That $0.50/lb is a better price than the $0.75/lb I was paying for #1 grade eating apples. So I figured I may as well order some and see what happened.

When … Continue reading Apple Butter

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp Served

Apple Crisp Served

This easy treat is a stand by in the fall and winter. We’ve got apples to spare and guests don’t miss the usual added sugar or grains. Kids love helping with this one, too! Since not everyone in our family likes nuts, we make them separately then just sprinkle it on top.

Ingredients

Sliced up apples – I like to leave the skins on a couple of them.

Filling

6 Granny Smith Apples (or other tart variety – if you don’t have tart apples, add a bit of lemon juice.) 2 Golden Delicious Apples (or other sweet … Continue reading Apple Crisp

Cherry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

So good!

We start missing summer fruit this time of year. That’s why we freeze big batches of local fruit when it’s in season. Hide it in the back of the freezer so it doesn’t disappear too soon, then you can surprise your friends with fruity frozen yogurt in the winter! … Continue reading Cherry Vanilla Frozen Yogurt

Caramel Apples

GAPS legal caramel apple

It looks just like a "regular" caramel apple, but tastes way better!

Going to a parties where they can’t eat anything is hard on our kids. No chips, no cake, no candy, no ice cream! I try to always send them with a treat besides just dried figs and dates. Sometimes it’s coconut flour brownies and sometimes it’s coconut macaroons. For Halloween, though, we needed something a little more special to help them keep their paws out of the candy bowl!

Which is where caramel apples come in! Not only are they GAPS legal, I made enough of them for … Continue reading Caramel Apples

Almond Meal Pie Crust

The baked crust is puffy and flaky... ready for filling!

The baked crust is puffy and flaky… ready for filling!

Here is an easy crumb crust, both for baked and unbaked pies. If using it for a sweet dessert, I add a half tablespoon of honey.

If for savory, like a quiche, I leave the honey out and add herbs. Enjoy!

Ingredients

This is the almond meal

makes a bit more than a single 9 1/2″ pie crust

3 cups crispy almonds (peel the skins before dehydrating for the best crust) 1/4 tsp fine sea salt 1/2 Tbsp honey (optional) 4 Tbsp 1/4 lb (it still works with less, … Continue reading Almond Meal Pie Crust

Winter Squash Souffle

They look delightful with the top all puffed over the edge of the dish. However, when they puff over the top, they leak ghee all over the oven. Not delightful. Avoid overflow.

With apples baked in!

I have never had any kind of souffle, so I am not sure if these little treats resemble it in any way other than it puffs up and falls. When I hit on this recipe, the kids were immediately in seventh heaven.

Souffle is our number one requested food around here. They remind us a lot of the Dutch Babies that used to be a staple, back before we went gluten-free. Update: When we were doing the GAPS intro, Kid1 chose this for her birthday treat! A year later, it’s still a favorite for sleepover breakfasts … Continue reading Winter Squash Souffle

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