Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Stew

Chinese Chicken with Wild Mushrooms

My favorite dinners by far are the cozy stew-like ones.  They have a rich sauce or gravy and they contain bone broth.  They’re satisfying and they digest well.  We often have a cheese plate of our favorite aged cheeses and a green salad or raw veggie plate as well, and sauerkraut or fermented dairy.  It feels like a feast.  Add …

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Indonesion Peanut Butter Stew (GAPS-friendly)

A NEW RECIPE FOR COMFORT FOOD This dish is a welcome meal for a cozy dinner.  The thinly sliced cabbage in the stew mimics egg noodles.  The peanut butter sauce, spiked to spicy with ginger, provides a delicious forum for bone broth.  (Spicy meter?  Medium, by lightweight American standards.  Reduce the amount of ginger and omit the spicy pepper if …

My New Favorite Breakfast: The Prosciutto Egg

You’ve heard of a One-Eyed Sailor?  The ubiquitous Bacon & Eggs?  Eggs Benedict? Trifles. May I introduce you to my new favorite? THE PROSCIUTTO EGG She wins the starring role in your broad-based breakfast bowl due to her many appropriate attributes: Prosciutto can easily be sourced with only two ingredients: pork & salt.  It requires no sugar or nitrates for …

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CILANTRO CHICKEN SALAD GONE AUTUMNAL- 4 recipes in 1 (GAPS-Friendly)

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU STILL HAVE ROSY RED TOMATOES GROWING IN OCTOBER? We still have tomatoes, red and happy from our community greenhouse.  But they are not as luscious as they were in the height of our hot summer.  Using “pretty good” heirloom tomatoes in cooking is more fitting this time of year than highlighting them on a plate, …

Mamas Are Supposed to Have Secrets

It’s not just what’s in holiday stockings that mamas keep a secret. Some secrets are better than holiday gifts and can, if helpful, remain a secret. Shhh…. This post is about….organ meats!  Ha, HA!  Perhaps there is a child in you, too, who is wiggling? Here is the painless truth: organ meats are so good for you that they are not to be …

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KIMBAP (Korean feast of bowls, with nori seaweed)~ Paleo, GAPS, KETO, Whole30

Our family categorizes most good meals as feasts — especially when there are abundant colors, options and variety on the table (like this Pad Thai recipe!), when family-style bowls abound, each with their own magical treat inside. One such feast is Kimbap, pronounced [KIM’-bop], also called Gimbap. More than sushi, this interactive meal is fun to share, delicious to eat and is …