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Dairy-Free Vanilla Custard (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto, Low Carb)

Dairy-free Vanilla Custard is a comfort food dessert that’s also nourishing, with plenty of omega-3-rich egg yolks and healthy cholesterol. This creamy treat is perfect for Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Keto and Low Carb diets, and you’ll never know the dairy is missing! English Vanilla Custard Comfort foods vary in texture, flavor and temperature: homemade fried chicken, chocolate cake, ice cream. …

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HOW TO SPROUT NUTS AND SEEDS (“Crispy Nuts”)

Soaking raw nuts and seeds overnight in salt water is essential for good general health, if you plan to eat nuts as a regular part of your diet. Former cultures knew to ferment their grains. Modern trends toward the healthfulness of raw food or even the benefits of a grain-free diet often miss this important step.  In other words, if …

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How to Make Fermented Vegetables with Any Veggie! — From Basic Sauerkraut to Probiotic Vegetable Medley Pickles (dairy-free; does not use whey)

Eating fermented vegetables may be excellent for your health, but making them is also one of life’s pleasures. The more you make probiotic pickled vegetables, the more you’ll experiment and love making them. This post gives you several recipes, a template for how to make sauerkraut and fermented veggies (with a saltwater brine) and also shares the tools you’ll need …

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Low-FODMAP, GAPS Combination Diet: Healing IBS, Pathogen Overgrowth, and SIBO

FODMAPs is an acronym (abbreviation) referring to Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides and Polyols*. These are complex names for a collection of molecules found in food, that can be poorly absorbed by some people. When the molecules are poorly absorbed in the small intestine of the digestive tract, these molecules then continue along their journey along the digestive tract, arriving at …

Three Diets Compared and Contrasted

I’d like to compare and contrast three poignant diets that have become popular in the last five years: the Weston A. Price traditional diet, set in motion by the research of Weston A. Price D.D.S., often based on the book Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon Morell, the Paleo diet, first started by Dr. Loren Cordain, and the GAPS diet, created …

Pantry and Shopping Caution

  That’s Funny: Foods NOT to Eat (And why…) 1) Monounsaturated canola oil and polyunsaturated vegetable oils such as sunflower, soy, corn and safflower Historically, the oil from the rapeseed plant, (now commonly known as canola), was used a lot in Asian countries.  Likely extracted at low heat it was probably a healthful oil, not yet changed molecularly and being …

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Easy Fermented Nut Cheese — Vegan, Plant Based, Paleo, GAPS, Keto, Low Carb, Whole30, Probiotics (with sliceable cheese option)

Easy Fermented Nut Cheese is a great source of protein, fat and probiotics. This flexible recipe allows you to use your nut or seed of choice, based on what you like or your dietary requirements — delicious and perfect for vegan, plant based, paleo, GAPS, keto, low carb and Whole30 diets. Fermented Nut Cheese can also be taken one step …

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 …