Three simple ingredients can make a delicious and nutritious treat. I was imagining a homemade version of the Lara bar and I came up with the following recipe. This is appropriate for people who are in the middle stages of SCD or GAPS, as nut butters (and dates) are somewhat advanced foods. Add a little honey, refrigerate and there it is! Wow! These are great for kids and adults as a snack and a great pick me up.
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It's summer and the zucchini are coming in! Of course I forage for them as I do not have room in my garden for growing large zucchini plants. I did try that last year and I got one zucchini before the plants faded away. Very disappointing. However, my local real food market, Rita's Real Food in Bayport, is selling large zucchini for $1.50 per pound. That's a bargain!
What could be more of a comfort food than matzoh ball soup? While it is part of the traditional meal on Jewish holidays, matzoh ball soup is enjoyed year round by many people. Also known as Jewish penicillin, it does indeed ward off the chills and aches of a cold or flu.
You don't have to be Jewish to love matzoh. While matzoh (also spelled, matzo, matza, matzah) is traditionally eaten for the seven days of Passover, it can be enjoyed year round as well. For Jewish people it has special historical significance. Passover is a recognition of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. The Israelites had to leave Egypt in such haste, they could not wait for their bread dough to rise. The resulting product was matzoh (Exodus 12:39).
Zucchini is one of the first vegetables allowed on the SCD or GAPS protocols. It is so easy to digest and full of nutrients. There are many ways to serve zucchini; steamed, grated and sauteed, alone or mixed with other vegetables. It is also a nice addition to soups and stews as it can disintegrate and become part of the gravy, adding nutrients there as well.
It is commonly known that salmon contains the very valuable long chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. This omega 3 fat is protective to the heart and brain and protective against other diseases of inflammation such as cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer's and rheumatoid arthritis. However it is wild salmon, not farmed salmon that provides these vital nutrients.
One of the most difficult transitions to make when going to a whole foods diet or SCD/GAPS involves the condiments. All commercial mayonnaise is made with soybean oil, even when it is called olive oil mayonnaise. Soybean oil is a highly refined oil that is… Click to Continue →
All over the world people make thin, light and wonderfully delicious pancakes called crêpes. This food originated in northwestern France, hence the French name "crêpe". They can be filled with many things, from meat and savory proteins to very sweet dessert fillings. Traditionally, the recipe… Click to Continue →