On SCD and GAPS the challenge is to make a thick, nutrient dense starch-free gravy which tastes good without additives.
At this time of year, savory meats and poultry are on the menu. Before I went grain free it was easy to make a gravy from a commercial mix. Of course, it had none of the nutrient benefits of a real bone broth and it was laced with chemicals. It’s actually very easy.
I’ll tell you how to do it.
For many years I avoided eating foods with gravy because I didn’t want the added fat, flour and questionable additives in gravies. However, traditional meats and poultry were made with gravies for both taste and nutrition. The benefits come from the base of the gravy that was made from traditional bone broths.
In this post I go over the benefits of bone broths and why you should try to have at least one cup of a good homemade bone broth each day. In this post I talk about the huge differences between commercial store bought broths and those that are properly made at home.
There are other ways of consuming bone broths. These include making a delicious gravy that everyone will love. You start with roasted onions. If you are avoiding grains and starches as indicated for the SCD, GAPS and Paleo diets, gravy made with roasted onions and homemade bone broth is heavenly. Frankly, it is so good, I prefer it over any other type of gravy.
Onions have a good nutrient profile and most people can tolerate onions. They are high in vitamin C, folate, potassium and choline. They have a bit of protein, vitamin A, fiber, magnesium and phosphorus. They are considered strongly anti-inflammatory and low on the glycemic index.
Most importantly, onions are sulfur rich. Why is sulfur important? One doesn’t usually hear about sulfur. But it is very important for many metabolic processes in the body.
The alliums are onions, garlic, leeks and shallots. The brassicas are broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. These vegetables contain sulforaphane which has been shown to be anti-carcinogenic and protective against stress.
Eat your onions. They are good for you.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
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