When the cool weather rolls in I get in the mood for a hearty savory meal like shortribs. I do believe that I have perfected a starch-free, tomato-free gravy that is so delicious you will want to use it for every meal.
Nightshades are Inflammatory
Nightshades can be very inflammatory for certain individuals and are not allowed on the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol.
Those on the AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) diet, as well as those on SCD and GAPS greatly benefit from removing nightshades from their diet – some forever, some for a limited amount of time.
Nightshade vegetables contain a family of chemical called glycoalkaloids, which may cause painful reactions in susceptible individuals.
For instance, the glycoalkaloid solanine is actually a poison that is found, mostly in potatoes, but also in tomatoes, eggplants and peppers, and any other compounds derived from this group such as chili peppers. It can drive inflammation and adversely affect someone who has arthritis or other inflammatory disorders and who is sensitive to it.
For some people, staying away from any source of solanine helps them avoid painful, inflammatory flareups.
But you don’t have to miss out on delicious gravies and sauces. Additionally, since there is bone broth in the gravy, it is full of nutritious collagen and gelatin.