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Coconut Butter Sandwich Bread

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in GAPS, Kids, Low Oxalate, Recipe | 247 comments

I have been making bread with coconut flour for quite some time.  It is ok but a lot of work with whipping egg whites and sifting flour, plus it uses 7 eggs per loaf and since we already go through several dozen eggs a week just with breakfasts, I often come up short for baking projects. The night that I made this I began craving bread and butter.  I sliced off a warm slice and loaded it up with that new soft Kerrygold Butter (the only kind Costco has this year). Wow was it good! I immediately liked it better than the coconut flour bread I have been making. The best thing about this bread is how sturdy it is. I grew up eating sandwiches on Pepperidge farm white bread almost every day and this is similar in my...

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Update on the Tongue Tie. We have found a Dr!

Posted by on Apr 24, 2012 in Cherries On Top, Kids, St Louis, Tongue tie | 11 comments

If you have read my previous tongue tie posts (Tongue Tie) you know that both of my children and my husband were born with tongue ties.  They were all officially diagnosed in December of 2011.  In January my husband got his fixed by a laser dentist (Tongue Tie #1 is Fixed!).  We were hopeful that this dentist would also be able to correct my children’s ties but for various reasons he was not the person for the job.  Everyone kept talking about this Laser Dentist in Granite City, Dr Chen, who is just amazing and teaches the other local laser dentists.  He travels a lot teaching and I kept being warned that he can be hard to get in to see because of his travel schedule.  Plus, I was nervous that he wouldn’t be that good with children. I finally...

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My take on the pressure cooker broth controversy.

Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog, GAPS, photo, Traditional Foods | 44 comments

Many of my blog posts contain affiliate links. Purchasing through an affiliate link allows me to keep blogging and sharing what I learn with you. It is a bit like leaving a tip for service and is very much appreciated.   Thank You! –PattyLA Fagor Splendid 10-Quart Pressure Cooker/Canner A short time after we started GAPS my husband came across a stainless steel pressure cooker while we were shopping at Costco. It is the one shown above. I had been talking about possibly getting a pressure cooker so he snapped it up and brought it home to me. As soon as I got it I began to look into how they worked and discovered that Dr. Campbell-McBride and Sally Fallon both said that they are not a good idea. That they damage foods and make them less nutritious. So I put it on...

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GAPS Basics: How to make GAPS yogurt

Posted by on Apr 17, 2012 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 55 comments

You may already make yogurt when you come to GAPS or it may be a kitchen activity that sounds overwhelming and complex. In either case GAPS yogurt may be a new process that, while complex at first, will become a very familiar part of your food routine very quickly.  Do you see the beautiful cream line on this raw milk yogurt? First we should talk about why you should consume yogurt. Fermented milk products have been consumed as long as humans have consumed dairy from domesticated animals. Proper fermentation helps to turn a highly perishable products, fresh sweet milk, into a shelf stable product. The simplest way to do this is to simply allow raw milk to clabber, that is sit out and ferment with it’s own innate bacteria. This is a simple process requiring no preparation but runs the risk of fermenting...

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The difference between bone broth and meat broth or stock.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2012 in Blog, GAPS, photo, Traditional Foods | 63 comments

Many of my blog posts contain affiliate links. Purchasing through an affiliate link allows me to keep blogging and sharing what I learn with you. It is a bit like leaving a tip for service and is very much appreciated.   Thank You! –PattyLA One big confusion people have when starting GAPS is the difference between bone broth and meat broth and why and when to consume each.  I’m going to share my understanding of those two things here. First I have written posts about each kind and you can read them for the how to instructions Bone Broth Meat Broth When you first start GAPS the instructions are to consume Meat Broth.  Dr Campbell-McBride describes how to make meat broth/stock on page 179 of her Gut and Psychology Syndrome book.  It says to cook read meat stock for 3 hours or longer and that...

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