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French Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 27 comments

Both of my children are getting their tongue ties fixed soon. Part of how I am motivating them to want to get this done is with a promise of lots of ice cream once it is over. Since we are following GAPS this means that I am making lots of ice cream. I have often made ice cream with GAPS Sour Cream (we like yogurt the best) but I was wanting the sweet flavor of french vanilla ice cream and yogurt always adds that tang. I decided to try to make it from coconut milk and I’m glad I did! It is just what I was missing. I hope you like is as much as we do.    French Vanilla Coconut Milk Ice Cream 1 3/4 cups shredded coconut (available from Amazon or Tropical Traditions) 3 cups of water 6...

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Coconutty Pudding

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 10 comments

This is my families favorite desert.  Shhhhh… don’t tell them it is good for them!  It has lots of nourishing eggs, coconut milk and dates.  What more could you want?  It is equally good hot or cold so I like to make a double recipe and have some warm and some cold later on. This is my adaptation of  Thai Custard Pudding.   Coconutty Pudding 5 pastured eggs 1 cup coconut milk or coconut cream (I use this one with no additives Coconut Cream ) 1/2 cup pitted dates packed (I usedDeglet, Pitted Dates this time)(approx 4 oz by weight of mejool dates) 1/8 tsp (pinch) Celtic Sea Salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened Coconut Flakes Preheat oven to 325. I have made this in a vitamix and in a food processor.  To make it in a blender you should...

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White Chocolate Coconut Pie

Posted by on Jan 31, 2012 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 13 comments

I love Pintrest but those deserts people post seem impossible on GAPS or are filled with fake ingredients (and I want to eat them all!)  I spotted one the other day that I ignored at first but the lure of chocolate with coconut and the promise of “gluten free” and “Just 4 ingredients” sucked me in. I’m so glad it did! This is the original recipe. Of course chocolate is high oxalate and I can’t enjoy it in anything but tiny doses and this pie is not tiny doses so I decided to convert it to white chocolate. It was very good as it was but even better with some fruit. Next time I think I will plan to serve it with a fruit topping. This time I got lucky and it was near a bowl of fruit salad at...

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Coconut Butter Cake with Coconut Frosting

Posted by on Jan 15, 2012 in Blog, GAPS, Kids, Low Oxalate, Recipe, Traditional Foods | 52 comments

My little girl is growing up! She turns 8 tomorrow and to celebrate the occassion I have updated a cake I used to make with nut butter back when we did SCD to make it LOD (low oxalate diet) compliant.  (Go here to read about oxalates). We each tried a small piece tonight and we all loved it. My husband declared that the coconut butter version is better than the nut butter version. When I used to make this with nut butter I would have SAD (Standard American Diet) eaters ask for the recipe. It is moist and delicious and you won’t feel a bit deprived. This cake did not taste very coconutty at all.  I’m sure the coconut haters out there would be able to tell and probably wouldn’t love this cake but coconut lovers would be wishing...

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Cranberry Cake with Hot Butter Sauce

Posted by on Dec 29, 2011 in GAPS, Low Oxalate, Recipe | 9 comments

My mother-in-law’s cooking is legendary among all who knew her. Sadly, I am not one of those people.  She died a couple of years before I met my husband. Some of her recipes have achieved mythic fame in her memory and I hear about them from my husband, father-in-law and others. Many of the dishes she was best known for were baked goods. Her Bulgar Wheat Bread, Blue Prune Pie and Cranberry Cake with Hot Butter Sauce are mentioned time and again as being her signature dishes. I am blessed that she sent her son off to set up housekeeping with a small file box of her best recipes and it does include copies of each of those as well as many others.  Of course there is one little problem for my family. We can’t have wheat which is...

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