"I love yellow soup!" declares the three-and-a-half-year-old with passion. "It's my favourite ever soup, Mommy!" (He hates squash. I love irony.) So, here's the confession: this is a recipe that I made up completely. Many of my recipes have actually been modified and melded … [Read more...] about Curried Butternut Squash Soup
It happened fast. We had been on GAPS for about 2.5 months, and then BAM! It hit us like a mack truck. The cravings, the inability to resist, the belief that it would be so worth it.... The last couple of weeks have been… guilt-inducing. A few weeks ago, we had tea with our landlady … [Read more...] about A GAPS Update: Whereby We Confess That We Sorta Fell Off the Wagon
One of the biggest challenges to doing the GAPS Diet is when you need to be away from home for an extended time. It is sometimes difficult to explain the complexities of the diet (such as "the only oils we can use right now are homemade ghee, coconut oil, olive oil, or pastured … [Read more...] about Overnight Travel and the GAPS Diet
It seems that everyone (and their mother) has been asking me about how the diet is going. It’s actually been quite interesting having conversations with so many people who are interested in the concepts of the GAPS Diet, and who are more and more convinced that diet and health are … [Read more...] about Our GAPS Diet Journey: First Month Complete!
I'm finding it difficult to find the time to write a full "update on how it's going" post with regard to our journey on the GAPS Diet (though I'll be doing one in the next few days as we come up to the one-month mark). I do, however, love having my trusty little Nikon D60 close at … [Read more...] about GAPS: A Photographic Journey
Since I first began thinking about doing the GAPS Diet for our family, I've often been asked what I would do with the issue of hospitality. When you are on a very restrictive diet, is there a place for hospitality anymore? What would I serve people? Soup and boiled eggs? What would I … [Read more...] about GAPS and Hospitality: Are They Compatible?
It's day four of our family being on the GAP Diet (Intro). I can honestly say it's been a bit tumultuous. I was ill-prepared for the amount of die-off (where the bad bacteria that is overgrown in your gut begins to starve and die off) that would occur. I think I way underestimated … [Read more...] about GAPS Intro Diet, Day 4: Surviving Die-Off
It's here! It's here! We start the GAPS Intro Diet today, and I am really, really looking forward to it, and the changes it will bring! I prepped today's soup last night (the bone broth I had made several days ago). I chopped the veggies, put it all together, stuck it in the … [Read more...] about Our First GAPS Meal
And the silly junk-addicted people decided to have one last "hurrah" before beginning a restricted diet tomorrow morning. Only it wasn't such a "hurrah"... [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9q-ijkoULY] … [Read more...] about ‘Twas the Day Before the GAPS Diet…