Monthly Archives: November 2013

Beef Stew (GAPS, Paleo, Gluten Free)


Working on some food prep for Thanksgiving, and I figured that while I was waiting for my pecan pie to bake, I’d get this posted.  I made this one other time on the stove, and today I have it all in the crock pot for tonight.  Filled to capacity. 🙂  We have church tonight for Thanksgiving – it will be nice to have it ready when we get home. 🙂

Beef Stew (GAPS, Paleo, Gluten Free):


3 lb beef stew meat

1 quart beef broth

1 rutabaga, peeled and diced

4-6 small turnips, peeled and diced

1 – 16 oz bag of baby carrots

3 c. cleaned and halved brussels sprouts

2 onions, diced

1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley

8-10 mushrooms, sliced

2 c. stewed tomatoes or fresh diced

1/2 c. red wine

2-3 bay leaves

sea salt to taste

Thyme or Herbs de Province – 2-3 T. (more or less depending on your own preference)

Add all your ingredients except the wine to your pot or crock pot.  Cook for several hours in crock pot.  On the stove top, I cooked approximately 45 min to an hour.  I added the wine at the end and heated a few more minutes.  Don’t forget to take out your bay leaves before serving.  You could also add a few cloves of chopped garlic at the end, I might just try that this time.

(The ingredients as listed were used in my big stock pot last time – which is when the picture was taken.  I tweaked things a bit to stuff it all in my crock pot today.  Do whatever you need to do, it will be good no matter what.)

Hope you all have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Ants on a Log…the Revision! (GF, GAPS optional)


I made these the other night and they were very popular.  We haven’t had goat cheese in a year and a half, since we’ve been on GAPS, so it was a very exciting night. 🙂  So far so good on the goat cheese…

Ants on a Log…the Revision!

Clean, dry and trim however much celery you want…

Fill the insides of the celery with either goat cheese or peanut butter (Goat cheese is not GAPS legal, just sayin’.  You can always opt to make your own cream cheese, but plan ahead.  I am going to try sunflower seed butter next time.  Maranatha makes a good kind, with no sugar.)

Sprinkle with raisins, sunflower seeds and unsweetened coconut.

Voila!  YUM!