Category Archives: GAPS

Pom-Bucha “Jello Jigglers” (GAPS, Paleo, GF)

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I’ve been intending to post this for awhile.  We really like it – made it tonight for Super Bowl treats last weekend.  Original recipe from the Holistic Squid. 🙂  I really like that it is a probiotic food as well!

You could use plain GT Synergy Kombucha, or make your own

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Jello just does not photograph well.  No matter what I did.  Not pretty.  Tastes good anyhow.

Pom-Bucha “Jello Jigglers”:

16 oz bottle of Pom juice (we like the Pomegranate Blueberry one best)

16 oz kombucha

4 T. gelatin

Pour kombucha into an 8 x 8″ Pyrex baking dish.  Sprinkle gelatin over the kombucha and let it sit until moistened – about five minutes.  Heat Pom juice to boiling, then pour over kombucha/gelatin mixture.  Stir thoroughly until all the gelatin is dissolved.  Refrigerate for several hours.

Enjoy!

Death by Chocolate: Paleo Ice Cream Cake (GAPS option, GF, dairy free)

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We have had a slug of birthdays around here in the past week…this was by far the favorite of the birthday treats. 🙂

Death by Chocolate:  Paleo Ice Cream Cake (GAPS option, GF, Dairy Free)

Brownie layer:  I used this awesome recipe from PaleOMG.  I left out the cinnamon, baked the cookie part of the recipe in a greased 9×13 Pyrex cake pan at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  (I also used Trader Joe’s cashew meal instead of almond meal.)  It turned out more brownie-like than cookie-like, which was fine with me. 🙂

Caramel layer:  I used my own recipe for caramel.  I let both the brownie crust and the caramel cool a bit, and then I frosted the brownie with the caramel.  Don’t wait too long, be sure to do it while the caramel is still spreadable.  This layer ended up being fantastic – it solidified in the freezer and tasted more like toffee than anything.  Put your caramel brownie in the freezer for a bit to cool everything off so your ice cream doesn’t melt when you get that far.

Ice cream layer:  Blend in blender – 1-2 cans of full fat coconut milk (I used 1.5 cans), 2-3 egg yolks (if you have a reliable source for pastured eggs), 1/4-1/2 c. honey, 1 T. vanilla, and 1/2 c. baking cocoa.  Process your ice cream in ice cream maker as per manufacturer directions.

Have on hand:  1 bag mini chocolate chips (I used the Enjoy Life brand as they are allergen free of the things we’d prefer to avoid.  If you wanted to make this GAPS legal, leave out the chips.)

When the ice cream reaches the end of the cycle, empty 1/2 to 3/4 of the bag of chips into the machine and let it get dispersed throughout.  Spread your ice cream over the caramel brownie, and use the rest of the bag of chips to sprinkle over the top.

Put it in the freezer, taking care to keep it level, and store until you’re ready to eat!  Enjoy!

This post was shared at Real Food Forager’s Fat Tuesdays; Kelly the Kitchen Kop’s Real Food Wednesday;

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (GAPS intro legal, GF)

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One of my kids and I are back on GAPS intro for a “health tweak”…  I randomly came up with this super easy snack (mostly out of desperation – but hey, it worked).  I have really appreciated it this past week, as our snacking options are pretty slim right now.

I always have a few quarts of yogurt on hand.  I make the GAPS legal variety according to this recipe. (always with whole milk!)   I use my Excalibur dehydrator to keep the temp stable for 24 hours.  I get my inexpensive yogurt starter cultures here.

Apple Cinnamon Yogurt (GAPS intro legal, GF)

I find that these measurements go well together though, although I’m guessing you could do more or less or any of them and it would work:

1 c. yogurt

1 c. cooked and mushed apple

1 T. cinnamon

Mix them all up until blended.  That’s it.  Take that, name-brand-low-fat-yogurt.  🙂  Who needs you???