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Philly Cheesesteaks…GAPS style!


This was actually supper gone awry, but it turned out SO good.  I intended to make salisbury steaks, and to my dismay, the grocery store had NO MUSHROOMS.  Sigh.  Anyhow, I examined my booty from the farmers market today and came up with this instead:


Philly Cheesesteaks…GAPS Style!

4 pounds of ground beef

6 onions (I cut in half and sliced from there)

4 green peppers, cut in strips

3 c. sliced fresh mushrooms (I did have some left in my fridge, and they were a bit wrinkly, but they worked)

1 T. sea salt

1/4 c. of fresh parsley (or more if you like)

2 quarts beef broth (I do mine like this)

more sea salt to taste

shredded cheddar, optional

Mix hamburger with 1 T. sea salt and the parsley.  Form into patties.  Fry in frying pan and brown on both sides; add onions, peppers and mushrooms.  I sauteed all that for a bit, then added the broth, and heated through until all the veggies were tender.  Salt as needed and top with shredded cheese.  My favorite is to shred a brick of Organic Valley raw milk sharp cheddar.  Yum!  I don’t buy shredded cheese because they are generally not GAPS legal, and they often contain other fun things like “cellulose” which = “wood pulp”.  Personally, I try to say “no thank you” to wood pulp as much as I can.

I almost always make massive batches of food, since the whole family is on the GAPS Diet (and we all eat like lumberjacks), and then this way we have enough for supper and also lunch the next day.  So you can cut this recipe in half if you don’t want that much.  This recipe made 11 large hamburgers.

I ended up topping this with mashed avocado for my husband and I because we are avocado addicts.  It was a great add on…I’d recommend it! 🙂

Grain Free Salmon Patties (GAPS/GF)


IMG_0922[1]I made these for supper tonight with buttered broccoli…this recipe made 12 patties.  Enough for supper, and enough for lunch tomorrow too.  Being on the GAPS Diet, I like to cook in bulk…it saves me work in the long run.

Grain Free Salmon Patties (GAPS/GF)

You will need:

5 – 7.5 oz cans of salmon (I used Trader Joe’s sockeye salmon – bones and all and I’ll tell you why in a minute…)

3 eggs

1 tsp salt

1 tsp black pepper

1 red onion, quartered

3 celery stalks, cut in half

2-3 T. coconut aminos

5-6 T. coconut flour

coconut oil for frying

**I get my coconut flour and oil here…we use expeller pressed oil, no coconut flavor. 🙂

Blend all ingredients EXCEPT the coconut flour in a food processor until it is a fine paste and you no longer have big chunks of onions, etc.  The salmon that I used had the bones.  I was initially a little horrified upset and had visions of spending an hour picking them out…when I realized how brittle they were.  The bones are a great source of calcium and magnesium, so I decided to run them through the food processor and see what happens.  They were totally ground up – no crunchy bits in the patties – you’d never know they were there. 🙂  It did take a few minutes to get it all to the consistency I wanted, so don’t lose hope if it is taking awhile…I also wanted to be sure the bones were totally ground or I knew no one would eat supper!  At that point, add the coconut flour, and process further until thickened and the flour is mixed in well.

Form into patties and fry on both sides in 1/4″ coconut oil in a large frying pan until well browned.


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GAPS Chicken Nuggets (with Beets and Kale on the side) (Paleo, GF)


GAPS Chicken Nuggets (with beets and kale on the side):

These chicken nuggets are pretty popular here.  I’m not much of a photographer but here’s a pic from supper tonight.


5 boneless skinless chicken breasts

2 eggs, beaten with a fork

1 c. coconut flour

1 T. salt (Real Salt or sea salt)

1 tsp pepper

1/2 tsp paprika

1/2 c. lard (or more)  Here is a link to a post from the A Little Bit of Spain In Iowa blog on how to render your own lard in the crockpot.  I love her discussion of the health benefits of pastured lard!  ***Do not buy store bought lard.  It is hydrogenated…this = TRANS FATS!  Nasty!

Mix up the coconut flour, salt, pepper and paprika.  Cut the chicken breasts into bite size pieces (or however big you want).  Dip the chicken in the eggs, dredge the egg-covered chicken pieces through the coconut flour mixture and fry in lard.  I don’t really have an amount of time they cooked (sorry) – just fry til the breading is browned and the inside is no longer pink.

Serve with honey mustard sauce:  equal parts raw honey with mustard.  Mix up in a bowl.  Doesn’t get much easier than that. 🙂

A side of beets and kale…

6-8 beets (I used chioggia beets, they are so sweet!), sliced

1 bunch organic kale, chopped

4 garlic cloves (more or less, I happen to LOVE garlic), chopped

1-2 T. herbes de provence (I used Frontier brand, no preservatives or random weird add-ins.  You can of course make this without it, but it’s so good I don’t know why you’d want to :-).)

Real Salt or sea salt to taste

olive oil for sauteeing

Peel and slice the beets, cook until tender in the olive oil.  Add the chopped kale and cook for a few minutes longer until it is wilted.  Add your seasonings and garlic at the end.  Cook another minute or so.

Eat up and enjoy!!!

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