Special Diets / GAPS


Over the years, for a variety of reasons, our family has implemented various special diets. I was dairy-free and egg-free while nursing my son, and am currently on the GAPS diet, which is grain-free, refined-sweetener-free, and lactose-free. In addition, we have vegetarian and vegan friends, and like to have them over for dinner — so I’ve enjoyed the challenge of cooking to suit those lifestyle choices.

At the same time, I don’t want this to be a blog dedicated exclusively to any diet other than one that includes recipes from whole, natural ingredients, local and seasonal when possible. If you’re not interested in special diets, check my recipe page to see a comprehensive list — recipes are often labeled with dietary modifiers.

Below is a list of recipes that fit the GAPS diet protocol. Please make personal modifications as necessary, as the recipes often contain as-tolerated ingredients or controversial additions (such as baking soda, which is allowed and not allowed in different editions of the GAPS book).

GAPS diet recipes
Marinated Asparagus w/ 5-minute Egg
Polpettine (tiny meatballs) in Marinara Sauce
Coconut-Lime Fish Curry
Fish Sticks (almond flour)
Red Lentil & Squash Curry
Slow-cooker Pot Roast
Big Pot of Navy Beans
Long-Cooking Bone Broth in Your Oven
Grain-free Crackers
Simple Sauerkraut
Pumpkin Pie Jars
Toasted Coconut Truffles
Chocolate-Coconut-Cherry Candy Bars
Avocado Popsicles
Beet Chips
Apricot Chutney
Ginger-Rhubarb Jam
Blueberry Crunch Muffins
Sour Cherry Coconut Ice Cream
Lemon-Honey Pots de Creme w/ Mint-Honeyed Strawberries
Honey Simple Syrup

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Noelle Gaburon September 25, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Many Blessings to You for following your heart. It is always the right thing to do. I am a recent subscriber and am grateful for all you have done and thankful that you will be leaving the blog for us to revisit. Hugs!!!!


JJ November 5, 2012 at 6:04 pm

It you are avoiding grains, you may be interested in Shirataki. Noodles, bread. Grain and carb free. Yes, carb free.

The noodles come in a bag of liquid in the vegan section of the vegetable aisle in supermarket. Bread isn’t in our stores, but can be ordered online.

Warning: When you open the bag of noodles, they smell like fish that has gone off. You rinse the noodles and let them sit for a few minutes to drain, then boil them. The smell is gone and they are like any pasta.


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