This blog is a way of sharing the information and resources that have helped me to recover my son Roo from an Autism Spectrum Disorder. What I have learned is to view our symptoms as the results of underlying biological cause, which can be identified and healed. I say "our symptoms" because I also have a neuro-immune disorder called Myalgic Encephalomyelitis.

And, of course, I am not a doctor (although I have been known to impersonate one while doing imaginative play with my son)- this is just our story and information that has been helpful or interesting to us. I hope it is helpful and interesting to you!


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Favorite Food Blogs

Following special diets can be challenging in so many ways, but sometimes the hardest part isn't keeping track of what you CAN'T have, it's thinking of foods that you CAN have.  Below is a list of some of the food blogs that I turn to for inspiration when I am feeling less than excited about the options in front of me.  These blogs represent many different diets and food choices and I don't follow or even agree with some, but nonetheless I get inspiration from the ideas on them.  I have found that an openness to food options and a willingness to sometimes fail in trying new things are essential to living well on a restricted diet.

GENERAL (many of these feature recipes that need to be adapted to meet specific needs)

The Woks of Life

Thai Table

Steamy Kitchen

My Colombian recipes

Food52

The Splendid Table

Nourished Kitchen
Real food, slow food, recipes with foods that nourish.

The Nourishing Cook

The Nourished Life 


Hunter, Angler, Gardener, Cook

Voodoo and Sauce

Organic and Thrifty

Recipes from Bastyr University

GLUTEN-FREE

Gluten-Free Goddess

Elana's Pantry
Gluten-free, casein-free cooking at it's best, includes versions of many traditional Jewish dishes.

Gluten-Free Girl

Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free treats

GAPS/PALEO

Cooking GAPS
Delicious recipes for the GAPS diet (compatible with SCD, grain-free, paleo, gluten-free).  GAPS is the healing diet that I credit with so much of the underlying healing that we've experienced.

Recipes From USWellness Meats

Empowered Sustenance

Meat N' Veggies
Just what it sounds like.  Great selection of paleo recipes with really nice photography.

Slowcooked Rx

Lost Arts Kitchen
This is the blog of an exceedingly talented friend that includes recipes for slow food, traditional food, ferments, and much more, as well as interesting thoughts on food relevant to many of us using food to heal.

This is a database of Paleo recipes

The Paleo Mom

Kat's Food Blog
Recipes that are SCD and GAPS compliant, plus some good health info

Primal Body, Primal Mind
this site has great information and a nice recipe section.

The Food Lovers Primal Palate.com recipe section

Pretty In Primal

Mark's Daily Apple
This is a primal blog with some great recipes.

Stupid Easy Paleo

Grain-Free Foodies
This is a blog I do with a friend that has recipes for the GAPS diet.