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!


Sunday, July 27, 2014

Recipes useful for Paleo, SCD, or GAPS

This is a collection of recipes that can make following the Paleo, GAPS, or SCD diets a little more fun and interesting:

This is an earlier post I did about fermented foods with many recipes.


Traveling on GAPS and snacks
One of the major challenges in following the GAPS diet is finding foods that are portable, for traveling as well as snacks while out.  Simple ideas include hard-boiled eggs, veggies sticks, fruit, soups or stews in a thermos, muffins,     Here are recipes that can be helpful:

3 tips for traveling on GAPS

32 real food travel snacks (many of these are GAPS legal)

15 no-bread sandwich solutions

Homemade gummy snacks

Beef jerky (this kind is made from ground beef using a "jerky gun")


Kitchen basics:

Perpetual broth

Making butter

How to render fat at home

Another take on rendering tallow or lard in the oven

Or with a crockpot

Caesar salad dressing

Make your own anchovy paste (okay, not exactly a staple)


Recipes for replacement or alternative foods:

I haven't tried these all, but have collected them because they look promising.


Breads and bread replacements:

Cucumber sandwiches

No-carb "noodle" (made with egg)

Cauliflower wraps

Butternut (or sweet potato) flatbread

Cauliflower pizza crust

Simple paleo tortillas (paleo but not quite GAPS)

Paleo Empanadas (made with yucca, which is high oxalate)

Bacon and chive coconut flour biscuits

Cinnamon toast crunch cereal

Dinners:

Tuna casserole

Honey-brined turkey

Roasted and brined beef

Mustard lime chicken

Spaghetti squash hash browns

Asparagus benedict

Paleo ravioli

Twice-baked cauli-tots

Cauliflower buffalo wings

Grilled stuffed avocados

Bacon-wrapped onion rings

Mini bacon guacamole cups

How to make hash

Desserts:

Lemon bars

Cinnamon crumble donuts

Paleo sex in a pan (not quite GAPS but can be modified to be)

Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

Coconut cream chocolate walnut fudge

Pumpkin poppers

Sweet and sour gummy snacks