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 30, 2017

Favorite Online Recipes

Most of these recipes are from blogs or websites run by other people, but I have decided to include some of the recipes that I contributed to a blog of recipes for the GAPS diet called Grain-Free Foodies.  Those recipes are indicated by (GFF) appearing after the name of the recipe.


GF Buckwheat waffles
Paleo Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal
How to make hash
Quick-Cured Salmon (like gravlax)

Tom Yum Soup
Vietnamese Pho

Best Pizza Crust
Butternut Squash Flatbread
Garlicky Croutons

Main Dishes:
Zucchini Chickpea Fritters (I add 2 eggs to this)
Potato and Yellow Split Pea Curry
Instant Pot Maple Tamarind Ribs (Paleo/AIP)
Eggplant Bolognese
Indian Butter Chicken
Honey Chipotle Turkey Meatballs (I use chipotle powder and chili paste in place of the chiles in adobo)
Roasted Lamb Shanks (Greek style)
Korean Pork Chops
Char Siu (Chinese Barbecue Pork.  I sub coconut aminos for soy sauce, skip the hoisin sauce and curing salt, use beet powder for the red color, and about half the brown sugar and the other half molasses)

Sides/Salads and Appetizers:
Indian Coleslaw
Lemon Spaghetti (I used Tinkyada GF noodles and coconut cream, and no cheese)
Spinach Salad (we sub arugula for spinach)
Risotto (I sub duck fat for butter and omit cheese)
Basic Chinese Stir-fried Vegetables
Cubed Radish Kimchi 
Moo Ping (Thai BBQ Pork Skewers)
Grilled Pineapple

Sauces and Condiments:
Toum (Lebanese Garlic Sauce)

Snacks and Drinks:
Meyer Lemon Limonana  (mint lemonade)
How to make Korean pomegranate tea
Korean Beef Jerky
Salmon Jerky
Sesame honey candy
Sweet and Sour Gummy Gelatin Snacks

Gingerbread Brownies
Mint Chip Sugar Cookies  (subbed palm shortening for butter, cut sugar to 1 cup, used 1 tsp spirulina for green color, used only chocolate chips not mint chips)
Paleo Chocolate Cake
Frozen Vanilla Custard (aka French Vanilla Ice Cream.  I sub coconut milk and cream for the dairy)
Aquafaba Whipped Cream (Chickpea water)
Coconut Milk Whipped Cream
Two-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse