Following our trials and tribulations as we attempt to remove all grains, many starchy vegetables and most sugars from our diet while maintaining our love of good food! We strive to make all of our recipes GAPS and/or SCD compliant. Note: We didn't know about "Grain-Free Gourmet" when we chose our name. We are not affiliated with those good folks.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Italian Sausages with Peperonata

For a simple dinner the other night, we had sausages, an Italian pepper stew called Peperonata, and a green salad. A local grocery store has a wonderful in-house meat counter that makes many delicious sausages by hand, many of which are GAPS-compliant. Since beginning the diet, my kids, ages 5 and 7, have begun to really enjoy sausages so they make an easy meal. These ones are chicken sausages with basil so I felt inspired to find an Italian side dish to accompany them.


4 large bell peppers, I prefer two red and two yellow
2 large onions
4-5 T of butter or ghee
2-3 fresh ripe tomatoes
salt to taste
3 T vinegar, I used apple cider vinegar
A handful of green olives

Cut the bell peppers into strips, chop the tomatoes, and set aside in a bowl. Slice the onions into thin strips, and saute in the butter or ghee until soft but not browned, then add in the tomatoes and peppers. Sprinkle with salt and cook on medium heat until the peppers are soft but not mushy. Stir in the vinegar and olives, and cook just a little longer. Some recipes suggest adding chopped parsley as a garnish.

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