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.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
One of my favorite side dishes of summer used to be potato salad so I have tried several attempts at finding a substitution. So far, this is my favorite. It looks somewhat like the real thing, and the flavor is close, especially if you let this salad sit in the fridge for a day to allow the flavors to blend.
1 large cauliflower
1/2 sweet onion
3 hard-boiled eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
4 T apple cider vinegar (or lemon juice)
salt to taste
Break or cut the head of cauliflower into bite-sized pieces and steam them until tender. Put them into a large mixing bowl. Chop the eggs, onion and pickles and add them to the bowl.
In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients and add the dressing to the cauliflower. Taste and adjust the seasonings, and add more mayo or vinegar if you want.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
1 cup nut butter
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 T vinegar or lemon juice
Combine all ingredients except for the vinegar and mix well (this usually requires an electric mixer for me). Add the vinegar or lemon juice and mix well, then pour into either muffin cups or a greased muffin tin. I find this recipe makes 9 good-sized muffins, or 12 small ones.
Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven. They are done when an inserted toothpick some out clean.
These are very light and moist with a texture very much like cake. If you use 1/2 cup honey they could easily be used as cupcakes at a birthday party.
Monday, July 20, 2009
5 eggs, separated
1 cup nut butter
1 cup nut pulp
1/2 cup nut milk (or other liquid)
pinch of salt (for savory)
1 T honey (for sweet)
Mix all ingredients except egg whites. Beat egg whites with mixer until they form soft peaks, then fold them into the other ingredients. If the other ingredients are very stiff and it is hard to mix, you can either add more liquid or just keep stirring- even if you lose some of the fluffiness of the egg whites the pancakes will still turn out well.
Cook on hot greased griddle.