Cheesy Coconut Flour Biscuits.

I used the recipe part way down this page called Cheese Biscuits. They were really good.

I made them pretty much as written except I used baking soda instead of baking powder. I used melted butter as the oil.

I cooked them in a muffin tin at 400F for 15 minutes. The recipe made 6 biscuits. Next time I'll double it and make a dozen.

They were fan-freakin-tastic :]

Thai Curry Butternut Squash Soup

  • 1/4 cup virgin coconut oil
  • 1 medium cooking onion, finely diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1" piece ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 generous tbsp Thai green or red curry paste
  • 1 cup whey leftover from straining yogurt or water
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1 average sized butternut squash, roasted and peeled
  • 1 400 ml (14 fl oz) can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp unprocessed salt
 In a large dutch oven, sauté onion in coconut oil over med-low heat.

Make a paste of the garlic, ginger, and curry paste. When the onion starts to brown add the paste. Sauté for a minute or two, until fragrant. Add the whey and chicken stock. Stir and let cook for 10 minutes.

Add the cooked squash. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup. 

If you don't have and immersion blender, add the cooked squash with the whey and stock and don't let it heat up. Instead puree the soup in a blender or food processor and then let it come to a simmer.

After the soup has been pureed, by either method, let it come to a simmer. Then add the rest of the ingredients. Let it come to a simmer again and then serve.

You can also turn the heat to low and let it cook for a while longer (up to an hour). This will improve the flavour. Soup is always better the next day as flavours get a chance to blend.

Coleslaw w/ Peanut Sauce

We had this for dinner the other night topped with chicken breast (boneless, skin on) that had been fried in virgin coconut oil. I drizzled the leftover peanut sauce over the chicken. Yum.

1 small white cabbage, sliced thin
1 small head romaine, sliced thin
2 carrots, grated
1 red pepper, julienned
1/2 cup sweet onion, sliced thin
1 handful of chopped cilantro
1/4 cup sesame seeds, toasted
Peanut Sauce

Put all of the prepared veggies and the sesame seeds into a large bowl and toss with peanut sauce to taste.  

This recipe made enough for 2 adults to have as the main part of their dinner plus leftovers for a few lunches.

Peanut Sauce/Dressing

I love peanut sauce. Love love love it.

I've been making this one from Elana's Pantry because there's no soy sauce in it, plus it doesn't need to be cooked. Bonus. Besides that, it tastes very good.

The only changes I make are to sub honey for the agave nectar, coconut milk for the water, and sambal oelek for the chili powder.

So good and so easy. One thing though, this sauce really, really needs to sit for at least 2 hours before you eat it. If it doesn't it tastes weird. I think it's the ume plum vinegar.


Full-Gaps Day 90 (Pre-Intro)

Wow, time kinda got away from me.

I was feeling crappy for a while so I took a break from blogging. Then time passed and I wasn't feeling so horrid, but I still wasn't blogging. Then I'd start thinking about getting back to blogging and realized I really didn't want to. After more thought, I realized that it was the format I was using. It's boring me to tears. It's good to see my progress all layed out, but if I can't make myself sit down and record it, it isn't very useful, right?

We are still doing Full GAPS. Even fuller now as we have reintroduced raw dairy. I'm doing fabulous on dairy and am super happy to have it be part of my diet again. I'm also being super picky about what kind of dairy I'm ingesting. Next time you're in the supermarket, pick up a carton of whip cream or yogurt and check out the ingredients. "What's that?" you say, "Whip cream has ingredients? Shouldn't it be 100% cream?" You would think, but that doesn't seem to be the case anymore.

So, we are sticking to dairy that is either raw or has no "additives". To note, I consider the mysterious "milk ingredients" to be an additive as they most likely contain milk powders which aren't good for you, plus who knows where they are sourced from.

Anyway, I'm done with the structured blog for now. I can still record how I'm feeling,what we eat, and recipes and all that yazz.

Tonight I'm too tired. It's bed time. I'll start my post earlier tomorrow.