I’m excited to share two new recipe resources, as well as to extend a big thank you. Please read on!
New Recipe Source #1:
Mark Sisson, a warm and generous leader in the primal community, offers two e-cookbooks free of charge. What’s the catch? Not much. You sign up to receive the e-books and in the process are automatically subscribed to his newsletter. I waited a few weeks before posting this resource so that I could report exactly on what this ends up looking like in real life. To me, it looks great! Mark’s newsletters are only occasional and also very relevant to GAPS! (It has been uncanny to me that he -who I’ve never met- and I have twice posted on the same theme within hours of each other.) And the e-cookbooks are truly wonderful! While most of the awesome recipes are very GAPS-friendly, they have of course been developed for a slightly different program thus not all align 100% with GAPS, so use these resources when you’ve become very familiar with what is and is not included on GAPS. The occasional non-GAPS ingredient -for example, tamari- can be left out or substituted. The nice thing about primal diet recipes is the emphasis on meats and veggies, inspiring more of this within a GAPS menu than the nut-based dishes some of tend to gravitate toward.
New Recipe Resource #2
GAPS shares many overlaps with both The Primal Diet and the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, the list of foods upon which GAPS was developed from. Erin over at No More Crohn’s, one of my favourite SCD recipe sites, has just sent the following in her newsletter e-announcement:
I’m writing to let you know of the three new booklets available at NoMoreCrohns.com. My mom has been whipping up new recipes and ideas and putting them into three beautiful booklets that you can purchase on our website. They are downloadable and can be printed off as soon as you buy them so you can enjoy them right away! Have a Cooking Day, Do Some Cooking for Now & Later, and Beautiful Brunches will inspire you, speed up your meal preparation, and provide you with delicious new recipes! One of my family’s favorites is the Golden Waffles recipe in Beautiful Brunches!
Have a Cooking Day: Have your own “Dream Dinners” workshop at home, using six delicious SCD recipes from our website (Greek Pork Chops, Mexican Pork Stew, Steak Fajitas, Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps, Oven Fried Chicken and Mom’s Meatloaf). We tell you exactly how to do it and include a full shopping list! Ideal for advance preparation of meals that will make your life a whole lot easier! 12 pages.
Do Some Cooking For Now & Later: Make a large quantity of one of our three main SCD legal recipes for Roasted Chicken Breasts, Taco Meat and Make-Ahead Mini Meatballs. You’ll be way ahead of the game for weeks to come as you use the precooked and frozen meat when it’s time to make dinner. We give you 15 different recipes that use your prepared meats. The Now & Later booklet also contains additional new recipes for side dishes and two desserts. 16 pages.
Beautiful Brunches: Brunch is a meal meant for relaxing! Enjoy scrumptous SCD food that’s half breakfast and half lunch. Try our eggs, waffles, muffins, smoothies and our gorgeous Fresh Orange Yogurt Tart! Economical egg dishes also make a delicious dinner entree. Our Beautiful Brunches booklet contains more than 23 recipes and we know many will become your favorites. 16 pages.
To learn more and to buy your downloadable copy of each of these booklets, click here: http://nomorecrohns.com/BookletsandPublications.aspx
For more amazing recipe and recipe planning resources, be sure to check the links under the ‘Recipe And Menu Planners’ subheading on this page.
I want to extend a big, heartfelt thanks to each of you who have followed up on my invitation to support my ability to maintain this blog, answer questions, and develop additional resources. In response, folks have linked to this site, tweeted about it, and/or purchased additional copies to donate to individuals or resource centers, while another kind fellow named Mark made a direct donation -with a lovely note to boot- to support the work! I am truly grateful to each and every one of you!