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Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cake Barsby  

Stephanie's note: In a week, our family will be embarking on yet another "free" diet. You know the kind - free from gluten and grain, free from dairy, free from sugar, free from our usual favorites and convenience and ease.... Read More

Eczema That Disappears When We Travel? What’s Up With That?by  

While traveling overseas, I’ve noticed something peculiar. Our youngest daughter’s eczema, a constant source of irritation while in North America, simply disappears elsewhere in the world. It’s curious to me, because our diet is not nearly as careful while traveling... Read More

Does the GAPS Diet Make You More Sensitive?by  

I've talked about the GAPS diet on this blog previously, and I know that there are many of you that have been or are currently on the diet. Today we're privileged to have Caroline share with us. I was blown away to... Read More

Building a Grain-Free Pantryby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer If you're grain-free, what to keep in the pantry may be somewhat of a mystery. Most pantry staples tend to be grain-based: crackers, chips, rice, wheat berries, different types of flour, and so on. ... Read More

Eating Seasonally This Spring: An Interview with Shannon of Nourishing Daysby  

If you've ever thought about learning to eat more seasonally, now is the time. Farmer's markets all over the continent are beginning to open up, and overflowing with seasonal harvest like peas, lettuce, spinach and other green leafies, garlic, strawberries,... Read More

Need Grain Free Recipes? Against the Grain eBook Giveaway!by  

During the past 14 months, our family has gone on the GAPS diet twice. The first time we had excellent success, but I gave up too early because we were in a hectic season of life and I feared that... Read More

Frugal Living with Food Sensitivitiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One major area that women attempt to be frugal is in the kitchen. I know I do; it's probably "my" main area!  (In others my husband and I work together.)  But when you have... Read More

Monthly Email Giveaway WINNER for The Willow Store!by  

The winner of last month's email-only giveaway from The Willow Store is: elizabethcrook82@... Congratulations! If you haven't checked out The Willow Store yet, take a look!  They have many excellent, sustainable options, including wool dryer balls, other natural laundry options,... Read More

Recipe: Grain-Free Dehydrated Apple Pie, Sweetened with Molassesby  

Written by Shannon, Contributing Writer It seems like so long ago now, but the apples I used to make this pie were picked from my father's apple tree during our visit in August. It was the last day of our... Read More

Hamburger Soup: Hearty, Seasonal, GAPS Friendlyby  

There's something about the heartiness of this soup that makes it feel like such nourishing comfort food to me. Packed with seasonal winter veggies (onions, carrots, turnips, celeriac) and grass-fed beef, this is a meal that truly satisfies, even without grains... Read More

GAPS Diet While Pregnantby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Over the last few weeks, we’ve been talking a lot about adrenal fatigue here, and one of the potential remedies Stephanie has mentioned is the GAPS diet.  Please go back and read her post... Read More

How to Prepare for Going on the GAPS Dietby  

[caption id="attachment_9084" align="alignnone" width="500"] Bone broth, meat and squash. The foods we seem to live on in the early stages of GAPS![/caption] Just today I was over at a friend's house and as I said "no thank you" to the... Read More

Sweet or Savory Roll Ups: Grain and Gluten Freeby  

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer Roll ups using grain free crepes are a protein rich breakfast or lunch.  This is an easy way to make a grain free peanutbutter and jelly 'sandwich' and are easier for little ones to eat... Read More

Using Four Frugal Foods from the Produce Section Creativelyby  

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer As we have been focusing on eating grain free meals to help with some health issues, I've had to learn how to shop for other foods besides grains that are filling, healthy, and easy on... Read More

Attitude Towards Sugarby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Back when I used to eat SAD (Standard American Diet, for those not familiar), I tried to make the “healthiest” choices wherever I went. So, if we happened to be getting fast food (not... Read More

Dairy Free Alternatives That Work For a Traditional Dietby  

[caption id="attachment_5234" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Coconut Milk Kefir"][/caption] I have to begin this post by stating that we love dairy. I mean, we really love it. Our desire to take dairy out of our diets has been for one reason only--... Read More

Video Blog: How to Make Coconut Milk Kefirby  

Since beginning the GAPS diet back in March, our family has been dairy-free. Although we are currently not on the GAPS diet anymore, through doing the diet we discovered that at least two members of our family react poorly to... Read More

Simple Ways to Improve your Digestion and Gut Healthby  

Image by David Niergarth "We tend to take our gut for granted, and it costs us dearly. We continually eat wrong foods that are rarely digested properly. The by-products of incomplete digestion clog the gut with accumulated debris. This coating... Read More

Recipes and Ideas for What to Eat on the GAPS Introduction Dietby  

Image by carbavor We've just begun our 3rd week on the GAPS diet, and all is well. We are beginning to see some very positive results in our family, including less eczema for the baby and toddler, a decrease in... Read More

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