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Today I'm going to spotlight two books. One is Divine Dinners and the second is Broth, Eilxir of Life.
First up, Lydia Joy Shatney's Divine Dinners. There are 75 recipes in this book and they are all gluten-free. 37 of the 75 are GAPS legal as written. Dozens more are easily adaptable to GAPS by leaving out or substituting ingredients, for example, Balsamic Vinegar is not GAPS legal and several recipes call for it. You can substitute 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon honey to substitute Balsamic Vinegar and then you'll have several more GAPS legal recipes.
Lydia includes a nice variety of recipes in this e-book and I found myself checking off the ones I wanted to try soon. Here are a few that caught my eye: Roasted Squash and Apple Soup, Citrus Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Marinated Mushroom Sauce, Sweet Dill and Mustard Sauce and Skewered Lamb Meatballs.
Lydia blogs at Divine Health from the Inside Out and is single mama to four growing boys!
Next I want to talk to you about Patty Lacoss-Arnold's Broth Elixir of Life. In Patty's e-book she gives us detailed information on the importance of broth in our diet. It is such a healing and nourishing food and one thing that jumped out at me as I read Patty's e-book which I had never really considered before – she mentions that collagen in broth can be good for wrinkles! We've always made good old fashioned stock for soup, long before we ever started GAPS or learned about traditional foods. Years back we made stock out of leftover chicken bones and carcasses because it was frugal and a way to stretch food.
Broth: Elixir of Life is a comprehensive discussion of all aspects of bone broth. Broth is a substance that is ubiquitous to all human cultures. It is found in remote rural villages and 5 star restaurants in crowded cities. It contains nutrition in an easily assimilated liquid form that is necessary for human health and vitality. Broth is a fundamental part of an economical real foods diet. It stretches the budget by reducing, but not eliminating, the need for meats, while simultaneously increasing health. Forget an apple a day for good health, how about a cup of broth a day!
Broth: Elixir of Life is sure to have ideas for those both new to broth making and for those who have been making it for years. This book also dedicates a chapter to how to get more broth into reluctant children (and adults). It includes a variety of methods for broth making that are sure to fit any lifestyle. The wide variety of flavor possibilities is explored while making the basics of cooking broth simple to understand and adapt to your own situation.
Patty blogs at Loving Our Guts.