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Have you ever heard of community cookbooks? I've seen them over the years, and most of the time they seem to be put together by women's groups. I've seen community cookbooks put together by church groups, parent teacher associations and gardening groups. Just google “community cookbooks” and tons of hits come up. Oftentimes they are put together as a fundraising project. Or not. My all time favorite “community cookbook” is Whole Foods for the Whole Family by La Leche League. It is such a great basic collection of real foods. I believe every kitchen needs a copy – this is the version I own: Whole foods for the whole family: LaLeche League International Cookbook. I keep mine in a freezer Ziploc bag to keep it safe as it's rather worn because it's been used so much for over two decades – ever since my boys were little babies. 🙂
Recently I learned that Pat Robinson from Heal Thyself and Aubrey Griffin Johnson from Homegrown and Healthy were putting together a community cookbook of soups. Winter soups, to be exact. I was excited to take part, it just sounded like such a neat idea!! Especially since we make so much soup on GAPS and I'm always interested in new soup recipes. Even when they aren't exactly 100% GAPS legal, I love looking at soup recipes because it sparks new ideas.
Winter Soups is an electronic book in PDF. You can download it immediately after purchase and begin using it. You don't need to limit your use of it to your computer, you can load it to your iPad or email to your Amazon Kindle or other reader. You can also print it out, punch holes in it and place in a three ring binder.
Pat and Aubrey asked us to share our favorite and most loved soups and the one I chose to include is a new favorite. As I've shared here at the blog, my mother came to live with us several months ago. My mother taught me to cook and Crock Pot Spaghetti Sauce Soup was a collaboration between the two of us. I started the soup, and my mom finished it with a few select herbs and spices. I have always admired her ability to know which herbs and seasonings to use.
In addition to my favorite soup, there are 51 more favorites + each recipe is accompanied by a photo of the soup – I have to tell you there are some GORGEOUS photos in this collection. In my opinion, photos are THE best part of a cookbook, don't you agree?
I've been through this entire e-book personally, in fact, if you don't mind me tooting my horn for a moment, I am proud to say that I am responsible for the formatting of Winter Soups.
The photo you saw at the very top of my post is one of my favorites – it's Pumpkin Sausage Soup is by Pamela from Paleo Table and is GAPS legal as written, along with 23 more soups. Many more of the soups are easily modified by simply removing or substituting ingredients, and if you need any help with modifications, just shoot me an e-mail at starlene at gaps diet journey dot com.
Below you can see the collage I put together of the GAPS legal soups. Gorgeous?? Or rather, delicious?
30 DAY GUARANTEE: I'm so sure you'll love Winter Soups that I will refund your purchase price in full within 30 days of purchase. Check it out and let me know what you think.
After February 4th, 2014 Winter Soups will be sold for $9.97. For a limited time, you can get Winter Soup when you purchase through my link using coupon code WSCC2014 to save $6 and get it at its special introductory price of only $3.97. That is less than 8 cents per recipe!
Special thanks to Pat [Heal Thyself] and Aubrey [Homegrown and Healthy] for organizing this project, and collating the recipes. Thank you to Vivian [The Real Food Guide] for creating the beautiful cover and thank you to Sjanett de Geus [Paleolland] for allowing us to use her gorgeous photo of her Cozy Celeriac Soup as part of the cover.
Remember to use coupon code WSCC2014!