Squash in Pizza? Yes! And What Else We're Eating This Week

I continue to find new blogs with great GAPS-friendly recipes for us to try. And we’ve found more “keepers” lately.

Case in Point: Two nights ago we had this Pizza Spaghetti Squash Casserole:

Oh, WOW. We all really loved this. Enough so that it is making a re-appearance at the end of this weeks’ menu!

For my birthday breakfast last weekend, I requested muffins based upon a carrot cake recipe I’d just come across. I thought the recipe looked like it could easily make the transition from cake to muffins, and I was right. They were good.  But perhaps a little bland. My favorite kind of muffin includes lots of fruit and nuts…and this was the perfect candidate for doctoring up like that. So this morning, we took that original recipe, increased all the amounts, changed some of the spices, add some more fruit, added nuts…voila! Total yumminess!

These are very similar to the Morning Glory Muffins I loved...except this recipe doesn't include our precious medjool dates, which Jas and I prefer to hide and eat straight out of the freezer (they taste like caramel!) on very special occasions - like one after every meal.

Joli's Favorite Muffins (I'm out of originality)
1 ½ c. butter, melted
1 ½ c. honey
1 1/2 tbsp vanilla
18 eggs

3 c. plus 3 tbsp coconut flour
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp cinnamon
½ tsp all-spice
½ tsp ginger
½ tsp cloves

Add ins:
4 c. shredded carrots
4 c. shredded apple
1 c. raisins  (could use cranberries instead)
1 c. chopped walnuts (previously soaked and dehydrated), could sub other kinds of nuts

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the first four wet ingredients in one bowl, and the dry ingredients in another bowl. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring real good to get all the lumps out of the coconut flour. Then let sit for 5 minutes to allow the flour to absorb the moisture. Then incorporate the add-ins. For regular-sized muffins, bake about 25-35 minutes. For mini muffins, bake 18-25 minutes.

This recipe was enough to make two pans (24) regular-sized muffins and two pans (48) mini muffins. When I make muffins, I want to make a LOT of muffins, so I can freeze the leftovers for another breakfast (or two more breakfasts, in this case).

Gabriel is still eating Dairy, Nut and Egg-free, so his meals sometimes look different than ours, especially breakfast (yes, the rest of us eat a LOT of eggs here at our house!). For the lunch and supper he usually can eat exactly what we’re eating.

Being on GAPS, homemade broth and probiotic foods (sauerkraut, fermented carrots, etc.) is a BIG part of healing our guts and restoring optimal gut flora. As such, we are supposed to include a mug of broth and at least a couple tablespoons of probiotic food with each meal. We do this, (except this bad mama has let us run out of sauerkraut right now!)...so I'm not going to type broth and probiotic food on each meal below.

Joli’s favorite muffins (recipe above), 2 scrambled eggs each

Roasted chicken (2, actually), roasted asparagus, celery with peanut butter

Chicken salad (with homemade mayo), carrots, apples, cheese

Three scrambled eggs each

Beef and Lentil soup (quadruple and have leftovers for lunches this week), apples, cheese, walnuts

Korean Beef (use Coconut Aminos instead of Soy Sauce, and omit sugar (or use a little honey) to make it GAPS friendly), Roasted Cauliflower, Steamed Broccoli

Leftover Chai-Spiced Muffins (made last week and frozen), two scrambled eggs each

Leftover Beef Lentil soup (from Monday)

Chicken Stir Fry with “Riced” Cauliflower

Three scrambled eggs each

Leftover Beef Lentil soup (from Monday)

Salmon with Lemon Garlic Butter Sauce, Butternut Squash, Green Beans

Squash Bars, two scrambled eggs each

Leftover Beef Lentil soup (from Monday)

Roasted Chicken (2), Green Peas, Spaghetti Squash

Leftover Carrot Muffins, two scrambled eggs each

Chicken Salad (from previous night's chicken), apples, carrots, cheese

Pizza Bites

Leftover Waffles (made last week and frozen), two scrambled eggs each

Tuna salad (with homemade mayo), apples, cheese, carrots

Pizza Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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