GAPS Diet: Week 5!

This week we added some navy beans into our diet. They didn't go over as well as I'd hoped, but I'm going to search the internet for a healthy bean soup with some kind of sausage or bacon. I think that might win the guys over. And I still need to make chili. That should be a hit.

We received our second batch of produce from the coop and there was a Chinese Cabbage in it. This is one of those vegetables I ignore at the store because I don't know what they are and what to do with them. Well, that ends today!
I found this link with ideas on how to use Chinese Cabbage. I like the idea of using it as a wrap! Until now I've been using iceberg lettuce, but it can be hard to separate and doesn't have as many nutrients. I'll try this tomorrow for wrapping chicken salad!

I made another batch of ghee yesterday and it's not looking right. The top quarter is oily instead of solid. I'm thinking I didn't leave it in the oven long enough. Grr. Third time is a charm, huh? Not in this case. I'll use it anyway and see if there are any reactions.

My allergies have been terrible. I'm wondering if it's a die-off reaction? Or maybe a sinus infection. There's been lots of...stuff. I'm going to take the colloidal silver for a couple of days and see if that helps me out at all. I also ran the dehumidifier last night and that took the edge off. It's getting to the point where things like Nyquil don't help and I hate taking that junk anyway. I'm praying this will pass quickly!

Tonight we had signups for Scouts and I'm already dreading the junky food Luke will encounter there. It's bad. The pack sent out a report talking about how they have an overflow of money in the pack account. I so wish they would use that for better food choices. Hot dogs, cheap buns, soda, Hawaiian punch, and cheap pizza are standard fare for celebrations. I don't expect anyone to cater to our diet, but none of that "food" is healthy for anyone. I may need to worm my way onto a committee or something...

Our last big "add" into the diet is...drum roll please...liver. Beef liver to be exact. I've read a lot about liver and was determined to add some into our diet. But I wasn't prepared. I purchased some from the grass-fed beef guy (I'm sure he has a name, but I'm happy calling him TGFBG). Four livers. I defrosted one to find that they are already sliced up. I diced up one slice and added it into our chicken patties. It was completely unremarkable. Not gross, not tasty. So, it'll be fine for sneaking into dishes. Good. The "dicing" didn't go well. It's not fatty exactly, but it doesn't want to dice up well. It was gross. Maybe next time I should freeze it for a bit? throw it in a food processes? Hmm, I see a google search in my future. I'm embarrassed to say that the rest of that liver is just sitting in the fridge and will have to be tossed, but I'll do my research and resolve to be better prepared next time. We WILL eat that liver.


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