Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Can’t wait to try this with double raisins! 😉

Healthy Home Body

Nights are starting to get cooler here on the Illinois/Wisconsin border, and I’m starting to actually feel like turning on my oven again (instead of sweating through my daily tasks of baking and cooking up vats of meat stock and bone broths).

One of my favorite fall spices is cinnamon, followed closely by clove and nutmeg. This tasty bread (compliments of Nourished and Nurtured, one of my favorite blogs) was one of the first breads we experimented with when transitioning to Full GAPS, and it remains one of our favorites. Warm, spicy, and buttery, it toasts well. It is one of the recipes that I will often bake up ahead of time and take with us on our long road trips. Enjoy!


Cinnamon Raisin Bread

½ cup organic butter, melted

¼ cup raw honey

5 pastured, organic eggs

¼ tsp. sea salt

¼ tsp. baking soda

1 tsp…

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How to Render Tallow (Beef Fat)

The Domestic Man

NOTE: An updated version of this recipe appears in my cookbook, The Ancestral Table.

Animal fat gets a bad rap this days, mostly because we’re scared of those totally-dangerous saturated fats. The old fast food joints used to cook their fries in lard (rendered pork far) or tallow (rendered beef fat, also known as suet) until the low-fat craze of the 70s forced everyone to use vegetable shortening (and their lovely, cancer-causing trans fats). I’ve looked around for animal fats to use in cooking but all I’ve found is partially-hydrogenated lard, and I’ve come to learn that the hydrogenation process, while useful because it allows for the lard to be kept at room temperature, also has trans fats. While we’re still searching for pork fat to render lard, our local Whole Foods has been more than happy to set beef fat aside for us as they trim their cuts…

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Homemade Coconut Milk

Healthy Home Body

There are some recipes that are a must have in your GAPS kitchen as a basis for other recipes.  For example, without knowing how to make basic meat stock, you are really going to be stuck.  Basic fermented veggies?  Another vital thing to know how to make.  These recipes, besides being fundamental to GAPS, are also super simple.  Another great basic recipe to know?  How to make nut milks and butters.  I will be adding basic recipes and tips for making these in the coming weeks.  Today, I will start with directions for making homemade coconut milk.

While knowing how to make coconut milk is not essential to healing while on the GAPS Diet, it does add variety to your diet after some healing has taken place.  It can be used in many different recipes, from baked goods to creamy drinks, and can be a welcome addition after months of soups…

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