Karen DeHaven

Dessert

Apple Pie with Crumb Topping, GAPS & RESTART Approved

2 cups organic almond flour 2-3 T whey or brine from a ferment (I used the brine from my fermented lemons) Zest of 1 lemon 2 T butter, ghee, CO, or lard ¼ t sea salt 1 whole egg or flax egg1 Fresh grated ginger, approx. ½” 2 t ground cinnamon 1 smidgen nutmeg (smidgen

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GAPS Approved

Cabbage and Sausage

2-3 T animal fat (I save the extra fat whenever I cook meat, whether it’s the fat that rises to the top of the stock or broth once it’s cooled, or the fat in the pan from cooking something such as pork belly.) 3-4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 lb GAPS and RESTART approved* sausage, cut

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Inspiring

A Very Present Help in Trouble

Like many people (if not all) my emotional well-being hits peaks and valleys.  Those valleys come when I lose sight of the fact that God is a sovereign God and He is in control of all situations at all times.  In particular since COVID, I have been rattled because I do not trust what I

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Chicken

Chicken Thighs in the Crock

4-5 Peppercorns 5 oz baby spinach 1 medium onion, chopped 250 g mushrooms, chopped 1 green bell pepper, chopped (opt) 4 chicken thighs, bone-in 2 t dry oregano 1 t sea salt, coarse or fine 2 T white wine Enough water to cover veggies Toss peppercorns in crock. Layer spinach, mushroom, onion, and bell pepper.

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GAPS Approved

Turkey Wing Soup

2 small-medium turkey wings (or 1 large, approx. 2.5-3 lbs total) Choice of fresh herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, sage, lavender 1-2 t mineral salt 6 peppercorns 1 T raw apple cider vinegar or white wine 1 bunch greens your choice (collards, kale, chard, spinach), sliced ½ medium head cabbage, sliced 1 large onion,

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Inspiring

Remember to breathe…

Even before the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of us were living with way too much stress. (I am defining stress loosely here as the internal response to a challenging stimulus – overly demanding job, finances, strained relationships, driving in traffic, loss of a loved one, resentment, grief, shame, repetitive thinking such as anxiety and the

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Immune Support

More on Immune Support and Corona

Since posting my previous blog titled “Boosting Your Immune System” in which I provided suggestions from Sally Fallon’s 1st coronavirus blog, she has written two more blogs regarding coronavirus.  She highlights the importance of zinc, accidentally omitted in her first blog, and addresses comments and criticisms to her first blog. According to Sally:  “Zinc plays

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Chicken

Chicken Liver Beef Patties

Organ meats are the most nutrient dense part of the animal.  Yet, most people don’t value these prize parts and have difficulty incorporating them into their diet.  Are you one of those folks?  Here’s a great recipe to begin doing so.  It’s delicious, nutritious, and no one will know they are eating organ meats. Chicken

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Uncategorized

Managing Your Kraut

For those who attended my DIY Sauerkraut Workshop at Rooting DC 2020 on Feb 29, I want to update you on the status of the krauts we started.  For those of you who were unable to attend, hopefully you will also find this helpful.  You can access my workshop handout here. The picture above was

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Immune Support

Coconut Bombs

COVID-19.  It’s literally all we hear in the news.  Hence, today I simply want to focus on something fun and easy.  Both my posts on supporting your immune systems, mention coconut oil.  It’s anti-viral, anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial; and as Sally Fallon points out, “the coronavirus is a lipid-coated virus that pegs out in the

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