The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes For Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet
Hilary Boynton and Mary G. Brackett
Foreword by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
For those of you who thought the GAPS diet was too complicated or too stringent, you need to buy this book right
away. Boynton and Brackett have put together an accurate and appealing cookbook that takes you through all the stages of the GAPS diet and introduces basic cooking techniques such as making broth, soaking nuts and making nut crackers, and preparing coconut and raw dairy products, all beautifully illustrated with color photographs. Later in the book we get lacto-fermented foods, basic salad dressings, pestos and sauces.
Then come the recipes and they are mouth watering. Thai chicken salad, salmon with homemade garlic aioli, salmon cakes with lemon pesto, cilantro turkey burgers, Moroccan chicken, beef tenderloin with pearl onions, herbed butter and roasted vegetables, Mexican chicken hearts and roasted bone marrow.
Desserts include summer berry tart with raw nut crust and cinnamon fried bananas. The only negative is the inclusion of recipes for chocolate, which is best avoided by everybody, but especially those with digestive disorders.
With so many great recipes and ideas, this book will be a fixture in my kitchen, even though I am not even on the GAPS diet. Thumbs up.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Fall 2014