Broccoli “Potato” Soup

I’ve been on a bit of a cauliflower kick lately.  I never used to touch the stuff.  Now I love it.  And this past week (yes, during Christmas!) I’ve been “attempting” the Intro GAPS diet so I’ve been eating lots of soups.  I seem to have slipped off the wagon the past couple of days with going back to work, but I’m going to try to keep on it.  It takes a lot of planning, shopping, chopping and cooking!

Anyway, here is a soup that I really enjoy.  It tastes just like Broccoli Potato Soup to me but doesn’t have any starch in it.  And it’s great for the Intro diet or for anyone who just loves a nice bowl of healthy soup.

A secret ingredient is in the soup – beef bone marrow – and if this grosses you out, well, just ignore it.  But it is extremely healing for the bowels.  And you don’t taste it at all, really!  From Gapsdiet.com about bone marrow:

“The gelatinous soft tissues around the bones and the bone marrow provide some of the best healing remedies for the gut lining and the immune system; your patient needs to consume them with every meal.”

Here’s the recipe:

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Christmas Pancakes

A couple weeks ago I decided to try something different with the regular Saturday morning pancakes my son normally eats for breakfast.  I think it all started when my husband said that his grandmother used to make pancakes in all sort of different shapes, like Micky Mouse and such.

From there, I thought of using cookie cutters and round biscuit cutters to make shaped pancakes.  I wasn’t really sure how I was going to do it, but here is how it went:

I got my batter ready and heated up the skillet with coconut oil.  I use a good amount of oil – not so much the pancakes are swimming in it, but so that they definitely won’t stick.

I placed a couple of cookie cutters on the skillet and poured enough batter into them until they were a normal pancake thickness.

I really didn’t know what I was going to do next.  But once they were cooked on one side, I used a towel to pick up the cookie cutter because it was hot.

Then I used a butter knife to cut around the edges of the pancake next to the cookie cutter.  They gave away pretty easily and dropped down.  I flipped them over and cooked them briefly on the other side.

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