Apple & Black Elderberry Muffin Crumble Tops

This is a great Breakfast muffin or snack for morning tea. This recipe contains Black Elderberries so it is filled with beneficial immune properties well known to support GAPS conditions. Black Elderberry bushes have been found in many parts of the world and grow very well as a native bush right here in Australia. The […]

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Apple & Black Elderberry Muffin Crumble Tops
These delicious treats are suitable from Stage 6 on wards.
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Cook Time 25-30 Minutes
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  1. Peal and cut 4-5 apples into squares and stew them with a tablespoon of water. When cooked remove half a cup of the stewed apples to make the apple crumble topping. (put the remaining stewed apples aside).
  2. Add the half a cup of stewed apple squares to the remaining crumble mixture and mix together and set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius
  4. With the remaining stewed apple (which will be approximately 1 - 1.5 cups of stewed apples) mash and mix until the apple mixtures is a smooth pure texture.
  5. In a new bowl, add the almond flour, eggs, apple pure, honey, coconut oil and vanilla extract and mix with a hand held electric beater or thermomix. When well combined, add the bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice and mix again for a further 20 seconds or so. This will aid as a raising agent.
  6. Add the elderberries to the cake mixture and stir them in with a wooden spoon.
  7. Pour the mixture into muffin papers placed into a muffin tin.
  8. When the mixture is settled in the muffin papers, add the prepared topping ingredients on top and place into the preheated oven.
  9. Muffins will take approximately 25-30 minutes to cook. Keep an eye on them as almond flour is easy to burn (Don’t cook them in too high temperatures).
  10. Remove from the oven when cooked and allow to cool on a cooling tray. Serve with yoghurt, kefir or sourcream
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Clinical Notes As with all stages of the GAPS diet, baked goods should only make up a small percentage of the diet and that the focus should be on healing nourishing foods, broths and juices.

Banana Bread

Print Recipe Banana Bread Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Baking at home Cook Time 50-55 Minutes Servings Ingredients 2 1/2 Cups Organic blanched almond flour1 TSP Pure Bicarbonate of Soda5mL Lemon juice Freshly Squeezed2 Ripe Bananas Mashed2-3 TBSP Organic Raw Honey Optional3 Organic Free Range Eggs1 TBSP Soft Butter or Ghee […]

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  1. Line bread tin with baking paper (bleach free baking paper) & preheat oven to 150⁰C.
  2. In a small bowl or jug, beat eggs, vanilla essence, honey and butter/ghee.
  3. In a large mixing bowl add almond flour, mashed bananas and egg mixture and blend until all ingredients are mixed well and bananas have blended into the mixture.
  4. Place the yoghurt on top of the mixture and then sprinkle the pure bicarbonate of soda on the yoghurt. Finally add the lemon juice on top of the bicarbonate of soda and blend with the mixer quickly. The bicarb needs a sour ingredient to activate or the bread won’t rise and the lemon juice and yoghurt will help with this.
  5. When combined, quickly pour it into the bread tin and place in the oven.
  6. Bake the bread on 150⁰C for 50 – 55 minutes and then remove from the oven. Remove the loaf from the tin by pulling it out with the sides of the baking paper and allow it to cool on a cooling tray.

Elderflower Champagne

This is a refreshing probiotic immune boosting beverage made through wild fermentation. Made with the white-colored flowers of the elderberry shrub (Sambucus nigra or S. canadensis), elderflower champagne is a naturally bubbly, lightly alcoholic beverage with a delicate taste. It’s worth noting that this fermented elderflower beverage isn’t technically champagne because it doesn’t contain the grape […]

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  1. Prepare the flowers Do not wash the elderberry flowers. There is a natural yeasts on the flowers that will initiate the fermentation process. Just shake off any insects and remove any sticks and leaves from the cluster bunch completely!! ONLY use the flowers themselves as the leaves and branch can be poisonous.
  2. Place the honey in a very large bowl and pour in the boiling water. Stir until the honey or sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Add the cold water. Stir in the vinegar or lemon juice and the elderberry flowers. Optional: I like to slice some round lemons pieces to add to the mixture.
  4. Cover with a clean dishtowel or cheesecloth and let the mixture sit at room temperature for 48 hours, stirring at least twice a day. By the end of these two days, you should see signs of fermentation: the top of the liquid will look frothy and bubbly, especially when you stir it. If the liquid is remains completely still after 48 hours, add a teaspoon of water kefir grains and wait another 48 hours, stirring occasionally, before proceeding to the next step. (the room temperature and the amount of beneficial yeast on the flowers plays a part in this process which is why you may or may not need the kefir grains) In most cases I like to add them any way, especially in the colder months).
  5. After 48 - 84 hours, pour the fermenting elderflower champagne through a finely meshed sieve to strain out the flowers (and lemon rind, if using). Use a funnel to help transfer the brew into clean plastic soda-type bottles with screw tops or thick ceramic or beer bottles with rubber flip tops. Do not use corked wine bottles because elderflower champagne is quite capable of popping out the corks or worse—exploding the bottles. Leave at least an inch of headspace between the surface of the liquid and the rims of the bottles. Secure the tops.
  6. Leave at room temperature for a week, “burping” (opening briefly) the bottles at least once a day. After the week at room temperature, move them to the refrigerator, but keep “burping” the bottles occasionally for another week.
  7. When ready to serve I like to add in fresh lemons, oranges and mint leaves. It is a lovely beverage.
Recipe Notes

 

  • Elderflower champagne will keep in the refrigerator for several months.
  • The earlier you drink it, the yeastier it will taste. Wait at least 2 weeks from bottling if you want it at its best.
  • Sugar can be used in the fermentation process and don't worry, the sugar content will be consumed during fermentation.  The honey version takes slightly longer to ferment out than the sugar version.
  • The final drink should be fizzy and lightly sweet.

 

Elderflower Tea

Elderflowers contain wonderful immune properties. They are used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding. … Elderflower water is used in eye and skin lotions. Elderberry flowers can […]

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Prep Time 3 minutes
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  1. Add 1 tablespoon dried elderberry flowers in a tea pot and fill up with boiling water. Elderberry flowers can be dried easily by hanging them or by drying them in the dehydrator.
  2. Let steep for 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Strain and sweeten with raw honey to taste.
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Elderflowers contain wonderful immune properties. They are used for swollen sinuses (sinusitis), colds, influenza (flu), swine flu, bronchitis, diabetes, and constipation. It is also used to increase urine production (as a diuretic), to increase sweating (as a diaphoretic), and to stop bleeding. ... Elderflower water is used in eye and skin lotions.

Elderberry flowers can be dried easily by hanging them or by drying them in the dehydrator in preparation to store them for tea making.

WHAT DOES IT TASTE LIKE? It's Floral, But It's Nothing Like Lavender Or Rose. Yes, there's that slightly herby flavor you'd get from edible flowers, but elderflower's sweeter than you'd expect - and a little musky. It's closer to lychee in flavor, and it has a crisp, palate-cleansing finish.

 

Lambshank Kale and Korma Curry

Print Recipe Lambshank Kale and Korma Curry Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Main Dishes Servings Ingredients 4-6 Lamb shanks400 Grams Diced Tomatoes1-2 Large Kale Leave Korma Paste 2 Brown Onions3-4 Cloves garlic Crushed1 TBSP Cumin Seeds Well bruised with the mortar and pestle25 Grams Fresh Ginger Root1/3 Cup Roasted Cashews Lightly […]

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Make the Korma Paste:
  1. Add bruised cumin seeds to a dry frypan and lightly fry them stirring for 1 – 2 minutes or until the aroma from the seeds are released.
  2. Add the cumin seeds and remaining ingredients (except for the Kale) in a food processor or thermo mix and blend ingredients until it forms a smooth paste.
Slow Cooker:
  1. Place lamb shanks and diced tomatoes in the slow cooker
  2. Pour Korma paste over the lamb shanks and cook on a low heat for 8 hours.
  3. Finally dice the kale into slivers and add to the slow cooker and cook for a further 10 - 20 minutes.

Apple Crumble

Print Recipe Apple Crumble Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Baking at home, Deserts Cook Time 15-20 minutes Servings Ingredients 6-8 Apples1 TBSP Water1 Cup Almond Flour1 egg1 TSP Homemade Vanilla Extract1 TBSP Organic Raw Honey1 1/2 Cups crunchy nut seed combo bites or other cookies you have madeRaw cultured cream or […]

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  1. Preheat oven 150⁰C
  2. Peel, core and slice apples (using an apple slinky for this is very helpful as it will peel, cut and core the apple in seconds).
  3. Add apples to the pot on the stove with a tablespoon of water and stew with the lid on at a low to medium temperature.  Stew the apples until they are soft.
  4. Strain the apples and add them to a glass oven dish.
  5. Whisk an egg with the vanilla essence and honey and set aside.
  6. In a bowl crumble the crunchy nut seed combo bites with your hands and add 1 cup of almond flour.
  7. Add the wet ingredients with the dry and mix together with a spoon.
  8. Scoop the mixture onto the top of the stewed apples.
  9. Place in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes on a low temperature at 150⁰C so you are sure not to burn the almond flour. 
  10. Serve this dish warm with raw cultured cream or yoghurt.