Originally Posted by MayasMama88
I make tons of soups! One of my most recent included homemade chicken bone broth, wild rice (organic), broccoli, beets, sweet potato, garlic, leeks, carrots, husk cherries, ground beef, and I think maybe red pepper? Everything was organic, btw. We make just about everything from scratch, too, so I know how time-consuming (but so worth it) it can be!
We definitely love our soup here MayasMama! Today I made a cream of winter squash soup with the broth that finished up this morning. I've got another one going right now and think I may use your combo of ingredients you have listed (minus a thing or two that we're not eating right now) as that sounds quite *yum*.
The only thing about making sure the soups are ready to go is making sure I always have enough broth and I haven't been able to get ahead in that game because as soon as I make it we eat it lol. I have to cook off all the poultry (I generally make my broth using chicken and turkey bones then throw a few chicken feet in the crock for good measure) then de-bone it all and it's really just such a PITA with my kitchen size and utensils
. But definitely worth it for sure! I'm going to the farmer's market tomorrow so maybe I can get another big broth going by bedtime and make another big soup, stick 'em in the Ball jars, and freeze a quart or so of that and the cream of winter squash one I made today. That should give me a jump on the soup. Now, to find the energy to do all that tomorrow
Better now than through a haze of MS though!
Originally Posted by BabySmurf
the slow cooker is my friend. we have to cook from scratch as well, so i get it too. we make a lot of soups/stews with home made stock, meat and veggies; and i just made a big batch of BBQ sauce for some slow cooker pulled pork. I also like things like avocado or bananas, or other fruits and veggies to grab. And seriously just some fresh soft boiled eggs are great and easy. i also throw together "protein squares" with nutbutters, coconut oil, and some chocolate for a sweet treat. or granola bites with nuts, dried fruit, local raw honey, and coconut oil to hold it together.
what do you avoid? do you get cravings for things you shouldn't have? we can't do grains (i can tolerate rice on occasion), corn, dairy, or soy. so far the only thing that has gotten me is dairy (i must need more calcium!)...but i'm not going to make that mistake again.
Oh yum, we miss BBQ sauce. I haven't gotten around to doing up a "sugarless" version yet (we do small amounts of honey and fruit sugar but no sucanat or anything right now). The kids do love avocados and carrots and that's something that they can grab themselves so I'll make sure to keep some extra around specifically for them to snack on (I usually use them in dishes and they like them just also to munch on so we run out a lot).
We can't do nut butters except almond but I've cut that out for now until DS1's eczema clears on up. He can't do eggs either. I do make coconut butter almost daily and I mix some with dates and make little drop "cookies" that the kids love (I mean they inhale
them lol). I'm working on trying to figure out a granola-type bar using the coconut butter but no nuts, oats, grains, or grain-like seeds
. I love the way we eat but gawd, it really would be nice to just be able to grab some cheese and bread, a little water or juice, and be good.
I no longer get real cravings for stuff I know I react to since cutting out grains and a good amount of starches (we're doing a GAPS-y/SCD-ish/traditional to us type of thing here). I've known for a long time I was addicted to carbs and sugar (oh man, nothing, and I mean nothing
could beat a hot stack of butter-covered, maple syrup drowned pancakes
). DS1 longs for white rice and danishes, muffins, etc. still but he's 6 so I get that. And it's even the well-made treats with actual food ingredients we don't have too so he's being really awesome about all of this, poor baby
. We're not doing grains or grain-like seeds (quinoa etc.) or a lot of starchy things except for some vegetables. Food triggers one or all of us avoid due to allergies/intolerance are dairy (can due ghee I make), eggs, soy, shellfish, legumes, yeast, gluten, nuts, seeds, apples (even though DS1 used to be able to eat them; I challenged him a few weeks ago though and he passed so maybe we're over that hump), watermelon, and some other stuff I'm sure I'm missing. DS2 and I eat a lot of this list just fine but we avoid for now to address intolerance issues we have. We don't have a problem with eggs though.
Also, I'm thinking of adding a few almonds back into my rotation. And even though I'm not good with dairy, I do just fine with it when PG so go figure. I'll add that back soon too. I think I might try adding it back for DS2 as well.