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Scrambled Egg Mini Bites – Sundried Tomato (GAPS, Paleo)

(never home)maker had a neat recipe that I decided to try recently. Scrambled egg bites.

The idea of scrambled eggs made in a mini muffin tin just was so cute I had to give it a go. After all isn’t it nice to spruce up breakfast once and a while? Otherwise it just gets to boring. This type of recipe should be easy to customize any way you’d prefer.

Have fun experimenting! (you’ll find the basic recipe/ratio on at the link up top)

Sundried Tomato Scrambled Egg Bites

  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp onions, finely minced
  • 4 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Scramble eggs, add other ingredients, and mix gently. Pour in greased mini muffin cups. Bake @ 350F for 18-20 minutes. Until lightly browned.

Makes about 16 mini muffin bites. Would also make a great snack.


What flavor combo would you want to try?

#1 Tip for Making Creamy Mayo

Not being able to buy mayo was hard in the beginning. I mean, really, no other recipe seems to taste like the jars on the shelf. But, once you get used to making your own the flavor is really good.

If you’re still struggling with the flavor let me know below and I can write a post on flavor troubleshooting, but back to the subject at hand…

What I really missed was the creamy texture. It seemed like silky, smooth mayo was what professional chefs made, and seriously, if they told me to hand whisk I would have probably screamed. Uh, no. I like quick and easy. But my Mom came up with the perfect solution.

Use a food processor (affiliate link).

The top of your food processors compact cover usually has a little cup with a hole in it. So all you have to do is put all the ingredients (except your oil) in the food processor and turn it on. Then fill the little cup with oil and let it slowly drizzle in, filling the cup when it’s drained to far, until all the oil is gone.

Voila! That easy. That quick. And that simple.

Have you had any aha’s in the kitchen lately?

Garlic, Rosemary and Sage Roasted Chicken (GAPS, Paleo)

Recently saw a recipe for roasted chicken at Something Good that I really wanted to try. I made a couple of changes to the recipe, but the flavor was wonderful.

Unfortunately my photos decided that they didn’t want to turn out great – I really need to make a lightbox to help at night. So please know that it looked and tasted great no matter what my bleh photography tells you! :)

I know this because if I hadn’t wanted to eat it someone was there who would.

Case and point.



[title]Garlic, Rosemary and Sage Roasted Chicken[/title]
Serves 6-8, prep. time 2 hrs and 15 minutes


1 whole chicken
2 tbsp dried sage
1 tsp dried rosemary
10 garlic cloves (4 cloves, diced)
1 lemon, cut lengthwise in 6 slices
1 onion (cut in big chunks)
6-7 tbsp of melted butter
1 cup of water
1 tbsp sea salt (1 tsp if using salted butter)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Mix together the sage, rosemary, 4 diced garlic cloves, salt and pepper in the butter. Rinse and pat dry your chicken (place in on a roasting rack in a pan) and gently lift the fat over the chicken breasts up and pour some of the butter mixture underneath. Use the rest of the mixture to coat the outside of the bird. Stuff the cavity with the onion, lemon, and remaining garlic.

They said to cook the chicken at 330º F for 2 hours, but we found it took a little longer (one spot didn’t get cooked so we pan finished it since everyone was hungry). Let rest for about 5 minutes before you carve and serve.

We had it with broccoli and (what else?) more butter.

4 Simple Ways to Save on Almond Flour

Buying Almond flour can be a bit pricey. In fact if you walk into your local health food store and look at the little packages, with their lovely little price tag, you might have a heart attack as dollar signs drift pass you.

It brings to mind White Christmas: “It’s right in between ouch… and boing.”

But it doesn’t have to be and here are some tried and true tips to help it fit in your budget.

  1. Buy online – it’s pretty much always cheaper.
  2. Buy on sale – sign up for newsletters, save your money so your ready, then pounce when the sale comes in.
  3. Buy in bulk – buying 25 lbs (or more) at a time may seem like a lot, but it saves money and almond flour freezes great. Keep gallon freezer bags and when the box comes divide into 5-6 bags, and keep one in the fridge and the rest in the freezer. Just remember to pull out the next bag when your first is getting low.
  4. Buy with friends- buying in bulk is great, but the more you buy sometimes the more price breaks you get (and you can also split any shipping charges). So call your friends when that sale comes in!

We buy our Almond Flour from Honeyville and it tends to have good prices and great sales.

photo by Elana’s Pantry

Recipe: Deanna’s Midas Gold Pancakes/Waffles (plus my variation)


When we started GAPSâ„¢ one thing we missed was pancakes. But when we got Elaine Gottschall’s book Breaking the Vicious Cycle and found the recipe for Deanna’s Midas Gold Pancakes or waffles we immediately tried them.


They are delicious.

The Deanna’s Midas Gold (GF/CF) recipe is:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

Mix together and pour on a greased griddle to make pancakes. Works great in a waffle maker, too!

(Note you might want to add 1/4 cup coconut oil for extra fat.)

And it works great, but if you want an even better pancake recipe (it doesn’t work well for waffles) try my variation


Light and Fluffy Pancakes (Gluten Free)

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup 24 hour yogurt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (or coconut ghee, lard, etc)
  • 1-2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

I like to put it all in my Vitamix and blend until smooth, but you could also mix all the ingredients together in a bowl – just make sure it’s smooth. Heat up your griddle or pan until hot add your oil or butter then cook your pancakes. They taste great hot with a bunch of butter and a little honey.

I posted a variation I created in November called GingerSnap Waffles/Pancakes. The Amazon link is an affiliate link.


This post is linked to Fat Tuesdays.