Preparations towards GAPS living in the last 24 hours
In the last 24 hours:
- I’ve soaked 4 cups raw organic almonds in water to start the sprouting process and greatly increase the nutritional value of the nut while diminishing it’s natural toxins — and then laid them out in a dehydrator to dry. First time doing this. If all goes well will do more for munching and also to make almond flour as well as almond butter.
- I cut down all the wild raspberry plant coming up in our grass outside of the raspberry patch and cut off all the leaves and put them in the dehydrator too. Raspberry leaf tea is medicinal and helps bring equilibrium to women’s hormones. (this is my own thing — not part of GAPS diet, but is in keeping with traditional living and eating)
- I got a Kombucha scoby from a woman on freecycle and made my first brew with decaf black tea and organic sugar about 2 gallons…will take 2 or 3 weeks to be ready. I’ve made Kombucha before but it’s been a while. (the ferment will go long enough that there will be no sugar left in the brew when it comes time to drink it)
**Kombucha is a fermented tea that has lots of natural pro-biotics. The GAPS diet is high in homemade fermented beverages, vegetable and meats and fish.
**I am making notes here but not explaining why I’m doing it for now. I’ve got limited energy, but at some point I will share more details. Right now I’m learning so much there is just lots of absorbing of info that must take place before I share more details. I’ve not started the diet proper but am slowly learning the skills to start living this way and also stock my kitchen and freezer with all the necessary items.
I’ll start taking photos soon!