Gelatin Egg Substitute

This recipe is a great substitute for an egg when you are baking on the AIP or are cooking for someone with an egg allergy. Bear in mind it acts as a great binding agent however it will not leaven so you might want to add some GF baking soda if this is result you are wanting.

  • 3 TB boiling water
  • 1 TB Grass fed Gelatin
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (optional)

Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, place the boiling water
  2. Add the gelatin
  3. Whisk until the gelatin is completely dissolved and frothy
  4. Lightly whisk in baking soda (optional)
  5. Use immediately since it will solidify as it sits

Yields 1 gelatin "egg"/ Time 5m

Whipped Coconut Cream

Coconut Cream is one of the saving graces when you are on the AIP and eliminating dairy from your diet. Here is the simplest recipe that will nourish and satisfy your cravings. Goodbye dairy.

  • 1 Tin of Coconut Cream (400ml/ 14 ounces)
  • 2 Tbs Maple Syrup or honey
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

Directions

  1. Place the coconut cream tin in the fridge for a few hours or overnight (this helps thicken the coconut cream)
  2. Open the tin and place all the solid coconut cream into a mixing bowl (save the milk for other recipes)
  3. Use stand mixer or hand mixer and whisk the cream until light and fluffy (approx 2-3m)
  4. Add maple syrup or honey and whisk for a few more seconds until combined

Enjoy on top of fruit, use with flavourings (matcha, cinnamon, carob...) or eat straight up. Leftovers may be covered in an air tight container and kept in the refrigerator for up to 3 days

 

Cuppa Lemon Water

It was a common practice for my Baba to drink a cup of lemon water on waking and then hot water with every meal.  She lived until 97 years of age.  She knew how good it was for her which she passed on to my mother and my mother passed on to me.

Simply take a half of a lemon and squeeze it into a mug/glass of water.  I don't bother straining it, that's up to you. I drink hot water with lemon in the morning and the rest of the day I will tend to drink it at room temperature.  Whatever takes your fancy. I like a strong lemony flavour, however please adjust it according to your palate.  

There are many reasons to drink a warm cuppa lemon water.  It hydrates the body, kick starts digestion, helps flush the liver, improves immunity through the assimilation of Vitamin C and Potassium and is a good replacement for caffeinated beverages. 

So a cuppa lemon water is a daily part of my routine and I notice the difference it makes to my body when I don't make it a priority ... my Baba was a wise, wise soul.

xJo

 

My Cup of Chi and the information shared within is for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your Health Care Practitioner prior to making changes to your individual health and wellness program. Copyright 2016 Chi Medicinal Farm/ My Cup of Chi.