Mind the Gaps Diet
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GAPS Party Menu
Son 2 had a birthday last week, and for the first time since starting the GAPs diet, we had twelve people to entertain. Not many, ok, and all family members, but lots of worries like how would they cope with our food? Would they wish we had all the sugary things we are famous for? Would there be enough to go round?
Thankfully the answer to all of these questions was YES! Like so many other folk have reported, there were many appreciative comments (genuine I think) about how satisfying the meal was and how simply delicious the spread was. Even the non-GAPS youngsters went back for seconds and thirds.
So having spent so long worrying what to serve, this is what I came up with. It was very simple fare, as I was also entertaining Grandparents for the weekend too and didn't have much time for elaborate preparation beforehand. It was all bite sized finger food.
Salad - see photo above:
A bowl of lettuce of varying kinds
I could have provided a salad dressing but didn't think many would take it, so didn't.
cheese cubes (lots needed as very popular)
mini pizzas - enough for one each (made from intro diet almond bread muffins, topped with tomato puree and cheese)
Cubes of meat loaf which I called 'sausage meat'. I made this the week before and froze it until the party.
Boiled eggs cut in half (I did 6, a half slice each and that seemed enough)
A Roast chicken cooled and sliced.
A quiche with and almond crust. My dear Mother made this for me which helped a lot.
'crackers' made from butter and ground almonds as per the GAPS diet handbook.
Strawberries and cream (standard for non-GAPS guests) with honey if needed
CHOCOLATE BIRTHDAY CAKE from Megan's Grain free and loving it book.
Chocolate bites (see here)
I have another one in three months time - time to go and think up some more ideas!
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