Mind the Gaps Diet
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Following on from Meals with Mince and Meals with Fish, the next in the series is 'Meals with Chicken'.
I don't have so many of these, since at present we are very limited in what we can eat, being off nightshades (tomatoes and peppers) and cheese.
Tomatoes make a wonderful sauce for many dishes, especially stir-fry dishes and casseroles and were we able to tolerate it, I would certainly use them to make our meals more interesting. So if you can tolerate tomatoes, please feel free to use them in place of stock or water. Once again, we used to love cheese melted on the top of bakes and that is something you can do if you can tolerate cheese.
As Husbands TSH levels have shot up from almost nothing to 3 over the course of 12 weeks since we took out cheese and tomatoes, we daren't reintroduce them yet. How we do so, to test if it indeed was either of them triggering his Graves disease is another subject - we haven't got there yet! In the meantime, he continues to put off pressure to have radioactive Iodine treatment. However it isn't easy when your hormone levels are so unstable and he struggles with extreme tiredness. However, the improvement gives us fresh encouragement to keep going with GAPS.
I haven't given cooking guidelines and temperatures. Please consult a good cook book which should give some guidance on temperatures. It will depend on the size of your joint and how long you want it to cook for. I will often put a chicken casserole in the oven for three hours on 130 C. (fan) while I go out for the afternoon. But if I turn it up to 180 C. it will be done much faster.
Son 2 says I shouldn't include turkey with chicken, but it is 'bird', so I have! We sometimes do buy a wild pheasant/duck to add variety, though we find they are best pot roasted (with water) than dry roasted.
On a completely separate note, I was perusing the latest 'Tesco' Magazine looking for recipes inspiration when I came a cross an article on multi-tasking. Now, I often multi-task; not very well I have to confess. But they advised us to turn off our mobiles while we read it and I ticked that box, as I rarely have mine on in the house, unless I'm expecting a call on it. Suddenly, I was aware of something boiling over on the stove. True to form, I'd put the cream on to heat for our fermented sour cream, and sat down and got totally distracted!! Family laughed and laughed when I told them that I'd burnt the cream while reading how NOT to multitask as it increases the risk of error. Well today, I still haven't learnt. I put the cream on, sat down to quickly post this article and... well you can guess the rest! I'm not perfect!
Son 2 said I had to tell you!
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