I am still trying to sort out why Ellie is doing great at naptime and terrible at bedtime and I think I've narrowed it down to the goat milk yogurt we introduced three days ago, which she's been having after her nap. I think one of the big learning curves for me is realizing that what was working on SCD may not work now that we're doing the GAPS Intro. For example, Ellie was drinking a cup of yogurt a day on SCD, so we thought it would be no big deal to give her 1/4 cup of yogurt on her first day. I'm pretty sure that was BIG mistake. I realize I need to take every. single. word. of the GAPS book seriously, and not think we can skip some parts because "we're different." If Dr. Natasha says to start with 1 tsp. I need to start with 1 tsp.
Tomorrow is day 8 and we are still in Stage 1, just eating broth, soups and fermented vegetable juice. (And goat yogurt, but that may be out again.) Tomorrow I think I need to be brave and try the duck eggs that are sitting in our fridge. Ellie is allergic to eggs, and I'm hoping the duck eggs are different enough. We shall see.
Tonight I had a major accomplishment in the kitchen. I made a soup that Ellie wanted seconds of! I thought I'd share my "recipe."
- 1 1/2 quarts beef broth
- 1/2 onion, roughly chopped
- 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped
- 3 carrots, roughly chopped
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt