GAPS EggNog IceCream! (And tips for adults and egg allergies too).

Hey y’all… It’s the holidays and here in Southern California (unless you live in the mountains), it’s ice-cream season year round.  And what says the holidays more than egg-nog?

Personally it’s always been a bit too sweet and thick for my taste, like someone took pancake batter and put it in a glass… However, I’m cooking for the whole fam and everyone wants to be apart of the scene.  So… I went in search of a dairy free egg-nog recipe that was GAPS legal and although there are several legal egg-nog recipes, (like this one from GAPS journey), I couldn’t find any straight up, easy capreezy, lemon squeezy GAPS ice-creams but this one from Plated with Style is pretty darn close.

In fact the only modification you would need to insure it GAPS/SCD friendly is changing the Coconut Sugar to honey.  Though coconuts, coconut flour, cream and oil are all GAPS/SCD legal, I couldn’t find any information to confirm or deny whether or not Coconut Sugar is allowed.  So it maybe all the way legit for all I know.  Personally, I used coconut and palm sugars a few times prior to going GAPS and didn’t really care for them.  They’re very dry and not as sweet.  In this article by Gluten Free Real Food they go into greater detail about the pros and cons of coconut sugar, apparently it has a lower glycemic index than most other sweeteners but as I mentioned it’s also not as sweet which means you’ll probably end up using more, so honey was the only replacement I had to make.  I also added more coconut milk in lieu of almond milk.  On GAPS/SCD, the only almond milk that is allowed are homemade but since my kiddo is a bit oxalate sensitive I try to keep almonds to a minimum.

And as I promised in the title there’s tips for adults too, if you are a GAPS adult or doing the diet along side your child then you may find it interesting that ‘yes’, bourbon is SCD / GAPS legal and can be a tasty additive for an adult version of this recipe.

Alcohol of course isn’t the best way to heal your gut dysbosis but since it is the holidays you can check out the SCD legal list put together beautifully by the good people at the SCD lifestyle blog.. I was a bit disappointed to find that Cognac and Brandy are on the illegal list which means I’ll need to modify my mulled wine recipe but that’s for another blog..

Oh and last but probably most important issue to bring up is what to do if you have an egg allergy. I was surprised to find out from our nutritionist that most egg allergies are to chicken eggs only and not necessarily to other types of eggs. My son has a slight allergy to egg whites and since this recipe calls for yolks it shouldn’t be a problem; however, I find rotating foods to be essential at keeping allergies at bay.  If you’re GAPS/SCD or Paleo I’m sure you’ve noticed that there are a lot of recipes that call for eggs.  In some situations you can use a flax, chia or gelatin egg but they won’t work for everything.  In that case there are non-chicken eggs that are just as tasty and even more nutritious.  It costs quite a bit more but is worth it once in a while to switch up and use quail or duck eggs.  You can find these pretty cheap at your local market or online at Local Harvest.  It takes about 1 duck egg to equal 2 chicken eggs and 5 quail eggs for one chicken egg.

Now enough of the talkie talk.. Time to celebrate and eat…

Be well and Happy Holidays!!

GAPS Egg Nog Ice Cream
Prep time
4 hours
Cook time
5 mins
Total time
4 hours 5 mins
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups of Full Fat Coconut Milk or Heavy Coconut cream
  • 1 cup of Coconut Milk
  • 1/4 cup of (or to taste) Honey
  • ½ teaspoon of Ground Nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 4 Egg Yolks (Organic pasture raised)
  • 3 Tablespoons of Bourbon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Heat the coconut milk/cream, almond milk, coconut sugar, and spices on low heat until the edges are bubbly. Do not boil.
  2. Slowly add about ¼ cup of the warm cream into the egg yolks while mixing.
  3. Slowly, very slowly, pour the egg mixture into the rest of the warm cream while mixing.
  4. Increase the heat to about medium low and continue mixing until the temperature reaches 160F. About 2-3 minutes.
  5. Mix in the bourbon and adjust spices.
For an Ice Cream Machine Method
  1. Chill the mixture in the refrigerator until it reaches 40F. About 4 hours.
  2. Process the chilled ice cream according to your machine’s directions 🙂
For the Old School Non Machine Method
  1. Place the mixture in freezer friendly pan, preferably a steel pan.
  2. Chill the mixture for about an hour in the fridge.
  3. Mix and transfer to the freezer.
  4. Freeze and mix every 30 minutes until you can’t stand it anymore.
  5. Face dive into the rich creamy goodness.

California, Vaccines and the Zen Fascists!

So this happened… California’s vaccine bill: State Assembly passes SB277 outlawing personal belief and religious exemptions:http://www.mercurynews.com/…/californias-vaccine-bill-state…

As I’ve been saying since 2011, California will absolutely continue to pass these types of vaccine ‘laws’.. Why? 1) Because it will set the stage for the rest of the country and that’s ultimately the plan and 2) Because California has no money, no water and no resources; while big pharma has deep pockets to help us pretend like we do. 

The idea of California as the peace, love, natural health, hippie state has always been a farce… a Hollywood production, as described by the Dead Kennedy’s here in 1979, ironically Jerry Brown was governor then too..

“I am Governor Jerry Brown
My aura smiles
And never frowns…

Zen fascists will control you
100% natural
You will jog for the master race
And always wear the happy face

Close your eyes, can’t happen here
Big Bro’ on white horse is near
The hippies won’t come back you say
Mellow out or you will pay”

No one will be able to appeal to ‘law makers’ through emotion or ‘my vaccine damaged child’.. THEY DON’T CARE!! The only way to appeal to a psychopath and a malignant narcissist is through their own self interest. The only way to threaten their power over us, is to realize that their power doesn’t exist!!!

UPDATE 06/30/2015: Letter from Governor’s office…

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So hey Californians.. We’re screwed!!!

“Born and raised by those who praise
Control of population everybody’s been there and
I don’t mean on vacation”

Vaccine Mandates and Divorcing Our Psychopathic Lover.. The State!

“I am no longer ‘trying to dig up evidence to prove’ vaccines cause autism. There is already abundant evidence….This debate is not scientific but is political”
― David Ayoub M.D.

As we stand in this country there are several States passing or attempting to pass mandatory vaccine laws that would force children who enter public, private or even homeschool, in some cases to be vaccinated without philosophical or religious exemption. Some others bills have included health-care workers and even an ‘adult vaccination’ plan. Clearly looking at the title of this essay you can safely conclude, I’m not a fan.. Please allow me to back up a little…

In 2011 I was part of a large group who were working against a bill in California that would allow minors as young as 12 to consent to STD vaccines without parental knowledge. Despite the overwhelming outcry against it, the bill passed and before it was even put into effect young girls AND boys as young as 11 we’re reportedly being vaccinated with the HPV vaccine without a parent or guardian present. This vaccine is supposed to prevent HPV (warts) which is claimed by medical professionals to cause cervical cancer, though the medical data speaks others.. And let’s face it.. warts are no big deal, so this vaccine isn’t marketed as a HPV preventer, it’s marketed as a prevention for cervical cancer.. Uhmm.. Wait a minute… Boys?? Being vaccinated against CERVICAL cancer??? Uhm.. I’m not a doctor or anything but where exactly is the male cervix again? Nevermind..

Anyway… the bill passed and some nurses at public schools around California started plugging kids with poison even outside their OWN restrictions.. So what does that tell us?? I can tell you what it made quite clear to me, as George Carlin once put it.. ‘…THEY DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU.. AT ALL!!!‘ So why do we care about them? Why do we continue to go back to this narcissistic, self-important, possibly even psychopathic, abusive lover (government) who will sell us at every turn to the highest bidder without remorse and like a co-dependant, enabler we make excuses for them or expect them to change.. We think if we just speak up louder, or say it a few more times, or get more people to support us, or maybe they just don’t understand us, or maybe we’re not doing our job to make it clear… Oh no.. it’s clear, they just don’t care.

But it’s not like we’ve ever had informed consent to begin with. Who would ever give consent to vaccination if they were truly informed? If someone told you, in this there are several neurotoxins, carcinogens and foreign agents that will undoubtedly cause genetic mutations along with some neurological problems, most likely autoimmunity and you may die on the spot.. If you’re lucky and it doesn’t kill you on the spot, it will certainly shorten your life.. Oh and by the way, there’s no guarantee it will protect you from disease, in fact it may actually cause you to contract the disease that it claims to protect against.. Oh and one more thing, if you don’t contract the disease you could still be a carrier of it and give it to unsuspecting loved ones… So you want it?  Let’s face it.. It’s never been about receiving ‘information.. And ‘consent’? Yeah right… like when you ‘consent’ to letting in the vampire who can only come inside after he’s been ‘consented’ to do so.. No… there’s no consensual vaccine. It is a non-consensual act.. a violation.. a rape.. We have merely been hypnotized by a psychopathic vampire, so he can suck our blood for his own selfish purposes.

And the problem isn’t that the science doesn’t prove vaccines cause neurological disorders, autism, cancer, death.. you name it.. It’s that the science proves that it DOES. Besides, we KNOW what happened, we witnessed it, we saw it. We saw the decline in our quality of life, following the creation of each new injection, it’s not imaginary, it’s not an exaggeration, it is what is…  So let’s stop fooling around and call this abuse of power by forcing vaccination on un-consenting individuals, what it really is.. A violent act of aggressive genocide.

As I mentioned before, I live in California.  Most of the country views the policies made in this state as rather important, since many states across the union tend to follow. If that’s true, then that’s bad news, as this state has made their lover affair with big pharma known since at least 2011.  Early in the same year as the ‘Gardasil bill‘ was introduced, we saw Door to Door vaccinations from a school in the district of Natomas, where a guy by the name of Senator Dr. Richard Pan holds office.  Dear deeply disturbed Senator Pan made his loving feelings towards force vaccination more public when he co-author SB2109 that would virtually remove philosophical exemption by requiring parents take their children to a doctor who would explain ‘pros’ and cons of vaccination, as if there’s any such thing as a ‘pro’.. So now in 2015 on the coat-tails of late 2014’s ‘Measles-gate’, Senator Pan has once again co-authored a forced vaccination bill SB277 which has managed to make its way past the judiciary committee and is set to be heard by Senate and Assembly committees next.  If it goes through it will remove all philosophical and religious exemptions to vaccines, leaving only medical but wait.. He made an amendment about a week ago…

“Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, and Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, tweaked the bill to allow families who choose not to immunize their children to participate in a multiple-family private homeschool option instead of just a single family home.

They also changed the bill to allow families who choose not to immunize their children to use the public school independent study option that exists in current law and is administered by local education agencies.”

What’s that?  Are  you breaking up with us? Or perhaps not a full blown break up but maybe you’re ‘just not that into us’.  So those of us who homeschool apparently just aren’t needy enough for this narcissist… ‘it’s my way or the highway, take it ALL or get the hell out’.. That’s interesting.. I’ve never seen an ‘exemption’ quite like this before.  California has always regarded homeschooling as a form of private school and thereby requires all the same laws as held to a private school including vaccination records.

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The thing I’d like to stress, is that by pointing out this unusual amendment, I, in no way accept this as law.. Quite frankly as the mother of a vaccine damaged child, I find it’s very suggestion repugnant and a slap in the face to my precious son… how dare they.. how dare they even suggest such thing, amendment or not… I DO NOT CONSENT TO THIS.. I DO NOT CONSENT TO MANDATORY VACCINATION!! I DO NOT CONSENT TO VACCINATION.. period!!!

So what would this look like?  What would we need to do in order to sit down with our abusive lover (the State) and say, ‘it’s not you, it’s me.. you haven’t changed.. I’ve changed.. you are what and who you are but your controlling nature, just isn’t working for me anymore.. I need a break.. FOREVER….’ and then walk away?

little-red-schoolhouse

Well.. that maybe a loaded question, so let’s start with the homeschool thing.  We don’t have to do it  and we shouldn’t do it alone. There’s no glory in being a martyr, so why even try.  We can’t all just drop everything, single parents and family’s dependant upon two incomes alike.  We need to be apart of a community again, take responsibility for raising our children.. not just our children but ALL our children.  Homeschoolers have for years organized co-ops, classrooms with combined ages and worked at reinventing the Little Red School House.  Why not? It’s not like public institutionalized schools have been around forever, it used to happen this way and it’s not as crazy as it seems.

And homeschooling isn’t just an excuse to avoid vaccines, did we forget about Common Core?  That’s still a thing, remember?

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Not only that but the benefits, the empathy building that is created by incorporating multi-age classrooms, special needs children and typical children alike, bringing our children together..why not?  What’s stopping us?

I’m not saying that I haven’t spent countless hours researching, fighting, finagling with ‘special education law’ and ‘IEP / Individual Education Plans’.  I’ve spent entire weekends listening to lawyers lecture on the rights of FAPE, we’ve spent 10,000s of dollars advocating for services.. and on and on.. I go to the meetings, I write the letters, I fight, I cry, I scream at the top of my lungs and pull out my hair.. Maybe I’m foolish, maybe I just don’t get it but maybe I’m just looking for a better way..  Or maybe I’m tired.. I’m just tired of the hamster wheel.. We could fight, we could push back, we might even have a small victory but there will be another bill, another law, another nationwide curriculm standard that will dumb us down.. even MORE!.. So, where does it end?

And is there a part of me that thinks of all the time, money and energy spent in all the above mentioned and ask myself ‘was it all for not?’ The answer is a resounding ‘yes’.  It probably all was for not…

Just think of that moment that we finally wake up and realize we’re in a relationship with someone who doesn’t care about us and no matter how much we want them too.. they just don’t.. it might be hard to walk away but there’s also a sense of relief when it’s done, isn’t there?