Slather this savory, starch-free gravy over meat, mashed red potatoes, or starch-free stuffing for a traditional comfort food and a happy belly. Unlike most gravy, this one does not contain a thickening starch like cornstarch or flour and so it combines well with animal protein.
When I say ‘combines well’ I am referring to food combining; a secret for improving digestive issues. I learned about this when I started on The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) and am glad I did! I no longer feel stuffed to the seams after I feast, or hardly ever for that matter. Moved on to stage 2? Check out this delicious onion gravy.
3 tablespoons coconut oil, ghee, butter, or pastured bacon fat if tolerated
1 1/2 cups leftover pan drippings from turkey, chicken, etc.
1 1/2 cups meat/vegetable stock (or shiitake soaking water in stuffing recipe)
2-3 tablespoons grass-fed gelatin
Sea salt to taste
Add drippings, broth, and sea salt to a medium-sized pan and bring to a gentle simmer.
Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes, stirring often.
Remove from heat.
Dissolve a tablespoon (only 1!) of the gelatin into enough cold water to make a paste and let it sit for a minute.
Pour ‘gelatin paste’ into the saucepan and mix together.
Continue this process with the remaining gelatin until gravy reaches a desired consistency.
Stir in choice of fat and allow to cool a bit before serving.
Note: this recipe is not as heavy as traditional gravy, but will thicken as it cools to room temp.
Mommypotamus, 2011. “Grain-Free Gravy (Paleo, GAPS, Primal)”, retrieved at https://www.mommypotamus.com/grain-free-gravy-gaps-paleo-primal/
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May all bellies be happy!