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There was one day I didn’t feel  like eating at all. It was Day 18 and I was feeling like I was going to turn into an egg…

Mom and I went to Potomac Vegetable Farms and were looking through the veggies for some inspiration to cook and eat. Okra was a plenty, and even though we had already made okra cakes, somehow we turned to our little green friends again. This time making a Whole30 friendly gumbo.

We started off by cooking some italian sausage from a local farm. Next, we sautéed the rest of our ingredients in the big soup pot.


Coooking some chicken backs along with celery, leeks, red pepper, onion, and garlic along with our okra in olive oil, salt, and pepper.

We pulled off any meat from the chicken backs for the gumbo and then added in our homemade chicken stock, and the rest of the ingredients; being sure to add the shrimp in last to make sure they didn’t over cook.


Then, we added chicken stock, local italian sausage, bay leaves, fresh chopped parsley, and some Whole30 friendly hot sauce and apple cider vinegar. Then, lastly we added the shrimp.

We also added a tiny bit of arrow root powder to thicken up the stock a bit. Be sure to keep stirring the arrow root when you add it in to make sure it doesn’t get lumpy!!


Et, voila!

This really may have been the most amazing meal we made so far on the Whole30 challenge.

I’m sorry I cook with my eyeballs and my tongue, but if you have any questions let me know!! Give it a whirl!


A while back I posted a recipe for an Oven Pancake, and after feeding my WAP pal, Chad, the other week, he was inspired to try one on his own today! The pancake I made him was with almond flour, but he decided to give it a whirl with some buckwheat flour and had tremendous success! He used a 1/4 tsp. of baking powder to help it rise (my recipe doesn’t use it because most baking powder has corn starch in it, and I worry about GMOs and my mom is allergic, but you can find corn free if you try!), honey for sweetener, and blackberries and blueberries.  Yum!

Have you tried to make anything on the blog, or have a WAP recipe to share? I’d love to hear about it!