Fresh pressed olive oil and fresh herbs are allowed on stage 4 of the GAPS Intro Diet. Omit apple cider vinegar and onion from this recipe for GAPS Intro.
In addition to using it to cook with, fresh basil blended into cold pressed olive oil is a yummy sauce for meat and veggies and provides health benefits. Cold pressed olive oil is recommended to be poured over every meal in the GAPS Intro diet. Adding some fresh herbs to it makes this more flavorful, and the olive oil helps preserve the herbs as well.
From the book Gut and Psychology Syndrome,
“Olive oil is a time-proven health-giving food, used by Mediterranean countries for centuries. Virgin cold-pressed olive oil has been shown to improve brain cell maturation and function. And yet it doesn’t have much in the way of essential fatty acids, which shows us that we need much more than just omega-3 and omega-6 oils”
Recipe by Cara Comini of Health Home and Happiness. Visit us at healthomeandhappiness.com