Chicken Pancakes, Kale Chips, & Raw Sauerkraut Recipes with Cook-Along Video

CookAlongBANNERLearn to make these nourishing gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, Paleo, SCD and GAPS-friendly recipes with Julie!

In 2013, Julie led a livestream special USAAA Pre-Conference Event with ZenWorks Production – the first Nourishing Hope Live Cook-Along! The event was recorded so if you missed it, you can download the free recipes and replay the video and cook-along with Julie at your convenience!

All of the recipes are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, Paleo, SCD and GAPS-friendly!

Food and nutrition matter for autism, and parents around the world routinely report the benefits of nourishing hope.  In this video, we have fun with cooking and demonstrate that special diets needn’t be difficult – anyone can get started right away!  You can even involve your children!  Many parents wrote to us about how their child had so much fun cooking along.  During the Cook-Along, you’ll see a few appearance by our own Ruby Matthews, age 3 (at the time of filming), for some tasting and… well mostly tasting.  Can you guess which food she went for first, our menu comprised:

  • Chicken Pancakes
  • Kale Chips
  • Raw Sauerkraut

The “show” begins with an introduction by Dr. Larry Kaplan, Founder of US Autism & Asperger Association, discussing  the (then) upcoming USAAA Conference in Salt Lake City – don’t miss seeing Larry in his apron!  Then there’s a cameo appearance by Dr. Bob Sears (direct from his kitchen), he chats with Julie about the importance of special diets and nutrition for children with autism.  Dr. Bob, we still need that gluten-free chocolate chip cookie recipe!  😮

Please note, the video announces special giveaways from our sponsors for the event Houston Enzymes and Speech Nutrients, free tickets to the (then) upcoming USAAA conference, and free copies of some Nourishing Hope learning tools – however, this special giveaway is over at this time. 

Download the recipes and cook-along as you watch the video.

Watch the 75-minute special here:

Ruby sees the pancakes cooking!

Ruby sees the pancakes cooking!


Ruby smells Chicken Pancakes!








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Let us know what you think. Was this fun/insightful? Should we do more Cook-Alongs?


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  1. Phyllis Minkus July 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Just watched your 75 minute video. Loved it. Very clear instructions. Please advise: How I can buy your book: Nourishing Hope Cooking to Heal. Can this be purchased directly from you? Thank you

    • Phyllis Minkus July 25, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

      Just watched your 75 minute video. Loved it. Very clear instructions. Please advise: How I can buy your book: Nourishing Hope Cooking to Heal. Can this be purchased directly from you? Thank you

    • Julie Matthews July 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

      Thanks Phyllis! Glad you liked it. Yes, you can buy Nourishing Hope and Cooking to Heal at our website. Here’s a link.

  2. Cathy July 26, 2013 at 1:18 am #

    Hi Julie, Is there any way of watching this video full screen? I could not locate this on youtube.

  3. Mira Dessy July 26, 2013 at 2:27 am #

    How fun, this was really great and I liked being guided through the recipes. I think you should definitely do more of these, it was very enjoyable. I’m definitely going to share it with some friends!

  4. Jen S. July 26, 2013 at 4:11 am #

    Mira brought this link to my attention. I can’t wait to give these recipes a try. Kale chips were something I was hoping to add to our diet. The chicken pancakes are a really neat idea. Thank you for investing your time and knowledge to help the parents of children with autism.

  5. Christina Abbasi July 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    This was fantastic! Thank you! Yes, please plan more cook-a-longs!

  6. Julie
    Wow, I am so impressed! what a great cook-a-long! I missed it live but was thrilled to be able to watch the recording. You do such an excellent job – articulate, fun facts, good cooking tips and lots of yummy fun!

    I think you need to have to your show! really!

    Congrats on speaking at the upcoming US Autism & Asperger Association conference. How wonderful that it will be live-streamed for those who can’t make it to Salt Lake City


  7. Jacqui Gauthier July 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm #

    🙂 Hi Julie and Martin,

    Last Christmas, we rather desperately decided due to our daughter’s extremely low weight (30lbs @ 6.5 years old) to stop doing the GFCFSF diet. In our burnout and exhaustion, we gave them both all kinds of processed crap and while Maddie did gain some, sadly, Caleb paid for it dearly. He went from an aspie kid that was nearly indistinguishable from his peers, to having characteristics of full blown classic autism with huge gut issues. Totally heartbreaking. We are back on the wagon, and he is making progress again. But never again will I question the decision to keep him on the GFCFSF diet.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the webinar cook-a-long! It was fun, informative and the cameos were great! I loved seeing Larry in his fabulous Italian apron! 🙂 I tried to recreate the “pancake” recipe and wanted to share with you a video of the results!

  8. Jacqui Gauthier July 31, 2013 at 7:37 pm #

    Opps! I’m sorry — I sent the wrong link! Try this one!

  9. Diane McAllister August 1, 2013 at 4:03 am #

    Love how Ruby went for the Kraut over all the other choices!!

    Thanks for all the effort you put into this…it was wonderful…my kids will love the chicken pancakes! This is the most effective way to teach cooking…really enjoyed watching it…kept my attention!

    Would be great to learn more on kraut and cultured veggies. Thanks for the cooking tips!

  10. judy peck August 15, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    Dear Julie,

    Loved your demonstration. I’m going out to my garden and bring in some kale. Also we will try your chicken pancakes.

    My two grandsons have phenol problems [big time]. At one time we actually made them rutabaga muffins when they were little. It was a recipe we created using a juicer. For sweetness we used pears and bound it together with eggs.They loved them.

    Any low or no phenol recipes demonstration on the web for us that are battling the problem?



  11. Consuelo September 10, 2016 at 3:23 am #

    Hi Julie
    Thank you for the cooking demonstration.I am the cooking Aesthetician, and I teach, how to incorporate Vegetables in my students diet one of the things SAD america diet is missing. And while
    I was looking @ your demonstration, I remember that @ my toast masters club
    not to long ago,a Father shared with us, what he feeds his children when he takes care of them.(peanut butter and jelly on white bread he cut them in A shape of a happy face).
    So Thank so much for the recipes and I think to change the name to Chicken sticks, and offer a class for fathers to improve there children eating.
    I think people can eat healthy in a budget.

    • Julie Matthews November 3, 2016 at 7:57 pm #

      Thanks for the compliments. Keep doing what you are doing Consuelo! We need more healthy cooking dads!

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