it was too dark last night to take a good picture, but my husband made me the best dinner: a bell pepper stuffed with zucchini, tomatoes, and corn, and string beans.

it was too dark last night to take a good picture, but my husband made me the best dinner: a bell pepper stuffed with zucchini, tomatoes, and corn, and string beans.

@10 hours ago with 2 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #vegan #stuffed pepper 

simplest 4-ingredient summer salad: corn, watermelon, arugula, and olive oil.

@11 hours ago with 3 notes
#SCD #summer salad #salad #specific carbohydrate diet #watermelon #corn #arugula 
yummy vacation breakfast i made for my husband: thyme and tomato omelet and bacon-wrapped things (recipe here).

yummy vacation breakfast i made for my husband: thyme and tomato omelet and bacon-wrapped things (recipe here).

@11 hours ago with 1 note
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #breakfast 
SCD tacos and a little kitty face.

SCD tacos and a little kitty face.

@11 hours ago with 2 notes
#tacos #cat 

best pix i could do of my recent salad: arugula, basil, cantaloupe, tomato, feta, olive oil, and black pepper.  yum.

@11 hours ago with 1 note
#salad #feta #cantaloupe 
my new favorite anti-inflammatory way to eat watermelon: topped with lemon juice, honey, black pepper, and turmeric.  so yum.

my new favorite anti-inflammatory way to eat watermelon: topped with lemon juice, honey, black pepper, and turmeric.  so yum.

@10 hours ago with 1 note
#watermelon #turmeric #black pepper #honey #lemon juice 

SCD waffles with nectarines and local honey

@11 hours ago with 2 notes
#waffles #scd #specific carbohydrate diet 

bacon-wrapped yummies

ingredients

  • bacon strips, sliced in half
  • chunks of onion or garlic cloves
  • fruit like peaches or melon
  • drier, rich fruit like dates or apricots
  • **optional** nuts, like almonds

directions

  1. preheat your oven or toaster oven to 360.
  2. slice fruit into 2-bite chunks and wrap various items in bacon.  i made the mistake of making the strips too small, forgetting that they shrink when cooked, so make sure they do more than just barely wrap around each piece.
  3. if using dates, pull out the pits and fill the dates with an almond or other nut before wrapping.  if you eat dairy, you can also fill the dates with a little goat cheese.
  4. bake for 15-20 minutes or until the bacon is nice and crispy.
  5. serve and enjoy.
@11 hours ago with 1 note
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #peaches #dates #bacon #onions 
the best dinners involve fried eggs, i think.

the best dinners involve fried eggs, i think.

@11 hours ago with 2 notes
#fried egg #toast 

among the variety of items in our share this week was anise hyssop. my immediate thoughts were, “what the hell is this and how do i use it?”  even anise hyssop recipes didn’t turn up too much that was promising, but it did help me to get a sense of how i might use it, as well as that it’s considered both an herb and an edible flower.  we’ve been pretty good at limiting our grocery purchases and just using what we get from our share and in our pantry.  the one purchase we did make this week was cheese, including a nice hunk of feta in brine (NOTE: this is not an SCD-legal item, so if you’re eating 100% SCD, you can remove the cheese altogether or substitute an SCD-legal cheese like cheddar or parmesan).  here’s what i came up with.

peach and anise hyssop salad

ingredients

  • 1 peach
  • lots of arugula
  • chunky feta (optional; not SCD-legal)
  • anise hyssop flowers
  • a few juice blackberries
  • honey
  • pumpkin seed oil (or other dark oil)

directions

  1. fill up your salad container with lots of arugula.  chop up a peach and some feta and top the arugula with them.  pull the anise hyssop petals off the stem and sprinkle liberally onto the salad.
  2. in a jar or small container, crush a few blackberries until there is a good amount of juice in the container.  if your gut cannot handle seeds, remove the seed chunks and just leave the blackberry juice in the jar.  add honey and pumpkin seed (or other) oil and put the lid on tight.  shake, shake, shake.  the dressing will be thick and smell very fragrant.
  3. top the salad with some dressing, toss, and eat.
@3 weeks ago with 1 note
#peach #anise hyssop #salad #specific carbohydrate diet #SCD #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis