we had friend’s over for breakfast this morning.  a couple hours after they left, we were hungry for lunch.  i made SCD “fried” chicken thighs (thighs dredged in spices, beaten egg, and then almond flour, fried quickly on both sides, and then roasted in the oven for 45 minutes) to go with our leftover SCD blueberry waffles (made by my husband).  we topped these with honey and a simple chicken gravy.  so completely delicious and crohn’s-friendly and satisfying.

we had friend’s over for breakfast this morning.  a couple hours after they left, we were hungry for lunch.  i made SCD “fried” chicken thighs (thighs dredged in spices, beaten egg, and then almond flour, fried quickly on both sides, and then roasted in the oven for 45 minutes) to go with our leftover SCD blueberry waffles (made by my husband).  we topped these with honey and a simple chicken gravy.  so completely delicious and crohn’s-friendly and satisfying.

@1 week ago with 2 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis #chicken and waffles 
our neighbor brought us some honey and pumpkin seed oil last night.  i’d never had pumpkin seed oil, but was so excited to use it on something this morning.  i was equally excited to use the peaches from our share in my lunch, so those two ingredients inspired this salad.  the dressing i made: cream, honey, and pumpkin seed oil came out tasting very dark and maple-y, which is perfect for peaches.  and of course, raw greens are not always that great for my crohn’s tummy, but the peaches and cucumbers offered a great texture on their own.
cucumber peach salad
ingredients
cucumbers
peaches
pecans
chives
dill
black pepper
honey
cream
pumpkin seed oil (or other oil)
directions
chop cucumbers and peaches to your liking.  dice chives and halve pecans.  combine in a bowl.
top the salad with dill and black pepper.  in a separate jar, combine cream, oil, and honey.  cover jar with a lid and shake vigorously until well-mixed and to your liking.  if necessary, add more honey or oil (or something else… like lemon juice).  once dressing is well-mixed, dress the salad and shake or toss.  enjoy.

our neighbor brought us some honey and pumpkin seed oil last night.  i’d never had pumpkin seed oil, but was so excited to use it on something this morning.  i was equally excited to use the peaches from our share in my lunch, so those two ingredients inspired this salad.  the dressing i made: cream, honey, and pumpkin seed oil came out tasting very dark and maple-y, which is perfect for peaches.  and of course, raw greens are not always that great for my crohn’s tummy, but the peaches and cucumbers offered a great texture on their own.

cucumber peach salad

ingredients

  • cucumbers
  • peaches
  • pecans
  • chives
  • dill
  • black pepper
  • honey
  • cream
  • pumpkin seed oil (or other oil)

directions

  1. chop cucumbers and peaches to your liking.  dice chives and halve pecans.  combine in a bowl.
  2. top the salad with dill and black pepper.  in a separate jar, combine cream, oil, and honey.  cover jar with a lid and shake vigorously until well-mixed and to your liking.  if necessary, add more honey or oil (or something else… like lemon juice).  once dressing is well-mixed, dress the salad and shake or toss.  enjoy.
@1 week ago with 2 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #salad #peaches #cucumber #crohns #crohn's #ulcerative colitis 

last week, after i made that batch of brown rice spaghetti, i used the leftovers each day to make noodle bowls for lunch.  each one had the same general ingredients.  i cooked the sauce but tossed it with cold noodles and then let it sit out until lunch so that it was room temp/cold-ish.  it was so delicious.  here’s the general recipe.

coconut/peanut veggies and noodles

ingredients

  • butter or coconut oil
  • chopped veggies and herbs (i used zucchini, cauliflower, cilantro)
  • spices of your choosing (i used salt, pepper, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and a little chili)
  • coconut milk
  • peanut butter
  • sesame oil
  • nama shoyu
  • cold noodles

directions

  1. heat oil in a pan and saute veggies and herbs on medium heat, adding spices as you cook.
  2. when veggies are well-cooked, move to low heat and slowly add a few tablespoons of coconut milk, peanut butter, and nama shoyu and cook until the sauce thickens.  top with a little sesame oil and stir until well-incorporated.
  3. when sauce is done, remove from heat and throw it over cold noodles.  toss until well-mixed.
@1 week ago with 3 notes
#peanut butter #coconut milk #noodles #SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis 
this is not completely SCD but it’s a good substitute when i’m really craving pasta.  the pasta is brown rice spaghetti and the sauce is SCD, made with simply browned meat, tomatoes, and spices.

this is not completely SCD but it’s a good substitute when i’m really craving pasta.  the pasta is brown rice spaghetti and the sauce is SCD, made with simply browned meat, tomatoes, and spices.

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #pasta #spaghetti 
SCD soup made by my husband: tons of bacon and chicken, veggies, and my homemade chicken bone broth.

SCD soup made by my husband: tons of bacon and chicken, veggies, and my homemade chicken bone broth.

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#soup #SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #crohns #crohn's #ulcerative colitis 
friday’s simple but delicious lunch: pork, summer squash, coriander leaves, and peaches.

friday’s simple but delicious lunch: pork, summer squash, coriander leaves, and peaches.

@1 week ago with 2 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis #pork #peaches #squash #coriander 

sometimes, i don’t have time to think that hard about what to eat.  since i haven’t found an SCD bread that i like that much, we’ve been getting a gluten-free sandwich bread from the local market.  the other day, i toasted thin slices of bread, spread butter on them, and topped one with a boiled egg and the other with sliced cucumbers.  it was so simple and so delicious.  i always forget how well cucumber-butter-bread goes together.

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#dinner #cucumbers #eggs #toast 
SCD blueberry waffles made by my husband

SCD blueberry waffles made by my husband

@1 week ago with 3 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #waffles #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis 

summer = popsicle time.

SCD coffee pops: strongly-brewed decaf, honey, coconut milk; topped with coconut milk.

SCD PBJ pops: strawberries & honey for the “jam” section; almond butter, coconut milk, pecans, & honey for the “PB” section.

@1 week ago with 5 notes
#popsicles #specific carbohydrate diet #SCD #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis 
simplest SCD pork baby back ribs
ingredients
1 slab of pork baby back ribs, defrosted
dry spices of your choosing (i used salt, pepper, thyme, and turmeric)
olive oil
white vinegar
directions
preheat oven to 320.
put foil on the bottom of a baking dish. spread the oil, then dry spices, and then vinegar on both sides of the ribs. cover the ribs with foil and then them sit in room temperature or the oven until it’s done preheating.
once the oven is preheated, roast the ribs covered for two hours.  then, remove the top layer of foil and continue roasting the ribs for 20 or so minutes until they are a little crispy on top.  let the ribs sit out for 10-20 minutes, and enjoy.

simplest SCD pork baby back ribs

ingredients

  • 1 slab of pork baby back ribs, defrosted
  • dry spices of your choosing (i used salt, pepper, thyme, and turmeric)
  • olive oil
  • white vinegar

directions

  1. preheat oven to 320.
  2. put foil on the bottom of a baking dish. spread the oil, then dry spices, and then vinegar on both sides of the ribs. cover the ribs with foil and then them sit in room temperature or the oven until it’s done preheating.
  3. once the oven is preheated, roast the ribs covered for two hours.  then, remove the top layer of foil and continue roasting the ribs for 20 or so minutes until they are a little crispy on top.  let the ribs sit out for 10-20 minutes, and enjoy.
@1 month ago with 2 notes
#SCD #specific carbohydrate diet #ribs #pork ribs #crohn's #crohns #ulcerative colitis