Friday, November 18, 2011

Some Recipe Link Love (SCD legal)

We loved this pizza tart today!  And these were some of the best banana based muffins I've ever had - Banana Blueberry Muffins.

All my boys (big and little) like these raw cookie dough bites - snickerdoodle.

We've also discovered that lasagne is still delicious using thinly sliced zucchini in place of the noodles.  Yum!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

SCD Recipe Round-Up and Reviews

I've been trying some new recipes and, so far, have had really good luck!

The homemade beef pepperoni that tastes like summer sausage turned out great.  I substituted Celtic sea salt for the "Tender Quick."  We've been eating this with raw cheese, cultured pickles, and fresh fruit nearly everyday for lunch.

I also made SCD yoghurt with organic whole milk and Dannon plain yogurt as the starter.  You can also get a yogurt starter from Azure Standard.  I've been making mine using the oven light as the heat source.  A digital thermometer with an alarm has come in very handy for this.  We have been enjoying this yogurt with just some frozen fruit mixed in, no sweetener at all!  And the SCD website claims that a cup of this yoghurt (properly made) contains over 700 billion c.f.u. (compare that to the 5 billion probiotic I take each morning!).

I've also made this Lemon Poppy Seed Bread.  Mine wasn't nearly as pretty, but it sure tasted good!  Next time I'm going to try it with half the amount of honey, it was very sweet and moist.

Wednesday we had Comfy Belly's Cinnamon Bun Muffins.  Winner!  I made these exactly how she had written, getting 9 muffins out of a recipe.

Tonight we had Comfy Belly's Chili Chicken Stir-Fry.  Yummo!  I served it with 1/2 head of cauliflower fried "rice" (chop the cauliflower into rice sized pieces, then stir-fry with onion in half olive oil/half sesame seed oil).  No leftovers tonight!  And I even had a kid request it for lunch tomorrow!

We've also been eating homemade breakfast sausage using ground turkey mixed with scrambled eggs.  Top with some raw cheese and salsa to make it extra exciting!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gearing Up for the SCD

With six members in our house, we have our fair share of "health problems."  Chronic sinus infections, chronic fatigue, seasonal allergies, food allergies/sensitivities, and emotional/physical issues from a massive stroke in our adopted daughter.  After reading Cheeseslave and all the benefits she has received from the SCD/GAPS diet, I'm finally going to jump in.  Well, maybe not "jump in"...  I'm not ready to down to the intro diet yet.  We're going to start eating legal foods (the best we can) and phasing out illegal foods as soon as possible.  In my kitchen right now I have four SCD compliant foods fermenting/slow cooking: chicken bone broth, SCD yogurt, homemade pepperoni (that tastes like summer sausage I hear - I substituted sea salt - to replace the all-natural lunch meat that contains sugar), and water kefir soda.  I have coconut flour in my stash and almond meal on my Azure Standard order.  I saw a recipe yesterday for Lemon Poppy Seed Bread that looks delicious! 

Anybody have tips, tricks, advice, favorite recipes for me???

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan


sourdough toast with cultured butter and raw honey; oatmeal with cultured butter and raisins or blueberries; sourdough bread with peanut butter and raw honey or homemade jam; gf english muffins with sunbutter and raw honey, bacon and fried eggs


creamy mac and cheese; sandwiches (sourdough bread, all natural lunch meat, raw cheese, cultured pickles, tomato, lettuce, mustard, soy-free mayo; or peanut butter/sunbutter and raw honey/homemade jam) or all natural hot dogs, carrots and cultured ranch dip, fruit, chips


vegetable beef soup made with leftover roast; pepper steak, brown rice, green peas; taco salad (taco meat, black beans, raw cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, homemade salsa, tortilla chips); gf fried pork chops and gravy, garlic green beans, creamy mac and cheese

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Weekly Menu Plan

I know it's Thursday, but here's the plan for this week anyway!  I'm leaving off the links, because I just don't feel like doing that right now....  It's either this or nothing!






Breakfast: toast, fried eggs, pears

Lunch:  sandwiches, chips, fruit, carrots and ranch

Dinner:  leftovers


Breakfast:  smoothies

Lunch:  hot dogs, raw cheese, cultured pickles, chips, fruit, carrots and ranch

Dinner:  gluten-free pancakes, scrambled eggs


Breakfast:  toast

Lunch:  Dominoes pizza (shhh... don't tell!)

Dinner:  t-bones, oven potatoes, steamed broccoli


Breakfast:  toast, oatmeal, eggs

Lunch:  leftover spaghetti

Dinner:  roast, potatoes, carrots, garlic green beans, coconut flour drop biscuits


Breakfast:  soaked baked oatmeal, bacon, scrambled eggs

Lunch:  chicken salad, crackers, carrots and ranch dip, raw cheese, fruit, coconut flour brownies

Dinner: leftovers

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Product Review: Fresh Pears

I received 20 pounds of Starkrimson pears this month and they are de.lic.ious!  I don't see that particular variety on Azure Standard's website right now, but other pears are available and the first fall apples!  Don't miss out on these great prices for organic/transitional fresh fruit!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Product Review: If You Care Large Baking Cups

I have started using these baking cups for all of our muffins.  Nothing (and I mean NOTHING!) sticks to these babies!  I don't have to clean muffin tins and no muffiny goodness gets stuck to the wrappers!  Now, these are not decorative and would not be a good choice if "presentation" is a factor, but for everyday, at home use, you can't beat them.  And they're only $1.55 for 60!