Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Fresh Tomato Sauce GF SCD

Tomato Sauce

We regularly eat food which requires a home-made tomato sauce. It's lovely poured over burgers or pasta and I've spread it on my home-made pizzas for years! 

Monday, 30 May 2011

Toffee Ice Cream GF SCD

Toffee ice cream in a sundae dish

I think one of the most difficult things about making ice-cream is remembering to put the bowl in the freezer the night before. Frozen yogurt can be just as delicious as regular ice cream and makes a lovely treat for followers of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Pineapple Muffins GF SCD

Pineapple Muffin

Pineapple is one of my favourite fruits especially freshly chopped with bananas. It's packed full of Vitamin C as well as being a fantastic source of manganese which helps to support good bone health. It also contains the enzyme, bromelain which has anti-inflammatory properties and also aids digestion.

Spicy Bean Burgers GF SCD

Spicy bean burgers on a plate with salad

Tonight we ventured out to a wonderful old picture house in Leeds to watch the film Planeat which was showing as part of The UK Green Film Festival. The documentary presents a convincing case for the re-examination of the heavily laden meat and dairy diet of the West in the light of the work of the scientists and doctors featured in the film. It's message is three-fold, firstly people need to adopt a more plant based diet; secondly, businesses should start to put plant based meals on the menu and thirdly, governments should start supporting small scale organic farming as opposed to factory farming. The film certainly struck a chord with me.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Raspberry Ripple Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt GF SCD

Sundae dish full of raspberry ripple ice cream

There's nothing more delicious than frozen yogurt! It's like a cross between sorbet and ice cream. It's definitely worth investing in an ice cream maker,especially if you are following the SCD or a gluten free diet. When I first made frozen yogurt we were stood over the bowl scooping small spoonfuls from the machine as it was churning, we couldn't wait for it to finish, it was a delicious ice cream recipe from Grain-Free Gourmet.

Gluten Free Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake GF

Bowl of Gluten Free Roasted Vegetable Pasta Bake

I'm really quite impressed by the taste and texture of gluten free pasta but I always cook with organic gluten free pasta since it tends to be made from corn or rice or both. By choosing organic, I hope to avoid GM food. 

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Carrot Salad GF SCD

Close up of Carrot Salad

Ask everyone who lives in our house which vegetable we eat the most of and they'll all shout out CARROTS! Carrots are nutritional heroes,a great source of Vitamin A as well as Vitamins B1, B2, B6, C and K in addition to potassium, phosphorous and magnesium. They also taste good! But don't eat too many or you will literally turn orange!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

SCD Legal Food

Beetroot, celeriac and carrots are legal on the SCD

I think that when you are vegetarian it is second nature to check the ingredients on packaged and canned food. So when I had to start buying food for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, I didn't find it difficult to adapt to! To make things easier for those of you following a vegetarian form of the diet, I have included a list of legal SCD foods which can be found on the tab bar at the top of the site. If I've left anything out, please leave me a comment! I thought it might also be useful to expand on the list a little so I've composed a short guide to help you to eat safely on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Gluten Free & Vegan Coffee and Walnut Cake GF

Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free Coffee and Walnut Cake

This vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free coffee and walnut cake is so delicious you wouldn't realise that it's egg free. I made it to celebrate my husband's birthday at our annual family gathering for the May Day celebrations in our village.

Thursday, 5 May 2011

SCD Yogurt

These detailed instructions will show you how to make SCD yogurt. For Followers of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet it is an important part of the diet in the initial stages. Please read the instructions on-line or in the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle: Intestinal Health Through Diet. As well as its use in savoury and sweet dishes, yogurt makes wonderful ice cream and can be dripped to make delicious cream cheese. You may be wondering what makes SCD yogurt different to regular shop bought yogurt?