Sunday, September 19, 2010

SCD Lifestyle

I actually had my first blog interview! Steve and Jordan of SCD Lifestyle are doing a series called "SCD Spotlight" featuring SCD blogs. I love hearing other stories so I'm looking forward to these spotlight posts. My interview is here. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Honey and Intestinal Flora

Honey is legal on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet for digestive reasons. It is a monosaccaride which requires almost no work for a damaged digestive tract to process. It may also offer another benefit for the gi tract. Here's is an interesting research article finding that it may help with intestinal flora. Effect of dietary honey on intestinal microflora and toxicity of mycotoxins in mice is a fairly easy to read piece. It's conclusion "Substituting sugars with honey in processed food can inhibit the harmful and genotoxic effects of mycotoxins, and improve the gut microflora."

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Garlic Anchovy Dip (SCD)

I saw a recipe for this in Diane Rozas "Spreads, Toppers, & Dips" and was intrigued. I had to try it out of curiosity. I adapted it to what I had on hand. Don't let the word "anchovy" scare you here, they add a boldness to the dip, but they are not fishy.

Garlic Anchovy Dip

1 (1 1/2 oz) jar Anchovy Fillets in Olive Oil, drained
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 cup water
1 cup Yogurt Cream (yogurt made from half and half)
2 TBSP Parsley, more for garnish

In a small skillet, bring anchovies, garlic and water to a boil. Reduce heat and boil until thickened, stirring. Cool.

Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth. Chill

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Great Recipe: Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp from Kaylyn's Kitchen (SCD, GFCF)

I love Kaylyn's Kitchen. Her website is Low Carb, but she has so many recipes that are naturally GF and SCD friendly. Her vegetable dishes are very creative, I like to leave comments nagging her to do a vegetable cookbook.

I loved this recipe for Spicy Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp. This recipe uses coriander, cumin and red pepper flakes, a wonderful combination with green beans Roasting the green beans gives them a nutty flavor and they still have a bite to them. This dish was also easy to make, perfect for a busy weeknight supper.
Thanks Kaylyn!