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spookyh
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   Posted 1/8/2009 8:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I'd love to hear what some of the other SCDers favorite recipes are :-).

Today, I made Pecan Butter "Brownies". They're pretty good, and the first cake/cookie like food I've had since starting the diet. The recipe is:

1 cup pecan butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Mix the first 3 ingredients and then add the baking soda. From what I read, the baking soda and the acid in the honey will react, but you don't want to over stir the batter or let it sit for long before getting it in the oven, or it won't raise as well. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes, give or take. The type of oven you have will make a difference. Just keep an eye on it, and when a toothpick comes out clean, take it out. Otherwise it will start to burn on the top. Mine got a little dark on the top, but luckily, it didn't affect the taste.

There are some SCD frostings I'd like to try putting on top, but for now, I'm happy with it plain. I'm going to try to make some frozen yogurt tomorrow, which will probably be pretty good with the brownies.

EMom
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   Posted 1/9/2009 6:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Spooky...my favorites are the ones that don't take any time. devil For instance, taco salad. I use ground beef, browned and seasoned with sea salt and Mexican seasoning bought in bulk (no additives) from my health food store. Place the ground beef on top of Romaine lettuce, add diced cherry tomatoes, legal salsa, SCD yogurt and legal shredded cheese (if you eat cheese), and there it is! Simple! Takes me about 20 minutes, tops.

I'm glad you asked, though, because I need to get the cook book out and learn a new recipe or two. I wish I liked to cook...

Let us know how your frozen yogurt turns out. The brownie recipe looks good! I'll give it a try. Good to know the point about not letting it sit too long. That would be something I would do!
Mom to 16 year old son diagnosed in June, 2007.
Omega 3s, digestive enzymes, probiotics, vit. C, calcium w/D3, a good multivitamin and SCD legal yogurt
Started The Maker's Diet in Sept. '07. Incorporate Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) recipes, too.


spookyh
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   Posted 1/9/2009 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
I've never liked cooking, but hope I learn to love it. The diet will be much easier if I can come up with some super yummy foods. I've quickly become addicted to the brownies, and will have to be careful to limit myself to one a day.

I'm not eating any raw fruits or veggies yet, but when I do, taco salad would be really good. I'd probably add a little avocado to it too. I love cheese (I shred my own out of fear that store bought might have corn starch in eat for anti-clumping action). In fact, I'm going to try making a taco shell out of cheese. Check out this link: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/pecanbread/photos/album/1023648989/pic/1371727839/view?picmode=&mode=tn&order=ordinal&start=1&count=20&dir=asc

I'll give an update tonight on how the frozen yogurt turns out. I'm still trying to come up with a recipe. I think it will end up being a combo of several recipes I've come across.

LMills
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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
The first that comes to mind is half a banana mashed, three heaping spoons of yogurt, one spoon of organic peanut butter, and honey to taste. You just mix it all together and make sure it is chilled. I'd like to add natural vanilla to it soon as well. It's small and simple to help curb sugar cravings.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


EMom
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   Posted 1/9/2009 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Spooky, that link you posted, it took me to yahoo then said to join a group... I can't! I already belong to a couple and I can't keep up! The stress of it all! lol! Was it how to make a taco shell out of cheese? And thanks for the tip about the avocado! I always forget about avocado!

LMills, I like your yogurt/banana/peanut butter/honey combo! I'll give it a try! I sometimes put a little yogurt in a bowl and add legal vanilla, honey and a drop of almond extract! It's yummy, too!

I never liked cooking either, but am slowly learning to enjoy it a bit more. If only we could all meet somewhere for a week and share recipes, teach each other and split the cooking time! No. Forget that. I say we form our own community somewhere! (Like the Amana Colonies in Iowa! They used to share cooking responsibilities and have a community kitchen/mess hall.) We could take turns cooking at the community kitchen--SCD recipes only! smilewinkgrin

LMills
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   Posted 1/9/2009 7:57 PM (GMT -7)   
A Crohn's community...would make school, work, and life in general so much easier! I would be cooking for people all the time :) We could have a grocery store that actually carried safe foods too, and make sure there were trained doctors that really knew what was going on. It wouldn't be a bad place for real research to be conducted either. If only...and much sighing.

Also, I was going to say that generally when I am really hungry I will take a chicken breast, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt, and cook it in a glass dish in the oven making sure the chicken is coated with the last three ingredients really well on both sides. It's filling and gentle. Well, as long as I beat it thoroughly beforehand. My fiance seems to like it too which is much better than him eating frozen pizza :)

That taco recipe looks amazing by the way...I would probably have to use ground chicken instead of beef, but, well, a taco is a taco to me. Is there any specific kind of avocado you guys use? It's strange because I can tolerate the small ones in moderation, but the larger ones make me rather ill and don't seem to taste very good anyway.
And what about legal salsa? I don't even know if I can still have salsa but have been craving it and wondering what others use. Sans cilantro of course...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


spookyh
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   Posted 1/9/2009 8:52 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills, I have yet to try a yogurt smoothie. I'll have to try one like you make, except I'll sub almond or pecan butter for the peanut butter. They say it's easier to digest than peanut butter. I always liked stirring peanut butter and honey into my ice cream when I was a kid, so this would probably be kind of similar. And yes, the honey turned rock solid in my ice cream, but then it was kind of like a chewy candy tongue.

I know what you mean about yahoo groups EMom. I just get the digest rather than individual emails, but it's hard to keep up! I copied the cheese taco shell pictures to my photobucket account. You can look at them here: http://s43.photobucket.com/albums/e373/spookyhurst/SCD/

I haven't introduced avocado to my diet yet. I'm looking to do it in the next week. I was going to do it tomorrow, but my local grocery store just got peaches in! It's been a long time since I had a good peach, so I think I'll try one tomorrow.

Sign me up for the Crohn's/SCD community yeah! I've actually fantasized about an SCD grocery store or restaurant. And wouldn't it be great to have your own personal chef to whip up legal foods at your every whim?

EDIT: You have to be very careful when buying already prepared products, since anything under 2% doesn't have to be listed on the ingredient list. But at http://nomorecrohns.com/preparedproducts.aspx, she says the Salsa Verde at Trader Joe's is legal. Otherwise, I guess you just make your own. My brother would never think of buying salsa. He grows all the ingredients in his garden and makes it himself!

Also, the nomorecrohn's site has started a web magazine. I may purchase it to see what it's like, but it looks like it would have some great info, like budgeting tips! Take a look at http://nomorecrohns.com/webmagazine.aspx

Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 1/9/2009 8:59:48 PM (GMT-7)


LMills
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   Posted 1/9/2009 10:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just going to say IF you wanted it to be more like ice cream, I froze mine tonight so it was basically peanut butter banana frozen yogurt and so so good...

They need more Trader Joe's around! I think they are the only place I've seen that sells dry curd cottage cheese. Has anyone tried the SCD cheesecake recipe yet? I've been wanting to try it but can't find all of the ingredients...unless anyone knows of a good substitute?
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 20 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, multivitamin, humira every other week, and good probiotics.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Attempting a diet without refined sugars, high fat content, bleached or bromated flour, most dairy, red meat, and avoiding anything spicy like the plague. Also refuse to eat anything with trans fat or high fructose/corn syrup.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


EMom
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
LMills said...
They need more Trader Joe's around! I think they are the only place I've seen that sells dry curd cottage cheese. Has anyone tried the SCD cheesecake recipe yet? I've been wanting to try it but can't find all of the ingredients...unless anyone knows of a good substitute?


LMills, we will have a Trader Joe's in our planned community for SCDers! YES!!! smilewinkgrin

I think you can substitute extra-dripped yogurt for the DCCC, can't you? I realize that would make the cheesecake all yogurt. Possibly not as exciting...but I think I read that somewhere...

Spooky, I usually make my salsa, too. I sometimes cheat and buy a fresh one at my grocery store, though. There's no sugar on the label and it doesn't taste sweet at all. I'm hoping it makes the cut! I'll check out that website too! Thanks! Oh, and the photos of those taco shells are cool! I wish I could get my son to eat cheese again...

spookyh
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   Posted 1/9/2009 11:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I couldn't find dry curd cottage cheese at my Trader Joe's. I found it at Sprouts though, another nice grocery store. And I've made the cheesecake, using half dripped yogurt and half dry curd. Initially I wasn't sure I liked it, but then decided it was pretty good. Not exactly like a real cheesecake, but still like a desert. I'm going to try making it with all dripped yogurt next time to see what it tastes like.

Dry curd cottage cheese is so expensive! I like the taste, but don't plan on buying it again real soon because of my last experience. The package was only open a few days, but when I went to have some for a snack, it had gone bad! And you can't just cut the mold off like you can on regular cheese. It went straight through the whole block and was slimy. I threw it outside for our welfare birds (we have hordes of quail and grackle come by everyday). Fatback McPigeon (my mother's nemesis) dropped by and ate a rather large chunk all by himself. I don't know whether he lived to tell the tale though wink.

spookyh
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   Posted 3/11/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I never told you guys how the frozen yogurt turned out. I made my third batch last night, and it's terrific. I used the vanilla ice cream recipe at http://nomorecrohns.com/desserts.aspx and a Cuisinart ice cream maker.

Batch one was okay, but I didn't use an electric mixer while cooking the honey/eggs, and I ended up with a few chunks of hard cooked egg in my ice cream. It didn't exactly wreck it, but it's also wasn't too fun to come across a piece. I also used whole milk for the yogurt, and didn't find it to be as creamy as I would like it to be.

Batch two was better. I used half and half to make the yogurt. Much much creamier. The only problem, I added the melted butter to the already cold honey/egg mixture. The butter solidified, and instead of little bits of hard cooked egg in my ice cream, I had little bits of hard butter. Not nearly as gross as egg, but still not great. I also used peppermint extract instead of vanilla for a little change.

Batch three came out really well. The batter tasted like one of those no-bake cheesecakes. The ice cream tastes really really good, and is of the consistency of soft serve.

Also, don't worry too much if your honey/eggs burns a tiny bit on the bottom of the pot while you're thickening it. It's not so much burned as carmelized, and still tastes very yummy.

Very high calorie. Half a cup = 300 calories.
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