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LMills
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   Posted 5/21/2009 8:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I was just wondering if any of you can eat any kind of salsa? Maybe even the milder kinds? OR if there is a variation in a recipe that is not spicy.

My mother makes really wonderful pico de gallo (she takes out the cilantro for me), but I have no tried it since diagnosis.

I am just craving Mexican food so badly right now...if anyone has any recipes that are relatively safe and/or follow the SCD that would be greatly appreciated. It is just one of my favorite kinds of foods, and my boyfriend is eating salsa so..
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
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spookyh
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   Posted 5/21/2009 10:12 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't had salsa in awhile, but back when I did, I avoided the chunky parts. Just getting some of the juice and residue on my chip still was pretty satisfying.

Maybe you could run the salsa through a processor so that all the chunks are pulverized?

EDIT: Here's a link to several SCD guacamoles. I'll take a look through my recipes and see if I can find something better.

http://www.scdrecipe.com/recipes-dip/guacamole-for-texmex-pancakes/
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Post Edited (spookyhurst) : 5/21/2009 11:15:49 PM (GMT-6)


Nanners
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   Posted 5/22/2009 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
I am married to a Mexican, and lucky me my favorite food is mexican food!! I eat like Spookyhurst does and just dip my chip in the liquid part. Also, good idea also to blend it smooth. I can't eat the chunky stuff either.
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janicea
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   Posted 5/22/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -7)   
Last night i took a few tablespoons of smooth salsa and mixed it into plain yogurt. The result was a mexican-flavored sour creme type thing. It was super yummy and delicious. the ratio was about 1 part salsa to 3 parts yogurt. Seriously it was delicious!
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LMills
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   Posted 5/22/2009 7:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys! I'll have to try those..

I was really afraid more of what was in the sauce like tabasco or anything spicy. I just remember having a really bad experience with curry potatoes. They normally would have been fine but apparently had jalapeno powder in them.
I'm just still getting the hang of which ingredients are going to be harder on the digestive system...

I'll be looking around at recipes today now that I have some free time...
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


LMills
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   Posted 5/24/2009 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I was also wondering about the seasoning to go in ground beef/chicken as the base for salsa, chili, or burritos.

And how well any of you do with refried beans. I miss those so much...
I think chicken quesadillas would be fairly safe with the right kind of wrapper (gluten free mayhap?).
Just exploring options. I guess the best thing to do would be try it, but there are so many dangerous things to eat in Mexican cuisine..and I can't try restaurants because their opinion on what is spicy is not always safe.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


gumby44
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   Posted 5/25/2009 1:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Fatty foods bother me, but spice does not. I can eat salsa, and do fine, but I can't eat too many chips. I guess it's all trial and error
50 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007. Also have IBS, and had Salmonella Dec. '07
currently taking Pentasa- 4 500mg pills per day, Metamucil and colace for constipation


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/25/2009 4:58 PM (GMT -7)   
I know what you mean with the chip gumby. They come out basically come out as they went in, just in smaller pieces. Blending, food processers, and juicers help for me. Alvocadoes are actually an ok food for me as long as they are liquified.
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Nanners
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   Posted 5/26/2009 7:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Lmills I am not on SCD so I do eat flour and corn tortillas no problem. On the weekends my breakfast consists of a cheese quesadilla (I use motzarrella cheese) and on the weekdays I eat bean and cheese burritos. I can eat refried beans no problem. I "personally" find the mexican diet pretty gentle on my system. But.....as I stated before I am married to a Mexican, so I eat the more traditional Mexican type foods, not the Americanized mexican food. My husband makes beans twice a week, I eat alot of mexican rice, beans, tortillas, fish and chicken. I don't eat fried Mexican foods as those do upset my system. I can even have enchiladas on occasion. I also DONT eat any red meat at all. Hope that helps.
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LMills
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   Posted 5/26/2009 9:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Nanners-Are there any brands or recipes you recommend as opposed to, just as an example, buying a cheapie store brand of refried beans, cheese, tortillas, etc.? I can imagine that American Mexican and real Mexican are quite different like your post implies...I think American anything is just going to be worse unfortunately...

I'll have to try the blender for salsa though honestly, I don't have too much trouble without it because I chew my food until it's liquid anyway. But I think the blender would help out a lot.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


MikeB
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   Posted 5/26/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Well everyone is different, but for me anything that feels hot on my tongue -- pepper, salsa, etc. -- I presume is going to also have an irritation affect on any inflammation I have in my gut. So I can eat some of thise things but know they will cause trouble tomorrow.

Allison77
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   Posted 5/26/2009 2:47 PM (GMT -7)   
*wishes she could eat ANY Mexican food* Im so jealous of ALL of you! Any spice, black pepper, or any GOOD Mexican dish leaves me in tears. My best friend is allergic to tomato's and has a YUMMY salsa recipe using pineapple instead. I'll get her to send me a copy and post it here!

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LMills
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   Posted 5/26/2009 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
That would be great!! I know I can't eat raw pineapple, but I want to try it cooked.
I can't eat many spices either...I haven't pepper in so long, but I used to love it freshly ground. I think I would be in the restroom for days if I tried it now.
I've found garlic, sea salt, parsley, and basil to be pretty gentle though. I'm sure cilantro is too, but I absolutely hate the stuff.
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 5/26/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Juice the pinnapple. It helps.
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LMills
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   Posted 5/26/2009 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I would never have even thought of that...thank you!!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."


Nanners
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   Posted 5/27/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Nah LMills all that canned stuff would probably not work. I eat fresh tortillas, homemade refried beans. I think that is why I tolerate them so well. Because everything I eat is homemade and fresh. Lucky me being married to a Mexican, I get the real deal:)
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Anxiety/Panic Forum
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 33 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, and Calcium and Xanax as needed. Resections in 2002 and 2005. Also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Osteoarthritis and Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission.
*Every tomorrow has two handles.  We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety, or by the handle of faith"*

HunnyB
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   Posted 11/18/2016 1:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been on a strict colitis diet since 10-13 of this year. I am also on a lactose free diet, but I can have cheese. Tonight I ate Mexican. I had one cheese enchilada with rice and beans. ( I did not clean my plate). . I had a couple of chips with just a tad of the salsa juice on them just for the taste. So far, after 8 hours, my tummy feels great! I was told by my GI DOC that spices are fine, but to avoid onion, etc. that will certainly be in the salsa . And I am thinking tomatoes would be off limits mainly because of the seeds.

This has been a wild month for me......emergency room diagnosed with the colitis, and surgery for adhesions and a hernia !

One good thing -----I am dropping the lbs. 👏🏻👏🏻😀
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