Grain-Free Thanksgiving Stuffing

I am trying to make all of my Thanksgiving recipes early so I can have them up for you in time to go grocery shopping before Thursday! Here is my favorite stuffing recipe. I made it a few years back when I first started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet and fooled everyone at the table into … Continue reading

Arugula Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Blueberries

I love pomegranate seeds in a salad. They add a nice crunch and a lovely red color, and go really well with a balsamic vinaigrette. I actually would have preferred to put Bosc pears in this salad, but I couldn’t find any ripe ones so I used some of my son’s blueberries! Ingredients (serves 6) … Continue reading

SCD and Paleo Cranberry Sauce

I don’t know about you, but I grew up on the canned variety of this holiday favorite. I actually never liked it and skipped over the jelly like substance at every Thanksgiving. Now that I’ve made it homemade and know what I am eating is not full of refined sugar, I’ve grown to love it … Continue reading

Butternut Squash: A Tutorial

Butternut squash is the quintessential Fall comfort food to me. I love the silky texture when its cooked, the rich buttery flavor, and of course the vibrant orange hue. Butternut squash, along with a lot of the other members in the gourd family, are low in fat and high in fiber. That bright orange color … Continue reading

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Sage Brown Butter (refined sugar free)

I made a trial Thanksgiving dinner the other night and am so happy with the recipe I came up with for this Brown Butter Sage Butternut Squash. Try saying that 5 times fast! I love candied yams, but since starting the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, gave up potatoes along with the grains. As I’ve been planning … Continue reading

Grilled aritchokes with rémoulade dipping sauce

It’s coming to the end of the barbeque season which is a double edge sword. On one hand, I’m sad because the ease of throwing meat and veggies on the grill at the end of a long day will no longer be in my grasp. But on the other hand, Fall and Winter bring some … Continue reading

Cheesy Stuffed Summer Squash

This is dish is deceiving! At first site and bite, you’ll think you’re eating something that is undoubtedly filled with calories and fat. However, using olive oil instead of butter and mushrooms to give it a meaty filling, each serving is only about 130 calories and is delicious! Ingredients (serves 6) 3 medium yellow squash … Continue reading

Tahoe Breakfast Casserole (SCD)

My husband’s family introduced me to a heavenly (and sinful) breakfast they called the Tahoe Breakfast. It’s an egg casserole with hashbrowns, sausage, and cheese baked in; and is delicious. It’s one of my husband’s favorite things to eat during the winter, but is not by any means SCD (or figure) friendly. I substituted the … Continue reading

Saffron “Rice”

This dish uses saffron infused water and other spices to flavor cauliflower that has been grated to resemble a rice consistency. I serve it with my Chicken Tikka Masala, but it would also go great with a roasted chicken and grilled vegetables. I usually use a food processor with the grater attachment to get the … Continue reading

SCD Thanksgiving Stuffing

Update: Please see my updated stuffing post Grain-Free Stuffing  here It was my job to make the stuffing this year, so I experimented with SCD bread. The greatest part is that no one knew the difference, and once I told them what it was made of, they went back for seconds! Ingredients For the Bread Loaf … Continue reading