Grain-free and Dairy-free Pumpkin Pie (SCD)

I can eat eggs again! Just in time too, as I couldn’t come up with a pumpkin pie I liked without the use of eggs. The crust on this pie is really simple to make and just presses in to the pie plate instead of having to roll anything out. You can use canned pumpkin … Continue reading

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

Dairy Free Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I usually make my ice cream with coconut milk because the high fat content helps make the ice cream creamy and smooth without the use of additives like xanthan gum.  It tastes delicious but isn’t exactly kind to the waistline.  I wanted to try ice cream with almond milk, since almonds are full of great … Continue reading

Baked Squash Fries with Marinara Sauce

These “fries” are actually not fried at all. I tried them both ways, and much preferred the baked version. Very surprising considering my love for french fries! They are super easy to make and are a great snack or appetizer. Serve them hot with a side of warm marinara sauce or dipping sauce of your … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Banana Smoothie

My sister sent a Halloween care package for my son and instead of candy included a few of his favorite Plum Organic baby food packets. She sent the pumpkin banana flavor which were delicious! It gave me an idea to make an adult version for my husband and I, and the little man actually liked … Continue reading

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

I’m willing to except my disease and the dietary changes needed to keep it under control, but I’m not ready to give up the foods I love and the years of memories that go with them. Every year, my mom would have a Halloween party before trick-or-treating. She would serve my Grandmother’s Pumpkin Soup with … Continue reading