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

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

Peanut Butter Banana Shake

I love an easy shake that I can use as a meal replacement in the morning if I’m short on time, or as a snack in the afternoon when I can’t make it to dinnertime. I especially love it when it involves my two favorite super foods: flax and raw cacao. I’ve been using flaxseed … Continue reading

Crock Pot Apple Sauce (refined sugar free)

It’s apple season and our farmer’s market is overflowing with the fruit in all different shapes, sizes and colors. It’s funny, but I look forward to apple season so that I can chat with “the apple man.” I’m ashamed to say that I don’t know his name, but he is the sweetest old man who … Continue reading

Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Have I mentioned how much I love Fall? I’m sure I have, because I come from a family who is obsessed with the holidays. Most people are ready to skip on to the Winter holidays (or linger in the Summer sun), but I love this time of the year and wish it would last longer! … Continue reading

Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

I often associate cooking lamb with special occasions, but this recipe is actually very budget (and time!) friendly. The whole meal cost me about $30 at Whole Foods, and took about 30 minutes to prepare. Not bad at all! To ensure you get tender slices of meat, have the butcher trim all of the fat … Continue reading

Coffee Nut Truffles

Snacking on SCD is somewhat difficult, and the nuts and dried fruit tend to get old after a while. However, if you combine the nuts with the dried fruit, and throw in some coffee grounds and raw coconut, you get a delicious and SCD friendly snack that is easy to eat on the go. Because … Continue reading

Cinnamon Baked Stuffed Apples

I was in the mood for a warm fruit dessert the other night and was very happy when these hot baked apples came out of the oven. I just wish I would have had time to make some coconut ice cream to go with them. Next time! If you’re still having symptoms, don’t eat the … Continue reading

Cupcakes. YES, SCD cupcakes

On the surface, the Specific Carbohydrate Diet looks like it’s going to put an end to all things tasteful and sweet, but once you start experimenting a bit, you’ll find that you can still have all of your favorites! Chocolate is my favorite, and unfortunately SCD strictly prohibits any cocoa (even unsweetened), but it does … Continue reading