Gluten-free Baked Chicken Strips with Honey Mustard Sauce (Paleo & SCD)

If there’s one thing that frustrates me the most, it’s having to make 2 different meals at dinner time. I try to feed my son what we are having for dinner that night, but sometimes the flavors are too mature for his pallet, so I like to keep some more kid friendly options in the … Continue reading

SCD Grain-free Lasagna 2.0

I made my Grain-Free Lasagna last night for a friend who is on the SCD and just had knee surgery. I wanted it to be a little healthier this time, and also less time consuming so I baked the zucchini at 400 degrees first instead of pan frying it. I haven’t calculated it, but I … 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

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 r√©moulade 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

Chicken Bolognese Sauce

This dish was created out of leftovers. And laziness. It was a Saturday and I put off going to the store all day, so when it came time for dinner, I found myself in a pickle. We’ve been trying to save money by not going out, so I rummaged through the fridge and pulled out … Continue reading

Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Reduction

I came across a recipe on CookingLight.com for a grilled peach salad that is to die for! The spicy nuances of the arugula pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the balsamic dressing. I can’t claim this recipe as my own, except that I changed the peaches to pears and added pine nuts. Here’s the link … Continue reading

Cobb Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

There’s nothing better to me than a crisp and fresh salad for dinner. Especially when the weather is warm and turning on an oven only adds the heat. I do the chicken on the grill to keep the heat outside, and usually boil my eggs in the morning to have a few extras in the … Continue reading

Crock Pot Italian Fagioli Soup

This soup was inspired by a copy cat recipe of Olive Garden’s Pasta e Fagioli soup that a friend passed along to me.¬† Her soup was delicious, but not SCD legal and also had a lot of ingredients that I can’t eat right now (see my Facebook Post). I substituted ground turkey and chicken broth … Continue reading