Baked Peaches

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I love fruit and cheese as a combination. As a child at a party, you would always find me near the cheese and grape skewers. As an adult, I’ve grown to adore pear and goat’s cheese. Unfortunately, goat’s cheese is not allowable on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)…

Exercise and Crohn’s disease

I used to say things like, “I’m just not a gym person” and “I’m just one of those people that can’t run”. I was definitely the girl picked last in sports. I was never into exercise much as a child and although I did love Irish dancing, keeping fit was never high on my agenda….

Tuna, Avocado and Mango Salad

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO I’m always looking for new salad inspiration. I eat salads so often now since beginning the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Let’s face it: rocket and Parmesan is delicious but not every single day! I’ve been messing around with different sweet and savoury flavours recently and this…

Dairy-free, No churn Ice-cream

DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO I eat more ice-cream now than I ever did before beginning the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Regular ice-cream was just one of those foods that I knew I didn’t tolerate well. Since starting SCD, I have had the freedom to experiment with so many different “ice-creams” that…

Orange Fudge

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO I’m always excited to share my recipes but I am particularly proud of this orange fudge. This tastes so unbelievably good that you seriously will not believe you are allowed to eat it. There is absolutely no chocolate or cocoa powder in it (as they…

Ginger Orange Cookies

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO There is something so comforting about these ginger orange cookies. I’m having a little orange zest obsession lately. I don’t know how I have overlooked it before as it is really taking my baked goods to the next level! The spice from the ginger and…

Lemon Iced Tea

  GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO I always struggle with drinks of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). I love water, don’t get me wrong. However, during the recent Irish heatwave I was craving a refreshing drink. When sugary drinks and juices are off limits, it can be difficult. I was…

Avocado and Lime Sorbet

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO Few tastes in life are as refreshing as the avocado and lime combination. This sorbet is so refreshing and tastes creamy although it is dairy-free. On a hot summer’s day, this is sure to cool you down. This is also so easy to make. I like eating…

Raspberry and White Chocolate Cups

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO These raspberry and white chocolate cups are pretty epic. The idea for them came one night while I was trying to sleep. Yes, I am actually that food obsessed that sometimes recipe ideas keep me awake at night. I had to stop bringing recipe books…

Crohn’s Disease – My Story

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when I was 21. I had been studying in Genoa, Italy as part of my degree when I first began to feel really unwell. In hindsight, I was probably unwell for a long time before that. I always had to have indigestion remedies with me and often felt nauseous….