Granola

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO Granola is my new favourite breakfast food. After over two years, I feel like I am having cereal again. Only it tastes way better and has none of the sugar and other nasty additives. It’s so easy to make a big batch of this granola….

Roasted Lemon Asparagus

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO Roasted lemon asparagus is one of our favourite side dishes. Did you know that asparagus is a good source of folate and of vitamins A, C, E and K? Oh, and it’s super delicious too! As a child, I never ate asparagus. On honeymoon in…

Cauliflower mash with thyme

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I love cauliflower mash. Cauliflower was a vegetable I didn’t eat much before I cut gluten and grains from my diet. When I began to miss mashed potato, I turned to cauliflower to fill the void. I must say that compared to potatoes, cauliflower packs a punch when it comes to nutrients….

10 steps to get started with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a diet used to manage symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis) and other conditions such as coeliac diease and diverticulitis. The bible of SCD was written by the late Elaine Gottschall entitled: “Breaking The Vicious Cycle”. The basic premise of the book is that people with…

Almost Chocolate Brownies

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO It might seem strange to call these “almost chocolate brownies”. If you are following the SCD diet, by now you’ll know that chocolate is not allowable. Even healthy ingredients such as cocoa powder or carob are illegal. I was never the biggest chocolate fan in the…

SCD products available in Ireland (and the UK)

I decided to write a blog post about SCD products available in Ireland (and the UK) as I thought it may be useful for those following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Starting this diet can be so daunting and hopefully this list will make it a little easier for you to source some of the items…

Labneh (Yoghurt cheese)

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, LACTOSE-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) I’ve been wanting to make labneh (yoghurt cheese), the traditional Middle Eastern dish for quite some time now. I’ve been making my own yoghurt for the last two years since beginning the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Making your own yoghurt at home can seem daunting at…

French Onion Tart

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD) This french onion tart is seriously delicious. I call it a tart because it’s not as “eggy” as a quiche and the base is thicker. I’ve tried to keep it as close to a traditional french tart as possible and I hope I have done it justice….

Iced Coffee

GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE, SPECIFIC CARBOHYDRATE DIET (SCD), PALEO I’m always saying that drinks can be a difficult aspect of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). I was never a huge fan of fizzy drinks but I would enjoy a cold glass of Coca Cola on a rare occasion. I was partial to some orange…