Posts Tagged 'Specific Carbohydrate Diet'

Paul Collins

A very refreshing summertime drink. I highly recommend giving it an try. This cocktail is an adaptation of a John Collins which is a variation of the Tom Collins.

1 shot of bourbon
Four ounces (half cup) of lemonade concentrate
Seltzer or sparkling water

1. Make lemonade concentrate by combining equal parts lemon juice and honey.
2. In a tall glass mix lemonade concentrate with bourbon.
3. Fill glass to 3/4 full with seltzer water.
4. Add ice.
5. Imbibe.

Goes down easy.

Lemon Poppy Seed Bread

A bite into this sweet bread brings me back to my mother’s kitchen. It’s sweet, it’s tart and it’s really wonderful. The texture is very similar to the treat I remember as a kid.

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SCD legal organic pear juice

I was digging around today and ran across this little item in the news section. There is a new SCD legal pear juice.

I don’t know how long it’s been there, but apparently the Pecanbread people have checked it out and given it their stamp of approval.

Check out the backstory.

There is even a page where you can tell them what you wish they would make.

Go Betty, go!

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A Fresher Bloody Mary

Have you ever made my Fresher Salsa? Then you know that it can produce a fair amount of liquid.

Try this: Strain out the liquid and use it for a Bloody Mary cocktail. One cup of juice to a shot of vodka over lots of ice. Go ahead, give it a taste. I think you’ll be pleased with its spicy freshness.

Perhaps a stalk of cilantro for garnish? Or maybe a split jalapeno? Lime might look good too…

Temptation and the three Ds

Image credit: Rebecca Kennison

I’m sure you remember chocolate. Maybe you are tempted to have a wee little bit now and then. Brothers and sisters I feel your pain.

In my many years of SCD I have concocted the Strategy of the Three Ds to fight temptations. In no particular order they are:

1) Distance

Physically remove yourself from the geographic location of the temptation. Out of sight, out of mind.

2) Distraction

Do something physical or mental that takes your mind away from the temptation. Almost anything. Just not the TV – every other advertisement is for food.

3) Displacement

Eat or drink something legal. It dulls the temptation.

You need to exercise some patience with any of these methods as they will take a little time to work. Practice, my friend and you will get better at “no”.

Random Tips:

  • Brush your teeth. I know I don’t want to eat anything right after I’ve brushed.
  • Eat more frequently.
  • Eat before you grocery shop.
  • Before you put that illegal in your mouth, stop to remember. Close your eyes and really remember the last bad symptom you had. Relive the suckiness of that experience. Train yourself to associate those bad things with that object of your temptation.
  • Put a rubber band around your wrist and snap it each time you long for that temptation.
  • Sometimes I find it helpful to think of food as fuel instead of a treat. That it’s a means not an end.
  • Do you have a camera in your phone that can record video? Record a message to yourself telling you how bad is sucks to pay for those illegals – this could be especially effective if you happen to feel bad from an illegal when the video is recorded. Watch that video before you cheat. Here’s mine:

Perhaps you have a tip to add?  Let me know below.

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What single condiment has the ability to improve any food? Ketchup, of course. At least that’s how your kids might see it.

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big flavor

Kadoya Sesame Oil I finally made it to the Asian market to replenish my supply of big flavor. I like Kadoya’s sesame oil for the character it adds to anything from stir-fry to salad dressing. I didn’t use it much pre-SCD, but now it’s a staple in my oil-as-flavor arsenal.

It’s much darker and bolder than the sesame oils I’ve been able to find in my regular grocery store and gives me an excuse to wander around the always interesting Asian market.

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