Sunday, September 5, 2010

What Am I Eating These Days?

Yesterday I started on a new diet called The Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It is based on the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. In order for the diet to be successful, it must be "fanatically adhered" to. Yesterday began my fanatical adherence.

I wanted to post a couple of recipes on here so I know where to find them for future reference.

The first is for almond saltine crackers. These are the only ingredients.
Spread it on a baking mat and score with a pizza cutter.
Bake for 15 minutes and this is what you end up with.
I had some today with some cheese and they are decent. Not as much crunch as a wheat thin, but I think I need to make them a little more thin next time.

Last night for dinner I just had a piece of flounder with mango, tomato and oregano topping and brussels sprouts (I just learned they were brussels sprouts as opposed to brussel). I have been making brussels sprouts recently just in olive oil on the stove, and they don't have time to soften up. So, I tried steaming them first and then cooking them on the stove (because I like to add a little honey topping to them), but I think I steamed them too long because they were a little soggy last night. I bought more today at Whole Foods so I will try to perfect it next time.
This afternoon I made these cinnamon cookies - they are pretty good. A little too soft so next time I will bake them a bit longer. I used butter for this recipe, but next time I am going to use coconut oil instead of butter.
And right now I have bread baking so I can have a sandwich for lunch tomorrow. I never thought I would be so 'domestic'.


Kellyn said...

All the food looks good! I hope you can break your vicious cycle. I am excited to try some of these things next weekend!!

TheSimplePerspective said...


Great job with the blog! Good luck with the SCD Diet, it saved my life and I have been on it for two years now. Stick with it, it does amazing things! Congrats on starting your journey, if you need anything or have any questions stop by the blog and get a hold of me,

In good health,