I'm looking forward to joining you on this SCD thread -- to contribute where I can, and to get some new ideas. You all seem very creative and positive, too. I have the entire Fam on this diet as one of us is an IBD sufferer, another has IBS. We follow it almost to the letter (I say almost, because we're working on cutting out the sodas). It can be a challenge (especially for myself, because I don't eat any meat and am not too fond of chicken --- working on overcoming the latter).
As with many of you, we likewise consume large quantities of cheese, eggs, fruit and veggies.
A few comments and a request -- I make the Lois Lang Light almond bread. It's very tasty toasted with a variety of fillings and toppings. Many of you enjoy the cashew bread. Do you not find this very expensive to make? I'm currently pricing bulk cashews (for use in making butter, an ingredient in the tortilla recipe I'm dying to try) and the cost is exorbitant.
I have the SCD "Bible" _Breaking The Vicious Cycle_ (and it's predecessor _Food and The Gut Reaction_), _Lucy's Specific Carbohydrate Cookbook_, _The Grainfree Gourmet_ (this is my absolute favourite), and my latest acquisition, _Eat Well Live Well_.
As to the latter -- I notated a number of recipes I want to try, in an attempt to expand our repertoire. They sound delish. However! I was surprised to find that although the book boats SCD compliant recipes, there are several ingredients, sans the "do not eat until symptom free for X number of weeks, months...". To site a few -- Gruyere cheese (listed on the forbidden list in Elaine's book), Brussels Sprouts (I believe I saw this on a forbidden list on the Healing Crow Site or even the main SCD reference site), brown rice vinegar, etc.
Finally, I was surfing online last week and found on a woman's blog a reference to, and picture of, some wonderful SCD Pecan Shortbread Cookies. The recipe for these, she stated, are in Lucy's cookbook. Off I went to flip through the cookbook w/ visions of the cookies dancing in my mind, only to find that there is a recipe for Shortbread Squares, not cookies. Went to Lucy's site and looked at the table of contents in which was listed both the cookies and the squares -- each a separate recipe. I wrote to Lucy, to enquire as to whether or not my copy had an omission, or if there was a later version. Unfortunately she does not seem to want to respond. If any of you have the Pecan Cookie recipe, would you mind sharing? I'd really appreciate it and reciprocate in any way I'm able.
Enough babble! I will type more soon