This post contains information about our meeting this past Saturday. The next meeting will be April 19th from 10am-11am. The first 15-20 minutes will be as a group and then we will split into different age groups and discuss age appropriate topics. Please RSVP.
We have had a lot of new patients this month. The best resource is the Beginner’s Packet found at: https://sacscdclub.wordpress.com/resources/beginners-packet/
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MEETING PRESENTATION: Being creative
-Veggie Noodle Maker: http://www.everythingkitchens.com/paderno-world-cuisine-spirooli-slicer-48397-99.html?gclid=CMbG7qmnvr0CFVJffgoduVgACA
-Pasta out of frozen chicken: http://on.aol.com/video/rocco-dispiritos-pasta-al-pomodoro-517732972
-Bell pepper rings with a fried egg in the middle (looks like a flower)
-Slice a chicken breast into a top and bottom half and use it as your “bread” for a sandwich! I use mine for breakfast and put eggs and tomatoes in the middle. For lunch, I’ve used mustard, lettuce, tomato, avocado.
-Slice a bell pepper the long way and scoop out the insides…and you’re left with a taco shell! Load it up with ground meat, lettuce, tomato, avocado, spices, onion, salsa and more for a yummy taco.
-Cauliflower tortillas…yes they are good. Check out the recipe online.
-For Valentine’s Day, I received a “box of chocolates” with SCD treats like peanut brittle, toffee, and chewy bites, made with variations of peanut butter, honey and coconut oil. My boyfriends mom helped and eyeballed it all…no formal recipes so I will work on getting that.
-There’s a recipe online for cream filled oatmeal raisin cookies & they look AMAZING! Please let me know if you make them, I’d love to hear how they turned out!
-Ice cream made of frozen bananas. The variations with added ingredients are limitless. Recipe is online.
-Mug cakes! I’ve shared this before but the base recipe is 1 mashed banana, 1 egg, 2 Tbsp of a nut butter mixed in a mug for about 1 minute. It rises like a cake and has a spongy texture! Add vanilla, honey, cinnamon, or other variations to make it as a sweet, QUICK, dessert.
-Don’t be afraid to use ingredients in different ways! Odd combinations and uses can turn out to be great, new favorites!
-Licorice: Illegal because it is a demulcent and a laxative. Here is a link for more info, http://btvc.webfactional.com/knowledge-base/detail/demulcents/
-Stevia: Illegal. Here is a link for more info, http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/knowledge_base/detail/stevia/
-For those that are interested in buying items in bulk…send me an e-mail if you are interested in potentially joining other members orders for certain products or if you typically buy something in bulk and would consider having other members pitch in on an order. This can definitely help with cost!
-Also, this is a great service available. If you are interested in starting a drop off point or know of a local one, please let me know. https://www.azurestandard.com
-Paleo Wraps can be found online at Julian Bakery: http://www.julianbakery.com/paleo/
-Vitacost is a great resource to buy many SCD safe products in bulk, like almond flour.
-Raleys/Bel-Air have a sugar free pork that they will grind for you. Also, some locations have a pure slab of bacon (no added sugar or preservatives), ask any grocery store if they have something like this. They may call it something other than bacon, like a pork slab & some even cut it into bacon strips for you.
-Who likes hash browns?! One member does and has found a great replacement…butternut squash! They eye ball it with shredded butternut squash, pumpkin spice, olive or coconut oil and salt. But here is a recipe you can also go off of and tweak. Be sure to use butternut squash, not sweet potatoes & use a safe SCD flour of course. http://thefitchen.com/2013/08/29/sweet-potato-hash-browns/
-Most grocery stores like Whole Foods, Raleys, and Bel-Air will let you try food products before you buy them & just damage them out. This can certainly come in handy if you’ve discovered a SCD safe product but are afraid to buy it without knowing the taste.
-Date treats are becoming more common and are a great SCD option! Some are rolled in coconut flakes, pecans, walnuts or almonds. Most grocery stores carry a safe brand in the produce sections. I really enjoy the texture, they are chewy and oh so sweet!
-Avocado oil is a great option to incorporate into meals instead of always using olive oil.
-White balsamic vinegar is great on salads and isn’t as bitter as the other vinegars.
-Has anyone found any research done on coconut aminos or coconut vinegar? It came up in discussion and I can’t find a clear answer online.
-Great Lakes Gelatin Co. Collagen Hydrolysate was recommended as it is a pure protein gelatin that is great for arthritis, helps with nutrient absorption, you put it in liquids, it doesn’t change the texture or taste, you can get it on amazon. Read more here, http://www.greatlakesgelatin.com/consumer/CollagenFAQ.php
Feel free to let me know if I’ve forgotten anything.
As always, feel free to contact me. I’m always happy to help!