Ice cream in Roseville!

SCD-approved soft serve ice cream at pressed juicery at the Fountains in Roseville!!!IMG_1817

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Happy Halloween!

Hi everyone,

Halloween will be here soon! But just because candy is involved, doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the festivities! Below are some ideas for celebrating Halloween.

  • Decorate cuties as pumpkins with a sharpie or halloween-themed stickers to pass out Halloween night or at school
  • Kiddos get 1 nickel/dime/quarter for every piece of candy they bring home Halloween night. Or a special present in exchange for their bag of candy. Basically, exchange the candy for something better.
  • Orange Pumpkin Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Halloween Candy Corn Fruit Pops
  • Honey Vanilla Candy
  • Remember that Halloween is about having fun with the costumes and spending time with friends, not just the candy! 🙂

THIS SATURDAY Danielle Walker (Author of paleo/scd recipe books) will be joining Sacramento for her Celebrations book tour at the Costco in Sacramento. More details are here.

Feel free to reach out if you need advice for this upcoming festivity.

Best,

Leta

 

 

Leta’s Meal Prep This Week

Hi SCDers!

It’s been a while. I hope you all are doing great. In this post I’m walking you through what meal prep I did for the week that only took 1.5 hours, including dinner for the night. 🙂 It’s a little on the boring/simple side, but I needed to be quick in my meal prep this week! Could mix up snacks with Larabars or Rx bars or That’s It bars. Could also do different mixtures of fruit (whatever is in season or on sale!)

First, I got some ground turkey from Trader Joe’s on the stovetop, with garlic and pepper for seasoning.

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As that was going, I started on some tuna salad. Where I added canned tuna (in water, no salt added), celery, cherry tomatoes, dried prunes, mayo, pepper, squeeze of lemon juice and mixed. While this was being done, I stirred the turkey around as needed.

While stirring/cooking the turkey, I also added bell peppers, black beans (yes I do canned sometimes), and a jar of green salsa for more flavor.

 

Now that I have these batches, I’ll pack them up but in different ways so it’s not the same meal each time. For the tuna, I’ll cut some celery to use as a scooper for one meal. For another meal I put it on a bed of lettuce and drizzled with apple cider vinegar as my dressing. Another batch I’ll leave by itself, just because it’s tasty enough by itself. 🙂

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For the turkey mix I did a similar thing except I sliced a red bell pepper as the scooper, another portion on a bed of lettuce, and another portion by itself. Oh & there was a bit leftover so I put that aside to be used in the morning with some eggs for an easy scramble!

 

Okay, now for some snacks. I bought a variety of grapes, washed them and bagged up a few mixtures. I also bought a mix of nuts, bagged those up as well.

Now, I’ll need dinner for tonight and would like to turn it into some leftovers to make another meal out of it. I put some frozen salmon in the oven along with carrots, all drizzled with grapeseed oil and pepper. I plan to use riced cauliflower, broccoli and the leftover salmon with some sesame oil for an asian-themed lunch. For dinner, I’ll throw together a salad too.

 

While the salmon and carrots are in the oven, I’ll make some almond milk. All you need are blanched almonds, you can buy them in bulk at places like Winco, Sprouts, Whole Foods, etc. For every 1/2C of almonds you use, use 1C of water. You can add vanilla and cinnamon or dates or honey or any other flavors, to taste. Blend for at least 3 minutes and strain into a large bowl through a nut milk bag. You can get these at stores like Whole Foods or even online. Store the milk in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

With the almond milk done, I made some salads with mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, avocado and some leftover slivered blanched almonds from making almond milk. I use a balsamic vinegar for the dressing.

Remember to put dishes in the dishwasher THROUGHOUT the process of meal-prep, not just at the end. This cuts down on time and a prevents a mess you don’t want to clean up after all the cooking! 🙂

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Now that the salmon is out, I’ll mix it with riced cauliflower (sold fresh or frozen at Trader Joe’s, have seen it in Whole Foods too). If you can’t get it in store, just buy a head of cauliflower and “rice” it in a food processor, that’s all it is! I’ll also add some frozen broccoli and drizzle sesame oil, top with some curry spice, and plop in the salmon. One extra meal down! This will definitely need to be warmed up in the microwave & the oil works to soften the cauliflower a bit so you don’t have to “cook” it.

That’s 5 lunches & 8 snacks ready to go. 🙂

 

p.s. an idea for breakfast is making a “nut cereal” with a variety of nuts, sliced banana, shredded coconut, blueberries, and the awesome almond milk you just made. Super tasty for breakfast or even a dessert!

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Meeting Poll

Hi everyone:

I would like to start hosting monthly meetings again for the group, but want to get feedback on when you would like to have them. Please click on the following link and give your input on the poll. Thank you!

Doodle Poll

Best,

Leta Faller

AMAZING SCD BAKERY

Hi SCDers!

A fellow SCDer has shared this AMAZING SCD BAKERY. SCD Recipe Blog made a nice post sharing information about it. Please check it out! The link is here.

The holidays are near, here are some links to great paleo recipes (some need modifications for SCD, let me know if you need help with that).

http://paleomagazine.com/paleo-christmas-recipes/

http://bravoforpaleo.com/2013/11/30/25-days-paleo-christmas-recipes/

http://www.primalpalate.com/paleo-blog/paleo-christmas-recipes/

 

Best,

Leta

 

Thanksgiving

Hi SCDers,

I wanted to share the recipes I’ll be using for Thanksgiving, some need to be modified of course (coconut oil instead of butter, honey instead of maple syrup, etc.). If you need any help modifying a recipe or finding a SCD-safe recipe for Thanksgiving, don’t hesitate to contact me at Lfaller@sacpedsgi.com. Also, remember there is a “Holiday Recipes” page under the recipe database. Feel free to share some good recipes you know of as well!

 

Honey Roasted Butternut Squash: http://www.food.com/recipe/honey-roasted-butternut-squash-with-apples-pecans-409133

French Green Bean Casserole: http://theurbanposer.com/french-green-bean-casserole-wcrispy/

Cashew gravy: http://www.food.com/recipe/cashew-gravy-vegetarian-vegan-265342

Stuffing: http://againstallgrain.com/2011/11/21/grain-free-thanksgiving-stuffing/

Simple Bread (use for the stuffing): https://sacscdclub.wordpress.com/simple-bread/

Pumpkin Pie: http://againstallgrain.com/2011/11/22/grain-free-and-dairy-free-pumpkin-pie/

New Ways to Cook Veggies

Hi SCDers,

Fall weather is starting to arrive & it’s getting me in the mood for some cozy fall meals. While I keep an eye out for some new recipes, I wanted to share some ideas of different ways to cook your veggies from Paleo Pan. We typically buy the same veggies at the store and cook them the same way, but always remember to change both of those things up. Try beets, or swiss chard, or something new. Try roasting veggies with a new oil (avocado, walnut, etc.) or toss in cranberries or nuts to create variety.

Roasted Beets with Balsamic Glaze (Use honey instead of maple syrup)

Asparagus with Mushrooms and Hazelnuts

Butternut Squash with Cranberries

Butternut Squash with Garlic and Thyme

Cashew Broccoli with Lemon (Use olive oil instead of ghee)

Mediterranean Vegetable Cakes

Sautéed Kale with Pine Nuts

***Inspiration Tips***

  1. Start looking for Thanksgiving recipes NOW to prevent any last minute undue stress. Try typing in keywords such as Paleo or SCD recipe into google alongside a traditional favorite and you’re bound to find a handful of recipes to choose from. There is also a “Holiday Recipe” section under the Recipe Database.
  2. Try to make a new recipe at least once a week this month. Whether it’s breakfast, a snack, lunch, dinner, or dessert, randomly pick something from the database or look for something tasty on Pinterest. It’s worth the small investment in time to incorporate new recipes into your week to create variety/prevent burnout and you may just find a new staple recipe!
  3. As you find recipes or products you’re going to try, please post it on the Open Forum page under Resources on this website or our Facebook group to generate more conversation on these pages & to utilize other SCDers in your area as a support system and a VALUABLE resource!

Have a great November and keep an eye out for a meeting reminder this month (Meeting will be 11/16 at 6:30pm, open to changing time to later if requested by majority).

Best,

Leta

Game Day Snacks

Hi SCDers!

With football season here, I thought I’d share Danielle Walker’s post about Game Day Snacks. (http://us4.campaign-archive2.com/?u=b60c67ce486fa41dc020e1169&id=849bae2a2c&e=45f517cd7a) Note that these are PALEO recipes & not SCD recipes, however, with some substitutions they can become SCD-safe. If you see a recipe and need help with how to convert it to SCD, just e-mail me at L_Faller@ hotmail.com.

I also discovered a 3 Ingredient Paleo Flatbread on Pinterest. (http://thebigmansworld.com/2015/02/08/3-ingredient-paleo-flatbread) It calls for baking powder, which isn’t SCD safe so I’ll be trying it with baking soda instead. These would be great for sandwiches/wraps/flatbreads/etc. Let me know if anyone tries it!

Have a great rest of your week!

Best,

Leta

Fall Recipes

Hi all,

Fall weather will hopefully be here soon, so be prepared to get cozy with these awesome fall recipes. Here is some inspiration to start trying out some fall recipes & find your new favorites for this season. These are all included in the recipe database and please see the notes for adjustments to make it compliant. At the bottom of this post I have included my SCD Pinterest board, follow it to see more ideas. I hope all is well & of course always feel free to reach out to me with questions, comments or ideas!

Coconut Flour Pumpkin Cake (Use coconut oil instead of butter)

Honey Nut Butter Candy

Maple & Pumpkin Spice Macaroons (Use honey instead of maple syrup)

Pumpkin Puree

Rhubarb Pork Chop Bake

SCD Crock Pot Recipes (Pinterest board)

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Portabella Mushroom-Onion Gravy

Spiced Pumpkin Bread (Use our pumpkin puree, not canned)

Thai Butternut Squash Soup  (Use pure curry instead of a paste)

Leta’s SCD Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/lfaller/scd-approved-plus-dairy-free/

Best,

Leta