Tuesday, January 29, 2008

SCD Hodgepodge


Man do I need a new camera. I made the best pot roast Sunday night with red wine, chicken broth, porcini mushrooms, onions and garlic. I served it with roasted carrots, brussel sprouts, and garlic with olive oil and oregano. It looked wonderful and tasted even better. I ran to get the camera but once again it was on the fritz. I am going to be on the lookout for a new one and if anyone has suggestions please let me know!

Last week we also made a great stir fry with chicken, broccolini, peppers, and onions. Ok, my husband made that one. He is the Stir Fry Guy. We also experimented with "Shake & Bake" style SCD pork chops and they came out great! We made them with almond flour, salt, pepper, oregano, parsley, basil, onion, garlic salt, garlic and a little celery salt. We coated the pork chops in egg batter (you could use oil if you don't eat eggs) and mixed all other ingredients in a plastic bag. Then we put each pork chop in the bag one at a time and shook it up. We baked the pork chops on a foil-lined baking sheet at about 375 I think. They were fantastic. My only issue was that they stuck to the bottom a little but I think if I had let them cool more we could have taken them off a little easier. Any mixture that stuck on the bottom was just scooped up and placed on top. It was too good to waste.

I also bought a plain roasted chicken at wholefoods. I checked with the staff and they assured me that it was a plain, natural chicken with no additives. This really makes life so much easier but I think most places probably add ingredients. I know my local grocery store does. If you do buy a roasted chicken you should read the ingredients on the package carefully and ask the management. If you are not 100% sure then don't risk it. My local Wholefoods (and I think they are all a little different) roasts the chickens right on the premises. So I bought the chicken and I used the meat to make a spinach salad with strawberries, Gorgonzola (you need to be symptom free for this and use in moderation), sweet onion, olive oil and vinegar. You can add a little honey to the dressing to sweeten it up if you'd like. Then I boiled the chicken bones with onion, carrots, and celery for a few hours for my homemade chicken broth. I cooled the broth, skimmed the fat and poured it into ice cube trays. Once the broth cubes harden you can pop them into freezer bags and you will have as much or as little broth on hand as you need.

When we went skiing my husband and nieces enjoyed dessert out at the restaurants and I was feeling a little deprived. As such I came home and made SCD peanut butter toffee as well as SCD banana and vanilla ice cream. Hello! So after dinner tonight I had a nice bowl of ice cream and 3 large candies. I really have to remind myself that I am DONE trying to put on weight.

One of the many great things about this diet is that you can put on weight or take it off no problem. Though it is WAY more fun to put it on (as long as that is what you are trying to do).

Breakfast- Cinnamon Muffin from Lucy's Cookbook and a cup of green tea
Lunch- SCD yogurt with bananas and honey
Dinner- Leftover Pot Roast with carrots, brussel sprouts and garlic
Dessert- Gluttonous raid on SCD banana/vanilla ice cream and peanut butter toffees

PICTURE - My favorite new salad dressing made with garlic, dill and SCD mayo

1 comment:

Nutty Meatfruit said...

I hear you on the "done putting on weight" LOL I certainly didn't have nearly as drastic a loss as you, but I now have two piles of jeans--some weeks I pull from the Svelte stack, some weeks, the Forgiving. And sometimes ... I can only do trousers with stretch!