Sunday, July 27, 2008

SCD Blog Sabatical

WOW. I cannot believe it has been over a month since I last posted. Let's just call it an unintended SCD Blog sabbatical. That said, I was certainly loyal to the diet throughout that time. Lots has happened since June. Here are some SCD highlights:

July 4th Party-

Several family and friends arrived for the 4th of July weekend to enjoy a parade and firework celebration. Here is the menu of SCD adapted recipes. If you are interested in any particular one please email me at and I will let you know which SCD cookbook contains that recipe.

  • Artichoke Dip
  • SCD Crackers, Brie, Cheddar cheese and Grapes
  • Garlicky Humus
  • Gazpacho
  • Mexican Black Bean Soup (with melted cheese and "sour cream" aka SCD yogurt)


  • Cheese Burgers
  • Spinach, Apple, Raisin Salad with Gorganzola
  • Basil Pesto with Zucchini Spaghetti
  • Pork Ribs with BBQ sauce
  • Wings
  • Mexican Meatballs

Cocktails & Dessert:

  • Sangria
  • Lemoncello
  • Lemon Freeze Dessert

Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park-

The week after 4th of July my hubby and I headed to Bar Harbor, Maine where we spent a week strolling around the town and exploring Acadia National Park.

Lots of biking (14.5 miles), hiking (4 hours up and around a mountain), and kayaking (4 hours up the sound) called for refueling SCD style. Here are some meals that we enjoyed:


  • Lots of SCD yogurt with fruit and honey
  • Caramelized onion, mushroom and cheese omelet
  • Poached eggs with sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes
  • Cod wrapped in prosciutto with eggs over easy and spinach


  • Cheese Burgers with avocado
  • Salads
  • Snacks packed for hiking/kayaking adventures e.g. nuts, cheese, dried fruit, SCD crackers


  • Salad with grilled chicken (marinated in olive oil, thyme, salt and pepper) and dry white wine
  • Filet Mignon and grilled shrimp with a garden salad
  • Garlicky shrimp and NY Sirloin topped with caramelized onions
  • Black Bean Soup with all the fixings e.g., salsa, melted cheese, SCD sour cream
  • Maine Lobster with drawn butter
  • Mussels
  • Baked Brie with SCD crackers and apples

Thanks to the SCD I am having a happy and healthy summer and I hope you are too!

PS. I have lots of pictures but am having difficulty downloading them. Will work on that.

1 comment:

Denise said...

Welcome back! As always, your menu sounds delicious!

Mt. Desert Island is one of my favorite places on earth. I'm glad you had a good time and hope that you post more pictures!