Archive for the ‘My Body, My Temple’ Category


SCD Cookies

February 13, 2007

These are by far my favorite SCD-compliant cookies.  Pecan Shortbread cookies from Lucy’s Cookbook.

I made special pizza for Lily today, too.

I thought I had exhausted most possibilities for cooking on this diet, until I got Kendall Conrad’s new book.  I even made tortillas!

Now, if only you could see my kitchen.  The one that I do this endless cooking in.  To start with, it’s ugly.  Blue toile and stripes.  And that old white linoleum that will never ever look clean again–it’s aged to a sickly yellow.   Add to it the fact that it’s not very functional (when you open the dishwasher, you can’t reach the sink or onlycounter-space), and it can make for grumpy cooking.

I do have plans to try a couple of new recipes this week, though.   And seeing my photo of the cookies makes me want more…


Six Years!

November 13, 2006

Today is the sixth anniversary of my diagnosis of dilated cardiomyopathy.  And they said I wouldn’t survive the night.  When I did, they said I wouldn’t survive longer than 5 years without a heart transplant.  Here I am, with my original parts, as healthy as can be.

See Mom?  That don’t try and tell me what to do or I’ll do the opposite attitude that I perfected as a teen has served me well as an adult.



June 2, 2006

Well, it was news to me that all Celiacs don't do well on a traditional "gluten-free" diet.  Somehow, it became widely accepted that the only glutens that were harmful were those in wheat, rye, oats, and barley.  Some people with Celiac disease and other inflammatory bowel issues don't do well with any grains.  

I am one of those Celiacs.  I kept thinking (each time I got sick) that I must have inadvertently consumed gluten.  I decided to give the Specific Carbohydrate Diet  a try, it was orginially designed to heal CD.  Now it's used to put Crohn's Disease, Ulcertative Colitis, and even Autism in check.  Some sites dealing with this subject:

SCD Diet 

Breaking the Vicious Cycle 

I'm feeling much better on this plan, and Miss Lily is too.  We've seen many changes in her since we started.  I've been on it since March, and Lily since April.  I'll be posting some recipes and such.  Basically, we don't eat grains, lactose, or sugar.  It's not easy.