Archive for July, 2008

Berbere meets SCD…

I’ve been making some great SCD recipes from Raman Prasad’s new cookbook.  I’ve been on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) for 2.5 years, and I’m amazed at how easy it is to keep a varied menu despite the restrictions.  This new cookbook gives me all kinds of new options!  It has an international selection, including Ethiopian Chicken!!  With a recipe for SCD berbere.

Here’s a photo that I took of the cheviche recipe.  We’ve also made bean burritos, hazelnut pancakes, and a couple of fantastic dips and sauces.  We tried fresh limeade with mint, too.  The photos in the cookbook are beautiful, Lily and I spent a morning making a list of all the recipes to try.

Quick, easy, delicious summer food.

If you’re looking for SCD recipes and info, here are some great sites.

SCD Recipe

Eating SCD

Breaking the Vicious Cycle


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Summer update

It’s hot. We’re trying to have some kind of “normal” schedule around here–tough to do in the summer. Dawit has a soccer clinic this week, and both kids are doing swimming lessons for the next two weeks, then Lily has riding lessons in August.

Working from home is not all is cracked up to be. That’s all I have to say about that.

I turn 40 tomorrow! We had a picnic/party when my family was here a few weeks ago:

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My mom, sister, and niece visited for a week–we’ve been busy with gardening, partying, shopping, swimming, golfing, and my kids’ latest favorite game: Sorry! Summertime fun! They left early this morning, and there were lots of tears from both kids.

One good bit of Dawitish: We went out to eat one evening, and the restaurant offered coloring books. Dawit intently worked on his for 15 minutes or so, and then set down the crayon, shook his hand, and announced to the table that he had “writer’s crap”.

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