Carrots pushed me over the edge...

Just a warning: this is a Crohn's heavy entry, I'm talking about poop, and gas here!  I inadvertently put myself into what I'm calling a mini-flare on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I'm still feeling the effects right now. It's odd, because as of right now my bowel movements are formed, and I only had two bouts of loose stool. The real issue I'm having is joint pain, mostly in my wrists, which is the area that has been the most effected by my disease. ...more
I have heard that raw carrots can be anti-parasitic, so it maybe that they were killing off ...more

What's Wrong With Me: My Crohn's Story

For years no one believed me, thought that I was making up the constant stomach ache and nausea to get out of doing things. For years I thought it was my nerves. For years I’ve had this disease attacking my body to the point where I was waking up with nausea every single day, that after I ate I would have such an intense ball of pain in my stomach that I had to just lay down. I finally went to the doctor when the pain moved slightly to the right and I thought my appendix had ruptured....more

Thank you Denise. I'm going to have to read that book now!! more

Apple Cider Raisin Bread - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free, SCD Legal

This bread has a cake like texture which makes it great for a treat. Breads are not a staple of my diet anymore since I dramatically changed my eating happens to accommodate my healing but it is nice to have a treat once in a while especially when in the company of others....more

Orange Cream Cake with Marshmallow Icing (gluten free, nut free, scd legal)

I love oranges, I love the smell, the taste, and the lovely orange color. This cake is made using the juice and the zest of the orange so it takes on the flavor and some of the color....more

Raisin Thumbprint Cookies - Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, SCD legal

I love cookies, cakes, and small things that I can have with tea that don't require a fork. These cookies are cake like and not too sweet....more

Sweet Vanilla Banana Smoothie (Gluten Free, Nut Free, SCD Legal)

You remember those stands at the mall? The ones with the orange drink? Well they had banana too, which was my absolute favorite. This is a knock off that is actually good for you! Sweet Vanilla Banana Smoothie ...more

SCD is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, it's a diet for people with inflammatory bowel diseases ...more

Vanilla Coconut Cookies (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Nut Free, SCD legal)

I'll be the first to admit that I crave cookies, especially yesterday when the brakes went out in my car (again), it was snowing, and I had to go get my kids....more

Coconut Lemon-Ginger Cakes (gluten free, nut free, SCD legal)

The only thing I can liken these to is cheesecake. The texture is very light yet filling. The coconut flavor does come through on them, then lemon, and just a hint of ginger in the after taste....more
These look good, but I am allergic to lemon juice (which is kinda like one of the main ...more