Thursday, October 8, 2009

Garden Delights

Hi Everyone!

I try to eat as healthy as I can. We've always had a garden. I've been able to have access to the freshest produce possible since I was a kid! Here's a quick tour of what we've been growing!

This is the end of the season, so I have to pick what's left and wait until next year.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Carrot Cake experiment

I'm messing around with a carrot cake recipe. I've found several SCD recipes for carrot cake, but none of them had ingredients for the kind of carrot cake I was looking for. I wanted to create something that would remind me of the spiced carrot cake that my grandmother used to make.

I don't tolerate the almond flour very well, so I like to use peanut butter as the "flour" and came up with this version:

Carrot Cake by Fernpixel

1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup pureed carrots
1 egg
1/2 cup dry curd cottage cheese
2 Tablespoons homemade apple sauce
1/3 cup honey (or 1/2 cup if you like your cake sweet)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon allspice powder
1/4 teaspoon clove powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon orange zest

Preheat oven to 350F
Mix all ingredients in a bowl.
Bake for 30 minutes or until edges are brown

I think its too many ingredients to work with. I just happened to have all of these in my pantry. If my stomach wasn't acting up, I would probably add some raisins too.

The cake came out very moist and fluffy! I'm going to bake this again later this month to test if it was skill or a case of beginner's luck.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Dry Curd Cottage Cheese

Hi All!

I made a video about Dry Curd Cottage Cheese also known as DCCC, Farmer Cheese, or Baker Cheese. Its a very important food if you are following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since it is high in calcium and protein and still sugar free!

For more information on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) please check out a book called Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall. Its available at Amazon or where books are sold.

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