Wednesday, January 27, 2010

SCD legal Caesar dressing

Great recipe for Caesar dressing from the Minneapolis Real Food Lover blog.

Some great stuff gets mentioned in this post -- like how canola and soybean oils are still considered good for you by major so-called "health" food manufacturers. Yuck.

Stick with olive oil, and look for sardines packaged similarly (or in water). Use whatever SCD legal cheese you like as well. I'm no purist when it comes to cheese. Whatever works.

Sorry for the lack of recipes. I have them scrawled in my notebook, even with photos that are saved on my computer! But I've been so busy writing and trying to find a job, they are languishing a bit. I'll have to rectify that situation soon.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Saturated fats (oh my!)

So a few blogs out there have mentioned a new meta-analysis that exonerates saturated fats.

I'll break this down for you all.

A meta-analysis is when a researcher (or, in this case, a doctor) reads a bunch of medical studies, and then draws conclusions based on all of the studies together.

Here's the abstract (or summary, for those of you who are not medical editors)

And what did this meta-analysis find?

There was no relationship between heart disease/stroke risk and saturated fat consumption.

So grab a stick of grass fed butter (cow or goat, your choice) and head on over to the Fat Head blog. Tom Naughton does a pretty great breakdown of the study's results here. He also includes another meta-analysis that basically shows the same thing.

Enjoy, and have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Agave nectar

Food Renegade wrote a FANTASTIC post on agave nectar. Man, I'm jealous. I wish I'd written it. But here we are.

Some highlights:

--There is nothing natural about agave nectar
--It is not safe for diabetics
--It can massively raise your triglyceride levels
--Half the carbohydrate content is from highly indigestible inulin, making it SCD illegal.

Read all about it here.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Low fat diets

A few interesting posts on low fat diets caught my attention.

The first is Tom Naughton's low fat diary from 1995. Look familiar to anyone?

And lest we think diets high in complex carbohydrates are healthy, Dr. Davis disavows us of this notion with some pretty hard science.

He also has another post on wheat intolerance that's worth a look.

I know there are still SCDers out there fretting about how they can't be healthy without grains.

You can. In fact, you'll be healthier than your grain-eating brethren. Promise. :)

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy new year!

I hope you all had a great holiday. Mine was pretty good!

At the last minute, I decided to make Clark some cookies for Christmas. They were with almond flour, and they were egg free. I thought that there was no way this silly recipe would work, but it did. The cookies stayed together when cool as well!

I got the recipe from Comfy Belly's section of SCD legal recipes. I recommend you check it out.


My son doesn't tolerate cinnamon well, so I should have left it out. He had red spots around his mouth for a day or two. Oopsie. Next time, vanilla!