SCD Sesame Flatbreads

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Here is the recipe for our handmade SCD sesame flatbreads! Made with almond flour, farmer’s cheese, and sprinkled with sesame seeds. Next time you make a sandwich be sure to try this healthy and delicious option!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package 7.5 ounce farmer’s cheese
  • 1 cup almond flour 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg

Instructions: Combine all ingredients by hand and mix thoroughly. The Dough will be thick and sticky. Line 6 or 7 mini baking tart pans with parchment paper (See photograph below!). Using an ice cream scooper drop the dough into pans. Flatten. Sprinkle with sesame and bake for approx. 20 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

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SCD Cherry Meatballs

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Check out these sweet and savory cherry stewed meatballs! They are a traditional Syrian dish that has been adapted for the SCD diet! Handmade with whole cherries, fresh lemon, cinnamon, and a hint of honey! An all natural dish made with real ingredients that it sure to nourish any appetite! Here is the recipe! (Adapted from the cookbook Aromas of Aleppo, by Poopa Dweck)

Ingredients:

Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice

Sauce:

  • 3 onions chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2 packages of dark, sweet cherries 12 ounces each (no sugar added), or 1 lb fresh cherries, pitted
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp allspice

Instructions: To make the sauce, sauté onions in olive oil for a few minutes until translucent. Add the cherries, cook on medium heat until the cherries start to let out water. Then, add the rest of the ingredients and bring the mixture to a boil. To make the meatballs, combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl and knead thoroughly by hand. Form meatballs and add to the sauce. Bring to boil. Cover the saucepan, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour or until the sauce has thickened. Enjoy!

SCD Mini Banana-Walnut Muffins

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Check out these cute mini Banana Walnut Muffins! We adapted this from our original banana bread recipe, and added crushed walnuts into these! They make a great healthy dessert, breakfast treat, or on the go snack!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of almond flour
  • 3 whisked eggs
  • 2 very ripe bananas 
  • 1 tablespoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Instructions:

Mix the wet ingredients together (eggs, vanilla, honey, coconut oil, mashed bananas). After wet ingredients are mixed together, combine them with the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, salt. Put the mixture into little paper cups on a tray, top it with banana slices and almond slivers (or it can be topped with whatever nuts or fruit you choose!). Bake the banana bread bites at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes  They should be ready when a toothpick is inserted into the middle and comes out clean. Enjoy!!

SCD Pumpkin Pie

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SCD Pumpkin Pie

Here is our seasonal pumpkin pie! Made with simple and honest ingredients, our all natural almond flour crust is filled with a delicious pumpkin pureé! A seasonal dessert, made with only natural ingredients sure to brighten up any table! Here is the recipe!!

Ingredients: 

Crust:

  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling:

  • 1 15 oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Make the crust by placing all ingredients in food processor and pulsating until dough comes together. Roll the dough in to a ball. Place between two pieces of parchment paper and roll carefully into a circle approximately the size of the pan. Use the outer part of the tart pan to cut the dough into the correct size. Line the tart pan with parchment paper and carefully flip the dough into the tart pan. Bake for 15 minutes until crust is slightly brown. Allow the crust to cool. Combine all filling ingredients thoroughly. Pour into the tart pan and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Enjoy!!

SCD Pesto Pasta

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SCD Pesto Pasta (recipe for homemade pesto sauce)

The pasta in this recipe is the red lentil pasta from tolerant foods(website link: http://www.tolerantfoods.com/). You can get the pasta from your local whole foods or by ordering it online! We usually soak the pasta for around 8 hours even though we are not entirely sure if it is necessary! This pasta was topped with our homemade pesto sauce, check out the recipe below!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of basil
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 garlic cloves

Directions: Process all the ingredients together in a food processor and enjoy!

SCD Cauliflower “Rice”

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SCD Cauliflower “Rice”

This SCD Cauliflower “Rice” is an amazing starch substitute! This cauliflower rice is made from ground cauliflower heads, seasoned with turmeric, which gives it its beautiful, yellow color. So easy to make and so delicious! Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium cauliflower
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 tbs turmeric
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts

Directions: Process the cauliflower in a food processor. Put it in a nut milk bag (which can be purchased on amazon!), and squeeze out as much water as possible. Chop scallions and sauté for a few minutes in a large saucepan. Add cauliflower, salt, turmeric, and cook for a few minutes until soft but not mushy. Toss with pine nuts and serve. Enjoy!

SCD Berry Cookies

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SCD Berry Cookies

These delicious, easy to make cookies are the same recipe as the chocolate chip cookies posted previously on the blog! This variation is good for those who haven’t added cocoa powder back into their diets or those who are taking a break from it for a while (Like me!). This recipe was adapted from one that I saw on elanaspantry.com! The picture shows the cookies with strawberries, but they are just as good with raspberries, or even just plain!! 


Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Cups of almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Cut up strawberries or raspberries 

Directions: 

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, put parchment paper on a baking pan, form cookies and place them on the pan, bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit. Enjoy! 

 

SCD Zucchini Quiche

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SCD Zucchini Quiche: 

Ingredients:

  • 4 Zucchinis (Yellow summer squash is especially delicious!) 
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

Chop the zucchinis into little cubes, grease a pan with the olive oil, add the zucchini and onions to the pan, and cook for about 15 minutes until the zucchini softens and the onions are slightly brown. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, mix in the cheese, and add some salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into a baking dish and mix in the onions and zucchini. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until the top is slightly brown. Enjoy!