So after 2 years on SCD I have been slowly (very slowly) adding foods in one at a time. I added sweet potato with no problems at all. I have it maybe once every two weeks now. It’s a nice change from just squashes as a carb with dinner.
The second thing I added in was cocoa powder. I decided I really wanted some chocolate back in my life! Chocolate has been my absolute favorite food since I was little. I never liked the expensive chocolate either, I actually liked those Christmas cheap chocolates wrapped in foil. I would eat a Mars bar every day in high school (yeah, no wonder I was so sick!)
So far all I have tried is some pure organic cocoa powder on my SCD Truffles (see Desserts & Snacks) and have had no symptoms. It`s not a lot but it tastes good and at least I have something chocolaty to look forward too.
I`m not sure if I will start posting non-legal recipes. I probably won`t because I always hated seeing things I couldn`t eat. But some recipes may have an optional non-legal ingredient I guess.
Update (March 15, 2010): Don’t overdo cocoa! I learned that one night while awake at 3am. I had a bit too much chocolate that day and had quite a bit after dinner. Seems the caffeine content is quite high in raw unsweetened cocoa powder. I’m doing ok with cocoa in my diet, but only having it mid-morning as a snack and in small amounts. I have still only added sweet potato and cocoa, since I’m not really craving anything else. Isn’t that weird, everyone who starts SCD can’t wait to get off it and eat some ‘normal’ food, but by the time you get to that point, you don’t care for it anymore! Now all I want is scallops, garlic, lamb stew, asparagus, and olives.