I didn’t always like lamb and in fact I still hate lamb from the grocery store. If you have ever tasted that ‘lamby’ taste, you know what I’m talking about. The first time I bought lamb from a local farmer at the farmer’s market I was surprised at how tender and delicious it was. I was also surprised at how easy it was on my stomach. This is definitely my choice of meat for anyone starting out SCD or dealing with flare-ups of symptoms. Just make sure you find the best source available. I hear that all New Zealand lamb sold in grocery stores is from pastured animals and probably tastes good too, but it is quite expensive.

BBQ Lamb Chops
This is my favorite lamb recipe and can be used for BBQ Lamb Kebabs if you have kebab meat.

4-5 lamb chops
1/3 cup olive oil
1/2 lemon juiced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp rosemary
1/4 cup fresh parsley
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt

Combine all ingredients except meat in a bowl and mix together. Pour over meat and let marinate for 4-8 hours. Cook on the barbecue over low-medium heat.

Note: I do this often in the oven too especially during winter. Bake at 350F for about 45 minutes.

Slow-cooker Tomato Lamb Stew
This one is my favorite go-to on a cold day. The tomato base just makes it such a wonderful comfort meal.

2 pounds lamb stew meat
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 onion
3-4 tomatoes or small bottle tomato paste
1 large zucchini, chopped into large chunks
2 carrots, chopped into large chunks
sprinkle rosemary
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp mustard powder
2 cloves garlic
salt & pepper

Place veggies in the bottom of slow-cooker. Place meat on top (no need to brown the meat). Sprinkle all spices evenly over meat. Add chicken stock or water. Cook on low all day (9-10 hours).

Slow-cooker Basic Lamb Stew

1 pound lamb stew meat
1 cup mushrooms
1 cup carrots
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1/2 cup chicken stock
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 tsp dried rosemary
1/2 tsp dried thyme

Cover the bottom of the slow-cooker with onion and garlic. Place carrots and mushrooms around edges. Place lamb in center. Pour chicken stock over. Cook on low all day (9-10 hours). In last 30 minutes add rosemary and thyme.

Slow-cooker Lamb Curry
Oh this was good!

2 pounds lamb stew or kabobs
3/4 can tomatoes
1/3 cup SCD yogurt (I used half n’ half cream yogurt)
1 small onion
2 cloves garlic
1 inch ginger, grated
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp garam masala powder
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp sea salt

Mix all ingredients in a slow-cooker. Cook on low all day (9-10 hours).


I have been following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet since January 2008 to recover from Celiac disease. As part of the diet, I don't eat grains, sugar or potatoes and prepare all my meals from scratch.


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    You're recipes sound great.

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