Monday Updates – July 12

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer
It was my birthday and I got the best present ever: a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer! There happens to be a sale on the attachments at Amazon.com so I’m getting the food grinder. I’m excited to start grinding up some heart and organ meats.

SCD Birthday Cake
My birthday cake last year was delicious so I attempted to recreate it again. I made the usual coconut flour muffin recipe I have made dozens of times, the “Honey Muffin” recipe from Cooking with Coconut Flour (not all recipes SCD-legal, but many are easy to convert). Delicious recipe when you remember to include all the ingredients. I somehow forgot the honey. It was tolerable since the icing on top was quite good, but not really a dessert. To salvage it, I scraped the icing off and mixed it with half the cake plus a bit more honey. This made a sort of cheesecake cookie dough crumble that was delicious! The rest of the cake I set aside to use like a bread, with some jam and butter on it.

I went raspberry picking and ended up with 4 pints of raspberries. I have some frozen already from a previous day, so these were all for jam or to dehydrate. I heard dehydrating raspberries makes them quite tasty so I tried to do it in my Excalibur at 105F. After over 12 hours they were still juicy so I stopped and instead used them in the crumble (above) and for some sheep milk gelato (non-SCD legal). Not sure why dehydrating them didn’t work, but at least I have jam and frozen berries stored.

The China Study
I read a lot of blogs this weekend on the topic of The China Study. I wrote about it in my last post here. It’s worth looking at if you still think meat is responsible for health problems. It’s also worth looking at if you still think wheat is not responsible for health problems.


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.


  1. Hi Kat,

    Happy birthday! Had a couple questions for you….in your camping post you mentioned kefir. When you make it, do you use kefir grains or do you use a starter like the Body Ecology one? Also, as I cut grains out of my diet, I’m constantly searching for food ideas and wondering what other grain-free people eat. I visit sites like Mark’s Daily Apple etc, but here’s a post idea for you to consider if its not too much work – document your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for a week! No need for recipes and photos for everything, but I’m so curious what people eat on this diet. I mean, for a couple days its easy – eg. eggs for breakfast, soup or leftovers for lunch etc., but then it starts to feel a bit repetitive – eggs again? And I’m always trying to avoid eating the same foods too often, but its hard to get away from eggs. So any ideas would be great.


  2. @Debbie I have never kept track of an entire week, but I do have an example of two days over at Nourishing Days: http://www.nourishingdays.com/2010/05/what-real-food-bloggers-really-eat-kat-of-kats-food-blog/

    I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast everyday and eat a lot of eggs. So I’m not sure how to help out on the variety ideas. I do sometimes have meat with breakfast, especially breakfast sausages or bacon. Another ‘favorite’ is liver pate on cheese slices. Yes, liver for breakfast!

    For kefir I use the grains I got from someone in Ottawa.

  3. Happy birthday!! What a great gift! We have the exact mixer. I will have to take a look at the food grinder attachment; thanks for the tip about the sale! 🙂

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