Monday Updates – July 19

Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer Attachments
I finally got a chance to use my new mixer and had so much fun. I got a food grinder and used it to grind up tongue and heart for tacos this weekend. We were so hungry I forgot to take pictures, but it was really good. Really easy way to get organ meats in without even tasting them. Heart and tongue don’t have a strong flavour so they were easy to hide in spiced taco meat. I used a different piece, the rotor shredder to shred up some cabbage for sauerkraut which worked much better than chopping by hand. I also made some potato chips using the rotor slicer (not SCD-legal, but one food I have added in and doing well on).

My first potato chip in over 3 years!

There’s tons of videos online for how to use the Stand Mixer in case you’re wondering about a specific way to make something.

Popsicle Molds
For my birthday I also got some stainless steel popsicle molds. I really like the construction of these. The stainless steel mold has a lid with a rubbery slot to put a popsicle stick through. This holds the stick upright at whatever depth you want. Then the mold can be placed in the holder and into the freezer. Each one can be taken out individually and refilled once used up. I made some with just pureed watermelon, and some with a yogurt, watermelon, honey mix. The pure watermelon ones were better. So delicious and refreshing.

Started to see some growth in the garden. Each of the 8 tomato plants has tomatoes growing but none have ripened yet. We’re going to have a lot of tomatoes very soon. I’m sure I’ll be busy! The pepper plants are doing well and we have one red pepper so far.

My herbs are all doing well except for the dill. I think something ate it.

Oil Cleansing Method
I started doing the proper Oil Cleansing Method for my face about 2 weeks ago. I was using oils already but now I’m following the steps exactly as outlined at http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com including the massaging and steaming. So far I am having mixed response to it. My skin feels great, is soft, doesn’t itch and feels clean. But, I got what seems like even more breakouts. After posting about it on Twitter I got some good advice from Donielle at Naturally Knocked Up and plan to tweak my routine a bit. I’ll post a more detailed review of the method after a few weeks, whether it works or not. I really wanted to try this as it’s a very natural solution for dealing with acne.


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. Where did you get the popsicle molds? I need to try the pureed watermelon ones, I think my kids will love that.
    How did you make the chips?

  2. I just watched Donielle’s oil cleansing video about 5 min. ago! Thinking of trying it. I’d be so happy if I could get rid of my acne for good. Anxious to hear if it works well for you. I feel like my skin is so oily all the time. It would be a dream to not have that and maybe not even have to wear makeup!

    Sounds like you’re enjoying your mixer. I love mine too (got it last Nov. I think). I have the grain mill and the ice cream maker attachments. So much fun.

    We love the watermelon popsicles too 😉

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