Turtle Soup for the Holidays

Turtle Soup

One of the first blogs I found when I started SCD was Beth’s blog. She did SCD for her daughter Amy who suffered from Crohn’s disease. Beth always had the best recipes! Every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas I make her stuffing and pumpkin pie. I’ve never felt deprived at the holidays and even people who didn’t eat SCD loved the food.

She wrote a cookbook that is now available in print – The Turtle Soup SCD Cookbook. While it would make a great Christmas present, I would suggest buying it beforehand to enjoy the stuffing and pumpkin pie.

For anyone wondering what I eat for holiday dinners, here’s my go-to list:

  • Beth’s stuffing recipe
  • Roasted turkey (in a covered pan, stuffed, no extra prep)
  • Sweet potato and apple casserole (sub butternut squash if you’re on SCD)
  • Steamed carrots smothered in butter
  • Steamed green beans smothered in butter
  • Homemade cranberry sauce (cranberries, honey)
  • Homemade gravy (pan drippings + broth + onions, mushrooms, thyme)
  • Beth’s pumpkin pie
  • Whipped cream (can be made SCD)

Beth’s recipe book is great for everyday food and meals. It’s not a holiday recipe book, she just happens to have the best stuffing and pumpkin pie!


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.

One Comment

  1. Good suggestion!! I’m interested to buy Beth’s recipe book. I think it’s great and I’ll able to cook different foods. Thanks 🙂

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