Day 65: 3 awesome things today

My latest batch of SCD yoghurt is complete and it’s pretty darn perfect! It has the gloopy consistency of the real shop-bought variety, but without all those pesky bad things added to it. It’s cashew milk-based and it tastes delicious, especially with an added dash of honey.

I’ll post pictures and the full recipe later this week. It was definitely a case of ‘third time lucky’ for me, and now that I’ve got the basics right, I can play around with ingredients and flavours. SO EXCITING!

How does this fit into the phases? Well honey is allowed after 30 days, and most nut milks can be added in phase 3, where I am now.

As for the 2 other awesome things:

2. Bananas and eggs – mixed!  I suddenly remembered about SCD pancakes made from bananas and eggs, and attempted to make a batch. They were a disaster – didn’t solidify and simply couldn’t be flipped. So rather than waste my mixture of two large bananas and one egg, I turned it into a scramble. It looked hideous but it tasted delicious! A filling, healthy breakfast or snack that I highly recommed.

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Mix. Scramble in pan (oil optional). Be brave. Dig in. Fall in love.

3. Better BMs: For me, nothing has been as up and down on this diet as my BMs. The first few weeks were constipation central, and they’re still pretty unpredictable. But the past few days have treated me kindly, with regular (for me) BMs and feeling like I’m properly empty.

Bonus: Veep & other series: If you’ve been hit by a flare or, like me, simply needed two straight days on the couch to recover from life, you’re probably in need of a fresh batch of series. I discovered Veep this weekend, with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, which is a political comedy and brilliantly written. It also stars Tony Hale (Buster from Arrested Development) whom I love. And come on, Arrested Development is just the BEST.

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‘Glasses are like wheelchairs for the eyes.’

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Also stumbled upon a new series called Resurrection – only two episodes out so far, and it’s quite eerie, but I think it’ll be good. We’re also loving the new Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, and as always we’re slaves to Grey’s, even though every series inevitably leaves us gutted. I tell K that the stress of watching Grey’s is bad for my colitis.

It’s nice to stop talking, well, shit every now and then 😉 Series recommendations, anyone? 🙂

 

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  1. Pingback: Day 3 and some handy paleo food swaps | My experiences on SCD and the autoimmune paleo diet

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