New Recipes and Update on Health

My husband and I went to Mammoth Lakes for a wedding for the weekend and left our little guy for the first time! SO grateful to have our parents nearby and so willing to hang with him. We had a great time, but came back to a very sick little boy. Darn colds. We're homebound for a few days so we don't pass around the germs, although that would be really generous of us wouldn't it? So, between wiping up snot and drool from being forced to breath through his mouth (appetizing right?), I am catching up on some baking/cooking for the week.

Of course I washed my hands first.

Here's my little guy in all his snotty glory. Still smiling at least!

This week I'm making Vanilla Almond Granola, Trail Mix, and Berrylicious Baked Oatmeal. I need some quick breakfast ideas and snacks since I'm constantly chasing my little guy around and don't have time to whip up anything fancy.

You'll notice that some of my upcoming recipes will not be SCD legal. So before the recipes come, first an update on my health.

I got extremely sick.

Not going to go in to the gory details, but anyone with Crohn's or UC will understand when I say 4 months, hospital stay, blood transfusion, and 25 pounds.

We fought the constant recommendations of Remicade and Prednisone and got things under control the natural (well somewhat) way. I started on a low dose of Naltrexone, tried the Nicotine Patch, and did another overhaul on my diet with a new ND. I was running at about 75% until the diet change. I can happily say that I am on the road to recovery and functioning at about 90%.

Long story short, there were some SCD foods that I was eating that were actually harming me. The biggest culprits were eggs and ALL dairy. It was a sad day when I gave up my beloved cheese, but I'm getting used to it. We did a blood allergy test and came up with over 25 foods that presented an elevated immune response in my body. Pretty crazy. So I'm avoiding all the things on my list for now (until the ND can work her voodoo magic and “desensitize” me of the allergies and then slowly reintroduce the foods back into my diet). I posted my list of no-no's on my Facebook page.

SO, I've started eating a few NEW items that I had previously avoided but now realize don't bother my system.  I know a lot of my readers are strict SCDers, so I will carefully label my recipes if I'm using something that isn't legal, and will try to offer a substitution if it is possible.

Hopefully my blog can appeal to a little larger of a demographic now too!