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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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Bulk Food Preparation

One of the keys to SCD cooking is to prepare recipes in bulk. Once you're washing, chopping and cooking, you may as well make enough for tomorrow, the next day and the day after that! Every SCD cook knows how good it feels to have five tubs of homemade chicken broth in the freezer or, in the case below, a start to breakfast for the entire week.

This pan full of sliced apples, simmered and carmelized on the stovetop with farm-fresh apple cider and walnuts and the first rhubarb crisp of the season will serve as the basis for a week's worth of breakfasts. All you may want to add to go with the cooked fruit dishes are SCD yogurt, SCD granola, SCD muffins, scrambled or fried eggs or legal SCD ham or sausages.

Baked or stovetop apples:

- Slice apples - peeled or unpeeled but peeled is much nicer and easier to digest

- Simmer or bake in pure apple cider

- Add walnuts, cinnamon and honey to taste

Bake in the oven or simmer the apples on top of the stove until they soften.  You can keep them in the fridge all week and eat for breakfast or dessert.

Rhubarb Crisp:

- Chop fresh rhubarb into 1/2 inch pieces

-  Fresh or unsweetened frozen strawberries- about 1/4 to half the quantity of rhubarb 

- Honey to taste, remembering rhubarb is sour!

- Sprinkling of cinnamon and orange zest are optional to mix into the fruit

For the topping: in your food processor or just using a fork and your hands, make a stiff dough from cold butter (about 2 tablespoons) to about 1/2 cup of almond or other nut flour; add 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1-2 tablespoons of honey. Mix in finely choppped pecans.

To assemble the crisp, fill a baking dish with the fruit mixture and then crumble the topping over this. Bake in a 350-degree oven until the rhubarb is soft when poked with a fork - 20 to 30 minutes.



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This diet may not work for everyone but if you have a choice between scary possibilities (high-risk medication, extreme surgery, eventual bowel cancer) or a little self-restraint and denial (avoiding some foods you might like), then the choice to me is clear. Everyone with these sorts of problems should at least TRY the ideas in this book, down to the letter, for at least a month, and see how they go.
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- Penelope

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