Saturday, October 4, 2008

Cooking, Baking and Learning

This has been a month of cooking for me. Not that I didn't always cook - in fact, I home-cooked a lot. But not like this past month.

I know there are others out there who have been wheat/grain/sugar/dairy free and I applaud them! I just never expected our family to be among those people. It's been an adventure, somewhat of a trial at times, but in the end, VERY SATISFYING.

The best news of all is that Caleb is healing on this new diet (called "The Specific Carbohydrate Diet"). We have seen a dramatic decrease in his pain and overall well-being. That's encouraging! He's not pain-free yet, but I think he's getting there.

We've been on this diet for five weeks now and there's no turning's definitely working!

A few invaluable cookbooks I couldn't live without: Grainfree Gourmet, Healing Foods, and Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Truly lifesavers!

Tonight was the trial run for pizza...had never tried that before. While it's definitely not like what I used to make, it was tasty and satisfying. Will be trying out a few more recipes to see if I can perfect that timeless, classic favorite around here!


  1. Yay! Way to go Connie! :) Always checking your blog to see how you all and Caleb are doing... Good to hear an update (via email and here). Having had to make adjustments to my own cooking/eating--although not as extensively as your experience(!)--I've been praying for you! :) That looked yummy!

    Have a good one!

    Jenny Trenckmann M.

  2. I heard from Andrea about your new cooking and diet. Sounds like this is becoming quite a lifestyle change for you guys! Way to go on putting in all of the work necessary for this. It seems like all of you are going to be healthier because of it.