It has been almost 2 years since I started following the Specific Carbohydrate Diet to treat my ulcerative colitis. Following this diet, I do not eat any grains, sugar, corn, or potatoes. It has been literally a life-saver! instead of going on increasingly scary drugs and suffering through terrible symptoms and low energy – I eat healthy and yummy food with no symptoms. There are many benefits – the first is obviously how I feel! The second is that I was able to shed those pesky 10 pounds that had always alluded me. Another benefit is that Passover is just no big deal! I have to stop eating beans and lentils – but otherwise my diet stays the same. As we are a little over a week away from Passover, I thought I would share 1 recipe a day that I love to eat during the year, but that you might want to incorporate at your Seder or just try during the Passover season.
I totally forgot about my pet peeve for blogs with recipes. I want the recipe first and notes and funny stories after. I will practice what I preach! Scroll down after the recipe for more…
We are currently celebrating the Jewish holiday of Shavuot where the Jews were first given the torah. It is a custom on this holiday to eat lots of dairy and not meat. There are different theories behind this but one that I recently heard that I really like is that the Torah to the Jews is like the Mother’s Milk.
I have been making a different strawberry soup for many years – but it had a ton of sugar in it. Over the last couple of months I have personally cut plain sugar from my diet. I have not been able to cut it from my kids diet but I am more thoughtful about giving it to them. I changed my basic recipe that is fruit, juice and honey. I used a pineapple, banana, orange juice that gave the soup a lot of natural sweetness with no added white sugar.
We had 10 people for our Shavuot dinner last night and all but one 6 year old boy licked their bowl clean! I am glad I wrote the recipe down as I was working on it. I will definitely make it next year.