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Easy Paleo Veggie Recipes – Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower Feb. 19th, 2015 @ 05:07 pm
One of the biggest struggles that people I’ve helped start on the Paleo diet has been to eat enough vegetables. It’s amazing how little the average American actually consumes on a day to day basis.

But to truly thrive, you’re body needs the vitamins and minerals that we get from veggies. So I’m going to do a recipe that is about as simple as it gets. If you don’t like raw broccoli or cauliflower, give this recipe a try. It gives these two super foods some extra flavor. And the addition of fats from olive oil help your body assimilate the nutrients more easily. I’ll be doing another post soon with a couple other easy roasting recipes. One of them involves bacon, and it is DAMN good.

OK, it doesn’t get any simpler than this one. All you need is salt, pepper, broccoli, cauliflower, a bit of olive oil, and about 30 minutes.


1 package of Trader Joe’s broccoli and cauliflower mix

1 Tbsp olive oil (or grass-fed beef tallow if you’ve got it)

1/2 tsp salt

Pepper to taste


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

One note, broccoli cooks more quickly than cauliflower. If you prefer your broccoli to have a bit more texture, then add it with about 15 minutes left.

Dump the bag of broccoli and cauliflower in a bowl. Drizzle olive oil (or your fat of choice) and toss. Then add the salt and pepper. Toss again. Pour the veggies onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. You don’t have to use foil or paper, but it makes clean up much quicker.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.

Easy Paleo Veggie Recipes
source: http://www.paleodietrulesandguidelines.com
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would you like to Moderate this community? Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 11:33 pm
Hello all. Would anyone like to take over from me as Maintainer of this community? We don't get a lot of traffic here (though there has been some infrequent spam/trolling), but I haven't been on the SCD in quite a while, so I feel someone more qualified should take over. If no one volunteers, no worries, no changes will take place. But if you're interested leave a comment here with a sentence or two about yourself or why you'd like the job.

Sep. 10th, 2008 @ 02:37 am
Hi there. I'm just starting out on SCD for colitis. I work a lot and don't really have a lot of time to cook, so I'm just wondering if there are any foods that can be bought at the grocery store or healthfood stores that can kind of be kept around when one doesn't have time to cook?

Also, have any of you experienced significant weight loss on SCD? I know it's not meant for that, but have heard that it's a pleasant side effect in those that need to lose weight.


almond milk Aug. 25th, 2007 @ 07:01 pm
I made almond milk for the first time! I didn't follow the directions exactly - but it still came out alright.

This is the recipe I found:
Liquefy one cup of blanched almonds with 4 cups of water in a blender. Add 2 Tablespoons raw honey or pitted dates for sweetness; decrease water for creamier milk.

It also says to strain it. I tried straining it with a coffee filter, but it looked like it would take forever, so I left it unstrained. The almond pulp is a bit gritty going down, but it doesn't bother me. It was actually quite delicious.

I think I'm going to try blending it with a frozen strawberries to make strawberry milk!
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Eat Well Feel Well: the book! Mar. 4th, 2007 @ 10:16 pm
Hi All!

I bought the Eat Well Feel Well book and I finally tried one of the recipes.
I made the Kibbeh with Yogurt and Mint. I was missing a few ingredients, but otherwise, I think it came out ok :)

The book is really beautiful. Its totally worth it! The only thing is that its not really a book for people learning how to cook (like me). But there are tons of recipes ranging from easy to difficult.

She also puts in a few pages on what to stock up in your fridge and cabinets so you'll always have something available to cook. I know there have been days when a meal for me would consist of boiled eggs, canned tuna, pickles, and applesauce because there was nothing else to eat. That's pretty pathetic. =P
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a cookbook! Jan. 21st, 2007 @ 04:09 pm

Do any of you own this one? I was browsing through Amazon and found this. I thought you might be interested.

allergy cards? Dec. 21st, 2006 @ 01:00 pm
hello! I'm in need of some printable cards that I can take to thailand that say, in thai, "I can't eat dairy or wheat". I've found some online, but they usually only talk about nuts.

does anyone know where I can find such a thing?

surgery success? Dec. 3rd, 2006 @ 01:37 am
Hi. I am joining communities and reading all I can lately because of my unusual digestive situation. When I was 8 I was diagnosed with UC and was very very ill until going to Cleveland Clinic and undergoing 2 major surgeries. My large intestive was completely removed and the small intestine was attached to a tiny bit of the sigmoid. Well, I'm not 25 and about to be married. With no trouble for years, world travel, success socially in college and grad school, and beginning to feel more normal than ever....I started bleeding. So, it is "pouchitis." the anti-biotics aren't working and I'm looking for anything I can possibly do to not go on the steroids again. That was the worst part for me with all the side-effects, nightmares, weight gain, ugh. I hope to give and gain knowledge from bloggin on this site. Peace to all.
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enzymes Oct. 27th, 2006 @ 12:45 pm
this article mentions the fact that it may be possible to cultivate SCD-like effects through the use of digestive enzymes, but it does not really state which enzymes would accomplish this goal. anyone have any idea which enzymes would be helpful as a booster to the diet?

Recommended reading? Oct. 9th, 2006 @ 04:53 am
Does anyone know if there are any other books that are about the experience of dealing with Ulcerative Colitis besides "Colitis & Me: A Story of Recovery" by Raman Prasad?

That book, by the way, is an excellent read. I've read it three times and reread a few of the chapters when I'm feeling like I'm losing the battle with UC. In my opinion, its an inspiration to keep going. To keep pushing on even when SCD feels like its too difficult to do.

I want to find more biographical ones like that.
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