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Erica Kerwien's Great New SCD Cookbook

May 21, 2013
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We received Comfy Belly blogger (and mom) Erica's Kerwien's Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet a few weeks ago. Published by Ulysses Press, this compact cookbook features over 100 recipes for those following a grain-free, sugar-free, and gluten-free diet. There is a very nice introduction that encompasses SCD principles, kitchen and pantry basics, and what you need to begin. There is a great section before the main cookbook  that focuses on items you often need to build other recipes, such as almond milk, dripped yogurt, chicken broth...just reading about how to make fresh almond milk (and therefore almond yogurt) made me want to try this alternative to the regular SCD yogurt I have made for the past 17 years!

The lightness of the book is reflected in the casual, yet well thought-out photography: the colors are crisp and sharp without being over-saturated. As a result, the dishes seem approachable and easy-to-make. We were especially excited to see recipe alternatives to traditional grains such as Roasted Cauliflower Rice, Grilled Cheese Croutons, Tabbouleh, and Squash Ribbon Noodles.

Erica and I had spoken towards the end of summer 2012, when she interviewed me for her blog, Comfy Belly. She had then mentioned that she was immersed in preparing a cookbook for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It is very exciting to see yet another addition to the SCD recipe book world, and that there are more wonderful recipes and choices for those following the diet to be able to use.

Congratulations, Erica!