A few weeks ago, we received a care package from Nourish Bakery, a new bakery in Madison, Alabama, that states it goes "Beyond Paleo" and is also very SCD- and GAPS-friendly.
Out of the numerous items packed into the box, the first item we were most excited to try was (yes, believe it or not!) the Nourish Bakery Ketchup. That evening, with burgers and veggies on the grill, we cracked open this SCD ketchup and generously spread it alongside our meal. This condiment has been sorely missed over the almost two decades we have been following this diet, and would have made Elaine proud! The hours we had combed through health food stores, reading ingredients, trying to find a store-bought ketchup that might work – made this item the first one we took out of the sampling box.
Up late that night, we took out another item called an Energy Bomb, that was a delicious snack to revive us and provided something sweet to bite into alongside our mint teas.
The next morning, yet another goodie bag was opened - this one containing waffles. These looked as good as store-bought ones, and yet were 100% SCD. Made with cashews, coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut milk, vanilla, honey, egg, and baking soda – they were warmed up in the toaster, dripped with honey and SCD yogurt, alongside some ripe bananas. The indulgence of being able to buy food that is SCD-friendly and tasty – added to the enjoyment (each bite reminded us what labor would go into making it were we to do it at home!)
Another item to note are the Fiesta Chips and Cheddar Crackers - which both have just the right amount of flavoring added to them. We could continue to write-up other items they sent us, but that would make for a very lengthy blog. Their website features breads, crackers, muffins, condiments, pizza crusts, donuts, and other baked goods for sale.
The story behind Nourish Bakery is as fascinating as all the SCD-approved food items they create. You can read about Stacey's motivation and commitment to feed her kids healthy foods that led her to renovate an old church in the countryside!Stacey Schlaman, second from left, founder of Nourish Bakery, in Madison, Alabama.