Inspiration through Nutrition

 

 

 

"Cindi is a stay-at-home mom and IBD caregiver to her wonderful 8-year-old daughter.  She started her blog, Fighting Flare, in an effort to share her family's experiences with IBD and to create awareness about the 

 

Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which her family follows to manage her daughter's IBD symptoms.  Cindi spends more time thinking about food than she cares to admit, but is very proud of the fact that through diet, she believes she has helped her daughter sustain remission for an extended period of time.   When she's not thinking about food, blogging about food, reading about food or actually making food, Cindi can be found shopping in thrift stores, camping in her camper van or drinking more than her fair share of red wine. "  

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"I couldn't believe that my daughter's strong, healthy body had turned on itself and was now attacking her from within.  She was bleeding, in pain, anemic, losing weight and missing weeks of school.   My sweet little girl, who up until that point rarely even had sniffles, was suddenly facing an uncertain future and a lifetime of health problems.  How did this happen? As disbelief gave way to sadness I wondered about her future.  Would she always be this sick?  How would her disease progress?  What did the future hold for her? I also questioned myself.  Everything you think you know about yourself as a parent changes when your child gets sick.  Did I do something to cause this?  Could I have done something to prevent it?  Were there earlier signs?  Is this my fault?"

 

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*Disclaimer- Gutless and Glamorous does not promote a cure through any type of diet regime. We as a community know that every one is different and what works for some may not necessarily work for someone else. 

Smoky Pea Soup
Smoky Pea Soup

I've never been a huge fan of peas, but I love pea soup. This soup is very easy to make and very comforting on a cold winter day. The sweet and smoky flavors come together beautifully with just a hint of a kick from the cayenne. The dallop of yogurt offers a bit of creaminess and a gut-friendly probiotic boost. (click photo/link below for full recipe)

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Pizza Mushrooms
Pizza Mushrooms

This is a quick and easy recipe that works well as a creative side dish or as a fantastic party food. For SCD, I make my own Italian sausage from pork, salt and Italian seasonings, but any sausage will work. I've given rough quantities for ingredients, although you can tweak to your liking. It's hard to mess this one up. (click photo/link below for full recipe)

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Pizza Mushrooms
Pizza Mushrooms

Pizza Mushrooms Cont'd Ingredients: 15 medium white or brown mushrooms 1/2 lb. bulk Italian sausage 2 T. olive oil or butter 1/2 c. onion, diced 1/2 c. chopped black olives 2-4 T. tomato puree 1 c. provolone cheese, shredded (Click photo/link below for recipe)

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Smoky Pea Soup
Smoky Pea Soup

I've never been a huge fan of peas, but I love pea soup. This soup is very easy to make and very comforting on a cold winter day. The sweet and smoky flavors come together beautifully with just a hint of a kick from the cayenne. The dallop of yogurt offers a bit of creaminess and a gut-friendly probiotic boost. (click photo/link below for full recipe)

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