Recipes for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet: The Grain-Free, Lactose-Free, Sugar-Free Solution to IBD, Celiac Disease, Autism, Cystic Fibrosis, and Other Health Conditions
by Raman Prasad
The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) is a strict grain-free, lactose-free, and sucrose-free dietary regimen intended for those suffering from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (both forms of IBD), celiac disease, IBS, cystic fibrosis, and autism. For those suffering from gastrointestinal illnesses, this book offers a method for easing symptoms and pain, and ultimately...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Fair Winds Press
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I haven't tested every recipe, but the breadth of the book is nice, the design isn't too painful, the pictures are good, and (thank god) every recipe isn't an attempt to recreate the Methodist summer picnic by making fake pink fluff. The author is Indian- and Italian-American; recipes are divided about 2/3 to 1/3 between the two. In terms of contents, it appears to be a reflection of things his family actually eats on the diet, which is nice. Pictures of fancy clam sauce are fine, but practical...more
This was the first book I ever purchased for the SCD and it was a good intro cookbook for me. It has a lot of great recipes...my favorites center around his remakings of some Asian dishes. He has been a savior with his SCD soy sauce recipe that lets me addapt many other recipes I come across to the SCD. There are a lot of dishes that are different than many other SCD cookbooks, due to the authors cultural background, which can add or detract from the book, depending on how you feel about trying...more
Great cookbook for those needing to pursue this sort of diet due to learning disabilities, digestive issues, autoimmune disease or just wanting to eat healthier and/or lose weight! Lots of great pictures, clear instructions, easy to find ingredients, not too time consuming and all we have tried so far have been quite good.