• Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet {about the book & erratas}

    Comfy Belly: Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

    About the book

    Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a collection of recipes and tips that follow the guidelines for a diet developed by Elaine Gotschall with the help of Dr. Sydney Haas. The Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) was originally formulated for children and adults with IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), and can be beneficial for anyone seeking digestive health.

    Here’s a summary of what’s in my SCD cookbook:

    • over 100 SCD recipes
    • over 75 dairy-free recipes
    • over 100 sugar-free recipes {no processed sugar; SCD uses honey}
    • over 100 grain-free recipes
    • over 100 gluten-free recipes
    • over 75 new recipes

    Kind words

    I love love this cookbook! I have been making Erica Kerwien’s recipes for probably a year now. Her cookbook has very well thought out recipes. I especially love her sandwich rounds, banana bread, lemon pound cake, chicken pot pie, and cheesy onion biscuits. Her website, comfybelly.com has tons of amazing recipes. It’s nice to have her cookbook because it has some recipes that are not on her website, and I also am happy to help support her since I love making and eating her recipes! -Marianna

    Fantastic, delicious recipes. Lots that my 5-yr old enjoys, which has made this way of eating much easier. One of my favorite SCD/Paleo cookbooks. -Daniel

    Totally was what we were looking for..~! Highly recommended for anyone who is suffering from Crohn’s disease or other GI disorders…! : ) -Bob 

    Love this book! Lots of healthy recipes that are fairly simple. My son and preschooler love the recipes too! Would definitely recommend! -Monica 

    Best Gluten Free cookbook for people who still remember what real food tasted like. I tried a lot of gluten free cookbook and wasted a lot of money on ingredients, but this one is a real winner. Easy to follow and the baked goods taste delicious. -Nance

    It is full of good basic recipes to make this diet so much easier to follow. Have been on SCD for over a year and was running out of new ideas. This has plenty! -Kaylyn

    This cookbook is perfect for me. I do not have celiac problem but have problem digesting food with gluten stuff. -Cora 

    Love this book, great size- have just taken it traveling with me- easy to pack. Tried several of the recipes and have all turned outbrillantly. Easy to follow, great food. Love the author’s blog so knew this would be great and it is! -Barbara

    The best thing about this recipe book is that every recipe that I try works! And better yet they have all been delicious, well written and pretty easy! I usually find that some recipes are just so so for taste, but really all of these are delicious! They are easy to follow and there are lots of pictures that look beautiful and believe it or not, mine come out looking almost as good! -Sara

    Comfy Belly: SCD Cookbook TOC

    Comfy Belly: SCD Cookbook TOC

    Buy the book

    Paperback available at AmazonBarnes and NobleIndie BoundIndigo, and other local and online stores.

    Internationally available at The Book Depository.

    E-book available at iTunesAmazonBarnes and Noble

    Book erratas

    As with any book, Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet is a snapshot in time. I continue to learn and grow since writing this book so I’ll keep you up to date on any corrections or additions to the book.

    As of March 24, 2014, here are corrections or additions to the first and second printing.

    • Page 17: step 2 should say “Remove from heat and …”
    • Page 143: step 3 should include 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract from the ingredients list
    • Page 157: 1 teaspoon baking powder = 1/2 teaspoon baking soda + 1/2 teaspoon yogurt
    • Page 5, in the Notes section for Beans and other legumes: “Soak dried beans overnight, then rinse and drain before cooking.”
    • Page 4 & 5: Elaine and some SCD followers recommend avoiding canned vegetables and fruit. Some say there are safe brands that don’t contain additives. To be sure a canned or packaged food is SCD safe, check with the manufacturer.
    • Page 14, paragraph 3: “In general, you want to soak nuts and seeds until they’re softened. For SCD, soak all beans overnight.”
    • Page 15: Soak black beans overnight, soak lentils overnight
    • Page 62, in the ingredients list: “2 cups black beans that have been rinsed and soaked in 4 quarts of water overnight, then washed and drained”
    • Page 62, step 4 should read: Add the broth, honey, and beans and blend well. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat, loosely cover and simmer for about 1 ½ to 2 hours, or until the beans are tender. Add the red pepper about 30 minutes or so before the soup is finished cooking.


    Posted in SCD, Tips  |  5 Comments

    5 Responses to Cooking for the Specific Carbohydrate Diet {about the book & erratas}

    1. Sheri says:

      Question: is this also CORN free as well as grain-free? thanks!!

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    3. Molly says:

      Hi — thank you for your blog. Quick question — are there egg free recipes as well? I’m allergic to eggs and have had a hard time finding egg free recipes that are SCD compliant. Thank you!

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