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Another question. I'm making the chicken soup today in a crockpot, but where do I get the broth from? Is it naturally made from the carrots and chicken and water? I don't understand though because it says 'strain the soup....puree the carrots........return to broth' If I'm straining the soup, where is the broth?

I've never cooked anything before all of this, and even when I first new for sure I had Celiac, I stuck with the easiest things possible to make. So I'm very unexperienced with all of this.

Eagerly awaiting replies to this, lol. I have always done just what you described...the easiest thing possible. Open a can of broth and throw in some chicken. I am no cook! :D My mom used to boil her chicken in a pot of water and that's how she got the broth, but I have no clue as to how long one cooks it, or how much, lol. Then somehow she threw in her veggies and whatever else she was going to put in. She used whole cut up chickens skin and all. I never paid attention because I figured it wouldn't ever apply to me, lol.

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There was a recipe for the soup but I dont remember where I saw it. This is how I made it...skinless chicken, carrots, celery, onions in water. When it was done I threw out the onions and celery and ate the soup.

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Eagerly awaiting replies to this, lol. I have always done just what you described...the easiest thing possible. Open a can of broth and throw in some chicken. I am no cook! :D My mom used to boil her chicken in a pot of water and that's how she got the broth, but I have no clue as to how long one cooks it, or how much, lol. Then somehow she threw in her veggies and whatever else she was going to put in. She used whole cut up chickens skin and all. I never paid attention because I figured it wouldn't ever apply to me, lol.

I know, I never paid attention either. I thought I could always use regular old chicken soup, maybe broth, and maybe throw some extra noodles in there! ahah.....we should all be amazing cooks after this year, huh? In the book it even gives recipes for candy! Crazy. I never thought I would have the need to MAKE candy, when it's at every store in the world!

There was a recipe for the soup but I dont remember where I saw it. This is how I made it...skinless chicken, carrots, celery, onions in water. When it was done I threw out the onions and celery and ate the soup.

GOod idea! I should have thought of that!!!! Oh well, mine will be really really bland. I looked in the pot before I left this morning, and to tell you the truth, it looked ugly and white. It didn't look appetizing. Just a big white cloud. Hope it looks and smells better when I get home!

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we should all be amazing cooks after this year, huh? In the book it even gives recipes for candy! Crazy. I never thought I would have the need to MAKE candy, when it's at every store in the world!

Very crazy! My mom will be shocked, when, in a few months I can tell her I made homemade chicken soup, lol.

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I suggest that if you're wondering how to master the basics of cooking, watch Good Eats on the Food TV channel. He's highly entertaining and you'll really learn a lot! I'm addicted to that show.

There's a cook book called "Garden of Eating" that might be a good one for SCD'ers. I have it on order. The reviews I found for it really praised the heck out of it.

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I love Alton Brown...I used to watch him all the time...learned how to make my Irish Oats (which I can't eat now, lol) from him. I stopped watching recently because they were all shows I'd seen before (and also because I never thought I'd have to cook, lol)...maybel I'll start watching him again....maybe I'll even mosey on over to his website. Hum, maybe I'll check out the cookbook. Funny thing is I don't cook but I collect cook books. :D :D :D

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I eat chicken + carrot soup for breakfast and lunch. Hopefully, I can get a little more variety soon.

I take two large chicken legs/thighs, 15 carrots and about a gallon of water, put it into a big pot in the evening and boil it with the lid off for a couple of hours, then let it sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning, I skim off the fat with a ladle, pull out the carrots and put the carrots and some of the soup water into the blender. I pull the chicken out of the pot, skin it, take the bones out + chop it up. Then I put the pureed carrots and chicken back in the pot. The onions and celery cause problems for me even if I pull them out of the pot.

It sounds like a lot of work, but it takes me about 15 min. in the evening and 15 min. the next morning and I have enough soup for about 8 meals.

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LOL! It is funny you watch him, but don't cook. Well, he sure is fun to watch. I've got a lot of his shows Tivo'd. Often times I watch a bit... pause it, run to the kitchen, run back out and watch more. Its kind of funny.

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I know, I never paid attention either. I thought I could always use regular old chicken soup, maybe broth, and maybe throw some extra noodles in there! ahah.....we should all be amazing cooks after this year, huh? In the book it even gives recipes for candy! Crazy. I never thought I would have the need to MAKE candy, when it's at every store in the world!

GOod idea! I should have thought of that!!!! Oh well, mine will be really really bland. I looked in the pot before I left this morning, and to tell you the truth, it looked ugly and white. It didn't look appetizing. Just a big white cloud. Hope it looks and smells better when I get home!

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Hey Dani and everyone else asking about making Chicken Broth,

You get the broth from cooking the chicken with the skin on (that is where a lot of the flavor comes from) in the water. I use to cook chicken soup all the time, not in the crock pot but on the stove. Takes about 2-3 hrs covered, low flame on the stove. I just put all the stuff in and filled the pot with water - seasoned with salt, pepper and onion. You know it is done when the chicken is practically falling off the bone.

I hope that helps!

Have a greatday! B)

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Corinne your soup sounds great and easy enough for someone like me to make, lol! I may try that this evening...I'm just about over ground beef and carrots. :D

Nancy - Ha! I watched him last night...it was a show on pot roast and it actually looked like it was almost completely legal for SCD...he used canned tomatoe juice! I've never seen that before, but we can have that...and olives. Okay, I'm just hungry, lol.

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Hey Dani and everyone else asking about making Chicken Broth,

You get the broth from cooking the chicken with the skin on (that is where a lot of the flavor comes from) in the water. I use to cook chicken soup all the time, not in the crock pot but on the stove. Takes about 2-3 hrs covered, low flame on the stove. I just put all the stuff in and filled the pot with water - seasoned with salt, pepper and onion. You know it is done when the chicken is practically falling off the bone.

I hope that helps!

Have a greatday! B)

That DOES help, THANKS!!

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Oh yeah! I remember that show. I've definitely learned how to cook lots and lots of delicious meat since I've been watching him. My favorite is pork shoulder roast, I have a wonderful recipe if you want it. And I also like to make chili. I commit another SCD heresy and I use canned tomatoes as long as they don't have any illegal ingredients.

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Laura, hah, that's what I figured, but the instructions in the book were so confusing because it said 'strain the soup.....puree the carrots, then return back to broth!' And I was like, well if you strain the chicken and the soup, where's the broth? You just drained the soup! hahaha.......

Anyway everyone, my soup turned out AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to make this more often! Even my DF loved it. (I made noodles for him on the side and then added them to his soup when I served it so his was like real chicken noodle.) Anyway, the broth was really really good, and yes, the chicken fell right off the bones. I loved it! I actually took a bowl to work today. And it was so easy. I threw some stuff in there in the morning, let it cook all day, and when I got home, presto! Ready!

Okay, but I have a new dilema. Well, before I was diagnosed, I would always always have the worst "C" wouldn't go for like 3 weeks at a time (gross, I know). Well, now that I'm on this SCD, and my diet is mostly meat, carrots juice and I'm slowly adding fruit back in (I've added apples, cooked, tomorrow is pears)......anyway, I haven't 'gone' since last Thursday and I'm scared to get backed up the way I used to. Before the SCD, I would drink this laxitive tea (if I didn't go for say 3 days), but we can't have herbal teas on this diet. Also, I found out that the zelnorm that my doc gave me has casein in it, lactose to be exact. So I can't take that crap anymore. So what should I do? Just wait it out until my body does it naturally again? We can't even have flaxseeds on this diet! I'm still feeling a lot better, but I know it's not good to not go for weeks. I haven't gone since thursday now, so it's slowly creeping up to 1 week, and I never feel like I have to go. So, any suggestions would help. Other than that, I guess I'll just wait until I can add some more fiber.

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I love Alton Brown...I used to watch him all the time...learned how to make my Irish Oats (which I can't eat now, lol) from him. I stopped watching recently because they were all shows I'd seen before (and also because I never thought I'd have to cook, lol)...maybel I'll start watching him again....maybe I'll even mosey on over to his website. Hum, maybe I'll check out the cookbook. Funny thing is I don't cook but I collect cook books. :D :D :D

Ha ha...me too!! :lol: I've got all these cookbooks and I don't "cook" a lot anymore, especially now because I'm so limited and most of my favorite recipes involve either wheat or dairy. So I've lost what remaining interest I had, for the most part. I still look at recipes and cookbooks though, and kind of think "Oh, that sounds good...wouldn't that be nice...". I'm so tired of figuring out what I can eat that won't upset me that I'd rather just take a pill for food or something rather than deal with it. :o

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Carole we are kindred spirits, lol!

Dani - gosh I don't have any advice...I'm actually having just the opposite problem, lol. Before starting SCD I was almost C'd, now that I've started I've been going at least 2-3 times a day. Makes me think I should not add any new things for a couple of days.

I have a small crock pot which I may try making soup with though...I think I could definitely do chicken. :) It doesn't have skin on it though...bummer.

Oh yeah! I remember that show. I've definitely learned how to cook lots and lots of delicious meat since I've been watching him. My favorite is pork shoulder roast, I have a wonderful recipe if you want it. And I also like to make chili. I commit another SCD heresy and I use canned tomatoes as long as they don't have any illegal ingredients.

I'd love the recipe for the pork shoulder roast. I like pork but the only way I know how to make it is in a frying pan, lol. In fact everything I make goes in the frying pan. Everything. :D

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Before I started the diet I was having loose stools now I'm more C but still going everyday.

The soup tastes better when you cook with the skin on but I'm sensitive to chemicals (salicylates & amines) so I have to get skinless.

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I'm definitely not a cook, but I'm learning with this diet. For pork shoulder roast, I put it in a roasting pan with the lid on at 350 until the internal temp of the roast is 170. It takes about 2 hours in my oven for a 5 pound roast. If you want it moister and can handle some fruit, put sliced apples or peaches on top before you put it in the oven.

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I'd love the recipe for the pork shoulder roast. I like pork but the only way I know how to make it is in a frying pan, lol. In fact everything I make goes in the frying pan. Everything. :D

I make huge quanities of stuff and freeze it. Here's a GREAT pork shoulder roast. Makes a lot. :D I find whole spices at the health food store that are pretty inexpensive and use a coffee grinder (dedicated to the task) to grind them. This requires sitting in its dry rub in the fridge over night, so you do have to plan ahead a bit. Then it takes 4-6 hours to cook.

http://www.lowcarb.ca/karen/recipe070.html

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Thanks Corinne and Nancy and Rachel! I may turn into a cook yet, lol

I'm making soup now, no skin though, but looks like there's plenty of fat since I'm using thighs only. I am having it for breakfast and I can't wait, lol. I am so hungry since starting SCD and I'm eating a good amount of food too. I woke up at 11:15 last night and couldn't get back to sleep because I was soooo hungry...I finally had to get up and eat almond butter which was just about the only thing I had that was somewhat legal that didn't require cooking or fixing. (Never did get back to sleep though, grrr.) And, stupid me, realized my dried cranberries have cane sugar... DOH!!! I can't believe I didn't remember that! Sheesh, lol. So looks like I'll have to get some raisins when next I shop.

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okay guys.....I added apples in this week and it was going great until yesterday, I had them raw, along with raw carrots, and last night and this morning, my stomach and back, etc. are all killing me again. Today I'm doing no fruits and tomorrow and from now on, it's only cooked. I thought maybe I could handle it because I don't have "d" but I guess it's still a problem for someone with "c"? Anyone know why?

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Dani - Hum, this is only a guess, but perhaps whether or not we have D, our intestines just need to start the real healing process before it can handle the raw stuff. I don't know though. I have two oranges on my counter that I'm crazy to eat, but I have been worried about eating them, lol. I guess I'll just have to squeeze the juice out before they go bad.

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So, I had my soup last night as a snack and this morning for breakfast...YUM. I am so happy to have something different, lol. I even have a little left for a snack this evening. This weekend I'll buy some chicken parts with skin on just so I can make more soup and this time I'll make a bigger batch and freeze some.

I'm also going to buy pears...I'm not sure how one cooks a pear...do you put liquid in of some kind? I want to make a pear compote type of thing with the cooked pears then drizzle a bit of honey over them and maybe a couple of raisins...it'd be great with nuts on top, but I don't think I should add that yet, lol.

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I think you're supposed to peel and cook apples until you've been on the diet awhile. I know pectin was one thing she thought was bad to send down the chowder chute and apples have lots of pectin in their skins.

I'm not good about obeying this stricture myself.

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Thanks guys. Does anyone know about how long until we can eat fruit and veggies raw? I don't want to mess this up again. I was feeling so good.

And that's a good idea, to juice the fruit as it's not being eaten because I hate when my fruit goes bad! And I boil the apples. It comes out tasting like the apples in an apple pie! So good!

Oh also, I've been drinking some apple juice. I know it says illegal BUT on the labels it says, 100% juice, no sugar, no anything but apples and water and vitaman C. In the ingrediants, that is all it lists and on the side of the bottle, it says "Our Pledge, WE DO NOT ADD SUGAR OR ANY ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS TO OUR JUICE. JUST PURE APPLES.

It's 'Apple and Eve' brand. Is this bad? What do you think?

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Thanks guys. Does anyone know about how long until we can eat fruit and veggies raw? I don't want to mess this up again. I was feeling so good.

And that's a good idea, to juice the fruit as it's not being eaten because I hate when my fruit goes bad! And I boil the apples. It comes out tasting like the apples in an apple pie! So good!

Oh also, I've been drinking some apple juice. I know it says illegal BUT on the labels it says, 100% juice, no sugar, no anything but apples and water and vitaman C. In the ingrediants, that is all it lists and on the side of the bottle, it says "Our Pledge, WE DO NOT ADD SUGAR OR ANY ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS TO OUR JUICE. JUST PURE APPLES.

It's 'Apple and Eve' brand. Is this bad? What do you think?

I'm not sure but I do recall the book said something on the subject. I thought cider was ok? If all else fails you can look on the web site: breakingtheviciouscycle.info on the legal list.

I think you slowly introduce raw fruits and veggies one at a time once the D. has stopped. For me it always seems to take 24 hours for bad effects to happen, so I wait 2 days before trying new foods.

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I'm not sure but I do recall the book said something on the subject. I thought cider was ok? If all else fails you can look on the web site: breakingtheviciouscycle.info on the legal list.

I think you slowly introduce raw fruits and veggies one at a time once the D. has stopped. For me it always seems to take 24 hours for bad effects to happen, so I wait 2 days before trying new foods.

Thanks, but the thing is, I don't have 'D' I have 'C' but the raw stuff still makes me very gassy to the point of being very uncomfortable. I couldn't sleep that well because my back, stomach and chest hurt again. And of course I woke up with a huge stomach.

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Thanks guys. Does anyone know about how long until we can eat fruit and veggies raw? I don't want to mess this up again. I was feeling so good.

And that's a good idea, to juice the fruit as it's not being eaten because I hate when my fruit goes bad! And I boil the apples. It comes out tasting like the apples in an apple pie! So good!

Oh also, I've been drinking some apple juice. I know it says illegal BUT on the labels it says, 100% juice, no sugar, no anything but apples and water and vitaman C. In the ingrediants, that is all it lists and on the side of the bottle, it says "Our Pledge, WE DO NOT ADD SUGAR OR ANY ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS TO OUR JUICE. JUST PURE APPLES.

It's 'Apple and Eve' brand. Is this bad? What do you think?

I'll try boiling, lol. As far as when to add...I'm not sure the book really ever said--it was mostly geared towards people with D and the D was the indicator, but didn't address those of us who didn't have it but still need to let our guts heal. I think I'm going to at least wait three weeks (since I've been making some mistakes, grrr)...maybe a month. I don't know how else I'll tell.

As far as the apple juice...I think her main concern was that labeling wasn't correct...so if they state that really clearly on the label, it should be okay. I bought a cider that was clear...but it has the same statement on the label...so I'm not sure if I'm okay or not. Just in case, I'm not having it every day.

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This dang diet is tough, lol. Last night I had a horrible headache...I'd kind of had it all day, but it got worse in the evening...even my teeth hurt and finally I couldn't take it anymore so took some Tylenol...guess what...the Tylenol was coated...didn't register until it was partially down, lol. I looked on the bottle for ingredients, but none was listed...just the words "sweet coating". Grrrr! "Sweet coating" can't be good for me, lol.

The other day I was taking my flax seed oil (my eye doctor wants me to take it)...it's coated in CAROB!

Sheesh! :D

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