|Fall color starting in CT|
Wow, so much to say so here it goes:
Traveling SCD style was as followed:
-I brought down a cooler to the hotel the night before with yogurt and cheese for breakfast and a sandwich during the day.
-We went out to a restaurant that night and I had a burger and used a bun (modified Lois Lang biscuit) that I had brought with me.
-Yogurt maker packed in luggage (used starter in CT from commercial yogurt).
-Used the hotel mini fridge for yogurt with added honey, coconut mana, and nuts (morning breakfast) and cheese for sandwich on the plane, plus muffins I had made the day before and biscuits.
-On the plane we carried and ate cheese sandwiches with butter and mustard, apples and peanut butter, bananas, homemade almond flour/coconut flour cookies, and Lara bars for backup (losing the taste for those things).
Suffice to say we ate better than almost everyone on the plane and for much cheaper. $8.00 for three little, nasty sandwiches from the plane menu? No thanks!
Once in Connecticut, I was able to make yogurt with the yogurt maker I brought from home and used commercial yogurt I bought at the store for a starter (I used 1/2 cup yogurt for a half gallon of milk). It turned out very good and was a great help to have for mornings and snacks.
For dinners we had roasts with vegetables, baked salmon, roasted squash and carrot fries *(see Two Steps Forward, One Step back book for recipes), BBQ chicken, etc, etc, as well as a great yellow cake with vanilla cream cheese/butter frosting with fresh concord grape/red wine reduction sauce (recipe coming soon!) To say the least, both family/friends and I ate very well while on vacation and the SCD posed no limitations or headaches during meal planning.
Other recipes that we came up with there and that I will soon post on the blog were a SCD version of New England clam chowder using coconut milk and a carrot cake using almond flour. I was also able to find a few good SCD legal hard apple ciders that were pretty tasty. I have been getting into the hard cider and even have started making my own. I will post some of the legal brands and maybe even a post on how to make your own. Anyone interested in hearing more about hard cider please let me know. Stay tuned!
While in CT we took the train into New York City and tootled around for the day. We did some serious walking (110 blocks!) and went to the MET art museum, central park, meat packing district, the high line, times square, then back to grand central station. I even was able to get a great salmon dish at, of all places, an Italian restaurant, most of which I have given up on due to no SCD meals. Who would have thought...
Overall, a great trip with many exciting times.
|Grand Central Train Station|
|Vincent van Gogh at the MET|
Take care and happy SCD traveling to you,