Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Just thinking out loud

I made SCD banana pancakes today. I think the trick is to add an extra egg, and keep the heat low. I'm not good at keeping the heat low.

I guess I'm just not very patient. It comes from growing up in a microwave age, perhaps. My husband is not very patient either, at least when it comes to cooking. I can't tell you how many pasta dinners have been ruined because he sees the water boiling and decides it must be time to drain the pasta. Al dente and crunchy are very, very different things. And no, you can't throw half cooked spagghetti back into a pot with new water and just keep cooking it. It might get soft. It does not taste good.

Of course, if we are going to give the SCD a real try, there will be no more spagghetti.

I could give up pasta, even rice pasta, if it meant feeling WELL. But, what if it doesn't work? How does one know when to start adding food back? How does one know which foods are safe and which aren't? And what does one do when one is allergic to the stuff pharmaceutical companies use to stick OTC comfort drugs (like tylenol and motrin and digestive aids) together?

It certainly makes it a lot more difficult to try anything new. Or anything old for that matter.