Hi, I’m Ariella
Welcome to EasyHealthyKosher.com, my personal cookbook.
Healthy food has always been a priority in my life. But in 2009, when my husband, Jonathan, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, it became a true way of life for our family. At our doctor’s recommendation, Jon went on a diet that might be able to heal the disease naturally and prevent an invasive surgery. The diet, called SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet), basically eliminates all grains, refined sugar, soy and most dairy, in an attempt to “starve off” the disease. (You can learn more about it at breakingtheviciouscycle.info)
At first, I was extremely overwhelmed by the strict guidelines of the diet – I could live without bread, but no more onion soup mix? Soy sauce? Morningstar products? What would we eat?!!!
For months, if we had company over, I would make two separate menus because I didn’t want to be the house in the neighborhood known for its “weirdo” healthy food.
But slowly, I began to embrace the diet as I noticed how good my normally upset stomach felt by eating such healthy and natural ingredients. I learned how to have more fun experimenting in the kitchen and adapting my favorite recipes using more vegetables, nuts and herbs.
Today, I am so thankful to feed my children food that is made from real ingredients – not processed junk that has been sitting on shelves for months, full of preservatives. When friends come over, I love to watch their reactions as they taste an amazing grain-free baked good or entrée loaded with fresh vegetables; I now take so much pride in being the home known for healthy food.
The recipes on this site are always guaranteed to be: Gluten free, refined sugar free, soy free and mainly dairy and grain free.
This blog is a way to chronicle my favourite recipes and to show everyone how easy it can be to make kosher food that is both delicious and healthy. You can do it, too!