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Banana Omelette?

Unexpected Lunch

My husband decided to cook lunch today and asked if I would like an omelette. I love omelettes of all kinds. One of my favorites is cheese. But my husband is now on a special diet, probably for life, with no bread, potatoes, pasta, rice, grains of any kind, candy, cookies, cake, milk or anything containing sucrose or lactose allowed.

What Is Allowed?

Some people may ask what's left? But we have found there is LOTS left. We are now using honey instead of sugar and we can make honey almond muffins, using honey, eggs, ground almonds and butter. He loves those! But back to the omelette. He is not fond of plain omelettes so decided to put in some tomatoes and courgettes. There was a banana with one end turning black, so he cut that off and used the rest in the omelette. I was quite surprised to see it when I sat down to eat. It actually tasted fine and then I found that others make pancakes fairly similar to the omelette , using bananas.

What's The Diet?

It's the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, suitable for anyone suffering from inflammatory bowel diseases. It seems to be helping him as he tries to give up smoking - nearly 3 weeks now!

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lookatdesktop wrote on January 23, 2019, 4:20 PM

I need to go on a diet like that just to find out if it helps me with my stomach problems. I like bananas and prefer to have them in the following ways, a banana and peanut butter sandwich, or banana and mayonnaise sandwich. If I have bananas, I usually eat them that way but sliced on top of corn flakes cereal or in oatmeal with brown sugar and some type of cream. I like almond milk better than cow milk actually so I have tried almond milk with vanilla or chocolate and it is pretty good. Banana and strawberry yogurt or banana nut muffins are all good ones. As for an egg omelette, I prefer mine without bananas. I was once told that bananas are monkey food, so be it. I don't care. If I am a person who likes bananas, I go bananas because it's such a good food and if it's good enough for a chimp it's good enough for a person like me who is simply a cave man who wears denim.

VinceSummers wrote on January 23, 2019, 4:45 PM

Poor guy! I sympathize. What's a courgette? I'm not much of a banana fan, since when I was a kid I used to eat several each day. I reached a point when it became difficult to even look at a banana. Too bad about IBS, or whatever variant your husband has.

MegL wrote on January 23, 2019, 6:34 PM

You call courgettes zucchinis. The diet is helping but it will be a long haul.

MegL wrote on January 23, 2019, 6:39 PM

Perhaps you could get the book through the library? It's called breaking the vicious cycle by Elaine Gottschall. But as she says herself, if you want to go on the diet, it needs to be all or nothing. If you are not determined to stick to it, then no point. The diet would cut out the bread in your sandwich, the mayonnaise unless you made it yourself, the cornflakes, oatmeal the sugar and cream. You would be able to keep nuts and most fruit and meat and most veg. You can buy it on Amazon, it's a little cheaper than in the UK and there seem to be some second hand copies for sale

VinceSummers wrote on January 23, 2019, 7:02 PM

Funny the words we use are so different for this.

melody23 wrote on January 25, 2019, 4:35 AM

I struggle to even be in the same room as a banana, cant stand the smell! Yet another one of my weird food issues. I have been off the cigs for 7months now and I honestly don't miss it, I really thought I would

MegL wrote on January 28, 2019, 2:49 AM

That's great that you have managed to give them up! Congratulations.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 28, 2019, 12:26 PM

Thanks for the link. I appreciate it. It's 20.35 from Amazon. Paperback version of that book.

MegL wrote on January 28, 2019, 5:22 PM

It was £19 in the Uk, which is $25. The second hand ones are cheaper but maybe you could get it at the library.