Welcome to Flip Cookbook, a recipe site dedicated to helping you create a new lifestyle with diets such as Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), gluten-free, sugar-free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan!
One of the biggest LIES of being on a restricted diet is the notion that you have to eat food that reminds you of chalk, saw dust, dirt or medicine requiring a spoonful of sugar. Many of you probably believe, as we did, that you must bid farewell to your love affair with food. Its just not true. Don’t fall into the trap of believing that tasteless comerically prepared food is just what you are going to have to suffer through.
We hope that this website helps you dispel this notion from not only your mind but the minds of all your well-intentioned sympathizers. Soon enough they will be itching for an invitation to your dinner table. (We’re warning you – it has happened to us.)
Our aspiration is to empower you to create a healthy delicious culinary lifestyle. Behind every click we will present to you easy to follow, appetizing recipes to incorporate into your diet. Each recipe is broken down into simple steps accompanied with a picture to make sure you can create the dish exactly as we did. No trick photography – your food will look just like ours. Not only will it look good but it will taste fabulous, after all everything on this site has passed the Raj and Sonia deliciousness test.
Who are Raj and Sonia?
Good question. Thats us in the picture to the right. We’re very good friends who have traveled very different paths to reach the very same conclusion – commercially available food is so painfully limiting. Stick with us and we promise you that in a short while you will agree with Raj’s husband: “This is the way we should’ve always been eating.”.
I started on my quest for an “alternative” diet after a few years of suffering from a digestive disorder that was slowly controling all aspects of my life. Despite popular belief that diet was not responsible for my discomfort, I noticed that my body did indeed respond poorly when I ate certain foods. Eager to put as much distance between me and a lifetime of medications and pain, I decided to follow this gut feeling. Magically (actually — through the internet), I came across the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD). Within a few short months my digestive track felt like it did when I was a teenager. No problems, no pain, no cramps, nothing but great plumbing! You can read a little more about SCD here.
I’ve always loved dairy. Milk, yogurt, cheese… Aaah heaven. Recently, I enjoyed a wonderful pregnancy and had a beautiful baby boy. Soon after delivery, my son developed a milk allergy and since I was nursing him, I had to completely remove dairy from my diet. Going cold turkey was the hardest thing I had to do, especially since I was such a dairy addict! My hunt for diary-free recipes left me terribly unfulfilled. It seemed to me that my situation wasn’t unique, yet for some reason I couldn’t find more helpful recipes to suite my new lifestyle. To make my situation even more complex, my mom, who was living with us at the time, is a strict lacto-vegeterian (which means no eggs!). Nervously, I explored dairy and egg substitues in my kitchen and since then have come to the conclusion that cooking on a restricted diet can not only be healthy but a fun filled adventure.
We hope to be part of your journey to a new healthy cooking lifestyle. Please feel free to reach out via the comments sections or shoot us an email at flipcookbook at gmail.com. We would love to hear from you!