Jimmy comes in swinging sausage to dishonor his Italian roots and create a vodka sauce that is actually SCD friendly. We’re substituting coconut cream for heavy whipping cream, using the proper types of canned tomato, and substituting zucchini noodles for pasta. Pretty heartbreaking stuff, but the end result is surprisingly good.
Honey vs Sugar, Karate Kid part 2, Top Gun, sex advice, and the greatest sitcom of all time – Dinosaurs! If this episode doesn’t have it all then your heart is black and life will never bring you pleasure.
Let’s go girls! – Shania Twain
Ladies, I feel you. I get it. Hell I had already got it. Now please stop. Please please stop. Specifically I want you to stop using your blood magic to transform the region between my belly button and groin into a woman.
I thought I’d already appeased the gods of feminine pain. I’ve had an epidural, and I’ve given birth through cesarean section. I didn’t experience the miracle of birthing a living being per se, but instead experienced the nightmare of birthing a dying organ. But I gave birth non the less. Same same. So ladies, I feel you. I get it. The patriarchy, 77 cents on the dollar, mansplaining, all that jazz. Got it. I even enjoy the Shania Twain song in the title of this post, but can my tum tum stop feeling like a woman now? Hell I should be on the cover of Vanity Fair at this point. Bruce only did the fun shit to become Caitlyn. Hair, boobs, makeup, dresses… all the dope lady stuff. I’m doing the freaking dirty work over here to become a woman, but am I brave? Am I an inspiration? Am I going to receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award? Hell no. Nor should I. But… kinda… shouldn’t I?
While most hot dogs will murder you to avenge the ghosts of the cows/pigs/dogs/pigeons/boots/hobos that they are comprised of, it turns out some dogs look okay to eat on a Crohn’s friendly SCD diet.
In this episode of CwC our host James transforms into Hot Dawg – a hard drinking, slow grilling, rap spitting, musical singing hot dog enthusiast. Let’s see how many references he can make to orphan based musical productions before the episode ends.
Oh my how I’ve missed you. I’ve been on the road TCB’n it so wanted to quickly check in to talk fathers day, and CwC developments.
IBD has made me a pansy.
A wimp. A wuss. A namby-pamby or pantywaist if you will (those are real phrases). IBD not only weakens the body, but so too softens the heart. Real talk, I cry a lot more than I used to. And it’s not like I didn’t cry before… I did… but it took some real work. For example, here is the last time I cried before IBD tenderized me –
It was December of 2015, and it was a simpler time. Work was going well, I was in the exciting early days of a new relationship, The Force Awakens was about to premier, and I was only pooping once or twice a day. Both James and the Star Wars franchise were riding high.
If there is one aspect of IBD that I dominate, it’s surviving a flight my body is begging me not to take. Forcefully begging me. Multiple times I have flown cross country within 24 hours of a hospital discharge. Each one is a story of idiocy, heroism, and awkward conversations begging for the aisle seat. I’ll have to tell a few of them another time. For now let’s meditate on Friday’s cross country flight.
The flight was necessary to bring me to one of the least CwC friendly places on Earth – Auburn, Alabama. I’m hear to attend a wedding and test the bounds of my bodies fat and sugar tolerance. Rest easy Crohnies, I’m sipping kombucha as I write this in an attempt to protect my poor tum tum. Kombucha was surprisingly available for purchase among the 4,376 stores selling Auburn University gear (none of which is auburn colored). Go War Eagles! (they also call themselves the war eagles despite their mascot being a tiger). Nothing makes sense here. I feel like Alice.
But anyways, I was supposed to be telling you about my flight.
Butter has a bad reputation for being high in fat, and even worse for being a much feared dairy product. But I’m hear to let you know butter is okay to eat even if you are dairy free. Here’s why –
Peanut butter is one of the most delicious things in the world, but it’s obnoxiously not often sold as simply as it should be.
Peanut butter squares are gods gift to snacking and dessert if you have a digestive issue like IBD, celiac, Crohn’s, colitis, whatever.