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Christmas with Crohn’s

So I managed to keep out the hospital over actual Christmas. Which I’m soooo glad of. Even got to eat some of the delicious Christmas dinner my dad made, and my Yorkshire puddings which I made the batter for *proud chef*. Better than Aunt Bessie’s any day. Cos homemade is always better. Everyone knows that.


And I swear to you, cooked in a tin/tub like that, this is what they’ll look like if you do it right. Just the right combo of doughy in the middle and crunchy edging.

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Crumpet Cravings, Garlic Pizza Muffins + more

Too underdone for my liking, but it’s all personal taste.

Earlier on today I had a huuuge craving for crumpets, alas because of whatever happened yesterday, liquids only, and tomorrow… effin Fresubin…

Crumpets don’t seem to bother me at least. Just toasted with a bit of butter on, not too much mind you, too much fat=bad thing. Usually with crumpets I’d slightly over toast them, since undertoasted is no good. So they might be a little crispier on the outside than some would like :3 Like this.


(Though I’d make sure all the butter was spread into the crumpet, I don’t like getting a mouthful of butter on stuff like toast. My dad prefers that though o_o;)

Drowning a crumpet in melted butter so that when you squish it down it leaks butter is just brilliant, but can’t right now XD. Muffins are also tempting as hell right now…

This was the closest thing to what I made I could find, since most results came up as actual muffins, not English muffins lol. Only difference is the sauce base and kind of meat, though it looks like ham anyway, pepperoni would have been my topping of choice too. Ham and pepperoni. Even better. I did add more cheese than that though… maybe a little too much in retrospect…

English muffins seem to be too stodgy for me at the moment, they fill me up more, I suppose they don’t have all the holes that crumpets do after all. But an English muffin, with some butter and/or whatever toppings you like, quick snack. Works nicely. I made mini garlic pizza muffins(like the ones you might have made in Food Tech class in early high school lol) under the grill a few weeks ago in fact, since tomato isn’t always a good thing, though tomato sauce from a squeezy bottle seems fine. Even puree I think. (Guidelines for making Garlic Pizza Muffin’s below the cut :3)

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Lazy Tuna Cheese Melt


If this is what you want, turn away now, because mine is a quick and lazy version. No grill involved. But plenty of melting.

So I’m meant to be on a low residue, low fibre diet. And I can’t eat massive portions at once, so it means I have to snack literally every couple of hours if I want to get all of my calories. I also need to replenish my protein, which is even harder since the Crohn’s is probably making it so it’s not getting absorbed even if I do eat enough. And apparently things must be fairly low in fat, because fats are harder to digest, so no hot dogs, sausages, processed meats, all the things I loved to snack on… specially hot dogs… and things like cheese, are apparently harder to digest, so when I do brave some cheese, I have to do it in moderation, same for milk products, but that’s mainly because I get phlegmy lol. I think rich foods are also not a great idea for me at the moment, but that’s just me. Everything has to be in tiny pathetic portions either way…

I’m currently looking for quick, easy snack foods that require very little prep time, because sometimes you don’t wanna spend ages making something you then don’t really feel like eating, am I right? So this, a Tuna cheese melt, done the extreme lazy way, and power saving too, I’d like to think.

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