Skillet Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Squash

Another delicious taste combo perfect for Indian Summer is a bit unusual:  cool weather brussels sprouts combining in this recipe with warm weather summer squash. It’s a little spicy, so I take an acid reducer (like Prelief) before eating this.  To make a tamer version, eliminate the zesty mustard and smoked paprika and simply season [...]

By | 2017-09-08T03:32:39+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Fall Recipes, Veggies|Comments Off on Skillet Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Squash

Grilled Shrimp – Celebrating Summer’s End

Summer is waning and the days are shorter but sweeter. Even the sunset seems longer and lazier.  It’s still warm enough to fire up the grill for some turkey burgers, but it’s not quite time to bring out the pumpkin spices or the mugs for hot tea.  Leisurely evening walks on the beach or through [...]

By | 2017-09-08T03:32:49+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Fall Recipes, Fish, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Grilled Shrimp – Celebrating Summer’s End

Low Acid, Veggie Pizza – Yumminess!

Author Julie Beyer RDN, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares three recipes to help you perfect a perfect, low acid pizza with all the flavor and non of the acid burn! Enjoy! My Way Pizza (Serves 4) Ingredients 1 cup chopped vegetables (broccoli florets, cauliflower florets, zucchini slices, shredded carrots, [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Appetizer, Main Dish, Snack|Comments Off on Low Acid, Veggie Pizza – Yumminess!

What Do You Mean “No Tomatoes?”

Before I was diagnosed with interstitial cystitis (IC or bladder pain syndrome), I distinctly remember thinking, “My bladder is allergic to tomatoes.” I couldn’t think of any other reason why, when I ate everyday family meals like spaghetti, chili, goulash, pizza, or lasagna, that I experienced pain, urgency, and frequent urination. Of course I ran [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 May 20th, 2017|Main Dish, Snack|Comments Off on What Do You Mean “No Tomatoes?”

Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

While everyone’s familiar with tacos and enchiladas, there’s really much more to Mexican cuisine than the blazing hot, spicy fast food we see advertised every day. Many traditional Mexican foods, though not familiar fare in the U.S., are flavorful but not heavily laden with hot spices. Quite a few tasty items are in fact, mild [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Meal Ideas, Mexican|Comments Off on Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Churros are in Mexico what doughnuts are in the U.S. But rather than being round, these are like long sticks. They are especially wonderful when freshly made and served warm. (I like dunking them in hot chamomile tea). CHURROS Ingredients 2 cups vegetable oil 1 cup water 1/2 cup margarine 1/4 tsp. salt 1 cup [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Breakfast, Desserts, Mexican|Comments Off on Churros – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Orange Chicken Oaxaca – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

In the province of Oaxaca in southern Mexico, chicken and other meats are often cooked with fruit and the spices that complement fruit. This area of Mexico has a little of everything, including mountains, very fertile valleys, and a mild climate. An abundance of produce and its famous chocolate make this area home to one [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican, Poultry|Comments Off on Orange Chicken Oaxaca – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup) – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Hearty soups with a beef base are also often eaten as family meals, particularly in Mexico's cattle ranching regions. Here is a hearty and inexpensive meatball soup flavored with a combination of mint and onion. The soup is filling, and with a salad or warm corn tortillas, makes a satisfying meal. As is traditional in [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:01+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican|Comments Off on Sopa de Albondigas (Meatball Soup) – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Arroz Mexicano – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Rice and various kinds of beans are staples in Mexico too and are often accompanied by warm fried plantains (a tasty, but not sweet, relative of bananas). Some rice dishes are hot and spicy  while others are a mild but flavorful base for cooked chicken or fish. Here is an easy recipe for Mexican rice [...]

By | 2017-03-21T06:04:59+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Main Dish, Mexican|Comments Off on Arroz Mexicano – Celebrating Mexican Cuisine

Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce

If you're struggling with a tender stomach, gut, throat or bladder, sometimes you just have to go back to the basics... a gentle applesauce that will go down easily and provide some light nourishment. Registered dietitian Julie Beyer RDN offers a simple recipe for apple and pear sauce that is simple, fresh and refreshing. With thin skinned [...]

By | 2017-04-10T20:27:32+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pear and Applesauce