About Bev Laumann

Bev Laumann authored the first formal cookbook for interstitial cystitis: A Taste of the Good Life – A Cookbook for an IC Diet which has helped thousands of patients navigate the complex dietary demands of IC. A former IC support group leader (Orange County, CA), Bev was one of the first to create a formal IC foods list and developed the three column format of “Safe” “Try It” and “Caution” food lists which, over the years, have been expanded greatly. Also the author of the “Fresh Tastes by Bev” feature column, she is one of the most knowledgeable and respected patient advocates in the USA.

Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style

When you think of dishes from the southwestern U.S., do you think of burning hot chili peppers and acidic tomatoes? I do too-- but the flavors of the region are so much more than that! Southwestern cooking borrows much from the cuisine of our neighbor to the south, Mexico, but also adds influences of Native [...]

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Cuban Omelet with Bell Pepper – Healthy Breakfast Choice

You shouldn't be afraid of the flavors of fresh herbs and some spices. Here's a Cuban omelet recipe that uses a tiny bit of cumin, garlic and cilantro to start your day with a high protein and very flavorful meal! Enjoy! Cuban Omelet with Bell Pepper 1 cup cooked black or pinquito beans, (rinsed and drained [...]

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Creative Ways With Seafood

When the weather warms it’s refreshing to just go outside and get some exercise... which starts me thinking of lighter meals with less fat or sugar. Seafood is generally low in fat, high in protein and makes excellent light meals when paired with spring vegetables such as broccoli, brussels sprouts or snap peas. As salad [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Fish, Flavor Fun, Salads|Comments Off on Creative Ways With Seafood

English Muffins Topped With Tuna

ENGLISH MUFFINS TOPPED WITH TUNA From Bev’s low-acid cookbook & diet guide, A Taste of the Good Life: A Cookbook for an Interstitial Cystitis Diet Ingredients: 2 Tbsp. softened butter or soft spread 2 tsp. dried chervil or chopped fresh parsley 1/2 tsp. onion salt 1/8 tsp. pepper (optional) 1/4 cup celery, chopped fine 6 [...]

By | 2016-06-30T02:26:38+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Sandwiches|Comments Off on English Muffins Topped With Tuna

Wild Salmon in Herb Source

I use wild caught Alaskan coho or chinook salmon in this recipe, not only because it tastes better than farmed Atlantic salmon, but because it doesn’t contain PCBs (chemicals with serious effects on the nervous system.) Enjoy this easy recipe when you’re pressed for time. It’s quick to clean up too! Wild Salmon in Herb [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 June 30th, 2016|Fish, Flavor Fun, Main Dish|Comments Off on Wild Salmon in Herb Source

Pear French Toast – Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Bev Laumann, author of A Taste of the Good Life: A Cookbook for an IC Diet, offers a healthy and fun way to start your day, with a rich, flavorful French Toast. Pear French Toast With Blueberries This healthier take on a classic replaces acidic jelly and calorie-laden syrup with fiber rich fruit and nuts [...]

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Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Tip #3 - Healthy Veggies! Yams and sweet potatoes (they're different vegetables altogether) are tasty sweet treats that many of us think of as "comfort food" and are most often served during the winter months. Invariably baked with sweetly pungent spices they give a delicious scent to the whole house when they are baking. Sweet [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 22nd, 2015|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Veggies|Comments Off on Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Cider Brined Turkey

Thanksgiving Tip #1 - The Turkey Thanksgiving is a time for reconnecting with friends and family, slowing down to consider the important non-material things in life, and of course, to chow down on some awesome food together! And no food is more central to the celebration than that indigenous North American bird, the turkey. Although [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 November 20th, 2015|Holidays, Main Dish, Poultry|Comments Off on Cider Brined Turkey

Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn

The kids are back in school, fall is in the air and it seems pumpkins are everywhere this month! Jack o’Lantern faces appear on all kinds of signs and merchandise from billboards to kids’ socks and, as we move closer to Halloween, the fat orange fruits also begin to occupy patios, porch steps and walkways. [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Veggies|Comments Off on Pumpkin Month Is Here – The Ubiquitous and Classic Flavor of Autumn

Rich Flavors On The Grill – Low Acid Eating Made Simple

Wisps of fragrant barbecue smoke drifting over fences, the sublime sweetness of a ripe melon slice, and the sound of laughing kids running through sprinklers-- this is how we like to remember the last weeks of summer and the first days of Fall. For much of the country, late September and early October are part [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 27th, 2015|Fall Recipes, Main Dish, Veggies|Comments Off on Rich Flavors On The Grill – Low Acid Eating Made Simple