About Jill Osborne

Jill Osborne is the president and founder of the Interstitial Cystitis Network, a health education company dedicated to interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome and other pelvic pain disorders. She is the editor of the IC Chef Cookbook (2015) and serves as editor of the IC Optimist quarterly magazine. She spends the majority of her time developing new, internet based educational and support tools for IC patients, including the “Living with IC” video series currently on YouTube and the ICN Food List smartphone app! My Google Profile+

Refreshing Iced Coffee and Frappuccinos – They CAN be low acid and enjoyable!

It is an undeniable fact that a cup of coffee offers comfort to millions of people. From its luscious aromas to the reassuring warmth of a cup held by cold hands on a frosty morning, coffee holds a special place in our hearts. But when the heat of summer arrives, it is the cold, iced [...]

By |2020-07-19T01:10:08+00:00July 19th, 2020|Beverages, Flavor Fun, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Refreshing Iced Coffee and Frappuccinos – They CAN be low acid and enjoyable!

National Oatmeal Cookie Day – The Perfect Comfort Food & Snack

Oh, the ubiquitous cookie. It comes in so many tasty forms. You may love a chunky peanut butter cookie or a spicy Snickerdoodle. Of course, a warm chocolate (or carob) chip can make people swoon. But it's the oatmeal cookie that can fill your belly in times of stress. Accompanied with a cup of milk, [...]

By |2020-03-18T22:39:50+00:00March 18th, 2020|Desserts, Snack|Comments Off on National Oatmeal Cookie Day – The Perfect Comfort Food & Snack

It’s National Pie Day!! You CAN enjoy apple pie even if you’re acid sensitive!

Do you struggle with acid sensitivity? Has it taken away some of your favorite desserts, like pie? Obviously, we must avoid citrus (i.e. lemon or lime) but you can certainly enjoy many other pies with abandon! It's National Pie Day! I say we enjoy it with a hot slice of apple pie topped, of course, [...]

By |2020-01-23T23:49:34+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Baked Goods, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Fruit, General, Holidays|Comments Off on It’s National Pie Day!! You CAN enjoy apple pie even if you’re acid sensitive!

To Bacon or Not To Bacon – Is Bacon IC & Bladder Friendly?

With an enticing aroma that can pull even the most stubborn sleepers out of bed, bacon makes burgers better, BLT's more flavorful and brussell sprouts more palatable. Spinach and Cobb salads get a nice salt oomph from bacon bits which also happen to be the perfect crunchy topping for a hot baked potato. Seriously, what's [...]

By |2020-01-17T04:44:52+00:00January 16th, 2020|Main Dish, Pasta, Recipes|Comments Off on To Bacon or Not To Bacon – Is Bacon IC & Bladder Friendly?

It’s Salsa Time! Don’t be afraid of the acid, make a low acid version! Here’s how!

Who doesn’t like salsa? Whether you are a fan of fresh pico de gallo to spicy salsa verde, salsa has improved the flavor and taste of many a family meal. But for the acid sensitive, salsa is a tricky addition. Prelief can help. Two caplets of Prelief can reduce 95% of the acid in 2TBSP [...]

By |2019-06-22T19:09:31+00:00June 22nd, 2019|Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Mexican|Comments Off on It’s Salsa Time! Don’t be afraid of the acid, make a low acid version! Here’s how!

Butternut Squash Pear Soup

When you think of bladder friendly veggies, pumpkin and squash come quickly to mind, especially with the onset of Fall. This all-time favorite soup is incredibly easy to prepare and the perfect accompaniment to a grilled cheese sandwich. If you like a creamier soup, feel free to add your choice of milk (cow, goat, coconut, [...]

By |2018-11-04T02:48:56+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Fall Recipes, Soup|Comments Off on Butternut Squash Pear Soup

Avocado Toast – The Perfect Breakfast or Lunch!

With the arrival of Fall, you'll find the last of the California Avocado crop on your market shelf but, take heart, there is an abundant supply year round imported from other countries. Not only is avocado remarkably low in acid, it is one of our most under appreciated vegetables. Avocado can shine at every meal. [...]

By |2018-09-29T05:30:15+00:00September 29th, 2018|Breakfast|Comments Off on Avocado Toast – The Perfect Breakfast or Lunch!

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style! Not interested in the fuss? Want a simpler drink? Make an Italian Soda using a low sodium mineral water (i.e. San Pellegrino) & a fruit syrup! You'll might be surprised to learn that there are dozens of flavors available at specialty markets and on-line. Obviously, you'll need to avoid sugar [...]

By |2018-06-04T01:11:22+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Enjoy A Soda Again, Italian Style

Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Fresh, Herbal Sun & Sweet Teas Sun tea today is a far cry from the sun teas made popular by Lipton years ago. Using fresh herbs and fruits, you can create fabulous ice teas that will quench your thirst during the hottest days of summer. All you need is a large glass jar with a [...]

By |2018-06-04T01:20:22+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Fresh Herb Sun & Sweet Tea

Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Infused Spa Waters Restaurants & spas do it, why not you? Placing fresh herbs and/or fruit in a gallon of water and leaving it in the refrigerator overnight is a great way to add flavor and reduce the boredom of drinking plain water.  In fact, the "Classic Spa Water" is simply chilled spring water with [...]

By |2018-06-04T01:35:13+00:00May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters
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