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+

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+00:00 October 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+00:00 September 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 May 2nd, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Cool Summer Drinks – Infused Spa Waters

Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

There's nothing quite so satisfying as an ice cold vanilla milkshake on a hot summer afternoon. The challenge? Aside from often insane calories, many of the milkshakes available from fast food outlets are filled with extra ingredients that can irritate, such as preservatives, colorings and flavorings. I find it better to make my milkshakes at home, [...]

By | 2018-06-04T01:36:50+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Beverages, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Ice Cold Berry Milkshakes

Strawberry Cream Popsicles

As hot days beckon, finding that perfect after dinner sweet that's light and refreshing is a must. Some prefer icy fruit popsicles while other savor a little cream action. Here's a sweet recipe that was added to the IC Chef Cookbook on the IC Network website by ICN member Carole that's a dream! Four ingredients, [...]

By | 2018-04-23T03:44:59+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Strawberry Cream Popsicles

The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries and raspberries are some of our favorite springtime fruits and you'll find plenty in your local supermarkets. Unfortunately, those beautiful fruits have a secret... many contain high levels of pesticides. Every year, the Environmental Working Group reviews the testing done by the USA Food and Drug Administration to determine which foods are [...]

By | 2018-04-23T04:17:11+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on The Ultimate Spring Fruit – Strawberries! Organic, of course!

Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Yes, we know that blueberry muffins are a national favorite but have you ever had blackberry or strawberry muffins? In the small northern california town of Mendocino, you'll often find fabulous olallieberry muffins or jams. Most berry muffin recipes can be adapted based upon the berry you are using. Just make sure they are fresh [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:32:31+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Breakfast, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Muffins

Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)

Lighter cheesecakes often combine cream cheese, yogurt and/or whip cream that are refrigerated and perfect for a late Spring or Summer treat! Ingredients Crust 2 cups graham crackers, crushed 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted Kosher salt, to taste Filling 2 8oz packages of plain, full-fat cream cheese (softened) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tsp lemon juice [...]

By | 2018-04-23T02:18:57+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Desserts, Fruit|Comments Off on Fresh Strawberry Glazed Cheesecakes (No Bake)