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+

IC Friendly Summer Salads – Mixed Berry, Summer Peach, Roasted Beet, Mediterranean Orzo, Cold Pea

The best summer salads are improvised based upon what’s currently in season. Start with a quick trip to your local farmers market for some fresh greens, berries, peaches, apples and avocados. Try samples from your local cheese producers. Be bold. You might love some goat cheese in your salads! Most farmers markets feature local ranchers [...]

By |2022-07-01T20:12:21+00:00July 1st, 2022|General, Salads|Comments Off on IC Friendly Summer Salads – Mixed Berry, Summer Peach, Roasted Beet, Mediterranean Orzo, Cold Pea

Pancake Heaven

Frosty mornings beckon for the quintessential breakfast food – pancakes. Hot buttery goodness covered with your choice of syrup, fruit, powdered sugar or, for many, folded and eaten by hand. For the acid sensitive patient, pancakes are a great way to start your day. Quick & Easy Pancakes You can certainly make your pan- cakes [...]

By |2021-12-09T06:10:02+00:00December 9th, 2021|Breakfast, Flavor Fun, General, Holidays|Comments Off on Pancake Heaven

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

“May Nothing But Happiness Come Through Your Door.” Did you know that the feast of St. Patrick has been celebrated for more than 1000 years?  Irish communities throughout the world normally gather together to dance, drink and feast in honor their Irish heritage and culture. COVID, however, makes large gatherings in the pub difficult. But, [...]

By |2021-03-11T00:15:19+00:00March 11th, 2021|Baked Goods, Holidays, Meal Ideas, Veggies|Comments Off on Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

Is Chocolate Irritating? Have You Tried Carob yet? It’s Fabulous!

Oh chocolate, my chocolate, how do I love thee? In my case, not at all. It might surprise you to learn that chocolate, especially milk chocolate, is known for triggering a variety of ills. Some patients have genuine allergies to chocolate, resulting in hives, nausea, a swollen tongue and even trouble breathing. Patients who are [...]

By |2021-02-13T23:43:39+00:00February 13th, 2021|Baked Goods, Desserts, Holidays|Comments Off on Is Chocolate Irritating? Have You Tried Carob yet? It’s Fabulous!

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
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