Cooking With Cinnamon

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons—not for crisp air or the dusting of snow on the mountain peaks— but for the warm and spicy aromas flowing out of homes and stores. My favorite bakery is featuring their gingerbread again-- the scent of ginger and cinnamon from their baking permeates the air! ( I bet the [...]

By | December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Cooking With Cinnamon

Favorite Fall Recipes With Pumpkin And Butternut Squash

There’s something about the Fall season that inspires even reluctant cooks to venture into the kitchen to take a stab at making something seasonal. From pumpkin bread to butternut squash soup, the flavors of fall are rich, healthy and, thankfully, very bladder friendly! Winter squash is also packed with nutrients. A cup of butternut squash [...]

By | October 12th, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Favorite Fall Recipes With Pumpkin And Butternut Squash

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 [...]

By | June 30th, 2016|Flavor Fun, Mexican|Comments Off on Enjoy Southwestern Flavors Again – Low Acid Style

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 | June 30th, 2016|Fish, Flavor Fun, Salads|Comments Off on Creative Ways With Seafood

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 | June 30th, 2016|Fish, Flavor Fun, Main Dish|Comments Off on Wild Salmon in Herb Source

Low-Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa

Fresh salsa is a staple of summer barbecues but, sadly, it can often contain high levels of acid. Don't want to be left out? Try this yummy version that uses lower acid yellow tomatoes that have all the flavor without the burn! Low Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa Ingredients 2 large yellow or heirloom tomatoes, diced [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Flavor Fun, Garnish, Mexican|Comments Off on Low-Acid Confetti Tomato Salsa

You Can Enjoy Mexican Food Even With A Sensitive Bladder Or Stomach

Fresh and fun elements of our favorite recipes from south of the border! By Julie Beyer, MA, RDN Author, Speaker, Patient Advocate One thing I always tell my patients is that living with interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome is more tolerable if you have good problem solving skills. Sure, it is easy to end up depressed [...]

By | August 24th, 2015|Flavor Fun, Main Dish|Comments Off on You Can Enjoy Mexican Food Even With A Sensitive Bladder Or Stomach

Zucchini: How Do I Love You? Let Me Count the Ways!

Ten Ways To Enjoy Summer Zucchini You know it is mid-summer when neighbors and co-workers start to give away baskets of zucchini from their heavily fruited vines to everyone they meet. You don’t need to blink; you read that little bit of trivia correctly. Zucchini develops after the plant goes through its flowering phase and [...]

By | July 15th, 2015|Flavor Fun, Veggies|Comments Off on Zucchini: How Do I Love You? Let Me Count the Ways!

Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Red and White Candy Canes! What could be more in tune with the holiday spirit than peppermint? This recipe (adapted from Martha Stewart's Living) is scrumptious fun for kids and adults. Ingredients: 1 pint Haagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream 2/3 cup of crushed peppermint candies or candy canes 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract Instructions: Crush peppermint candies [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Desserts, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Quick Peppermint Ice Cream

Quick Flavorful Soups For The Holiday Season

by Bev Laumann Too much to do, not enough time-- it seems to be a common lament this time of year. A 36-hour day would be nice, wouldn't it? Those were my thoughts too, before IC. But having been diagnosed with IC for more than ten years has made me re-evaluate a lot of things. [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General, Holidays, Main Dish, Soup|Comments Off on Quick Flavorful Soups For The Holiday Season