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 | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General, Holidays, Main Dish, Soup|Comments Off on Quick Flavorful Soups For The Holiday Season

Sichuan Baked Pears

This dessert recipe is from my classic IC cookbook, A Taste of the Good Life. It’s delicious made with either with round yellow Asian pears or red D'Anjou pears. 1-1/2 Tbsp. butter 2 firm pears, peeled 3 Tbsp. sugar 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. anise seed 1/8 tsp. allspice 1/8 tsp. coriander Preheat oven to [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Fruit|Comments Off on Sichuan Baked Pears

Boston Glazed Pork Chops

This unique marinade & glaze combination gives ho-hum pork chops a succulent and moist texture while imparting a subtle salty-sweetness. A hint of rosemary rounds out the meat's flavor. Best of all though, this dish is completely lacking in the usual vinegar or fruit acids in marinades. The trick is a chemical reaction that makes [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Boston Glazed Pork Chops

Basic Homestyle Chicken Soup – makes 4 servings

Soups are warm comfort for fall lunches, and this is my family’s tried and trusted recipe for chicken soup (the kind that grandmothers will swear treats colds and flus too!) Homestyle Chicken Soup 3-3/4 cups water 2 cups chicken broth (preservative-free & msg-free) 2 skinless chicken breasts 1 medium onion, chopped 2 Tbsp. olive oil [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:38:20+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General, Soup|Comments Off on Basic Homestyle Chicken Soup – makes 4 servings

Warm Comfort Foods For Fall

Fall is definitely in the air... and the crisp cool weather makes me want to be active outdoors during the day and enjoy warm comforting food in the evening. Fall is ragweed season too, and studies have shown that allergies are common in people with IC. Like many people, I combat the mold spores and [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 28th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun|Comments Off on Warm Comfort Foods For Fall

Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Recipe 1 - Vanilla Horchata 1-1/2 cups medium- or long-grain white rice, cooked soft 3-1/2 cups water (or more, to taste) 1 c. sugar (or more to taste) 1 can evaporated milk 2 T. pure vanilla extract Ground nutmeg or cinnamon to sprinkle over top of drink (optional) Combine rice, water, and sugar in a [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Beverages, Desserts, Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Two New Fall Recipes – Horchata & White Hot Chocolate

Fatigue Fighting Foods & Sick and Tired of Being Tired!

By Jill Osborne MA Are you struggling with fatigue?? In need of energy to make it through the day? If you're like many, you may have relied caffeine and fast carbs for a quick energy boost. The problem? They'll give you a quick burst of energy but two hours later leave you feeling tired, brain [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:38:28+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Fruit, General|Comments Off on Fatigue Fighting Foods & Sick and Tired of Being Tired!

Savor Summer With Some Great Grilling

by Julie Beyer, MA, RDN Despite the changing leaves that signal that autumn is on its way, by the calendar, it is still summer! And what better way to extend your summer fun than to keep your grill humming! Yes, grilling is a great way to prepare healthy, low acid foods! Now, maybe you haven't [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 September 14th, 2013|Flavor Fun, General, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savor Summer With Some Great Grilling

Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 c. oil 1–1/3 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla 2 c. peeled & grated zucchini 3 c. flour 1 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon 1 t. soda 1/4 t. baking powder 1/2 to 1 c. chopped nuts Preheat oven to 325°F.  Beat eggs; blend in oil, sugar and flavoring. Add zucchini. Sift [...]

By | 2015-09-27T02:39:57+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Breakfast, Desserts, Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Zucchini Bread

Farmer’s Market Summer Finds!

I love going to farmers' markets this time of year. There is something just so “healthy” and inspiring about browsing through all the colorful home-grown produce, fragrant bouquets of wildflowers, and other products hand-crafted by my neighbors. The experience itself is at once chaotic and intimate as people stroll from booth to booth, admiring the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:03+00:00 August 8th, 2013|Flavor Fun, General|Comments Off on Farmer’s Market Summer Finds!