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!

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!

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

(By Julie Beyer, RD) I don’t know about you, but this last week before the holidays is usually a mixture of excitement, busy-ness, nostalgia, and fun…with a bit of anxiety thrown in for flavor. I usually want everything to be perfect: the perfect presents, the perfect gatherings, and the perfect food, all to help create [...]

By |2019-04-05T21:05:58+00:00December 18th, 2017|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

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 |2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Cooking With Cinnamon

Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

It doesn’t take much research on good old Dr. Google to find people recommending probiotic-laced foods or supplements for a variety of health conditions including interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome. By now, many of us have heard of these supplements that are supposed to replenish the good bacteria of the “gut” (the layperson’s term for the [...]

By |2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00September 16th, 2016|Holidays, Probiotics|Comments Off on Should You Be Pro-Probiotics?

Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Thanksgiving Tip 4: Dessert For our family, playing games Thanksgiving evening when everyone is ready to sit, relax and settle down is the perfect way to end the day. My mom, age 86, still loves to play Apples to Apples, The Train Game, Pictionary and even charades, causing much laughter and good times for every generation [...]

By |2018-03-26T20:37:39+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Fall Recipes, Holidays|Comments Off on Pecan Pie – Healthy & Delicious

Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thanksgiving Tip #3 - Healthy Veggies! Yams and sweet potatoes (they're different vegetables altogether) are tasty sweet treats that many of us think of as "comfort food" and are most often served during the winter months. Invariably baked with sweetly pungent spices they give a delicious scent to the whole house when they are baking. Sweet [...]

By |2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00November 22nd, 2015|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Veggies|Comments Off on Maple Baked Sweet Potatoes

Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing With Sausage, Apples & Roasted Pecans

Thanksgiving Tip #2 - The Stuffing You've probably had many great debates about the type of stuffing to use in your bird. Some like the simple white bread, celery and onion route while others prefer something fancier with sausage, fruits, nuts and so forth. When you struggle with a sensitive bladder, stomach and/or bowel, however, [...]

By |2018-03-26T20:37:47+00:00November 21st, 2015|Fall Recipes, Holidays, Recipes|Comments Off on Gluten-Free Cornbread Stuffing With Sausage, Apples & Roasted Pecans

Cider Brined Turkey

Thanksgiving Tip #1 - The Turkey Thanksgiving is a time for reconnecting with friends and family, slowing down to consider the important non-material things in life, and of course, to chow down on some awesome food together! And no food is more central to the celebration than that indigenous North American bird, the turkey. Although [...]

By |2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00November 20th, 2015|Holidays, Main Dish, Poultry|Comments Off on Cider Brined Turkey
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