Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What could be better than that? Of course, the benefits of using a slow [...]

By | February 1st, 2017|Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

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 the perfect memories. But [...]

By | December 23rd, 2015|Desserts, Holidays, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savory, Simple Dishes For The Holidays

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 | October 28th, 2013|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Main Dish, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Boston Glazed Pork Chops

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 | September 14th, 2013|Flavor Fun, General, Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Savor Summer With Some Great Grilling

Seasonal Summer Stir Fry

Ingredients 1 lb. fresh summer (yellow crook-neck) squash 1 lb. fresh zucchini 1 red bell pepper 3 T. olive oil 1/2 medium onion, sliced and separated into strips 1/2 t. minced garlic 1/2 c. shredded carrot Salt and pepper (if tolerated), to taste Wash and slice squash and zucchini into strips. (You may prefer to [...]

By | August 8th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Veggies|Comments Off on Seasonal Summer Stir Fry

Fourth of July & Summer Picnic Ideas – Grilled Chicken Kebobs

With barbecues blazing, cool drinks flowing, bands playing and fireworks putting on quite a show, the Fourth of July is one of the highlights of the year for families in the USA. For those of you who struggle with acid sensitivity, there are plenty of foods and drinks that you can enjoy without irritating your [...]

By | July 3rd, 2013|Flavor Fun, Main Dish, Meal Ideas, Poultry|Comments Off on Fourth of July & Summer Picnic Ideas – Grilled Chicken Kebobs

Red, White & Blue Spinach Salad

Summer Salad Series! Red, White & Blue Spinach Salad Ingredients 1 c. washed baby spinach leaves 1 c. washed baby red bib lettuce, torn to bite size pieces 1/2 c. fresh blueberries, washed and drained 1/2 c. slivered almonds 1/2 c. feta cheese (if desired) 2 T. coarsely chopped fresh basil (if desired) Combine spinach [...]

By | June 6th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on Red, White & Blue Spinach Salad

IC Friendly Summer Salads!

It’s almost summer and you know what that means; it’s time for salads! But, if you are a person with acid sensitivity you are probably asking yourself, “What can I put on my salads?” My answer is, “Plenty!” The fact is, salads don’t have to be acidic at all. The trick is to build the [...]

By | June 4th, 2013|Flavor Fun, General, Meal Ideas, Recipes, Salads|Comments Off on IC Friendly Summer Salads!

PEAR FRENCH TOAST WITH BLUEBERRIES – makes 2 servings

This healthier take on a classic replaces acidic jelly and calorie-laden syrup with fiber rich fruit and nuts for a lighter breakfast.  2 ripe pears, peeled and sliced 2 tsp. honey 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon 1/4 cup salted cashews, chopped fine (optional) 2 egg whites (from large eggs) 1/4 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt 1/3 [...]

By | May 15th, 2013|Breakfast, Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Recipes|Comments Off on PEAR FRENCH TOAST WITH BLUEBERRIES – makes 2 servings

WILD SALMON IN HERB SAUCE – makes 4 servings

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! Ingredients:  4 salmon steaks [...]

By | May 15th, 2013|Flavor Fun, Meal Ideas, Recipes|Comments Off on WILD SALMON IN HERB SAUCE – makes 4 servings