Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween- BOP style

Chocolate! Candy! Chocolate! Candy! What is a girl (suffering from a BOP allergy) to do during this Halloween, candy, sugar- laden season?!

Sadly, chocolate is out of the question. *sigh*

All I can really say about this is READ those labels and study them hard! Some fruit-flavored candies may be okay as long as they are not citrus-y. However, watch out for citric acid and/or the use of lemon juice in fruit-flavored candies.

So, may I suggest popping up some popcorn on the stove for an alternative to the Halloween festivities? Do like the Irish and sprinkle a little sugar on the popcorn for something sweet (think kettle corn). Or, toast some pumpkin seeds from Mr. Jack-O-Lantern and season with salt for something crunchy. If you are feeling really daring, a nice pumpkin mousse (sans cinnamon) with a dollop of fresh whipped cream (that way you can omit the use of vanilla) would be divine!

Happy Haunting!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Have you ever noticed that no matter how well you eat, flare-ups can be triggered by stress? After a couple of weeks of a dry, sore, cracked hand, I was finally getting back on track with my eating (aka, avoiding BOP). However, after having to dunk my 20-month old daughter in the tub after a very messy lunch (hubby usually takes over bathing our daughter in order to save my hand), yesterday, cleaning up the house for dinner guests and eating a tomato-laden dinner of pasta, my hand was in bad shape, last night!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Dinner A la Heather

It's been awhile since I've posted a recipe, so here goes!

Dinner tonight was a mish-mash of things that I had in the cupboard. I call it "Dinner a la Heather." Simple, filling and best of all, it's BOP free!

-1 pound cooked chicken, diced
-1/2 medium onion, diced
-2 stalks celery, diced
-1 can mushrooms
-1 can spinach
-1 1/2 cups low fat half and half
-1 tablespoon corn starch
-salt and pepper to taste
-Olive oil to coat pan
-3 cups cooked brown rice

Saute onions and celery in olive oil until tender. Add mushrooms and chicken. Heat until warm. Add half and half and whisk in corn starch. Bring to boil and then lower to a simmer. Add spinach and rice about fifteen minutes before serving. Voila- dinner!