How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis: More Than 200 Healthy, Delicious Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

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by Brenda Roscher
     
 

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How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis is a cookbook for anyone who suffers from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome) or cooks for someone who has the disease. While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, their symptoms can be controlled in part by following the dietary guidelines

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How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis is a cookbook for anyone who suffers from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome) or cooks for someone who has the disease. While there is no known cure for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, their symptoms can be controlled in part by following the dietary guidelines of the American Dietetic Association.

Brenda Roscher provides sound nutritional advice and outlines the unique dietary needs of people with IBD, showing how to incorporate this information to make healthy choices about which foods to eat.

How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis also contains informative sidebars on such topics as:

  • Tips on Dining Out
  • Organic vs. Non-Organic Foods
  • How to Read a Nutrition Label
  • Kneading Bread Dough
  • and Tips on Skimming Fat from Broth.
  • It also contains a reading list for anyone who wants to learn more about IBD and nutrition, plus a comprehensive index.

The recipes are organized into the following categories:

  • Appetizers
  • Chili—chowders—soups
  • Salads and salad dressings
  • Sandwiches
  • Breads savory and sweet
  • Beef and pork
  • Poultry
  • Fish and seafood
  • Pasta and sauces
  • Side dishes
  • Condiments
  • And sweets

The recipes in How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis are designed for the home cook, with easy-to-understand directions and ingredients found in local grocery stores. Because they are simple, many of the recipes can be prepared quickly, which makes them convenient for busy cooks. Finally, the recipes are designed with families in mind, to create meals that everyone can enjoy.

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Library Journal

Roscher, with over 25 years as a cook and restaurant manager, experienced a potentially deadly flare-up of Crohn's disease in 2001. The result of her subsequent research into both Crohn's and colitis is this cookbook, designed to provide patients with tasty recipes that will supposedly lesson the likelihood of flare-ups. However, most of the dishes are similar to those found in many general collections. Readers will find such recipes as a standard potato salad mixture, Sirloin Tips on Rice, or Maple-Glazed Carrots. Even the dessert options are very common (e.g., Bren's Apple Pie, Cherry Pie, Pumpkin Pie), although they do offer alternatives that are lower in fat than the typical recipe. The fat per serving is probably reduced further by the sometimes unrealistic servings: most pumpkin pie recipes cannot serve up to ten people! A nutritional analysis is not provided for each recipe, so users must consult another source to compile accurate per-serving nutritional specifics. Recommended only for very large or highly specialized cooking collections.
—Deborah Lee

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781581825923
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
159,763
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brenda Roscher was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 2001. A graduate of the State University of New York at Oswego and Jefferson Community College, she has worked in the restaurant industry for twenty-five years as a cook and restaurant manager. She lives near Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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How to Cook for Crohn's and Colitis 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
SuzzyM More than 1 year ago
DO NOT BUY THIS BOOK. It is terrible, and completely not as advertised. The title led me to think that this was a book of recipes for those suffering flareups of Crohn's or ulcerative colitis. However, most of the recipes have ingredients that are NOT good for IBD patients at least during flare-ups. Red meat, frying, spices and insoluble fiber are spread throughout these recipes and anyone who knows anything about this knows that these are not advised. Maybe these things work for you Brenda, and that's great, but they don't work for everyone and at a minimum, your book does not really give full disclosure on this. I would suggest that the next edition have a better more accurate title and better disclaimers on the individual to individual variation in ability to tolerate the types of food ingredients I have noted here. For a really GOOD book for IBD patients, I'd refer you all to What to Eat with IBD by Tracie Dalessandro, MS, RD, CDN. She really gets it right. Happy eating and recovery all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been using recipes out of this cookbook for 3 months now. My stomach has been about 85% better than before I used these recipes. They are very easy, tasty, and nutricious. The rest of my family even eats the food with me. I have ordered this cookbook for 2 of my friends who have stomach problems as well and they love it. I love this book and would recommend it to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little disappointed. I thought the recipes would be more designed for Crohn's, but they are a lot of typical recipes. Several ingredients are on my "do not" list. Enjoyed Brenda's story. It took over 7 months for me to get diagnosed. The recipes are for the most part very good.
jackjack_lincolnsimmonds More than 1 year ago
love it! so many great healthy recipies for colitis. VERY HELPFUL!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Super ideas that practically relate to people with this disease. My sister and I have IBD and this has a lot of great recipes and tips for shopping and making meals.