The GDC: Chicken, Green Beans & Cherries in Tomato Sauce

While looking for interesting ways to cope with dad’s diet limitations (our Gout Diet Challenge, GDC) as he works to reduce the visible uric crystal deposits (called tophi) on his hands and knees, the flavors of the Mediterranean still resound most strongly. We took a cruise through the Greek Islands many years ago with my […]

The Gout Diet Challenge: Greens & Cheese Pie

UPDATE: Visit the new GDC Round-up for other gout-friendly recipes While my dad is still here recuperating comfortably from his cataract surgery, I’m challenged with cooking with the limitations of his chronic gout condition, which includes bans on red meats, turkey, cured meats, black tea, preserved meats, shellfish, yeast breads, cauliflower, coffee, chocolate, refined sugars, […]

The Challenge: Special Diets and the Superbowl

UPDATE: Visit the new GDC Round-up for other gout-friendly recipes In the last week, both T and my dad — visiting Oahu and now scheduled for out-patient surgery tomorrow — have had dietary restrictions imposed for health reasons. For T these include limiting ginger, dairy products, soy products (including miso and tofu), cruciferous vegetables (all […]