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Renal Support Network Podcast

I was invited to speak on the Renal Support Network Podcast about my new book. You can listen to the podcast by clicking the photo above. Renal support network is a great resource for those suffering from CKD.


Now Available! 

Cooking for your Kidneys Book. 

Pasta with Squash and Carrots in a Cream Sauce
Nutritional data for each repine is provided. This is the entry for the above dish. Two different charts, one showing the details of each ingredient and the nutrition information it adds to the recipe, and the second provides the protein levels and the amounts of each of the essential amino acids. 

More photos of recipes of recipes from the book.

Mango Salsa

Chicken Tikka with Rice and homemade Pita

 Garum Masala - spice mixture for great added flavor

I have taken my experiences and combined them  to provide the information I wish I had available to me when first diagnosed. 
This is not just a cookbook but a source of information for anyone facing the disease and for those who provide care at any level. 
  •  Full nutritional data for recipes and ingredients
  • A resource to understanding chronic kidney disease
  • Recipes and cooking guidance to assist with diet
  • Food science information to assist with choosing and buying ingredients
  • Color photos and charts

Check back in the next few days for availability and how to purchase. 


Two recipes that can help with the difficulties of jarred BBQ sauces and chili pastes. And they are Delicious.

Video episodes

On set with cameraman Dave shooting one of our videos. 

You can click on the links below to see each video, or for all the  episodes click on the "Video" link above.

Pepper sauce

Pasta with Squash & Carrots


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Making your own Pepper Sauce
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Homemade BBQ Sauce

Barbecue Sauce - Make it at home
Summer time means grilling, BBQ, and picnics. CKD patients can have a difficult time navigating all the wonders of the outdoor grilling season with all the dietary restrictions. There are dry rubs with high sodium levels; Wet sauces that are high is potassium, sugars, and sodium; High fat meats that have high phosphorus levels. All of these are on the “avoid or limit” list.  
This recipe accommodates many of the problem areas and can relieve some of the stress that occurs when trying to enjoy the outdoor cooking season. The use of tomato paste helps with the potassium levels; limited brown sugar reduces carbs and sugar levels; using minimal salt limits sodium; and using the chile paste listed above, greatly enhances the flavor without adding to the negative aspects of jarred BBQ sauce. 
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