Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What ways I can add back some of that 'brightness' that I got with vinegar/lemon?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • What ways I can add back some of that 'brightness' that I got with vinegar/lemon?

    Looking for some ways to add some brightness that I get with vinegar/lemon in my dishes.

  • #2
    Re: What ways I can add back some of that 'brightness' that I got with vinegar/lemon?

    I think adding sweet is on of the only taste options to add to food,& I am so over sweet because of this. As suggested on this forum, I use "Marie's Creamy Ranch Dressing/Dip" found in the refrigerated section. I use it sparingly & always with Prelief,and it never gives me a problem.It is delicious.I also have started to use nutritional yeast (found it at Trader Joe's) as a condiment over foods- kind of a umame flavor,and I also use PBFit peanut butter powder to add flavor.

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: What ways I can add back some of that 'brightness' that I got with vinegar/lemon?

      The brightness you're referring to is acid. Unfortunately, acidic foods and beverages wreak havoc with IC bladders and there's no "IC-friendly" substitute for it.

      "When you gotta go, you gotta go!"

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: What ways I can add back some of that 'brightness' that I got with vinegar/lemon?

        How about a little lemon peel. That's a way of getting some citrus brightness and lightness without the acid found in the juice.
        Would you like to talk with someone about your IC struggles? The ICN now offers personal coaching sessions that include myself, Julie Beyer RD on the diet and Dr. Heather Howard on Sexuality. http://www.icnsales.com/icn-personal-coaching/

        Looking for books, magazines & reports on IC? Please visit the ICN Shop at: http://www.icnsales.com: Your ICN subscription & purchases in our shop support these message boards, chats and special events. BECOME AN ICN ANGEL TODAY!

        Please remember that the information on the ICN is provided with the understanding that ICN, its founder, staff, volunteers, and participants are not engaged in rendering medical or professional medical services. We cannot and do not give medical advice. Only your personal physician can do this for you.






        Comment


        • #5
          Plum Puree. I'm sure this is not for all but I've had diagnosed IC for 15 years and I have found that a little "Umeboshi Paste", a Japanese condiment, works well as a replacement for vinegar/lemon. The ingredients are simple: plums with salt. I use it in my homemade salad dressings, hamburgers (as a spread replacement instead of ketchup) and in homemade miso soup and many other dishes. It can also be used as a worcestershire replacement. Being a fermented food, you should never put it in extremely hot foods for it kills the beneficial gut bacteria. Lastly, the first time I tasted this, I didn't care for it (but I was desperate for a vinegar replacement) so you may need to start with a small amount and build up until your taste buds become familiar with the umami flavors. I've been using this for many years and would not be without it.I also use lemon peel mixed with this and other ingredients to make a salad dressing. Make sure its organic because most on the market have other ingredients that could burn our bladders. I'd like to add that I eat a very clean organic diet of mostly fruits and vegetables and can do some fermented foods with no problems; however, we are all different so do some research and see if you think this might work for you.

          Comment

          Working...
          X