Crispy Chicken

This is one of my favorite weekday recipes it’s fast, easy, and you can make a large batch because they store and reheat well. Have you every gone to a Chinese restaurant and had General Tsos or Sesame Chicken? Well this isn’t exactly like that because we don’t deep fry the chicken but this is the same batter they use to make the chicken so crispy. One of my favorite things to do is dip the chicken in different types of mustard or toss it with some hot sauce.

Buffalo Kidney Walk 2014

We are just a week away from this years Kidney Walk in Buffalo! I know I know it’s a bit late to be writing about this but hey look on the bright side, last year I waited until the day before to write anything. See? Improvement!  I will be doing my part by walking again this year and by raising money for the fundraiser. This year I want to talk about why it is important to donate to the Kidney Walk.

Summer Tip: Ice Cream Substitute

It’s hot. If you are anything like me all you want is a large glass of Ice Tea or even better Ice Cream, but we both know that we shouldn’t. The more fluid we put on before treatment is more fluid that we have to carry and that our hearts have to deal with. Then we have even more to take off during treatment and that leads to cramping and low blood pressure.  So what are we to do? Well I stumbled on an interesting solution that not only cooled me down, slaked my thirst, and proved to be a […]

Cajun Chicken

Way back on Mardi Gras I tried to make a Cajun chicken pasta. I pretty much followed the standard recipe and the only things I changed is that I omitted salt, butter, and heavy cream. Yeah, it kind of turns out that those are the three things that make Cajun chicken pasta amazing. Last weekend it hit me that the chicken itself tasted fine it was the sauce that was horrid. Don’t ever try to use Almond Milk as a replacement for heavy cream in savory recipes, it just sucks. This time around I just decided to make the chicken and then put […]

Cajun Seasoning

Cajun Seasoning is another one of my favorite spice mixtures, I will end up using it on anything from chicken, to fish, to my morning eggs.

 

Big Changes

Yup, that’s right, I’m in Buffalo NY!

Recently I have gone through some life changes that have forced me to move and rather quickly. I only had less than a day to pack up and get here. I’m still in transition and I won’t be living on my own for at least several months. What that means for the blog is staggered updates as I won’t always have access to the kitchen to cook and photograph as I would like to.

I am going to take this time to ask people for recipes and their ideas. If you want to see your recipe on the blog either email me or click on Questions up above. 

I will also be featuring recipes from other dialysis recipes sites just so you have something to enjoy while I am getting things together. 

Keep being Awesome!
Chris

Big and Bold Taco Chicken Pizza and Guacamole

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone! Or as my friends call today; “Revenge of the 5th!” Just Google it. 

I was so excited when I was contacted by someone who represents Chef Aaron McCargo and asked to post his dialysis friendly recipes on my blog. I never thought I would be posting other peoples recipes on here but to be honest I love this guy! I mean it’s not often a celebrity chef takes time out of his busy day, even though he is being paid by Fresenius Medical Care, to come up with renal safe dishes that taste amazing.

Since the entire goal of this blog is to get really great tasting recipes that are renal friendly in the hands of dialysis patients so they will actually stick to their diet, I have decided to post his recipes.

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Walking to a Transplant

I weigh 121 kg, or 266 lbs.

I have never had an issue with body image. That has just not ever been something that bothered me. What does bother me is the fact that my Nephrologist, my Nurse Practitioner, and my Nutritionist all tell me that I have to lose weight to get on the transplant list yet no one knows how much weight I am suppose to lose.

I don’t have very many options when it comes to exercise because I have a couple of herniated discs in my lower lumbar. The option that I do have that seems the lowest impact is, you guessed it, walking!

I have had this idea for a while now but I didn’t really think about it until two years ago when I saw a flyer for the local annual Kidney Walk.

kidney_walk

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Product Review: Biscoff

Let me start by saying I love this product. I’m not being paid nor was I asked to do this review by anyone. I’m doing this because sometimes a product comes along that just changes the things you do and you want to share it with everyone you know. Luckily for me I have a blog so I can share this with a lot of people I have never even met.

Biscoff is a delightful little cookie and a cookie spread that holds some wondrous surprises for we dialysis patients and people in renal failure. For one these products have very little sodium, they also have very little potassium, and here comes the biggest surprise of all, they have NO phosphorus!

That’s right, this is a phosphorous free product! How do I know about the potassium and phosphorus contents? Simple, I contacted the company directly and asked.

We will get to the nutrition soon, I promise. By the way, if you got here using tags, they only apply to the very last thing in this post.

First I want to talk about the three different products I will be focusing on.

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Video: Fluids and You

I was reading one of my favorite blogs today, DevonTexas, and he found a interesting video about dialysis and your fluid restriction. I thought I would share this with everyone because the more people that see this video the better. You can either click here to watch the video or you can click here to go to ESRD15’s website where the video is hosted. I am sorry that I can not embed videos because I won’t pay for that privilege.

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My day out with the wife

Don’t worry, this involves the blog and food at some point.

The wife and I slept in today, and when I say slept in I mean until 3pm. I have no idea how we managed that but since we didn’t have much to do today we decided to turn the alarm clock off. Our first stop was to the  local restaurant supply store, Dine, since they close at 6pm and it was close to 4pm by the time we got out of the house.

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Toasted Sesame Tahini Pictorial

Well it seems that this wonderful recipe didn’t make it in the move from our WordPress.com blog. You see this was a re-blogged article which means it came from another blog on WordPress.com and I was just sharing it with you on my blog.

Since I want you to go read the original article I am just going to give you the link instead of re-posting everything here.

Toasted Sesame Tahini Pictorial

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The New Year and Carrots

It’s a New Year again and as you may remember last year I made a list of goals. Today I am going to review this list and see how I did. I am also going to take a new approach as to how I go about next year’s list. I wanted to get this out before New Year’s Eve but I waited until the last day and then I had a bad treatment, oh well.

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Lemon-Dill Carrots

 

 

Man it’s been a while hasn’t it? I suppose I have gotten lost in all of the projects I have been involved in. That and I just switched to a new clinic and I am just getting use to my new 5:30 AM wake up time. Yeah, first shift is killing me but at least I get my weekends and evenings back. Well I have stumbled upon a small issue as of late, my camera has stopped working. Until I get a new one or start using my iPhone I will be snagging images off of Google Images. The above image is very close to what I made today. Yeah I even used my mandolin to cut full grown carrots on the bias. Trust me, it looks nice but its easier to use baby carrots.

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Lemony Addiction – Lemon Simple Syrup

Note: The above picture isn’t mine but it looks close enough. My camera is going to be on hiatus for a while.

Last week I decided to stop drinking soda. Oh, wait, that was on my new years resolution wasn’t it? Oh well, I am at least doing better than when I started this year. Now at least I only have soda when we go out or go to a friend’s house. Anyway, I decided to drink more tea. It should be noted I dislike ice tea. I know, I know, “a Kentucky boy who can’t stand ice or sweet tea? Impossible!” Well, here I am. One thing I do like is a Half and Half, also known as an Arnold Palmer. If you don’t know what this is it’s usually a 50/50 mix of ice or sweet tea and lemonade. Then it hit me to add lemon to my tea. I was sold on the first sip! I absolutely loved it! After a week or so I decided that although I can easily keep lemon juice in my refrigerator I wanted to try and make something similar to an Arnold Palmer. I didn’t want lemonade in the fridge or else I might drink it all the time and just let the tea sit there. That’s when it hit me, a simple syrup with lemon juice! It would be so amazingly simple, all I have to do is add a splash here and there to have a sweetener and lemon flavor added to my tea! After some tinkering here is what I came up with.

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