- Use garlic infused oil instead of straight garlic in a dish: warm plain olive oil w/ a few cloves of whole garlic, when golden brown, strain out garlic and cook with the infused oil.
- Add lemon zest to a recipe instead of pure lemon juice. The acid from the lemon juice can surely put you in serious pain.Instead I use the zest. Zest of any citrus fruit packs tens times the punch of the juice w/o the side effects.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Bad Romance- When Food & Heartburn Don't Mix- Expert Advice
Caught in a Bad Romance, no I'm not talking about GaGa's latest hit. I'm referring to the 25 million adults who suffer daily from acid reflux according to About.com. It's like a sick joke, the one thing in life you love FOOD, spicy, tasty, garlickly goodness being the exact thing you have stay away from. It's like everytime I eat a dish of fresh homemade Sunday Sauce Im saying "I want your love, I want your revenge"! Fuggedaboudit- imagine if I wanted to wash dinner down with a glass of wine, I'll be screaming Ra-Ra-Ra all the way to the E.R.!!!! So how do I handle this sadistic relationship, besides popping the latest proton pump inhibitor (better known as PPI or acid blocker)? Here's a few of my tips:
Posted by Chef Jen DePalma at 1:37 PM