It can be tough living on liquids and soft foods in our non-liquid, non-soft food focused culture. But after years of trial and error (mostly error) and thousands of entries in food logs, I’ve found that while a liquid & soft-food lifestyle does limit the eating options, they can still be great!
Hi, I’m Cathy. When I was diagnosed with gastroparesis in 2007, I hard a hard time getting acclimated to living with chronic intestinal illness. What were the treatment options available in traditional medicine as well as those in alternative medicine? How would this kind of illness affect holidays, my family, and my wardrobe? (Was I destined to life in sweatpants?) I found lots of sympathy but not many answers.
So here we are. After learning first-hand what doesn’t work (at least for me), I’ve compiled what I hope will be practical information for others who live like I do. And while I still have days when I do get really sick, and days when I do get really down, I’ve learned that living with intestinal disease can happen while living a wonderful life. We have much to celebrate, and maintaining that kind of attitude can do as much for our quality of life as any medication out there.
Here I’ll provide a new article every week as well as a new soft food or liquid food recipe, one that uses easy-to-find ingredients and requires only a minimal amount of time to prepare. (Since there are days when it’s a real challenge to get up and cook, ease of preparation is an absolute for all recipes.)
As far as the dietary parameters, the recipes will be:
beef, pork, & chicken-free
low residue (unless otherwise noted)
Isn’t that an amazing list? When friends and family look at it they often say, “Well, what can you eat?”
It’s all here. I’d love to have you join me on the journey.