I recently had a medical procedure that required me to be on a restricted diet for several days—nothing with fiber: no fruit, nuts, vegetables, or whole grains; no beef, milk products, or vitamins with iron. The foods that remained included most of the things that my wife has been trying to get me to give up—white bread, white rice—and white meats—chicken, eggs, fish and pork. How do you make a soft, bland diet taste good?
Tag Archives: soft food
Karl’s Shrimp Rice Pudding
Filed under Main Dishes, Rice, Shrimp
Karl’s Soft Food Chicken Orzo Italiano
Daughter Miriam is coming over to work on an article with her mother. She is on a soft food diet for her TMJ and is suffering from an illness that prevents her from eating anything in the leek family. Her sister, Eilene, just had a dental implant, so she is on a soft food diet as well.
Filed under California Fusion, Chicken, Main Dishes, Pasta
Karl’s Savory Rice Pudding
Daughter Eilene just got a dental implant and is on soft foods for a few days. She is getting tired of soups, so I thought I would make a savory rice pudding. Looking on-line, I couldn’t seem to find anything that was even close to what I had in mind—herby, super-eggy, and filling.
Filed under California Fusion, Main Dishes, Side Dishes
Karl’s Mandarin Orange Salad
In the continued effort to make meals for Jan that she doesn’t have to do any biting—she has two front tooth temporary caps—I suggested salmon for dinner. She thought yams were a good soft starch to go with the fish. She then suggested that this was an Orange Dinner.
Filed under California Fusion, Salads, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Ezo Gelin Soup II
Jan has a friend who is getting oral surgery and will have a week where she will not be able to chew. My brother-in-law and his family are also coming to the Bay Area and they all have troubles with their teeth. Soft soups are the order of the day and I decided to make three soups that I have made before: Ezo Gelin, Maafe, and Avgolemono. Half I will give to Jan’s friend as a mitzvah and we will have a soup tasting for the family with the rest.
Filed under Beef, Main Dishes, Soups, Stews, Vegan, Vegetarian
Karl’s Shepherd’s Minced Pie
Jan is still eating soft food, but she is getting tired of smoothies. A few weeks ago, I made a Thanksgiving chopped turkey shepherd’s pie for her brother, who is also having difficulty chewing. Today, I thought I would make a lamb version for Jan.
Filed under Lamb, Main Dishes
Karl’s Turkey Rancher’s Pie II
Note: Today, I am posting a soft food shepherd’s pie and I mention in my discussion that I had made one earlier for Thanksgiving. I realized that I had never posted the recipe.
Filed under Main Dishes, Poultry
Jan’s Pomegranate Pond Scum Smoothie
Jan is still on a soft food diet so she has been making smoothies. Last night’s had kale, strawberries and banana, but she does not remember what else she put into it. It looked a bit like chocolate milk. While it tasted nice, you wanted to drink it in the dark. Today’s smoothie looked a bit nicer, but any drink with a lot of ground up kale is going to have presentation issues.
Filed under Main Dishes, Vegetarian MD