Cooking for David – Review and Giveaway – Ends August 4, 2012
|July 11, 2012||Posted by Kelly under Giveaway, Review|
I can’t even begin to tell you how hard it is to cook for a family that consists of a picky eater, a kidney failure patient, and a teenager. Actually the teenager is pretty good about eating anything I put in front of her. The picky eater on the other hand doesn’t have any interest in trying anything new and her current favorites are limited. It was a surprise for me to learn that patients on dialysis had to eat a different diet. Depending on what type of dialysis, Hemo or Peritoneal, your food restrictions will be different.
My husband is on peritoneal and has to eat a low phosphorous diet. The list of foods high in phosphorous is unbelievable. I haven’t been able to find a complete list anywhere, but there are countless sites with partial lists out there. Here is a list from Kidney.org. What I would like is a list of foods he can have and I found that in a cookbook that my dear friend was kind enough to buy for me. It’s called Cooking for David by Sara Colman RD, CDE and Dorothy Gordon BS, RN.
This cookbook is more than just a book of recipes. It contains Meal Planning Tools, Food lists to help you decide what you can have and can’t have based on your form of dialysis as well as what your doctor prescribes, and even a food pyramid for renal dialysis patients. There are menu tools, meal planners, and help in figuring out your food choices. This cookbook, however, is great for anyone, not just dialysis patients, so the whole family can enjoy these recipes!
When I received the cookbook I had my husband mark all the recipes he wanted me to try. The recipe book contains 160 recipes, so considering the limits on dialysis patients, that is a lot to choose from. When I spoke with my hubby’s nutritionalist about what he can eat, she even recommended Cooking for David, saying it was the best cookbook for dialysis patients.
One of the recipes my husband selected was the Breakfast Sausage. The recipe was simple to follow, and even includes the nutrients per serving, the renal food choice count, and helpful hints! Hubby approves!
The authors of Cooking for David were generous enough to send me a copy to give away to one of my readers. Please let your friends and family know about this cookbook, because dialysis is overwhelming and having a cookbook to make life easier can be a real blessing for them.
To buy the book, please visit Culinary Kidney Cooks. The website even has a “Recipe of the Week”. Please share the link to their website on your blog and your Facebook page and help dialysis patients know there is a cookbook to help!
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