PKD Connection Blog

In a conversation with friends the other day, with all of us sharing our food “weaknesses,” it got me thinking, as to why and where cravings come from.  As a dietitian, I have to believe that cravings had to come […]

4 servings Ingredients 4 (6-ounce) cod fillets Panko bread crumbs Black Pepper 2 egg whites, for egg wash 4 tablespoons grapeseed oil (I use lemon-flavored) 1/2 lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon butter 1 sprig fresh thyme Directions Preheat oven to 400 […]

Credit: Ingredients • 1 (2-pound) beef tenderloin roast • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 4 teaspoons olive oil • 1/2 cup chopped shallots • 1 small carrot, finely chopped • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup) • 1 clove garlic, minced (about […]

Can’t tell fact or fiction about certain recommended “healthy eating” recommendations?  This week, I’m going to step away from the PKD arena a bit, and try to separate myth from truth about some popular diet practices.  Note that the tips […]

Yields 6 Ingredients 2 pounds thick asparagus, cut into 2-in. pieces 2 tablespoons each fresh lemon juice and Dijon mustard 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup each chopped fresh basil, chives, and cilantro 1 cup thinly […]

  One of my favorites that the whole family enjoys! Yield: Makes 4 servings 2 cups chopped white onion, divided 3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 5 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided 2 garlic cloves, minced […]

Many people wonder how nutrition can impact the preparation and recovery from surgery. Although each person has their own individual needs, there are certain nutrients that are almost universally important to include and to avoid when preparing for or recovering […]

Ingredients -4 medium carrots, peeled and finely diced -2 stalks celery, finely diced -1 large red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced -1 (8-ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and finely diced -3 scallions (white and green parts), thinly sliced -2 […]

  This week, I’m going to focus on “my crutch” in the food world. It’s not chocolate, not salty-snacks, or sweet treats. My weakness is Caffeine! Almost all days, especially mornings….it’s something I just can’t live without. At least, I […]