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pendragon1980

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Low Acid Casseroles? - Updated 12
« on: January 14, 2012, 09:25:54 AM »
My neighbor is going though some surgery later this month and I would like to make her a couple of casseroles or meals that are easy to reheat.

I asked about her diet restrictions and she told me needs food that low acid, also no tomatoes and onions.

I'm a bit stumped now.
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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2012, 12:39:33 PM »
Could you use onion powder instead?  Not the same I know, but the flavor might help round things out.  I'd probably do a white sauce over noodles + protein or make veggies au gratin.

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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2012, 12:41:56 PM »
What casseroles were you thinking of?  Most of the ones I know don't have tomatoes and onions can be omitted.


If you give us the ones you normally make, suggestions can be made.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2012, 02:22:46 PM »
Can you substitute leeks or scallions for onions, or do they have to avoid all alliums?
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2012, 03:52:02 PM »
Asparagus casserole: asparagus and spaghetti in white sauce with cheddar cheese.
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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2012, 04:17:31 PM »
I asked about her diet restrictions and she told me needs food that low acid, also no tomatoes and onions.

I do a white lasagne which is cooked vegetables layered with lasagne sheets and a roux sauce. It's much lower in acid than a tomato sauce. Chicken casserole would also meet the criteria, depending on what you put in it. White sauces, plain mash with gravy etc.
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« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2012, 05:46:23 PM »
How about a mac & cheese?  Very comforting, very easy to digest.  If she can tolerate it, you can add a little chopped ham or cooked ground beef for some added protein.


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« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2012, 05:47:48 PM »
Maybe a chicken or turkey with stuffing casserole?
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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2012, 12:05:07 AM »
I asked about her diet restrictions and she told me needs food that low acid, also no tomatoes and onions.

I do a white lasagne which is cooked vegetables layered with lasagne sheets and a roux sauce. It's much lower in pH than a tomato sauce. Chicken casserole would also meet the criteria, depending on what you put in it. White sauces, plain mash with gravy etc.

Do yoy mean lower in acid? Because a lower pH sauce would be more acidic.
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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2012, 04:16:33 AM »
I asked about her diet restrictions and she told me needs food that low acid, also no tomatoes and onions.

I do a white lasagne which is cooked vegetables layered with lasagne sheets and a roux sauce. It's much lower in pH than a tomato sauce. Chicken casserole would also meet the criteria, depending on what you put in it. White sauces, plain mash with gravy etc.

Do yoy mean lower in acid? Because a lower pH sauce would be more acidic.

Yes, thanks. I always get pH the wrong way around.

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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2012, 02:26:11 AM »

Cream sauces and gravy sauces would be good.  I would assume that no onions means no garlic as well, if it's a digestive issue.

Broccoli, chicken, pasta or rice and a cheese sauce go well together, and be a balanced meal.


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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2012, 03:06:05 AM »
I make a nice tuna and macaroni bake that would probably be okay. It does have onion in it but you could probably just omit it. In fact I'd make that a general for any casserole. It may make it a little bland but when you are on a low acid diet that onionless flavour tastes much better than it does usually.

Alternatively, when I was pregnant with DD1 I got dreadful reflux with onions. I found dried onion flakes didn't have the same effect.
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Re: Low Acid Casseroles?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2012, 09:36:14 AM »
Well, its been delayed for now. Today is the day of the surgery and both DH and I are home with really bad sore throats and I don't want to expose her to that, esp after surgery.

I did pick up a magazine with casserole recipes in it, I'm thinking of dropping off a get well card and an IOU along with the magazine and letting her pick out a couple of recipes herself.