Episode 13: Interview w/ Orphan Technologies.

Hey guys!

First of all, thank you for being patient with us these past couple of weeks when we have had all kinds of technical difficulties and sickness in our house.

Second of all, we have ALL.THE.EXCITEMENT. for this episode!! We interviewed the CEO of Orphan Technologies Frank Glavin, as well as the Executive Director of Clinical Operations, Jeanie Price. We are so encouraged and excited by the work that they are doing for the HCU community- just wait until you hear their passion for helping HCU patients! We also get updates on OT-58 and how you can get involved in the trials.

Last on the list, we have Lindsey’s Low Pro Bites. This week, we are giving you the recipe on some Cauliflower Curry! It was a little spicy, so if you are not one who likes heat when they eat (lol) then this recipe may not be for you. Either that, or don’t get heavy handed on the spices. The recipe is in the links below (found on Pinterest).

We just wanted to say thank you to those who continue to listen to our podcast and support what we are doing. We appreciate all of you!

Be on the lookout for our next “tell me something good” segment on our Facebook groups, and join in on the conversation! See you next time!

#eatyourveggies

-Ben and Lindsey

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Cauliflower Curry

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Episode 12: Interview w/ Amanda

Heyyyyy guys!!

Welcome to episode 12! In this episode, we have an interview with Amanda Nethery who has HCU. We thank her so much for being on the podcast! 🙂

We also talk about our Tell Me Something Good, and Lindsey learns that potatoes have eyes.

[omg for real though guys, WHAT?!]

Our recipe for the week is Cauliflower Gnocchi! Super simple and quick to make. We use a bag of Cauliflower Gnocchi from Trader Joe’s (my fave), any sauce of your choice (we use a low protein marinara), and low protein cheese if desired. DON’T make the gnocchi like the package says! Use some oil or ghee in a pan and pan fry from frozen (if you use water like the directions say, it’ll be soggy!). If you have a meat eater in the family, a quick protein source is some chicken sausage or other quick meat of their choice.

The meal takes about 10 mins to make! Check out our instagram for a picture of the prepared meal.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode! Let us know if you have any ideas for future topics!

-Ben and Lindsey

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Episode 11: New Year’s Resolutions and Surgery Prep

Hey guys!

Sorry we have been absent for longer than usual, between holidays and sickness things have been a little crazy around our household… but WE’RE BACK! Happy 2019!!

This episode, we discuss surgery prep for HCU patients, as well as a couple of suggestions to have on hand in case of emergency surgery. We also discuss Ben’s New Year’s resolution as well as different options for eating at restaurants w/ HCU.

This week for Low Pro Bites, we chose a quick and easy meal… because who couldn’t use a few more of those?!

Veggie Pizza

We use Caulipower brand pre-made pizza crusts (find them in the freezer section!). Top with your favorite low protein marinara, pesto, or other sauce. Add chopped veggies on top (our usuals are mushrooms, onions, bell pepper, olives, pineapple bits, and artichoke hearts) as well as your favorite low protein cheese. Bake as directed on the Caulipower box and enjoy! The Caulipower brand crust is 6g for the whole crust. YASSS.

We hope you have had a wonderful, joyful start to the new year. We are looking forward to spending this next year with you and hope you continue to enjoy the podcast. Please let us know if there are specific topics you would like us to cover/questions you would like us to ask in any upcoming interviews.

And remember… just poke the crab out of the sushi. It’s all good.

#eatyourveggies

Ben and Lindsey

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Episode 10: Low-pro Challenge/Interview with Breanna

Hey everyone!

So this week on the podcast, we interview Breanna (Ben’s sister) after her challenge of eating a low-protein diet for a week. Breanna also recorded some short videos, available on our facebook page.

We are trying to get to 100 likes on facebook! Help us reach our goal and you have a shot at winning a FREE HC&U T-SHIRT! Woohoo!

This week, on Low-Pro Bites(sssssss), we made sliders!

Substitute for whatever rolls you want. The recipe is based on the idea from Tasty, seen here, however we made them low-protein!

We sautéed onions, bell peppers, and mushrooms. Add a low protein cheese. Top with melted butter, garlic, and Italian seasoning. I typically bake them at 350 degrees for about 10 mins. Super easy, and you can make whatever sides are your favorite!

Thank you to all of you who have supported us in this journey so far. We really enjoy making the podcast, and hope it is helpful to you! If you think of anything you would like to hear more about, have questions about, or just want some support on, PLEASE let us know! You will find our contact info below.

#eatyourveggies

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TTFN!

-Ben and Lindsey

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Episode 9: Emergency Preparedness and Thanksgiving

Hi everyone!

We are sorry it has been a while, things have been a little crazy with life lately. However, we have missed you and we are back at it! JUST in time for the holidays. On this episode, we are talking about emergency preparedness with HCU, featuring HCU Network America’s Emergency Preparedness Toolkit, as seen here.

We also discuss some famous vegetarians as found in this article.

Not to mention some hazards of being a vegetarian during the holidays, seen here. SHUT IT UNCLE FRANK!

Lindsey also comes up with the *best*ever*jokes*. Including one about May flowers that you just don’t want to miss.

Last but not least, this week’s Low Pro Bites recipe is one that is a staple at our family Thanksgivings. We have not tried using the low-protein food provider cream cheeses, however I think they would work just fine (we typically use whipped cream cheese, which has lower protein than regular cream cheese). I also substitute regular milk for almond milk, and shredded cheese for a low-protein shredded cheese. You can mix any veggies that sound good to you. We typically use fresh veggies instead of frozen, and we use zucchini, onion, corn, carrots, and diced red potatoes.

The recipe for the veggie casserole is as follows:

2 (12 oz) bags of mixed vegetables

1/4 cup butter

2 TBS flour

1 TSP diced onion (we use a whole onion. maybe 2. we like onions.)

1 cup milk *sub almond milk*

1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp pepper

4 oz cream cheese *we used whipped*

1/2 cup french fried onions (let’s be real. we use the whole container. it’s Thanksgiving, calories don’t count.)

Shredded cheese *low protein cheese*

**If you are using fresh vegetables, you will want to bake them first! So cook them then add to a pie pan or casserole dish.*

**PREHEAT OVEN TO 350**

Whisk butter and diced onion while cooking it over medium-low heat, let onions get soft then add flour and cook until it is light brown, approximately 3 minutes. (sometimes requires a little more butter than called for if you are using a whole onion).

Add milk/almond milk, salt/pepper. Continue whisking over med-low heat until thickened.

Add cream cheese and stir until smooth.

Pour the sauce over the veggies, sprinkle with cheese.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 mins. Sprinkle french fried onions on top and bake another 5 mins.

EL FIN.

Enjoy!! Send us pics of your low-protein Thanksgiving meals, and let us know your favorite dish!

Eat ALLLLL the veggies this Thanksgiving!!

-Ben and Lindsey

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Episode 8: Interview w/ Dr. Harvey Levy and HCU Awareness Month

Hey guys!

This week, we have some good things going for you! First we discuss some HCU Awareness Month items, including a haiku challenge. Then we have an interview with Dr. Harvey Levy, who is a pediatrician and biochemical geneticist at Boston Children’s Hospital and has over 50 years experience with diagnosis, treatment, and research for HCU.

And of course, Halloween is next week! So, we discuss some low protein snack/candy options for this time of year. Below are a few links to some ideas on Pinterest!

Rice Krispy Treats

https://cincyshopper.com/pumpkin-rice-krispie-treats/

https://www.somewhatsimple.com/halloween-rice-krispie-treats/

Low-protein Caramel

https://www.ladybehindthecurtain.com/easy-caramel-sauce/

Strawberry Ghosts

http://blog.candiquik.com/strawberry-ghosts/

Halloween Pretzels

https://butterwithasideofbread.com/halloween-pretzels-three-ways/

 

Next is Lindsey’s Low-Pro Bites!

https://karalydon.com/recipes/vegetarian-buffalo-cauliflower-wing-dip/

This week is another option for get-togethers or parties. Buffalo Cauliflower Dip is SO good and easy! This recipe calls for cream cheese and several other kinds of cheeses as well. I believe I used a low protein cheese, and we used whipped cream cheese to have less protein. You could also order a low-protein cream cheese to use in the recipe as well! Dip with raw veggies or low protein chips!

And last but not least, our “Tell Me Something Good” winner for the week gave us a low-protein recipe to try! See it below! 🙂 Thank you Joanna!

 

Well, I think that is everything! Let us know if you have some good low-protein Halloween snacks that you typically make!

Eat your veggies!

Ben and Lindsey

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Inspiration for some of Dr. Levy’s interview questions!

Episode 7: HCU AWARENESS and FALL

Hey all you people!

I hope you have had a FABULOUS couple of weeks since we last spoke, and as we say here in the south.. It’s FALL Y’ALL! …despite what the weatherman says #90degreesinoctobersaywhaaat.

Anyway, October is a month of celebrating all things fall as well as HCU Awareness Month! In this episode, we discuss different ways you can get involved. Check out this link to see how you can participate in raising awareness for HCU! Also, check out the donations page to help raise money, or you can donate through Facebook fundraisers that are shared on the HC&U Podcast page on Facebook! (links below)

We also talk about some of our favorite fall treats that are on the low protein end, and we give you a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cambrooke Therapeutics for some low protein foods!

Our low-pro recipe for this week is Lindsey’s “Not-so-chicken Pot Pie”.

What you need:

Pie crust or biscuits (whatever is lowest protein)

Cream of chicken soup, but scoop out the chicken. Because, not-so-chicken…

Peas and Carrots (Jenny and Forrest)

Spices (garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, pepper)

Diced potatoes and onions.

Instructions: Start cooking your potatoes and onions first. Place in a skillet and cook until soft. Add all other ingredients except the crust/biscuits. Assemble in pie crust or ramekins. Bake based on pie crust instructions, or bake at 350 until bubbly and add a fresh biscuit on top.

You can add other veggies or make it how you like, this is just how we usually make this at home. Don’t be afraid to play around and make it yours! Has anyone tried cream of mushroom with a recipe like this? I’m curious if it turns out as good. Let me know!

All in all, this is basically our favorite month of the year… so enjoy ALL THE FALL THINGS. We hope you enjoy this episode!

Also, quick shout out to our listeners. We have received such encouraging and sweet feedback from you guys. We appreciate your support and hope you continue to listen! 🙂

*insert sultry voice here*

Eat your veggies!

Ben and Lindsey
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