Cookbook co-authors Denise and Ross Weale both graduated from Johnson and Wales Culinary School, located in Providence, Rhode Island. A short time later, in 1990, symptoms led Ross’ gastroenterologist to diagnose him with ulcerative colitis.
During a severe flare-up in 1995, and with the need to maintain a low residue diet, Denise and Ross collaboratively wrote “The Culinary Couple’s Creative Colitis Cookbook”— a cookbook that contains 100 easily-prepared low fiber, non-dairy breakfast, bread, soup, side dish, main course, and dessert recipes (see complete table of contents with free recipes). The recipes reflect a delicious collection of diet-modified American comfort foods, and ethnic favorites like Arroz con Pollo, and Salmon Croquettes.
Together, we thought our colitis diet cookbook would be a great way to share the culinary creations that helped Ross while trying to deal with the ups and downs of ulcerative colitis. The cookbook itself is spiral bound, and pocket-sized (4¼” by 5½”) making it a great supermarket, and counter-top companion. In addition to the use of a low residue diet during flare-ups, Ross utilizes a prescription drug maintenance program during remission — as indicated by his physician.
Thanks for visiting our Web site. We wish you the best of health. — Denise & Ross
PS. We are happy to share a few really nice messages from our readers!
“Thank you! Thank you! For the great cookbook. My husband, Brian, was just diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and we cooked our first meal, the Chicken Fingers - YUM! You made our day! Thanks again!” — Mary and Brian
“I want to thank you for making my daughter’s 20th birthday a feast to remember. She was so happy and everyone loved the food. I love to cook and have experimented with other things using your techniques. I made the brownies in the shape of a heart and put an icing on it which consisted of confectionery sugar, cocoa and rice milk. She is doing much better with her colitis and now with these recipes I will be able to fatten her up a little. Once again thank you…” — Susan S.
“I just want to follow up and let you know that my mother received her cookbook. She really likes it and is looking forward to using it. I want to thank you for your help and dedication to your product. It is gratifying to do business with a man with integrity.” — Rick R. MDC