Recipes for a Low-Fiber, Low-Residue Colitis Diet

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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

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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.

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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