For those who suffer from gluten, wheat, dairy, egg and nut allergies and intolerances it is all too easy to forget that there are many other health issues that can put you on a restricted diet: diabetes, phenylketonuria, epilepsy – and kidney disease.
Lawrence Keogh, well known to TV cookery enthusiasts, suffers from the last of these and, in 2000, had to have a kidney transplant. As a result he is very interested in the dietary restrictions imposed on those with kidney disease (limiting proteins, sodium and phosphorus – found in dairy products, dried pulses, nuts, beer and cola type drinks).
For them, Lawrence has put together this delightful little cookery book, which is available, free of charge, via renal dietitians throughout the UK. As it happens, many of the recipes, such as the two chicken ones below, are, or at least can also be dairy, gluten, egg and nut free!
Update - May 2010.
Lemon and Ginger Baked Yogurt Chicken with Fresh Curry Leaves
1 free-range chicken cut in 8 portions
Remove the skin from the chicken portions and discard. Make incisions into the flesh with a sharp knife. This will allow the spices to permeate right into the meat and enable it to cook quicker.
Grilled Chicken Salad with Rosemary and Red Wine Vinegar Pickled Onions
2 red onions sliced in rings
Place a large pan of boiling water on the stove and blanch the onions for approximately 1 minute.
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