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Party Time - How to Eat with the Rest of Them

We have all come across one of those sophisticated, cream colored, heavy weighted envelopes containing an invite to either a wedding, anniversary, or even a super bowl party. I know some who would react with excitement, wondering if they might be the next bridesmaid. Except I know there is fine print behind the stylish coating, like the classic; bring your dancing shoes. You may love to dance. I simply do not. However, I do love to cook, if the fine print were to request that I bring a dish to the party, I would ironically say, “let’s dance.”

Wouldn't it be great to bring an IC entree to a average party instead of having to avoid bringing a dish? Preparing a delicious and IC safe dish is easier than you would think.

Stay away from casseroles; they are as boring as a Ben Steins voice mail.  Instead, think outside the box.

Finger foods are perfect at parties; they are easy to eat, easy to hold, and easy to discard. Meat is often a close companion to anyone with IC, making it the perfect option. Marinate chicken or beef using olive oil and your favorite herbs and spices, then skewer and grill them to perfection, served with the perfect pesto you are talking some serious flavor.

Abandon the deviled egg and as an alternative plate up some poached seasoned shrimp on cucumber slices. Do not even think about pigs in a blanket. If you want to impress try stuffing button mushrooms with ground veal and basil.

If you utilize these new finger food ideas, you will send shock waves through any party. However, be careful, with food this delicious the fine print is subject to change.

What is Interstitial Cystitis?

Interstitial cystitis (IC) is a condition that results in recurring discomfort or pain in the bladder and the surrounding pelvic region. The symptoms vary from case to case....

What causes IC?

Some of the symptoms of IC/PBS resemble those of bacterial infection, but medical tests reveal no organisms in the urine of people with IC/PBS...

How is IC diagnosed?

Because symptoms are similar to those of other disorders of the bladder and there is no definitive test to identify IC/PBS, doctors must rule out other treatable conditions before considering a diagnosis of IC/PBS...

What are treatments for IC?

Scientists have not yet found a cure for IC/PBS, nor can they predict who will respond best to which treatment. Symptoms may disappear with a change in diet or treatments or without explanation...

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