Celebrate the New Year with 2 IC-safe recipes that can be shared with non-IC friends. Great ideas for a winter pot-luck!!


2 cups of cooked, chunked chicken
1 15-oz. can pure, organic chicken or vegetable broth (or stock from home-cooked chicken)
10 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion (if tolerated) or substitute 2 teaspoons IC Friendly fresh, minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh oregano
1/8 teaspoon fresh, ground pepper
1 cup frozen green peas
1 cup frozen mixed veggies (broccoli cuts, carrots, cauliflower florets, etc.)
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 – 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (if tolerated) or shredded mozzarella

Place all ingredients except chicken broth, cornstarch and grated cheese in a large saucepan. Mix together. Reserve 1/2 cup broth. Add remaining broth to the pan. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until vegetables are cooked. Mix reserved broth, cornstarch and cheese. Stir the mixture into the other ingredients and boil for one minute to thicken. Serve over a favorite rice, pasta or phyllo or pie crust baked in muffin cups. Serves 4 – 6.


1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup softened butter
1/2 cup canola oil
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon milk
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup white “chocolate”, organic chips or chunks (find those with the fewest ingredients to avoid preservatives if bothersome) peanut butter or butterscotch chips are also good (if tolerated) or substitute a cup of IC friendly carob chips
1 cup brown or golden raisins (if tolerated) or substitute 1/2 cup IC friendly chopped almonds or cashews

Beat together sugars, butter, vegetable oil, egg, vanilla and milk. Mix in flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt. Stir in white chocolate chips & raisins. Drop onto a greased or parchment papered cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 13 minutes. Tops should be light brown. Makes 4 – 5 dozen.

Thank you to Marcia, our IC recipe chef!!


IC Texas Sheet Cake

August 3, 2012

Carob is an alternative to chocolate. Use it in powder or chip form for baking and try things you wouldn’t normally be able to eat… like this wonderful Texas Sheet Cake recips that is IC diet friendly!

texas sheet cake

  • 2 sticks (one cup) butter or margarine
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tablespoons carob powder (Chatfield’s brand is sold at Harvest Health stores in West Michigan)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Place above ingredients into a medium saucepan; bring to a boil; remove from heat & add:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup pure Greek yogurt (Oikos plain works well)
  • 1 egg

Mix all & pour into greased cookie sheet WITH EDGE.  Place into 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Using the same unwashed saucepan add:

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons carob powder

Bring to boil; remove from heat & add 1 teaspoon pure vanilla, 1 cup chopped nuts & 1 pound powdered sugar.  Leave mixture on stove & frost cake with the mixture 15 minutes after the cake comes out of the oven.

*Thank you Marcia for this yummy recipe — she says it’s “Absolutely delicious & worth every calorie!  Enjoy!”