Buttermilk Biscuits

The nice thing with a great Sunday dinner is some buttermilk biscuits!

This recipe is quite easy to follow and make!


3 cups plain, all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/4 cup cold Crisco® Zero Grams Trans Fat Shortening
2 tablespoons no-salt margarine, cold, cut into bits
1 1/3 cups buttermilk


Preheat oven to 450 °F. In a bowl whisk together flour, sugar and baking powder.
Cut cold shortening and margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Then stir in buttermilk to form a soft dough. With floured hands knead dough gently eight times in bowl. Flatten dough to a 3/4 inch thickness. Using a 2-inch biscuit cutter or glass dipped in flour, cut out biscuits. Place biscuits about 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Gather the trimmings to make the final biscuit. Bake biscuits on the middle rack of the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

You can also jam to the ingredients for a different flavour. If you are on a dialysis diet like me try to find low potassium jams like cherry, pineapple or blackberry to add to the mix.

One recipe makes 12 biscuits



Asian Apple Slaw (perfect potluck meal)

Looking for a great recipe for a bbq or potluck? Try Asian Apple Slaw, it is great for not only the taste but also a healthy kidney recipe.



4 cups of cabbage, finely shredded
1/2 cup red pepper, chopped
3 green onions, chopped
1 granny smith apple, shredded
1/2 cup celery, chopped
1/2 cup cilantro
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp sesame oil
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp sugar


Directions :

Combine all herbs, fruit and vegetables in a  mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk together oils, lime juice, vinegar and sugar.

Toss the slaw with the salad dressing and garnish with toasted sesame seeds.


Serves 8 (serving size is 3/4 cups)

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 186
  • Protein: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fibre: 2g
  • Total Fat: 15g
  • Sodium: 17mg
  • Phosphorus: 25mg
  • Potassium: 164mg

Cinnamon and Nutmeg pancake recipe

Tonight the kids and I decided to have breakfast for supper. While my daughter loves eggs, my son hates them. So I have to make something more for him. So we are going to have eggs (over easy) for my daughter and I and cinnamon and nutmeg pancakes for my son. ( but Hayley and I might have one or two!)

The recipe is really simple and most people have these items always on hand in their cupboards.


1 cup of milk

1 egg

2 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil

1 1/4 cup flour

3 tsp. sugar

1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1/2 tsp. nutmeg

2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. salt


In a bowl first combine milk, eggs, vegetable oil. Then stir in rest of ingredients.

Heat a lightly oiled frying pan on medium heat. (you can use pam  spray or light butter.) To make sure pan is warm enough drop a tiny bit of water on pan and watch it dance”. Pour 1/4 of the batter on the pan. Brown on both sides and serve with butter and syrup. (for second batch you may want to turn down the heat as pan is already hot . )

Makes four decent sized pancakes for 2 people. Double recipe if you are feeding four people.


Sugar and Spice Popcorn

Currently I am on a no salt diet due to my kidney disease. So the hardest thing for me to do is find snacks. I can only have so many veggies/fruit in a day. I enjoy popcorn but with just butter it is bland! That was until I found this recipe!

For Sugar and Spice Popcorn you will need:

8 cups air-popped popcorn
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Then next you will need to:

Pop popcorn; set aside.
Heat the butter, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in the microwave or on the stove in a saucepan until the butter melts and sugar dissolves.
Be careful not to burn the butter.
Drizzle spiced butter mixture over popcorn; mix well.
Serve immediately for best results.


It serves 4 (2 cups of popcorn per serving)

Nutrient Analysis

  • Calories: 120
  • Protein: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 20g
  • Fibre: 3g
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Sodium: 2mg
  • Phosphorus: 60mg
  • Potassium: 56mg

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

1 starch