Winter temperatures are the perfect time to prepare cozy comfort foods. These mini veggie pot pies are filling without being too much food. You can easily add in your favorite meat for a heartier taste, too.
Best of all, these mini veggie pot pies are free of incontinence irritants, so you can still taste an awesome flavor without the negative side effects. We hope you enjoy!
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 large white or yellow onion (150 g), finely diced
- Salt + Pepper to taste
- 1 pound carrots, peeled and finely chopped
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups (720 ml) vegetable broth
- 2 tsp. fresh thyme, chopped (or sub 1 tsp dried)
- 1 15-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp. sea salt
- 10 Tbsp. cold butter
- 4-7 Tbsp. cold water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Arrange 6 ramekins (small baking dishes) on a baking sheet. Set aside.
- Heat a large pot over medium heat.
- Once hot, add oil and onion. Sauté until soft and translucent, about 4-5 minutes.
- Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and stir.
- Add carrots and season with a pinch more salt and pepper. Cook for about 2-3 minutes.
- Add flour and stir well to thoroughly coat.
- Cook for 1 minute, then slowly add in the vegetable broth, whisking to prevent clumps.
- Add thyme and white beans and bring the mixture to a simmer. Then lower heat to low and simmer for a few minutes. Cover and remove from heat while preparing crust.
- To prepare pie crust, add flour and salt to a mixing bowl and whisk to combine.
- Next add butter and use a pastry cutter (or fork) to cut the two together, until it resembles wet sand – about 30-45 seconds.
- Add ice cold water 1 Tbsp. at a time and use a wooden spoon to gently mix. Add only as much water as needed to help it come together and form a dough – about 4-6 Tbsp.
- Use your hands to gently knead/form the dough in the bowl and gather any loose scraps. Then transfer directly to a well-floured surface and form into a disc with your hands.
- Lightly flour the top of the dough, as well as a rolling pin, and gently roll out until about 1/8-inch thick. Add more flour as needed to prevent sticking.
- Use a pizza cutter or knife to cut into 6 large squares slightly larger than the size of your ramekins.
- At this time, scoop the white bean filling into the ramekins until almost entirely full (reserve any leftovers to enjoy as soup or future pot pies).
- Use a lightly floured spatula to scoop each pie crust square onto a ramekin. Repeat until all ramekins are covered. Use a knife or toothpick to create small holes in the top of the pie crust to allow steam to escape.
- Bake pot pies for 35-40 minutes, or until the filling is bubbly and the pie crust is golden brown. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.
- Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in a 350 degree F oven until completely warmed through.
This recipe was adapted from Minimalist Baker. You can view the full recipe here.
It’s hard to believe the holiday season is almost here! We are starting to dream of turkey, gravy and warm pumpkin pie. Today, we’re sharing a simple recipe for an incontinence-friendly Thanksgiving stuffing adapted from Betty Crocker.
- ¾ cup butter or margarine
- 2 large celery stalks, chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 9 cups soft bread cubes
- ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground sage
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Melt butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
- Cook celery and onion in butter for 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.
- Remove Dutch oven from the heat.
- Gently toss celery mixture and remaining ingredients, using spoon, until bread cubes are evenly coated.
- Grease 3-quart casserole or baking dish, 13x9x2 inches.
- Place stuffing in casserole dish and cover.
- Bake for 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
- Uncover and bake an additional 15 minutes.
What Thanksgiving side dishes are you planning to serve? We’d love to hear!
Enjoy this healthy and easy recipe that’s ready in under an hour! Cooler temperatures are no reason to stop eating fresh, so serve up this delicious salmon with rice and sautéed vegetables for a complete meal.
1 scallion, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1-pound salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds
- Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a bowl until the honey is dissolved.
- Place salmon in a plastic bag.
- Add 3 tablespoons of the sauce mixture to the bag. Set the remaining sauce aside.
- Place the bag in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
- Preheat your broiler.
- Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
- Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. Discard the marinade.
- Broil the salmon for 6 to 10 minutes.
- Drizzle with remaining sauce and garnish with sesame seeds, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Eating Well. Are you interested in learning more about how dietary restrictions can help improve incontinence symptoms? Read more here.
Spring temperatures mean new fresh produce is hitting the stands! We’re excited to dig into this refreshing salad from MyRecipes.com. It’s perfect for lunch and hearty enough to serve as weekday dinner.
It also has the added benefit of avoiding common ingredients that can aggravate urinary incontinence. We hope you enjoy this crisp salad and the beautiful spring weather!
1 tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups torn romaine lettuce
4 cups arugula
2 cups quartered strawberries
1/3 cup vertically sliced red onion
12 ounces skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast, sliced
2 tablespoons unsalted cashews, halved
- To prepare dressing, combine sugar, red wine vinegar, water, salt and black pepper in a small bowl.
- Gradually drizzle in oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.
- Set dressing aside.
- To prepare salad, combine romaine with arugula, quartered strawberries, red onion and chicken in a bowl; toss gently.
- Place about 2 cups chicken and salad mixture on each of 4 plates.
- Top each serving with 1 1/2 teaspoons cashews.
- Drizzle about 4 teaspoons dressing over each serving.
Not sure what diet has to do with incontinence? Check out how small nutrition modifications can reduce urinary leaks. Also check out our incontinence briefs and incontinence panties that provide the protection you can count on.
Take advantage of summer’s bounty with this mouthwatering salad. Summer is the perfect time to visit your local produce stand or farmer’s market to pick up fresh fruit and vegetables—both of which make a healthy base to build your meals around. Topped with lean grilled chicken, it becomes a dish suitable for dinnertime.
The beauty of this dish is that the grilled peaches will caramelize with heat, intensifying the sweetness to balance the peppery flavor of arugula greens. Continue reading
It’s estimated that as many as 25 million people throughout North America experience some form of incontinence, which is described as accidental or involuntary urination. There are varying degrees of incontinence – from minor to severe – and, generally speaking, those that experience it are able to go about living a perfectly normal lifestyle by simply taking measures to manage their symptoms.
While incontinence underwear, absorbent pads and medication are some ways that people go about managing incontinence issues, other lifestyle adjustments can also be enacted to minimize symptoms. Lifestyle adjustments such as watching what you eat, as some foods and drinks are better for managing your symptoms than others.
Once again, it’s time for the Wearever Incontinence Recipe of the Month! We love to bring you hearty and healthy food options that are accommodating of your incontinence. Certain foods can aggravate your incontinence symptoms, but thankfully, there are those that can improve them as well! Our recipe series is going to show you some delicious culinary creations that you’ll love. This month we’re bringing you an incontinence-friendly dessert. We present to you, Grape, Pineapple, and Custard Truffle! Continue reading
It’s time for the March Recipe of the month. As you know by now, from reading our other recipes, modifying your diet can lessen the symptoms of your incontinence. Certain foods can aggravate your incontinence, such as those that are processed, or contain preservatives, and/or MSG.
Avoiding constipation is key when trying to reduce your incontinence. Constipation equals bladder pressure, and unnecessary pressure on your bladder causes more frequent urination. The following recipes are designed to be incontinence friendly. You won’t need to think twice about what you’re eating, as each recipe contains foods that are high in fiber, rich in nutrients, and ideal for your incontinence. This month’s recipe is poached salmon with a side of snap peas! Continue reading
Many individuals that suffer from incontinence are unaware that certain foods may trigger symptoms. Our previous blog post about diet modification discusses how certain foods and drinks can negatively affect your incontinence, but what about the upside? Are there foods that can lessen the symptoms of your incontinence? Indeed, there are!
Studies suggest that maintaining a diet that is high in fiber can help to alleviate symptoms of incontinence. Eating more fiber keeps you from becoming constipated, which is ideal for incontinence. Constipation puts undue and excess pressure on your bladder, which can agitate incontinence. Continue reading