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POACHED PEAR - Acid Watcher Style

POACHED PEAR – Acid Watcher Style

Poached Pears

  • Serves 2 to 4
  • Prep and cooking time: 45 minutes
  • 2 cups filtered water
  • 1 star anise
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 3-inch cinnamon stick
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled
  • ½ cup dried Turkish apricots
  • ¼ cup raisins
  • 2 Bosc pears

In a small pot, bring the filtered water, star anise, cloves, cinnamon stick, ginger, apricots and raisins to a boil.

While the water is heating, prepare the pears by peeling them and cutting them in half, removing the core and stem with the tip of a paring knife.

Place the pears in the boiling liquid, reduce the heat, cover the pot, and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow the pears to rest in the poaching liquid for another 20 minutes, then remove and refrigerate for at least ½ hour before serving. Discard the liquid and the aromatics and reserve the raisins and any apricots that have held their shape

To serve, place each pear half in a bowl or on a desert plate and top with the poached apricots and raisins

Acid Watcher Blueberry Blintzes

Acid Watcher Blueberry Blintzes

Acid Watcher Blueberry Blintzes

Serves 3


  • 1 cup of whole grain flower
  • 1¼ cups of almond milk
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 egg
  • Pinch of Celtic salt
  • Pinch of raw (unprocessed) sugar
  • Sprinkle of vanilla extract (optional)


  • 1 cup of blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons of raw (unprocessed) sugar

In a large bowl, mix the flower, 1 cup of almond milk, 1 cup of water, egg, salt, sugar, and vanilla. Mix well with a whisk or electric blender. To achieve the right thickness, you may add several tablespoons of milk or water.

In a medium frying pan, add a few drops of olive oil or coconut oil and heat on medium heat. Use a ladle to spread out batter in pan. The best way to spread out the batter is to lift up the pan from stove and slowly pour the batter, starting at the top of the pan while tilting it around to allow the batter to spread evenly in a thin layer. Once spread out evenly, place the pan back on the stove and cook crepe for a couple of minutes. Loosen the edges of the crepe by using a thin flat spatula, flip the crepe, and cook for several minutes more.

After crepe is cooked and moved onto a plate, simply repeat the process until all of the crepe batter is used up. Ideally you should use a non-stick pan at least until you become proficient in crepe making. It is not necessary to add oil in between every crepe you make because as a reflux sufferer, the less oil you use when cooking, the better.

In a medium saucepan, add about 8 oz. of fresh blueberries and 2 teaspoons of raw (unprocessed) sugar. Mix well and bring to a boil. Slightly mash the strawberries with a spatula to help them release their juice. After a couple of minutes, remove from the stove.

Final Prep:

Take one crepe and add a tablespoon of the filling to the middle. Wrap it up either into triangles or the way you would wrap a burrito or blintz. Repeat the process with the remaining crepes and filling, then enjoy.

  • ⅓ cup carob chips
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

Bring water to a gentle boil in a double boiler. Reduce the heat to medium-low.

Combine all of the ingredients in the top of the double boiler and continually whisk the mixture, as the carob chips melt, for 4 to 6 minutes. Serve immediately.


serves 2

  • Watermelon 1 cup
  • Blueberries and Raspberries, 1/2 cup each
  • Banana 1
  • Cucumber 1
  • Kale 1 handful
  • Peanut butter, organic 1 tablespoon
  • Almond milk 1 cup
  • Ice cubes – 4 (optional)

Take out corner 1: Berry acidity neutralized by nut milk’s alkalinity
Take out corner 2: Anti inflammatory blast with lycopene-laden watermelon and cucumber



  • Guest Star: MANGO- 1/2 cup
  • Berries: Black & Blue – 1/2 cup
  • Other fruit: Banana- 1
  • Greens: Spinach- handful
  • Protein: Peanut butter (organic)- 1 tablespoon
  • Liquid: Nut milk (almond) – 1 cup

Adding ice cubes optional, BLEND


Serves 1


  • Berries: Straw, blue, rasp (1 cup total)
  • Other fruit: Banana (1)
  • Protein: Peanut butter (organic) – 1 tablespoon
  • Liquid: Nut milk (almond) – 1/2 cup
  • Greens: Spinach – handful

Take home message: Berry acidity neutralized by nut milk alkalinity