Alert
Close

Join the Drive to End Hunger! Watch the NASCAR race on Sunday at Kansas Speedway.

HIGHLIGHTS

Open
10,000 Games Galore Sweepstakes from AARP
Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

AUTO BUYING PROGRAM

AARP Auto Buying Program

Download the ipad App

AARP-iPad-ePub-app

DRIVER SAFETY

Piggy bank on the road - AARP Driver Safety

Take the new AARP Smart Driver Course!

Contests and
Sweeps

Safe Driving in 2014 Sweepstakes

Learn how AARP Driver Safety can help you stay safe—and enter for a chance to win $1,000. See official rules. 

KEEP BRAIN ACTIVE!

AARP Games - Play Now!

AARP BOOKS

Planning for Long-Term Care for Dummies

Get expert advice on planning for your own or a relative’s future care needs.

Webinars

Learn From the Experts

Sign up now for an upcoming webinar or find materials from a past session.

Learning centers

Get smart strategies for managing health conditions.

 

Arthritis

Heart Disease

Diabetes

Most Popular

Viewed

Nothing has been viewed

share your thoughts

What does the health care law mean to you? Your story is important. We read and learn from every story and it helps us in our educational efforts. We may even use your comments (with permission) to brief legislators, inspire readers and more. Please share your story with us. Do

Recipes for People With Acid Reflux

Perfect-pH Pea Soup

A satisfying lunch or light supper

"Perfect-pH Pea Soup" — Jordan Stern

Green and root vegetables are great for people with reflux. This pea soup is soothing, filling and well-seasoned.

Ingredients

1 pound split peas (soaked overnight in cold water in the refrigerator, or blanched in hot water until softened)

2 quarts chicken stock

2 ounces (4 slices) of prosciutto (fat removed and cut into small strips)

3 sprigs thyme

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon salt (or more, as needed)

2 tablespoons non-fat sour cream

3 slices white bread (crust removed, cut into 1/4-inch pieces)

Directions

1. In a medium saucepan, place the drained peas, prosciutto and chicken stock. Bring to a simmer over a low flame.

2. Wrap the thyme and bay leaves with butcher's twine and attach to the handle of the pot for easy removal. Cook for about 45 minutes.

3. Remove the thyme and bay leaves.

4. Use a hand blender, regular blender or food mill to blend the soup to a silky smooth texture.

5. Add salt to taste. (Normally very little salt is needed because the prosciutto is quite salty.)

6. Serve or cool for later use.

7. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place the cubes of bread (croutons) on a cookie sheet and put in the oven until golden brown. Keep at room temperature until needed.

To Serve

1. Reheat the soup, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon to avoid scorching.

2. Adjust the soup's consistency with chicken stock, as needed.

3. Serve in a soup bowl, garnished with the croutons and 1 teaspoon non-fat sour cream. (You can skewer through the sour cream to create an attractive design on the surface of the soup.)

Serves: 6

Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook and Cure

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 310, Protein 22g, Carbohydrates 52g, Fat 3g

Recipe from Dropping Acid: The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure by Jamie Koufman, M.D., Jordan Stern, M.D., and French master chef Mark Bauer. Used with permission.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Reading eyeglasses eyemed 6 membership benefit health

Members save 25% on orders of $200 or more and get 25% off lens upgrades at glasses.com.

AARP/Walgreens Wellness Bus Stops in Clarksdale, MS

Members can get exclusive points offers from Walgreens and Duane Reade.

Member Benefits

Join or renew today! AARP members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Rewards for Good

Your Points Balance:

Learn More

Earn points for completing free online activities designed to enrich your life.

Find more ways to earn points

Redeem your points to save on merchandise, travel, and more.

Find more ways to redeem points