67 Gourmet Pureed Food Diet Recipes

Plus a Complete Guide to Setting Up a Puree Kitchen

Soft Food Diet Recipes - Post Bariatric Surgery Diet Recipes

The #1
Dysphagia Diet Cookbook

Bring back the pleasure of eating to a soft food diet and dysphagia diet.

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Essential Puree is your source for puree recipes for the adults and the elderly and those looking for soft food diet recipes due to dysphagia, gastric bypass surgery, post-surgery diet, injury or swallowing disorders.

Indispensable for caregivers

and families coping with patients on a soft food diet due to dysphagia or swallowing difficulties, this guidebook features:

  • 67 Puréed Food Recipes of Classic American Comfort Food
  • The Secret to Creating Delicious Puréed Food
  • Step-by-Step Guide to Setting Up Your Pantry, Refrigerator and Freezer
  • Tips , Tricks and Shortcuts
  • The National Dysphagia Diet Guidelines

Soft Food Diet Recipes Cookbook - Dysphagia Diet Recipes
“As a speech-language pathologist who has witnessed the distress of patients and their families when trying to adapt to a modified diet, I highly endorse and welcome this book as a resource for patients and the professionals who serve them.”Mary Spremulli, MA, CCC-SLP, Voice Aerobics
“This book is an amazing tool incorporating tasteful recipes into easy-to-make, healthy, pureed dishes.
As a registered dietitian, I had the opportunity to work with Diane on this book. It is all too common to hear about people with dysphagia experiencing weight loss and eating difficulties related to the unpalatable pureed foods often served.”Amy Tribolini, MS, RD, LD

The Essential Puree Guidebook

table of contents

section 1 – The System

From Here On In, It’s All Purée

Setting Up the Purée Kitchen

What to Cook?

The Freshest Ingredients

The System

The Biggest Secret to the Art of Purée

section 2 – The Puréed Recipes

Chicken Pot Pie (Quickie Version)

Chicken Pot Pie (From Scratch)

Seafood Pot Pie (From Scratch)

Scallop and Shrimp Pot Pie

Vegetable Pot Pies

Beef Pot Pie

Beef Stew

Shepherd’s Pie

Pot Roast

Eggplant Parmesan Light

Stuffed Shells and Oven Roasted

Turkey Meatballs

Diane’s Turkey Meatballs

Stuffed Peppers

Rock Cornish Game Hens with

Pan Gravy

Pork Fried Rice

Shrimp Stir Fry

Barbecue Pork in the Slow Cooker

Grilled Lamb Chops with Mashed Potatoes

Veal Marsala

Chicken Marsala

Cod Cake

Salmon in Puff Pastry

Crab Cakes

Black Bean Crab Cakes

Stone Crab and Baked Potato Cakes


Mom’s Meat Loaf Updated

Steak Chili

Blond Chili

Veggie Chili

Stuffed Cabbage

Diane’s Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

Holiday Ham with Pineapple

Honey Mustard Glaze

Roast Turkey Breast w/Lemon and Herbs

Slow-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Orange

Diane’s Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Creamed Corn

Grilled Summer Vegetables

Roasted Winter Vegetables

Diane’s Butternut Squash Quiche

Roasted Mushrooms

Roasted Asparagus

Ratatouille (Summer Vegetable Ragout)

Spinach Saute

Braised Greens: Chard, Kale,

Beets, Mustard Greens

Broccoli Parmesan

Brussel Sprouts with Shallots

Cabbage Saute

Roasted Cauliflower Adventures in Florets

Cauliflower, Cruciform Extraordinaire

Garlic Green Beans

Ginger Carrots

Split Pea Soup

Matzo Ball Soup


Won Ton Soup at Home

Chawan Mushi

Mushroom Barley Soup

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Red Onion

Diane’s Hummus

Tuna Avocado Salad

Chunk Chicken Salad

Steel-Cut Oatmeal with Yogurt & Honey

Blintzes with Blueberry Sauce and Sour Cream

Blueberry Sauce for Pancakes, Oatmeal, Blintzes, Shortcake or Ice Cream

Scrambled Eggs and Mashed Potatoes

Buckwheat Pancakes with Homemade Blueberry Sauce



Kasha or Buckwheat Groats

Pasta Sauce

Diane’s Pesto

Chocolate Cake with Frosting

Most Delicious Chocolate Frosting

Apple Tart

Strawberry Shortcake

Cathie G’s Banana Cream Pie

section 3 – The Science

The National Dysphagia Diet


Instant Food Thickeners

How to Thicken Drinks

Pre-Thickened Water

Reading Material

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“Such an incredible resource.
My mother absolutely loves these recipes and is enjoying her meals again. Thank you!”Eileen R.
“Essential Puree is a must have for caregivers and people who are caring for folk who have swallowing difficulties.
Beautifully written and easy to understand recipes. It is an essential support for people living with major health disorders and who are caring for the aged.

Highly recommended!Lynn P.

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