Creamy Tomatoe Bisque

Soups are great for the days immediately after braces have been placed on your teeth. this soup is geat on its own, or with grilled cheese sandwhiches!  – Dr. Dan Rejman Ingredients Two 28-ounce cans whole tomatoes, drained of their juices 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 4 carrots, peeled and chopped… Read more »

Scallops with Linguine and Brown Butter

Scallops are tender enough that they pose little harm to braces! Feel free to substitute shrimp, or add a little chopped bacon as a treat (how my kids love it!). My kids also like edemame beans instead of peas. Ingredients 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons olive oil kosher salt and black pepper 3/4 pound linguine… Read more »

Easy Fried Rice

This is a very easy to make recipe, and the vegetable and meat ingredients are all optional, and make great use of dinner leftovers. Due to the soft textures and small pieces, this is a perfect meal for eating with braces! Ingredients  Original recipe makes 8 servings 2 cups enriched white rice 4 cups water… Read more »

Rhubarb Berry Crumble

With the weather getting nice in Castle Rock, spring is around the corner! I love using rhubarb in the spring, and the consistency is great for a desert for those in braces (even with the crumble)!       -Dr. Dan   INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 pounds rhubarb, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices, leaves discarded 2… Read more »

The Silkiest Carbonara

My own kids that are in braces love to eat pasta dishes, and this is a really good one. Recipe is from Bon Appetit. At Pirelli’s restaurant in Rome, chef Barbara Lynch ate what was, for her, the perfect carbonara: The sauce was bright yellow from fresh eggs, and each rigatoni hid cubes of fatty… Read more »

Cheesy mashed potatoes

This is a dish that my mother made for most Holiday meals, and has been a go-to easy to make dish of mine for years. It is also one of the easiest foods on braces, and is perfect for the first few days after new braces have been placed. This dish also lasts very well,… Read more »

Blackberry Cobbler

I grow blackberries and raspberries in my back yard in Castle Rock, so I am always looking for recipes to use them. I make this for my kids, and it has never popped part of their braces off yet!     -Dr. Dan Total Time:  1 hr 15 min Prep:   15 min Cook:   1 hr,… Read more »

Homemade chicken & biscuits

This dish was my favorite growing up. You can either use a homemade biscuits, or store bought. Either way, kids love this simple dish and the consistency is great for braces.   – Dr. Rejman ingredients: butter – 3 tbsp onion – 1 medium, chopped celery – 1 rib, finely chopped salt and pepper –… Read more »

Beef and Cheddar Casserole

Here is an easy on the braces, easy to make week night recipe. I omit the bell pepper for my kids! – Dr. Dan Total Time: 55 min, Prep: 5 min, Inactive: 10 min, Cook: 40 min Yield:4 to 6 servings Level:Easy     Ingredients 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for the baking dish Kosher salt 3 cups wide egg… Read more »

Beef Stew with Carrots & Potatoes

 This is a great recipe for people in braces that miss chewing steak or beef, as the meat turns very tender and is great for braces. It is also a great cold day winter meal!  Recipe from Once Upon a Chef.  – Dr. Rejman Servings: 6  Total Time: 3 Hours 30 Minutes Ingredients 3 pounds… Read more »