Christmas

Pecan and maple syrup marzipan – low fodmap

9th December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Maple syrup, Marzipan, Pecan, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, food, home made Christmas gifts, low fodmap diet
Ok, so why do we need a marzipan based on pecans? Well, marzipan is based on almonds and these are limited on the low fodmap diet, it also contains honey – it would be very difficult to know how much FODMAP sugars are ingested with most Christmas marzipan containing dishes – so I thought I

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Christmas Eve tear and share Low FODMAP

1st December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Carrot, Christmas, Christmas eve, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Pastry, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas holiday period, christmas recipes, food, low fodmap diet
Christmas eve is a time to start the celebrations but it is often very busy wrapping presents, last minute gift purchasing and perishable food shopping. I would usually do my food shopping perhaps a day before Christmas Eve as the supermarkets can be just too busy for me. However, every year I plan to have

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Chestnut pies – an alternative to mince pies (low FODMAP)

9th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Christmas low fodmap, Coeliac Disease, FODMAP, FODMAP diet, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Mince pie, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, food, low fodmap diet
Mince pies are quintessentially Christmas. Normally mince pies have a large amount of dried fruit which can cause problems for people with fructose malabsorption if enough are eaten, plus they are made from pastry, a source of fructans. This is the reason I decided to develop a nut based pie instead and chestnut was just

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Mini chocolate orange panettone – low fodmap

16th December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, gluten free, health, panettone
This is an ideal Christmas recipe for low fodmappers who want to have a festive bread without marzipan and probably one of the only bread recipes that I have managed to produce that has risen well! It is based on an enriched bead dough mix produced using a standard purchased bread flour. Recipe 250g gluten

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Foodie tips to toast your health on Christmas day

7th December 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Christmas, Christmas day, Mindful eating, healthy cooking, healthy eating
We sometimes think we will enjoy Christmas best by eating and drinking as much as possible. In reality no one likes feeling bloated after a meal so in the third and final post for Christmas here are my tips for making Christmas day happy and healthy. First up some tips for the cooks. The bird

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Get it together for healthier festive foodie fun

4th December 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Christmas, Planning Christmas food and drink, healthy eating, planning
Christmas day can be a wonderful time to enjoy food and drink with friends and family. With a bit of planning now you can make the day a healthier one with a little less excess and just as much fun. In the second of three posts for the season here are my tips to help

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Vegan Pate – Christmas starter Low Fodmap

3rd December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, christmas recipes, digestion, dip, dips, food, health, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, pate, vegan
This is a spiced vegan pate starter – a really nice way to begin Christmas lunch. It is based Moroccan themed flavours and has lots of seasonal flavours to remind you of the traditional Christmas. Being very easy to make it will take no time at all for you to prepare. Entertaining guests can be

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Chestnut, carrot & celeriac soup – low fodmap Christmas recipes

2nd December 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Recipe, Recipes, Vegetarian, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, gut health, health, lowfodmap, roots, soup, vegan, vegetables
Having guests around for Christmas lunch and wondering what to serve for a starter? This recipe is a tasty soup, suitable for vegan low fodmappers and has Christmas flavours with mixed spice. I have been using my copy of the flavour thesaurus by Niki Segnit, a gift for my birthday, and this marries chestnuts with

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Chocolate coated peppermint snow peaks – low fodmap Christmas recipes

24th November 2017 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Recipes, WordPress, christmas recipes, food, health, lowfodmap
Just the ticket for giving out to friends who come caroling.   Ingredients 4 egg whites 200g castor sugar Pinch of cream of tartar 400g of mint dark chocolate 3-4 drops of peppermint flavouring. Method Add the egg whites to a bowl and add the peppermint, cream of tartar and whisk, when they are forming

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Five ways to avoid weight gain before Christmas day

16th November 2017 / Stephanie Fade

Christmas, Christmas is coming, Weight Management, healthy lifestyle
It might seem ridiculous to be posting about Christmas in mid-November but I expect you already have several festive parties, dinners and events coming up over the next few weeks. In the first of a series of three posts I help you get in the right mindset for festive foodie fun without the regrets. Festive

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