Digestive Health

Staffordshire Oatcakes with a vegan filling

26th January 2020 / Julie Thompson

Breakfast, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, food, gluten free, lactose free, low fodmap diet, pancakes, savoury, vegan, veganuary
So, for those people following the low FODMAP UK method kidney beans are now allowed and I would advise you to use tinned and rinse them well prior to using them. Beans are an excellent source of iron and fibre for vegans. Plus I was very surprised at how well these pancakes turned out with

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Vegan nut roast Low FODMAP

26th December 2019 / Julie Thompson

Chestnut, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, New Year, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, celebration, christmas recipes, food, low fodmap diet, nut, nut roast, vegan, veganuary
We are nearly in Veganuary and what could me more perfect than a vegan nut roast? Some people miss meaty flavours when they venture into meat free eating and this roast is stuffed full of umami flavours meaning you won’t miss meat flavour at all! The dish also contains low FODMAP fibre and this is

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Low FODMAP sausage rolls

28th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Christmas party food, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, food, free from, free from recipes, gut health, low fodmap diet, pork, sausage, sausage roll
Christmas party food is important for people who need to follow a free from diet. Here is a popular choice for most parties and the pastry worked out really well and was fairly easy to make. Ingredients 200g Plain flour150g butter1/2 teaspoon Xanthan gum1 teaspoon of baking powder50mls waterFlour to use to roll out the

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Pumpkin gnocchi and sage butter

13th October 2019 / Julie Thompson

Autumn recipes, Digestive Health, FODMAP diet, Food Intolerance, Halloween, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Pumpkin, Recipes, autumn, gnocchi, italian food, lowfodmap, tasty food
I have been thinking about Halloween recipes this weekend – this is likely to be the last one I post this year. I adore gnocchi but I do find it very filling. It is a dish for a day where you need something satisfying and tasty. The day has been nothing but grey sky and

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Vegan ‘chicken’ and pumpkin couscous – low fodmap

15th September 2019 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Halloween, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, WordPress, couscous, food, vegan
An autumn favourite is pumpkin and numerous varieties can be found. When I was young pumpkin in the UK was unheard of – in fact we used to make Halloween lanterns with a swede! That certainly was a recipe for injury – although the pumpkin isn’t always easy to carve. I have also decided to

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Lemon – Low FODMAP

7th March 2019 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Fruit, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Lemon, Lemon juice, Recipes, Uncategorized, food, free from recipes, gluten free, gord, reflux, vitamin c
http://www.compoundchem.com The words of the song the Lemon Tree, the words are undeniable “Lemon tree very pretty, and the lemon flower is sweet, but the fruit of the poor lemon is impossible to eat.” Many people with gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD) and IBS avoid all citrus fruit due to reporting of them making symptoms of reflux

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The Aubergine

1st January 2019 / Julie Thompson

Casserole, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, aubergine, food, food intolerances, vegetables
Aubergines have to be my favourite vegetable. I love that they marry well with other vegetables such as tomato and potato. They have a velvety texture and a creamy taste and more than earn their title as the vegetarian steak. Although in some quarters they are suggested to produce intolerance, as along with potato, peppers

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IBS digestive distress – is there a problem with bread?

31st March 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, WordPress, bloating, bread, food, health, low fodmap diet, science, yeast
Many people with IBS state that bread is a real issue in provoking symptoms. Is this true? What is it about bread that is the problem? This post aims to discuss the provocateurs of digestive distress in IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). Cited as sustenance – for example, the line ‘give us this day our daily

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Chicken goujons – low fodmap

18th February 2018 / Julie Thompson

Chicken, Coeliac Disease, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, WordPress, food, fried chicken
What are goujons? They are small chicken fillets that are coated in breadcrumbs. They are fairly easy to make using gluten free breadcrumbs but it is important to use the correct ones for the low fodmap diet. Clearspring rice crumbs are probably the best option. Some gluten free breadcrumbs use a blend including gram flour

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Peppermint and IBS

21st January 2018 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, Peppermint, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, mint
Peppermint has a history of being used as a treatment for IBS. It is even used as a medication in a capsule that ensures it reaches the digestive tract where it is most useful. Peppermint, or more precisely menthol, relaxes smooth muscle and as our bowel is composed of layers of muscle fibres, peppermint can

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