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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BDA Low FODMAP Course

13th October 2018 / Catriona Huntly

Digestive Health
It was great to be back at the BDA office in Birmingham last week to deliver more low FODMAP training courses for dietitians. I have now facilitated all 6 courses which have all be really well received and it is heartening that they have been full, well received and highly interactive. Looking forward to the next

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Are you getting enough fibre?

26th July 2018 / Catriona Huntly

Digestive Health
Definition Dietary fibre can be described as the substances which escape digestion and reach the large intestine. We now understand that fibre consists of a whole range of different substances which have different benefits in the body. What are the benefits of fibre? The most commonly known benefit of dietary fibre is that it influences

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What you need to know about Probiotics

19th July 2018 / Catriona Huntly

Digestive Health
Definitions Probiotic – Live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host. Probiotics are available in different products including foods, dietary supplements, and infant formula. Food products cannot be used the label ‘Probiotics’ however supplements can due to EU regulation Prebiotic – A substrate that is selectively utilised by

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