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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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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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Oyster mushroom soup low FODMAP

10th November 2019 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, digestion, food, low fodmap diet, mushroom, soup, umami, winter soup
Mushroom soup is really very tasty and oyster mushrooms are the only suitable mushrooms for the low FODMAP diet. I love mushrooms and I went on a foraging course to help identify them but I haven’t picked any as yet – to nervous about picking the wrong ones I suppose. I would love to come

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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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The Perfect Watercress Soup – low FODMAP

6th October 2019 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Lactose intolerance, Recipes, Uncategorized, WordPress, food, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, low lactose, soup, watercress
Watercress soup is sublime and tradition in our household means that we have it as a starter every Christmas. I have considered the fact that we can’t use onion – the complete taste profile onion gives to the dish – including the slight amount of sweetness it provides and I have replaced the onion with

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Carrot and nut cake – vegan and low fodmap

21st September 2019 / Julie Thompson

Carrot, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Vegetarian, cake, carrot cake, food, vegan
This cake is a real treat, it also has a good degree of fibre which should help people with BS-C – however do be aware of the fibre and introduce slowly if your bowel is not used to it. It is sweet, vegan, egg and wheat free and low fodmap. Ingredients 50g ground flaxseed 100ml

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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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Do you have a problem with lactose?

22nd July 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Nutrition, WordPress, food, health, lactose free milk, milk, milk free, science
The following script is based on an article I wrote for the Allergy & Free From show magazine last year. With some updates! What is lactose? Lactose is a sugar, for this sugar to be used by us, the walls of our lower digestive system produce a digestive enzyme called lactase. This enzyme helps to

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