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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Are Natural Flavourings High FODMAP?

16th August 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

FODMAP, LOW FODMAP, Natural Flavourings
If you are doing the low FODMAP diet then you will be scrutinising every food label. You will have noticed that many foods contain ‘natural flavourings.’ This can be rather confusing when all the other ingredients are clearly labelled. This can lead to you avoiding even more foods just to be safe. But, what are

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Is Soy Low or High FODMAP?

9th August 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

If you are on the low FODMAP diet, you will find soy confusing. You will be thinking that soya milk is lactose free but then confused because some people say to avoid it. You may also be thinking that you need to find gluten free Soya sauce, but this is not the case. Having this

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How To Avoid IBS Flare Ups on Holiday

26th July 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

IBS flare up, LOW FODMAP, Summer Ready
Most people will look forward to a holiday but for the IBS sufferer you will be thinking ‘how do avoid IBS flare ups on holiday.’ It really isn’t fair that you have to suffer with gut problems while everyone else just relaxes and eats what they want to! You internalise your eye roll as your

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What is FODMAP Stacking?

30th April 2019 / Kirsten Jackson

FODMAP stacking, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP
If you are following the low FODMAP diet then you may be wondering what is FODMAP stacking? FODMAP stacking is something that you must understand fully to avoid making mistakes through the low FODMAP process. This article explains what FODMAP stacking is and how to avoid it so that you can gain control of your

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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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13th January 2019 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, Vegetarian, broccoli, healthy, healthy gut, low fodmap diet, vegan, vegetables
Broccoli is a newer addition to the low fodmap family – although particular attention needs to be made concerning which parts are low fodmap. Growing conditions and plant storage of FODMAPs affects the fodmap content of foods. A good example here is the ability to use the green parts of leeks and spring onions and

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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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An alternative low fodmap Christmas cake

16th December 2018 / Julie Thompson

Christmas cake, Food Intolerance, IBS, LOW FODMAP, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, ginger
If you have fructose malabsorption and/or fructans malabsorption and you are really missing a Christmas celebration cake – look no further. Christmas cake is exceptional – like the Wedding cake, but in recent years the heavy fruit cake has gone out of favour somewhat. It is also not really suitable for the low fodmap diet

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Meat free Sausages – Low fodmap

25th November 2018 / Julie Thompson

Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Uncategorized, hot dog, low fodmap diet, meat free monday, meat-free, sausage, vegan
This recipe was devised as a result of trying to find low fodmap meat-free sausages and failing to find a suitable option easily. They are very tasty – although they do not taste the same as standard sausages – perhaps they are better as a result, give them a try and see! Just in time

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