Special Diets

Lactose free soft cheese

19th February 2017 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose intolerance, Recipe, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, Uncategorized
This recipe was adapted from Gerard Baker’s ‘How to make soft Cheese’ recipe for Halloumi. Unfortunately I would not describe it as halloumi it is more like a standard soft cheese – but lactose free. It is very easy to make as long as you follow a few steps to avoid contamination. Ingredients 1 pint

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How to survive the holiday season without too many gut problems

1st December 2016 / Julie Thompson

Christmas, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Special Diets, Turkey, Uncategorized, christmas recipes, digestion
The holiday season means many different things to different people, it is supposed to be a period of joy but often it really doesn’t live up to all those expectations that we often have. The media portray images of idealistic families around the Christmas tree having all their dreams come true. For some people the

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Tomato, pepper and spaghetti squash soup

5th October 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Human gastrointestinal tract, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Special Diets, soup, winter soup
This is a lovely flavoured soup and has a very vibrant colour. A great winter soup to warm you up on cold days! Ingredients 800g of plum tomatoes 1 large spaghetti squash 400g tin of roasted red pepper 1 teaspoon of ginger 1 teaspoon of cinnamon 500ml water 2 teaspoons of oil season to taste

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Lamb wrapped in kale

24th September 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Kale, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis
Kale is tough, stringy and overtly pretentious, but it looks really great in photographs – perhaps the reason most ‘wellness’ bloggers overstate it’s usefulness. The real deal with kale is however it is low fodmap and really great for making parcels to cook other food. Using kale to produce a parcel to roast meat is

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Moroccan Salmon – Low Fodmap

3rd September 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Morocco, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, moroccan recipes
At the last Allergy & Free From show I purchased a range of three spice mixes from Fodify Foods, a company started by two dietitians – this is the first of the recipes I have tried for the Moroccan spice blend. The spice mixes are low fodmap and the Moroccan spice tastes flavourful and authentic.

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Pecan and raspberry Rocky Road – Low Fodmap

29th August 2016 / Julie Thompson

Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Fructose malabsorption, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipe, Recipes, Rocky road, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis
Rocky road is so easy to make and a great looking snack, but not for regular consumption as it is very calorific! This version is not too sweet as dark chocolate is used and the recipe is low fodmap.  I like to view this as ’emergency rations’ – what do I mean? Well, when out

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Coronation chicken – low fodmap

27th August 2016 / Julie Thompson

Chicken, Digestive Disorders, Digestive Health, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, christmas recipes, coronation chicken
Coronation chicken is a favourite traditional dish in the UK and was first devised for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation in 1953 by the Cordon Bleu chef Rosemary Hume and Constance Spry. Rosemary was described by Constance as the ‘brains’ of their collaboration with respect to cookery knowledge, but Rosemary is always mentioned after Constance who

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Can you cook a cucumber? British cucumber week

16th July 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease, Digestive Disorders, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Lactose intolerance, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis, Uncategorized, cucumber week
The humble cucumber – stalwart of the afternoon tea finger sandwich has it’s own week, dedicated its summer fresh light green crispness. I find the cucumber a great salad vegetable and obviously it has been used in sandwiches for afternoon tea – a meal that has had a revival recently, but can you use it

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Quinoa deli filler

11th June 2016 / Julie Thompson

Coeliac Disease, Deli filler, Digestive Disorders, FODMAP, Food Intolerance, Gluten-free diet, IBS, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Quinoa, Recipe, Recipes, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis
This deli filler can be used in gluten free wraps, sandwiches and on the top of jacket potatoes and is a really quick easy recipe to make. It has a very fresh taste and is a great option for summer al fresco dining. Just perfect if you want to go out for a picnic or

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Asafoetida – what is it?

4th June 2016 / Julie Thompson

Asafoetida, Coeliac Disease, Crohns Disease, Digestive Health, Food Intolerance, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, LOW FODMAP, Special Diets, Ulcerative Colitis
The link below is to a great little piece on asafoetida from BBC Good Food, if you are eager to learn more about this spice. I would advise anyone with coeliac disease to check to ensure it has not been mixed with wheat flour before you buy it. It is a great addition to recipes

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