In a bid to work out why I'm still having tummy ouchies, I recently made an appointment with dietitian Joanna Baker from Everyday Nutrition. We talked about how some of the foods that irritate my stomach don't seem to fit with the food groups that I'm already avoiding (gluten-free, dairy-free and low fodmaps). Joanna introduced … Continue reading Elimination stations
While most people dream of winning lotto, I dream of a day when I can eat whatever I like without consequence. Just to recap, the items on my 'I can't eat it unless I want to be in immense pain' list include: gluten, dairy, tomato, capsicum, coffee and high fodmaps foods. I also can't handle … Continue reading Fantasy
This slow cooker beauty is super cheap and easy to make. Great for stocking up the freezer! Gluten-free, dairy-free, low fodmaps* and deliciously nutritiousIngredients: 1 kilo gravy beef, chuck steak or any other meat that likes to be slow-cooked Approx 1 cup of chicken broth – see my recipe here. Approx 5 large kumara or … Continue reading Recipe: Beef stew
I love sweet things, but seldom eat them these days as I continue with the low sugar diet. Sometimes though, I just want a treat. Not too long ago I found this recipe online. Because of my special dietary needs (low fodmaps, gluten-free, dairy-free and a dislike of coconut flour ...) I decided to adapt the … Continue reading Buckwheat ginger biscuits recipe
You know what I really miss? Hamburgers! Mmm ... Recently I saw a photo on Facebook where someone had switched out the burger bun with sweet potato, which got me thinking ... surely I could make the entire burger grain-free. Turns out I can! And they're super yum. The only draw-back to whipping up a … Continue reading Burgers! Grain-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, low fodmaps (and still delicious, honest!)
Yesterday I had the most glorious brunch with my lovely (him of the gingery persuasion and kind heart). Columbus Coffee on the corner of Victoria and London Street - I heart you! What a welcoming cafe for us gluteys. Walking in, you're greeted with fresh, inviting decor, and kind staff who don't run screaming when you … Continue reading Weekend brunch at Columbus
Years ago, when I was advised by my gastroenterologist to avoid high FODMAPs foods, I cried. Huge, salty tears complete with loud sobs. There may even have been foot stamping ...//giphy.com/embed/GA0uIpcvg7qlqLife seemed tough enough being gluten, dairy and tomato free, without having to cut out a whole lot more of the noms.Turned out that the … Continue reading What the Fod are FODMAPs?