Chocolate and Raspberry Dessert Cakes

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There are many foods to give up or cut back on in a low FODMAP diet.  I miss apples and occasionally have a little nibble of one that a little person in my house has taken a juicy bite from.  Avoiding onions is no longer a big deal for me and I don’t like their taste all that much anymore.  But when it comes to chocolate…let’s just say there are some foods that are worth any trouble they might cause.

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Shrove Tuesday Winners

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Today is Shrove Tuesday.  “What is that about?” you might ask.  Well, I have done a little research to brush up on my understanding.  Shrove Tuesday falls the day before Ash Wednesday which is the first day of Lent.  Shrove Tuesday is traditionally a final day of celebration and feasting before the Lenten time of fasting and reflection.

The other name for Shrove Tuesday you might also be familiar with is “Pancake Day.”  What’s the connection?  Cooking pancakes became a way to use up rich foods such as butter and eggs before Lent.  Pancakes…always welcome in our house.

We occasionally enjoy pancakes on a Sunday, whether it is for breakfast with blueberries, or as smaller pikelets for afternoon tea.  But what I really love are those small Dutch gems called Poffertjes.

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8 hours to go…

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Don’t forget the Great Pasta Giveaway!!!


With 8 hours to go it’s time to get your entry in.

(for Austrlian postal adresses only)

Click here to check it out.


Do pop in and check out some of the yummy ideas other readers have shared for their pasta dishes.

Winners announced on Tuesday!!!

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Product news and Giveaway!!!

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Don’t you love finding a new food product to add to your pantry to make some delicious meals?  Well, I received a special delivery the other day so I can share my new find with you!

I’m sure most of us remember how restrictive this low FODMAP diet felt when first getting started on it.  Who could imagine never cooking with onion, not eating that daily apple, or spitting pips from a juicy wedge of watermelon in the summer?  There’s a time of eating strictly low FODMAP to get those dreaded symptoms of IBS under control, and then comes the stage to learn what our bodies can cope with.  With a bit of gentle challenge, and I recommend the advice of a FODMAP-trained dietitian, we can find foods to include in our individual low FODMAP diet.  For me, that has included spelt.

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Spiced-up Veg with Haloumi

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I am trying to get my gears rolling after a wonderfully long break from everything.  I guess holidays can’t go on forever but, after our busy lead up to Christmas, I wouldn’t say no to a few more weeks.




A bit of Dad and daughter sailing time…so much fun

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Low FODMAP Vegie Burgers

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I think I might have just eaten the best Vegie Burger I can remember tasting.  Fresh, flavourful, satisfying.  I know calling anything “the best” sets expectations high, and maybe I shouldn’t go there.  But I can’t remember even seeing a vegie burger that is also low FODMAP.  So, I am pleased with my Vegie Burger and I hope you enjoy it too.

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Muffin Bars

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I make a lot of muffins.  They’re quick to mix, take only a short time in the oven, and freeze well.  They make a tasty addition to a lunch box and when homemade, are a healthier alternative to other sweet treats available on supermarket shelves.

I like to try different flavour combinations but, as I’ve mentioned before, it can be a challenge to find one that everyone in our house likes.  My latest bake-up was flavoured with orange, carrot and a hint of ginger.

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Lime Ice Cream

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I have had these photos ready for a while, waiting for me to come write some words to go with them.  We took them over the school holidays when one of my boys decided to spend some time in the kitchen.  Flynn does enjoy cooking and can even prepare a family meal from time to time.  School holidays give him a chance to flick through our cookbooks and choose something new to have a go at.  This time he chose ice cream!

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