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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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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Country Rhubarb and Strawberry Cake

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Many years ago my family owned and ran a little coffee shop.  It was situated in a leafy suburb of Melbourne amongst a variety of other shops that, together, created a friendly little village; it was a nice break from today’s massive shopping centres/malls.  The focus of the menu was homemade food such as bread baked onsite, generously-sized scones served with King Island double cream, and of course good coffee.  My mum made some delicious cakes including a flourless chocolate and Lumberjack, but I think my favourite was the Country Apple Cake.

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Low FODMAP Christmas Pudding

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I have been working hard to bring this Christmas treat to you.  It’s been a while since I have enjoyed some warm and spicy pudding that is the perfect finale to a festive feast.  Perhaps you have been longing for a low FODMAP answer to the dried fruit laden dessert the way I have.  I hope you enjoy this pudding…

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Blueberry Pudding for One…maybe two

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Picture this…Your work is done for the day.  It’s time to cosy up on the couch for a movie or lose yourself in a good book.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little treat to enjoy, something warm and satisfying, but it has to be low FODMAP, of course.

Sound too good to be true?  Perhaps this little pudding recipe can fit the bill.

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