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.Read More
Last week I mentioned I had been doing some catering and would share some recipes with you. So here’s the first one….Basil Aioli.
Aioli is a mayonnaise-style condiment with origins in French and Italian cuisine. Traditionally, it is made in a similar way to mayonnaise by mixing an emulsion of egg yolks and oil. The particular difference with aioli is that it also includes a generous dose of garlic. This might help keep a cold at bay, but it doesn’t quite fit with a low FODMAP diet.Read More
We are back from holidays now and slowly trying to get back into the swing of routine. It’s not easy; I’ll show you why…Read More
I am always thinking about how I can prepare low FODMAP vegies and fruits in new and interesting ways. Carrots have been calling out to me for a while. We’ve all had plenty of carrots cut into sticks, sliced and diced, steamed, boiled and baked. Lately though, I have wanted to make carrot the main ingredient for a salad.Read More
There’s no doubt that onion and garlic add significant flavour to many dishes. I used to love a pizza with some caramelised onion, fresh thyme and goat’s cheese. But now on the low FODMAP diet there are times when the absence of these two kitchen staples leaves a noticeable hole in the flavour of my dishes. I have had to get a bit more creative in how I fill that flavour gap…Read More
Hot cross buns,
Hot cross buns,
One ha’ penny,
Two a penny
Hot cross buns…
Do you remember that nursery rhyme? I hadn’t heard it for years until I started singing it in my head today…as you do when that’s what you’re baking.
These delicious Easter treats present quite a problem for those of us on a low FODMAP diet. Not only is the wheat difficult to stomach, but the load of sugar in the dried fruit is not so kind to us either.
But this year I didn’t want to miss out. I love the warm spiciness of a Hot Cross Bun with a little spread of butter and a cup of tea. Easter isn’t quite complete without one of these on Sunday morning.Read More