It has been both interesting and at times exciting to watch the range of lactose free dairy products expand over the years. When I first discovered lactose was an issue for me, I could find UHT milk and cream, but that was about it. Now there is fresh milk in skim, low fat and full cream varieties. Fresh cream is also easy to find, although only reduced fat where I live. Cheddar cheese is available and the most exciting for me, lactose free ice cream! Even with all these great lactose free dairy products, there are still others I miss, particularly soft cheeses.
So, I decided to try an experiment. After doing a bit of research I learned that it is possible to make soft cheese at home with just a few ingredients. Regular soft cheeses are quite high in lactose and can be problematic for those of us who malabsorb this FODMAP. With imaginations of tiramisu and creamy pastas and risotto, I got to work on my first batch of mascarpone.Read More
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
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.Read More
Saturday morning is a busy one in our household. No sleep-ins here. Two boys need to be on the tennis court by 7:45am and our little girl enjoys a piano lesson later on in the morning. Last weekend was my turn to do the tennis run and I stole an extra 10 minutes under the covers instead of eating breakfast before we left.Read More
This past week has been a bit of a challenge. I started out with a couple of sick kids at home, each with their own ailments to soothe. There was lots of rest, fluids to keep drinking, and my fair share of washing to keep on top of. But then… it got me… not just one of those ailments, but both. No details needed here, but it meant a day sleeping through it and taking it pretty slow for the rest of the week. Yesterday afternoon however, ended with a real treat…Read More
I’m always on the hunt for different low FODMAP ideas for what to include in our family’s lunchboxes. The kitchen bench is usually a bit of a production line in the morning, cutting sandwiches, preparing snacks, and chopping fruit to keep everyone going during their day ahead. And as great as sandwiches are, it is nice to have something different now and then.Read More