Recipes

Poached Salmon and Leek Risotto

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in featured, Mains, Recipes, Rice, Seafood | 7 comments

Poached Salmon and Leek Risotto

Did I grab your attention with the name of this recipe?  “Leek?” you might understandably question. It’s true that the white part of a leek contains an excess of the FODMAP oligo-fructans, but did you know the green top of a leek does not.  Yes, those clever researchers at Monash University here in Melbourne have thoroughly tested the humble leek and found, just as with spring/green onions and chives, a small serve of the green leaves at the top of the leek is low in FODMAPs (** see below).  This information was recently published in...

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Basil Aioli

Posted by on May 17, 2013 in featured, Recipes, Sides and salads | 8 comments

Basil Aioli

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. I guess it could be argued that my low...

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Oatbran Muffins

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Baking, featured, Recipes | 7 comments

Oatbran Muffins

WOW!  Where did April go?  Does anyone else find it strange how time seems to speed up as the years pass by?  Memories of long summer days are still lingering for me, yet here we are quickly approaching the middle of the year. Over the past month I have been kept busy with some catering jobs and I hope to bring you some of those low FODMAP recipes soon.  I have also been working towards having The low FODMAP cookbook published as an eBook; we’re getting close.  Add to these things three busy kids having lots of fun with sports and music...

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Country Rhubarb and Strawberry Cake

Posted by on Mar 27, 2013 in Baking, Dessert, featured, Recipes | 6 comments

Country Rhubarb and Strawberry Cake

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...

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Low FODMAP Christmas Pudding

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Dessert, featured, Festive, General, Recipes | 11 comments

Low FODMAP Christmas Pudding

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… And have I been enjoying some pudding?  All in effort to refine this recipe, of course!  And I needed to check how well it kept, too.  But I think now is the time for me to stop taste-testing pudding (until Christmas...

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Carrot, Spinach and Quinoa Salad

Posted by on Nov 21, 2012 in featured, Recipes, Sides and salads, Vegetarian | 16 comments

Carrot, Spinach and Quinoa Salad

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.         This salad made a great side for a roasted chicken that I had marinated in Indian spices and lactose free yoghurt.  I wasn’t cooking potatoes or any other carbohydrate, so the quinoa...

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Zucchini Slice

Posted by on Nov 11, 2012 in Baking, featured, Mains, Recipes, Vegetarian | 17 comments

Zucchini Slice

Have you made Zucchini Slice before?  I used to make it often before shifting to a low FODMAP diet.  It was a bit of a standby dinner on Friday nights because it’s so quick to make, plus the leftovers were great for lunch over the weekend.  I did attempt a low FODMAP version in my early days on the diet, but the result was disappointing.  Substituting standard gluten free flour mix left me with a texture that was a bit mushy and I learned that this is one of those dishes that suffers when onion is left out. I had all but left Zucchini...

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Thai BBQ Chicken

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in Chicken, featured, General, Mains, Recipes | 2 comments

Thai BBQ Chicken

    This has been one of our favourite chicken recipes for the BBQ for many years. It’s quick, simple and oh, so delicious…just the way it should be, even when going low FODMAP.       It is based on a recipe in a little “Thai Cooking” book that is part of my collection (some may say vast collection) of Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks. I have tweaked it a bit to reduce the FODMAPs. I start by making a paste to marinate the chicken in. I quite like this part because I get my mortar and pestle out for a...

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Orange Buttermilk Cake

Posted by on Aug 30, 2012 in Baking, featured, Recipes | 13 comments

Orange Buttermilk Cake

The time has come for cake!  In the last month we have moved house, celebrated G’s birthday, sent out birthday invitations for the littlest person in the house, and…drum roll… Low FOMDAP.com turned 1!  Hard to believe, kind of exhausting, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.         I have been sitting on this recipe for over a year, waiting for my dodgy-oven situation to resolve.  I have now happily discovered that the ovens in our new kitchen (yes, there are 2) not only steam the best rice, but they...

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