This soup has been a favorite of mine since I first tasted it at a Greek restaurant in my teens. The combination of velvety broth and bright lemon flavor is irresistible. Who knew it was so easy to make, and with a couple of tweaks, low FODMAP!
Many pre-menopausal women have been told at some point that their iron stores are low. Find out how you can increase your iron levels through your diet - and you don't necessarily have to eat more red meat!
The weather says it is time for soups and stews! This is one of my favorites - simple, hearty, and high adaptable (from Smitten Kitchen). Canned lentils are allowed on the Low FODMAP diet, just be sure to keep the portion size to 1/2 cup per serving.
I was inspired by an article in Bon Appetit which described cooking with a "mis en place" style. It involves prepping on Sunday with sauces/condiments/vegetables that can get you through the week. There is nothing novel here in the approach of readying large batches of food, but the idea of a weekly sauce is new. I started with the Miso-Tumeric Dressing and Nori Mayonaise. With rice, a protein, and sautéed vegetables, it was a delicious and easy meal that we enjoyed for dinner and then again for 2 lunches. The Nori mayo, however, will not be made again in our house...way too strong and it looked very unappetizing by day 2.
Next up for this coming week: Momofuku's Ginger Scallion Sauce
Nothing says summer like a cool refreshing gazpacho! I love the addition of avocado in this soup. If available, colorful heirloom tomatoes give it an amazing flavor and beautiful hue.
In honor of the warmer weather, here is a delicious salad that is naturally low in FODMAPs. The best part about it is that it keeps until the next day, particularly if you only add the arugula in as needed. Omit the honey and be sure to keep the pine nuts to less than 2 tablespoons per serving.
Indian food can be difficult if you are following the Low FODMAP Diet since many recipes contain onions, garlic, or some type of legume. Here is a delicious and easy recipe that has all of the flavor, but none of the FODMAPs. It is great as a side dish, but you can also eat it with plain, lactose-free yogurt and rice to make it a full meal.
I love a one pot recipe and this is delicious! With a few tweaks, it can be low FODMAP as well:
- For harissa, use 1 T smoked paprika and 1/2 t cayenne
- For leeks, use the dark green part only
- For garlic yogurt sauce, add 1 t garlic oil to lactose-free plain yogurt
RECIPE (from the New York Times)
Another Ottolenghi recipe! I don't think I've made a recipe out of either of his cookbooks (Plenty and Jerusalem) that I haven't loved. This one is a bowl of warm happy goodness. I even eat it for breakfast! To make it low FODMAP, remove the tomato paste. I keep it simple by making polenta from coarsely ground corn meal rather than from fresh corn.
A quick primer (or refresher) on Polenta from The Kitchn:
"Polenta is really a dish, not an ingredient, from northern Italy. It refers to a porridge or mush now made from coarsely ground cornmeal since corn was cultivated in Europe in the 16th century, but was also in the past made with farro, chestnuts, millet, spelt or chickpeas. Polenta is usually made from yellow corn.
Packages labeled polenta mean that the grind of the corn is appropriate to make the polenta dish, but you can substitute regular medium or coarsely-ground cornmeal instead. Don't use finely ground cornmeal or corn flour which have too fine of a consistency and will give the finished dish a pasty texture."
Exciting news! Certain sourdough wheat breads can be added to a low FODMAP diet.
Get prepared for the Low FODMAP Diet with these staples!
Fall is here and it's time for roasted vegetables. This recipe is low FODMAP, delicious, and versatile!
Many people report feeling better when they eliminate gluten from their diet. Yet, most researchers believe that a very small percentage of the population are actually "non-celiac gluten sensitive". A FODMAP called fructan may be the real culprit.
Here is a simple low FODMAP recipe that takes advantage of all the beautiful summer squash available in Seattle right now...