Gluten and Lactose Free Bread that’s FODMAP friendly

How to make great gluten free bread This bread has to be my favourite after years of trying different variations. It is easy to make, light and fluffy with a good crust and tastes great. I use my own flour mix that is made up of brown rice flour, tapioca flour and quinoa flour.  …

Roast Parsnip Soup

Roast Parsnip Soup with Cilantro (fresh coriander)  and Lemongrass Suitable for the Low fodmap, diabetic, vegetarian, lactose and gluten intolerant diets. I really like this soup and just have to share.  As mentioned in a previous post, parsnips grow wild from self seeded stock in my garden, they even grow through the weed mat on…

Dumplings – Gluten free, Lactose free and FODMAP friendly

 Savoury Gluten free Dumplings It is almost winter here on Bruny Bruny Island Tasmania and its time for some great winter comfort food.  As the colder weather has been approaching my thoughts have been about dumplings, light, fluffy savoury dumplings like the ones my Nana used to make.  Hmm… how to go about this, can I…

Organic Lean Beef Stir Fry with Bell Peppers

Having come by  some lovely lean organic beef,  a stir fry is on the menu with fresh organic bell peppers, carrots and broccolini stems.  This recipe is delicious even with the absence of garlic and onion of any kind. It is suitable for people who are diabetic, gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant and follow the low…

Low Fodmap: Quick and easy Tomato Sauce

Low fodmap quick and easy tomato sauce is an essential for a barbecue. Eat your heart out Mr Heinz.  This sauce can be used as a base for pasta and on pizza or just simply as a dipping sauce.  I love multi purpose recipes they save such a lot of time and are especially tasty…

Low Fodmap: Cooking tips

There was a certain something, texture, thickening and binding of flavours that I missed once I no longer started a recipe with sautéing onion and garlic.  At first I thought it was just the flavour of the garlic that was missing. I was so used to always starting a savoury or main meal recipe the…

Winter Harvest: Oca

Today was one of those rare winter days, the sky a beautiful clear blue, the sun bright and warm, only a light breeze coming in across the bay and there are signs of an approaching spring.  A few of the blueberry bushes are starting to flower and the bulbs in the orchard that used to…

The Tomato

Sadly this photo is the last of my fresh tomato harvest for this season, I suppose, given that it is well into winter I am lucky to still have a few fresh fruits, I have frozen at least 10 kilos of them and made  a few dozen large jars of my favourite Italian Style Passata…

Spinach: one of natures vitamin pills.

The winter garden is sparse after a bountiful summer and autumn harvest, spinach and silver beet or swiss chard as it is often known, are an abundant source of winter greens. I have a mixture of different varieties of spinach and silver beet growing all year round and pick it fresh just before I need…

Mussels: a tasty Kilpatrick style dish for the FODMAP diet

I am fortunate by design to live on an island where fresh seafood is abundant and safe to harvest, a short walk through the paddock to the beach takes me to a wild mussel bed where I can collect the largest and most delicious mussels I have ever found. The mussel bed is only accessible…

Ginger and the Culinary Arts

Ginger is rich in vitamins and minerals, it contains a large proportion of  the digestive enzyme Zingibain and has a plethora of therapeutic and culinary uses. Ginger aids the digestion and eases the digestive system, it has been used for loss of appetite, flatulence, rumbling or gurgling sound of gas in the intestines, spasmodic gastric…