Cooking with Herbs for flavour and health

Part One: Lovage. When the range of foods that can be eaten is limited by dietary and food intolerances it is really important that it tastes good, smells good, looks good and is healthy. I have found that the use of fresh herbs and cooking techniques make all the difference. It is possible to create…

Spinach Feta and Lions Mane Mushroom Frittata Slice

Frittata can be made from many healthy ingredients.This version is made from fresh garden vegetables and eggs.Serves 4 Ingredients Prep Method While the mixture is cooking its time to prepare the lions mane mushrooms To create your slice place a slice of mushroom on serving plate.Cut a slice of the frittata to cover the mushroom.Top…

Lions Mane Mushrooms

This amazingly versatile fungus is not only delicious, it is also a natural medicinal food.This tasty morsel has been used medicinally for 2000 plus years. In Traditional Chinese medicine it has been used as a general tonic to help the body maintain good health and longevity.It is said to have been dried and used as…

Oyster Mushroom and Pesto Sauce with Avocado

There are more than 200 varieties of Oyster Mushrooms that grow in the wild throughout England, Ireland, Europe and Asia.Nearly all oyster mushrooms are edible however there are a few varieties that are poisonous look a-likes so please be sure to purchase cultivated mushrooms.If you wish to grow your own mushrooms make sure you buy…

Red Bell Peppers stuffed with White Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms are a fungus that grow in the wild on fallen decaying branches. They were first cultivated in Germany in 1917. Today they are readily available from local growers and supermarkets around the world. Oyster mushrooms come in many varieties and have multiple health and nutritional benefits. Ingredients Prep Method Serving SuggestionsBaked vegetables and…

Chocolate Custard Surprise

Gluten and Lactose Free To made the base you will need2 cups gluten free bread crumbs1 quarter cup butter or dairy free spread1 quarter cup smooth peanut butter2 table spoons raw sugar1 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon Method Melt the butter and peanut butterPut dry ingredients in a bowl and mix in the wet ingredients Oil…

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.  …

Pumpkin a ‘superfood’

Pumpkin Recipes for lowfodmap, diabetic, vegan, lactose and gluten intolerant diets. Pumpkins are jam-packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, just one cup of cooked pumpkin contains over 200 percent of our recommended daily vitamin A requirements. It is low in cholesterol, high in fiber, rich in potassium, vitamins C, E, Riboflavin and Folate. The…

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…