Thursday, February 4, 2016

Turkey Quinoa Cocktail Meatballs {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}

Turkey Quinoa Cocktail Meatballs {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free}  /  Delicious as it Looks

I decided to come up with a fun appetizer recipe for the Super Bowl on Sunday. This recipe is inspired by that chili-sauce-and-grape-jelly-meatballs recipe. You might know the recipe I'm talking about (example here). An unusual combination of ingredients, but totally delicious. And totally not low-FODMAP or very healthy. Luckily I came up with this recipe that is low-FODMAP, a lot healthier, and just as delicious.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Low-FODMAP Beef Stroganoff

Low-FODMAP Beef Stroganoff  /  Delicious as it Looks

When I first started this blog several years ago, I was not following a low-FODMAP diet. If fact, I had never even heard of FODMAPs! The transition was slow as I learned and tried to sort out all of the information (and there was some bad info out there!) and learned what I could and couldn't tolerate. It's been difficult trying to find a way to discern between those recipes on my blog that are low-FODMAP and those that aren't. I've gotten some comments about some of my older recipes not being low-FODMAP, which is correct, but those recipes weren't really intended to be low-FODMAP when I wrote them.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Low-FODMAP Chinese Tofu Soup with Bok Choy

Chinese Tofu Soup with Bok Choy {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Vegan}  /  Delicious as it Looks

This has become one of my favorite soups. I like to make up a batch on Sunday and freeze it in individual containers. Then my husband and I have a quick lunch that we can heat up during the week. The recipe uses the Marinated Baked Tofu recipe I posted last week. You can have the tofu baking in the oven while the soup is simmering on the stove.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Low-FODMAP Marinated Baked Tofu - 2 Ways!

Marinated Baked Tofu - 2 Ways! {Low-FODMAP, Gluten-Free, Vegan}  /  Delicious as it Looks

Since my husband and I have greatly decreased our animal protein consumption, we've had to look for other ways to get some protein. Tofu is the obvious choice since it is considered low-FODMAP. Tofu is made from soy beans, which as a whole bean contain galactooligosaccharides (GOS). With tofu however, the beans are made into milk, which is then curdled and pressed. The liquid that is pressed out contain the GOS and the remaining solids are formed into a block. Block tofu is a wonderful low-FODMAP source of vegan protein. Beware of the silken kind, however, as it most likely does contain GOS. Read more about soy and FODMAPs here.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Belly Update: The Low-FODMAP Vegan Before 6?

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."  - Michael Pollan

It's been a while since I've posted a belly update. I guess the main thing I've discovered this past year is that I don't digest animal protein very well. I already knew eggs don't agree with me, but I soon found out that chicken doesn't either. Last winter I was eating my Chicken Noodle Soup everyday for lunch. And everyday after lunch, I would get nauseated and have to run to the restroom, despite the soup being low-FODMAP (I usually react to something that I ate 24 hours before, so I was reacting to the soup I had eaten the day before).