Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Low-FODMAP Turmeric Sunshine Smoothie

Low-FODMAP Turmeric Sunshine Smoothie  /  Delicious as it Looks

Turmeric is a "superfood" that's been getting a lot of attention lately. It's for a good reason: turmeric contains curcumin, a possible anti-inflammatory. It's the spice that makes curry yellow. Like other brightly colored foods, turmeric is also a potent antioxidant.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Low-FODMAP Spanish Beef and Rice Casserole

Low-FODMAP Spanish Beef and Rice Casserole  /  Delicious as it Looks

I read an interesting article on Slate (see If You Are What You Eat, America is Allrecipes) the other day about how there is a disparity between what Americans really eat and what the media thinks we eat. The "foodie culture" as they call it is all about trends and perfect images on social media (and maybe a little snobbery thrown in?). In reality, Americans are getting their recipes from sites like allrecipes.com and food.com, where the recipes are submitted by people like....the average American. That's why I like those site so much, the writer/sharer of the recipe knows what the typical person wants in a recipe because they are that person.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Low-FODMAP Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

Low-FODMAP Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken  /  Delicious as it Looks

I've been making this chicken recipe a lot lately, mostly because it's so easy and doesn't make a big mess in the kitchen. I'm partial to baking my meals in the oven - no grease spatters or standing in front of the stove. Just set it and forget it! Given how busy I was with writing my cookbook last year, I've been relishing taking things a little easy right now.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf

Low-FODMAP Spinach-Feta Millet Pilaf  /  Delicious as it Looks

I eat carbs. Carbs, carbs, carbs! It's almost a sin to say that these days. I tried a low-carb/paleo diet once. It sucked big-time. I had no energy and it was horrible for my digestion. So I eat carbs, mostly in the form of whole grains, and don't worry about it anymore. Whole grains make my digestion work better and give me energy to do everything I want to do in a day.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Tofu Fried Rice {Low-FODMAP, Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Low-FODMAP & Vegan Tofu Fried Rice  /  Delicious as it Looks

I have to say that I've really grown to love tofu. The main reason is that it is a protein that my belly has no problem digesting. The other reason is that it is a wonderful vehicle for flavor. In the case of this fried rice, I give the tofu a quick marinade in soy, vinegar, sesame oil and ginger. The tofu soaks the sauce right up, making each bite full of flavor.