Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cookbook Review: Low-FODMAP and Vegan

Cookbook Review: Low-FODMAP and Vegan  /  Delicious as it Looks

I was recently given the opportunity to read and try out recipes from a book called Low-FODMAP and Vegan: What to Eat When You Can't Eat Anything by Jo Stepaniak, MSEd. Although I admire that way of eating, I am not a vegan. Mostly because of cheese. I love cheese....Anyways, as much as I love cheese, I also enjoy trying out new recipes (even if they don't have cheese).

The low-FODMAP elimination diet can be a challenge for anyone, but it is especially difficult for vegans. A large source of protein for most vegans is the highest FODMAP food: legumes. So the trick for vegans on the low-FODMAP protocol is getting enough protein. This cookbook has many options for incorporating non-animal types of protein in the diet: tofu, tempeh, and limited amounts of chickpeas.

Tofu, Chickepea, and Spinach Stir-Fry from Low-FODMAP and Vegan Cookbook

One of the recipes I tried was Tofu, Chickpea, and Spinach Stir-Fry, pictured here. With curry spices, it was very tasty. I served it over quinoa and enjoyed eating for lunch.  There are many other recipes I'm looking forward to trying in this cookbook. I am trying to lower my consumption of animal products and already cook with tofu quite a bit, so I'm excited for some new ideas. Of particular interest to me are Greek Tofu Feta, I Can't Believe It's Not Cheese Spread, and Pumpkin Pie Mousse.

The book also contains a comprehensive guide to the low-FODMAP diet, including lists of high/low-FODMAP foods and tips and tricks to navigating life while on the diet. It also contains beautiful full-color photos, which I really enjoy in a cookbook. If you are a vegan with lots of tummy troubles, I highly recommend this essential book. Even if you aren't a vegan and are just looking for new low-FODMAP recipe ideas without dairy or meat, this book is for you.

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1 comment:

  1. I like this book! Also not vegan. The garden vegetable soup is nice and I also like the barbecue sauce.