Here’s a behind the scenes snap of my new recipe from this morning 😉but now I’m done cooking for the day so am going to spend the rest afternoon outside enjoying this gorgeous #londonweather ☀️how are you all spending your time?
I think it’s safe to say my @vitamix purchase was not a bone head move at all! She’s already gotten an embarrassing amount of mileage and I think I might just have to take her with me while shooting on location next month. Not the most stealth thing to use in a hotel but fuck it a girl needs her smoothies 💅 • Swirly Aphrodisiac Berry Ball Buster: @foragerproject vanilla cashewgurt + 1 scoop @vitalproteins collagen peptides + 1/2 cup frozen blueberries + 1/2 cup frozen sweet potato + 1/2 cup frozen zucchini + handful of spinach + 1 scoop homemade walnut butter + handful of coconut chips + 1 date + 1 tsp. Ginger, cinnamon + 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract + splash of homemade almond milk • Toppings: @purely_elizabeth maple almond butter granola + more @foragerproject vanilla cashewgurt
Self-Care Sunday. 👉Post your action below.
▶️Today’s focus is all about taking action. Above is a picture of my low FODMAP breakfast.
👩As you will know from my Instagram, life for me lately has been extremely stressful and hectic. Did I take action to resolve this at the time? No. So, my gut ended up suffering.
🤷♀️Am I taking action now? Yes - I have committed to doing the entire low FODMAP process, alongside following what I like to call ‘the core gut health basics.’ Guess what? I feel amazing!
🤔So, apart from a self-pity story, why am I telling you this? Well, gut health is my area of expertise. I advise and help people every single day on how to improve their digestive system. Yet, when it came to my own body, I ignored my own advice.
🤷♀️Why is this relevant? Well, I think we can all relate to knowing that we need to do something about our health but failing to actually take action.
👉👉Today’s task: I want you to take IMMEDIATE action on your health (whatever your issue) - stop thinking and start doing. What is stopping you from getting help? Remove that barrier! It may be booking in with a physiotherapist to sort out your ankle sprain so you can run or perhaps it is booking in with a therapist to sort out your mental well-being - just get it done!
😊Trust me, if there is one thing I have learnt from working in health care it is this, - Life is too short.
🤓And - of course - anyone with gut problems out there - I have a free 15 minute phone call service that you can book into anywhere in the world - literally what do you have to lose?
What's the food that you always keep in your fridge?
Foods, beverages, or condiments you are never without... I'm curious to know!
Do you want to know mine? ------------------------------------------------------
Surprisingly they are strawberries and blueberries or raspberries! Well yes. They stay in the fridge for days, I buy them every week and I always keep them available in the fridge.
They are a healthy snack, which hydrates me and always satisfies me, and I never get bored. It will be because of their colors so inviting or it will be because of the belief that they do really good for my health!
My portion sizes are 45 grams of blueberries/raspberries and maximum 100 grams of strawberries at a time. I fill up my body with vitamin C, antioxidants and fibers (3 grams of dietary fiber with only this portion size)!
------------------------------------------------------ Strawberries are considered a super food mainly because of their high concentration of ellagic acid! Also, blueberries are rich in this phenolic constituent that is believed to be a powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, and prebiotic element.
----------------------------------- Here it is my go-to healthy snack, plenty of micronutrients and dietary fiber!
Greek yogurt or coconut yogurt with Maca root powder, topped with strawberries, raspberries and chia seeds!
150 grams of Greek nonfat yogurt
10 grams of maca root powder
100 grams of strawberries
45 grams of blueberries
15 grams of chia seeds
------------------------------------------------------ 252 Kcal (20 Prot, 24 Carbs, 6 Fat and 10 grams of dietary fiber!)
Forgot to post this from Good Friday. Our fish supper was a delicious fish pie. Must admit flat smelt of fish for about a week afterwards but our guests who have no intolerances were pleasantly surprised by how tasty it was even though they had major reservations about a #fodmapfriendly meal. The recipe I have set out below isn't one if you have a lactose intolerance however - sorry as using cheddar and milk as it doesn't affect my wife! But try with lactose free milk and leave out cheddar. Recipe below. Great for a dinner party. Beg borrowed and stole recipe ideas from mainly Nigella, and also Jamie and BBC food website.
Ingredients (8 pax): 1.5kg fish pie mix (smoked haddock, smoked salmon and cod pieces); 500 ml milk, 1.5kg potatoes - peeled and chopped; 75g gluten free flour; 75g butter; 4 boiled eggs; 150g cheddar cheese; 1 tbsp black peppercorns; bay leaves.
Method: boil the potatoes; in the meantime put milk in deep pan and add fish bay leaves and peppercorns and bring to boil and then cook for 5 mins until fish cooked; put fish in your pie dish; strain milk to remove bay leaves and peppercorn; get non stick frying pan and melt 75g butter and then gradually add flour bit by bit to make roux; once roux made slow add the fishy milk bit by bit whisking it until you get a thick sauce then take off heat and mix in 100g of cheese until melts; put large chunks of chopped egg over fish and pour over fish roux sauce; make the mash by mashing spuds with some butter and salt and pepper and maybe a drop of milk; pour mash on top of fish; then draw lines with back of fork in mash and I popped some raw prawns with tails on top as I think I saw somebody do it - makes the dish more exotic than it is; then sprinkle remaining cheese on top; then heat in oven for 30-40 mins at 190C.
Photo courtesy of @food_fellasuk again! Cheers bruv - promise to use more natural light in my pics.
Received such a wonderful pack from @thehealthybaker today! Have you tried their LowFodmap Flour yet? I used it recently in my hot cross buns for Easter. It was delicious and tummy friendly. Can’t wait to use it in some more recipes!
Delicious #lowfodmap dinner inspo from @fodmapeveryday 😋 This chicken and spinach lasagne is a great alternative to traditional lasagne - always love looking for ways to mix things up! Have you tried making a #lowfodmap lasagne? Recipe modification for low fodmappers is becoming a lot easier thanks to the wide range of products now available 😄🌱
I’m (usually) a common sense type of eater, meaning I’m not interested in fad diets. ✨However, the pounds sometimes creep up on me, I am human after all! ✨This is often the case when I’m trying out new dessert recipes 🍪(hence you don’t find very many of them on my blog) or when I enjoy myself a little too much over a bank holiday weekend! 😉When this happens I usually turn to my favourite ‘diet’ trick - #soup ✨ I make a huge batch and have it for dinner for a week. Whilst I have no problem eating the same dinner everyday for a week it does need to be delicious to keep my interest. ✨And this 'Simple Soup' is just that. I’m loving this recipe at the moment and hope you guys enjoy it too! 😋
Recipe on blog (link in bio 🙏🏼)
Flourless Chocolate Brownies
It's Easter so lots of temptation around. My wife is not lactose intolerant but gluten is definitely a no go. So our top sister in law made us some flourless brownies the other day using @nigellalawson recipe https://www.nigella.com/recipes/flourless-chocolate-brownies-with-hot-chocolate-sauce Absolutely delicious! Chewy on inside and crunchy on outside. I can't believe it had no flour. Couple of points though (1) if you are lactose intolerant then from my reading dark chocolate in certain quantities is ok but obviously you need to decide what you are comfortable with, (2) the chocolate sauce does have double cream so you may need to avoid but the brownie is delicious without although the chocolate sauce was the icing equivalent on the cake, (3) almonds in large quantities = high fodmap - so I am afraid one piece probably on the safe side (again depends on tolerance levels to almonds; (4) depending on your tolerance levels obviously moderation is key. Chocolate is not an issue in our household. But if you can have chocolate then this a great recipe. You may have noticed a marked improvement photographically ... thanks to my talented bro @food_fellasuk (yeah, you got a compliment finally!). Happy Easter All.
Hot cross buns!!! For the last few weeks my mum has been bringing home hot cross buns and teasing me with them cause I can’t eat them. So today I’ve been a maniac in the kitchen and created some low fodmap hot cross buns. I’ve also made them gluten and dairy free to suit my other allergies. To my surprise they aren’t like rocks but are light and fluffy with a beautiful chocolate orange taste. Easter is officially great 😍 #hotcrossbuns#easter#tummyfriendly#lowfodmap#glutenfree#dairyfree#lowfodmapdiet#lowfodmaprecipes
Dinner last night was on point 👌🏽 white fish with cooked green veg, kale and toast potatoes and to top it off I added a mustard, lemon and oil dressing which is a perfect combo. I must admit this low fodmap diet is keeping me seriously in check. 🌱
Spanish Chicken with Veg
So how can you make Spanish chicken without chorizo or garlic? Major improv and a little suspension of belief but it worked out real well. I was after something tonight that I could just stick in the oven and get on with some chores. Inspired a little by a lemon chicken Nigella recipe I came up with this. See what you think. My wife gave it 8.5 but would have got 9.5 had I fully cooked the potatoes - whoops 😳
Ingredients (2 pax): 2 chicken breasts, baby potatoes, 1 large courgette roughly chopped, 1 red, orange and green pepper roughly chopped, 1 tsp paprika, rosemary and oregano, 1 lemon and lemon zest, garlic oil; Method: boil baby potatoes for 15 mins, and then chop into chunks; while boiling mix 2 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp garlic oil in bowl, paprika, rosemary and oregano and salt and pepper - mix together and add chicken breasts let marinade for 10 mins; put foil around baking tin and add veg and sprinkle lemon zest and salt and pepper, add chicken on top and pour over marinade, then cover with foil and put in oven at 200C for 40 mins; after 40 mins uncover and leave in oven for another 5-10 mins. Squeeze lemon juice in at the end over food. And basically serve up maybe with some additional greens. Enjoy on a cold winter's spring evening!
Fodmap Friendly Meatballs
This is our new favourite meal. Really simple to make, admittedly I use up a few pans, but really is delicious. Takes about 30 mins in total to make, and does require also getting your hands dirty. But worth it. I hope you enjoy! And best bit is you can make enough to freeze for another day, so perhaps a little longer in kitchen than one might like but you get to avoid cooking on another night. My Wife has given it an 8.3 on #fodmaprecipe rating - not bad 👏😄 Ingredients (4 pax) : 400g minced beef (or could use turkey), handful fresh parsley chopped, green bits of 2 or 3spring onions or use (or don't have at all if doesn't agree), 1tsp paprika, 1tbsp dried oregano and basil, 2 400g tins of chopped tomatoes, 1/2 glass red wine, 1 egg, gluten free flour, garlic oil; 1 green and 1 red pepper chopped; 1/2 red chilli chopped; 1 tbsp tomato purée, gluten free spaghetti and Parmesan (if you're ok with it); Method: fry chilli and peppers in garlic oil for 5-7 mins; put minced meat in bowl with chopped parsley and chives/green of spring onions, and paprika and salt/pepper; mix and roll into balls (golf ball size), beat egg in bowl and on flat plate put some flour; then roll each ball in egg and then lightly in flour; set aside the meatballs; whilst making meatballs but after 5-7 mins add chopped tomatoes to the peppers and add oregano/basil and purée, and then after 5 mins add red wine, and leave on low heat bubbling; now fry meatballs in garlic or even basil oil; once meatballs cooked add to the sauce for 10 mins and get spaghetti on the boil. Serve up with Parmesan.