Butter Beans: A new love of mine

satay lima beans in peanut sauce

Before I started the low fodmap diet 3 and a half years ago, I would regularly eat lentils and kidney beans which I would add to soups, bolognese sauce, and chilli con carne, because they are great sources of fibre and an easy way to stretch out a meat-based meal and save some $$ at the same time. This all came to a halt, and I have not had any success re-introducing them and so I gave up on legumes. Recently though I have discovered Butter Beans (also known as Lima Beans) Continue reading

Holidaying with onion and garlic

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My daughter playing in the snow

In an earlier post, here, I shared that I was busy baking and preparing food in readiness for a long driving holiday with children to the snow. I made the Pumpkin Bread, which came in handy almost every day as I could easily eat it on its own or team it with some salad or cheese sticks which I had packed for my son or even a can of oysters which was thrown in the car. All in all, I think I managed really well over the 8 days we were away. Continue reading

Are Cruciferous Vegetables Low Fodmap?

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One of the most common questions I get asked on the low fodmap diet is about cruciferous vegetables. This is such a confusing topic for most people starting off on the low fodmap diet simply because there is so much conflicting information available on the internet. I have been following this diet for 3 years now and I thought this is a great topic to write about so that I can share with you an outline of what has been researched and what is, as yet, undetermined.

Firstly, to answer the question: are cruciferous vegetables low fodmap? Continue reading