FODMAP friendly recipes

FODMAP friendly soups: broccoli and blue cheese

As a self-professed cheese lover, the more pungent, the tastier. An acquired taste in which many of the vegetables typically harvested in March are incorporated (spring onions, spinach and broccoli), I like to enrich this earthy soup with the full-bodied flavour of blue cheese -- and it's still FODMAP friendly. Serves 6 Prep time: 10… Continue reading FODMAP friendly soups: broccoli and blue cheese

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Mustard and balsamic vinegar kale with toasted seeds

I'll preface this caption with a shout out to one of my closest friends who introduced me to the wonders of kale. Thank you. Eaten raw, I prepare the kale by massaging a balsamic vinegar dressing mixed with garlic infused oil and classic English mustard. Taking inspiration from Ottolenghi's legendary cookbook, Simple, I toast pumpkin seeds and flax seeds in a maple syrup and olive oil dressing that gives the kale additional crunch and texture. 

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Buckwheat pizza with spicy shakshuka-esque sauce & feta cheese

My love of shakshuka extends the traditional Israeli--adopted-Western hangover cure. Instead, I’ve decided to use it as a tasty base to my homemade buckwheat pizza. Inspired by pioneering FODMAP blogger Emma Hatcher, the texture of this herby pizza is much like crispy pitta – thin, versatile and light. Covered with my homemade spicy sauce, this effortless pizza makes for a perfect accompaniment at any chilled-out dinner party.

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Spicy shakshuka

Traditionally an Israeli breakfast or brunch dish lovingly adopted by Western foodies as a “hangover cure,” Shakshuka is a combination of tinned or fresh tomatoes with eggs, and commonly spiced with paprika, cumin and harissa. Although harissa is not necessary, I find that it adds depth and real hard-hitting spice to this dish. I know that most harissa pastes available in supermarkets contain some form of garlic – whether that’s pureed or pure – which, for those of you leading a low in FODMAP diet, can simply be replaced with dried chilli flakes for an equally hangover-busting shakshuka. I’ve taken inspiration from LEON’s own shakshuka recipe, adapting it to meet my tastes and FODMAP friendly needs. To thicken its soup-like consistency, I like to add about a handful of dry red lentils, which is completely optional as I understand that legumes can affect some people with IBS.