What better way to celebrate the first day of spring other than with a gorgeous gluten free lemon and poppyseed loaf. This was inspired by ottolenghi but adapted to be low fodmap.
I can't take full credit for this recipe because, like so many of my adapted recipes, this one's inspired by Ottolenghi. Making his food accessible to my low FODMAP diet has formed such a part of my curiosity for and creativity with food. So, without further ado, here's the chefmarinie take on Ottolenghi's meatballs - with my own flavour and interpretation!
I have fond memories of this dish because it reminds me so much of my childhood and the times my grandmother used to make it for me and my family. It always went down a treat! So, I tried recreating this traditional Greek/ Mediterranean classic, with my own sort of twist. I used leeks to make it low FODMAP, and some extra spices (such as cinnamon) to add character to the tomatoey mince. It's a full of flavour and makes for such a hearty meal.
I've been on a Cypriot cooking bender this week, and it's safe to say I'm not stopping - especially not with this syrupy, zesty dessert! A traditional pudding, typically made from semolina (but replaced it with polenta so it's gluten free), with a hearty amount of sugar that makes for an irresistible treat. Although, the orange zest and juice helps to cut through the sweetness, so it's not saccharine.
This dish serves 4 hearty portions. And all you need is, 200g gluten free macaroni 500ml boiling water 1 tbsp olive oil 25g fresh chives, chopped 200g wafer thin ham, chopped into small pieces 300ml oat milk 6 tbsp gluten free plain flour 70g cheddar cheese, chopped 40g Red Leicester cheese, chopped Salt pepper 2… Continue reading Low FODMAP macaroni cheese
What better way to use up leftover veggies than in a simply delicious risotto, perfect for mid-week meals? The shiitake mushrooms are completely optional if you're fine with them in your FODMAP diet; they add a miso-tasting kick and meaty texture to an otherwise mild (heat-wise) and soft risotto.
The flavour of this curry is just to die for. And I don't say that lightly. I was up last Saturday night just thinking about it! I fancied a warming dish that would heat up my belly as much as my tastebuds, and this dish just did. If you are too, you've come to the right place!
Nutella? Check. Even more Nutella? Double check! The result? Even more deliciousness. This combination of chocolate spread, sesame seeds and finely chopped almonds can only be described as heavenly. The gluten free pastry offers a hard crust, adding variation to the creamy, crunchy consistency of this pastry.
Another Ottolenghi-inspired recipe that guiltlessly satisfies those mid-week cravings for takeaways. Why order KFC when you can make it yourself, and even better? This gluten-free take on the traditionally Austrian fried cutlet is breadcrumbed with a combination of sesame seeds, cayenne pepper and turmeric for an alluring golden appearance.
Very rarely are there Ottolenghi recipes that are as effortless as they are flavourful. This delightfully easy coconut-infused soup is just that. I took out some of the ingredients from the original recipe - namely, the garlic and onions. So it's really just three main ingredients, plus a few spices. Gather 1 tbsp garlic infused… Continue reading Ottolenghi-inspired coconut curried soup
Here's a delicate twist on Nigella's own lemon polenta cake recipe. Described by the chef as a sharp and syrupy recreation of the classic lemon drizzle cake, the added ground cardamon serves to offset the lemony sharpness as well as complement the gritty nuttiness of the ground almonds.
Fiery fast food made in the comfort of your own home! Inspired by LEON's buffalo wing recipe, this one caters to gluten-free, garlic-free folk.
Only made with three ingredients? Yep, that's right. Who would have thought home-made Yorkshire puddings were this easy to make? Make sure to grab yourself an appropriately sized baking tray (most supermarkets sell ones specifically for Yorkshire puddings). To cook 8 in one go, you'll likely need two of these - or just cook these in batches!
Nothing screams 'Christmas!' more than homemade mince pies. Even better if they're gluten free and delightfully gut-friendly. Delicately buttery shortbread pastry with hints of lemon zest cutting through the sweetness of the mince filling, these mince pies would make anyone with IBS realise that Christmas is definitely NOT off the table. And the great thing is that you don't even need to roll out the pastry!
Don't let your kilo of carrots go to waste. Instead, spruce up these often forgotten heroes of the root vegetable world with fresh coriander and a generous sprinkling of mixed spice. Because nothing quite beats the texture and simple flavour of a carrot and coriander soup. Even better that it's fodmap friendly.
Nothing says winter more than soup. Inspired by the lovely @lunchingfromhome Instagram account, I paired butternut squash with leeks to create this simple yet seasonal delight. Easy to whip up and all you need are two ingredients and a few spices to accentuate the comforting roasted flavour of the butternut squash.
Whether bite sized or full sized, these lemony, chivy fishcakes are good to eat any time of the day. Mix finely grated parsnip with cooked shredded cod to bind and mould into shapes of your choice.
Pair broccoli with blue cheese in this creamy weeknight wonder. As versatile as it is vibrant, this soup serves brilliantly as either a starter or a hearty main, with a chunky slice of warm bread for mopping up the ends.
Tuck into this malty spiced loaf cake - one that's just the perfect accompaniment to a cup of tea. It's simple and seriously moist with the finest crumb. What's great is how easily available mixed spice is most supermarkets. What's even greater is how easy this is to whip up and enjoy on autumn days like these.
Who said a fancy Saturday morning brunch couldn't be made in the comfort of your own home? Save yourself the dollar, and most likely the hassle of haggling for gluten-free bread, and whip up this super simple French toast for two.
Leeks are the real hero in this speedy mid-week classic. Tuck into this guiltless bowl of goodness - low on carbs and ideal for packing in your protein.
Who said Mediterranean food couldn't be FODMAP friendly? Trying using leeks instead of onions; gluten-free breadcrumbs; and quinoa instead of bulgar wheat for the same zing and texture. Serves 4 Gather For the keftedes, 500g 5% fat beef mince 100g leeks, finely chopped (remove the white ends) 25g parsley, finely chopped 1 egg 2 tsp… Continue reading Beef keftedes and lemony tabouleh
Giant chocolate chip cookies, anyone? Because why not! A crisp-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside cookie is hard to resist! I turned to Ottolenghi's chocolate chip and pecan cookie recipe, adapted it to make it gluten free and opted for just the chocolate chips and not the nuts. Makes 8 giant cookies Gather, 65g ordinary or lactose free butter… Continue reading Ottolenghi’s giant chocolate chip cookies
It's a Sunday evening and I can think of nothing more comforting than tucking into these cheesy, harissa-spiced twists. Reminiscent of the savoury baked goods you'd find in M&S, these flaky delights make for an extra special snack, taking no more than 10 minutes to prepare. You can swap the harissa for tomato puree drizzled with a touch of garlic oil and a light sprinkling of chili flakes, as a technically FODMAP friendly alternative. Or you can push the boat out and opt for some homemade gluten free pesto.
LEON's fast vegan cookbook has been a long-time favourite of mine. I turned to it this morning when I fancied something different, but straight forward to make, for breakfast. I tweaked the recipe in keeping with the fodmap friendly diet (however, the addition of currants is optional). Delicately savoury in taste and crumbly-textured, these scones make for a satisfyingly stodgy breakfast or an equally wholesome afternoon tea, accompanied with either sweet or savoury condiments. For an unexpected but complementary pairing, try raspberry jam with cream cheese - a personal favourite.
'Pancakes can be healthy!' is the thought that I mulled over yesterday evening as I imagined what my breakfast would be the next day. Instead of the pre-blend I would normally use, I decided to blend up some gluten-free roll oats to make for a healthier alternative. Ingredients 100g ground oats 200ml oat milk 1… Continue reading 3-ingredient pancakes
Ingredients 250g caster sugar 250g lactose free butter 280g caster sugar 30g vegan cocoa powder 120g plain gluten free flour 4 eggs ¼ tsp xanthan gum ¼ tsp vanilla 12 tbsp. tahini 200g halva (broken into chunks) Method 1.) Preheat the oven to 180°. Grease a rectangular baking tray with butteror place parchment paper… Continue reading Ottolenghi-inspired gluten free tahini and halva brownies
Who said Ottolenghi's cherry and aubergine (previously-bulgar-wheat-but-now-quinoa) recipe can't be made FODMAP friendly? I adored this dish and I'm positive you will too. Oh, and, did I mention this is also vegan? Serves 4 people Prep time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 200g quinoa 600ml water 1 aubergine, chopped 4cm wide and 2cm thick 300g cherry tomatoes,… Continue reading FODMAP friendly version of Ottolenghi’s cherry tomato and aubergine quinoa
I'm especially proud of this recipe here. A mid-week banger; to be whipped out at any gathering; and most importantly, to be shared! Prep time: 40 minutes Ingredients : 1 pre-made gluten free pastry roll 250g cherry tomatoes 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar glazed 2 tbsp garlic oil 1/2 tsp salt 1 courgette, sliced with a… Continue reading Courgette, balsamic vinegar glazed cherry tomatoes and goats cheese pastry
Bite-sized, fresh and crunchy, serve this showstopper salad at any occasion. Particularly ideal for summer parties and picnics. Scale up the quantity of ingredients for however many guests.
Don’t let the lack of gluten-free Ryvita thin option stop you from making your own equally dippable (and also vegan) thins yourself. In under 20 minutes, you can!
Ease yourself into the week with easy meal prep: Low FODMAP crunchy vegetable stir fry, flavoured with chilli, gluten-free soy sauce, sesame oil, and all-important fresh ginger. Serves 4 Prep time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 135g rice noodles 500ml hot water 1 medium hot red chilli, finely chopped and seedless 15g ginger, peeled and finely chopped… Continue reading Low FODMAP vegetable stir fry
All thanks to Emma Hatcher’s genius gluten-free recipe that I bring you a mid-week snap of what I prepared for lunch, with my own choice of toppings!
Shake up Sunday roasts with these sweetly spiced carrot batons, delicately roasted in garlic infused oil. Super simple.
Stuck for FODMAP friendly party food ideas? Impress your guests with these fiery, hard-to-resist wings! With LEON’s original recipe in mind, I use broccoli as an equally hearty, moreish and deliciously vegan substitute to meat. They make for a perfect accompaniment to any summer party.
On an unexpected day off I chose to spend my afternoon baking this Southern delight, with a fun, Ottolenghi-inspired twist – made with feta, spring onion and jalapeño, ideal as a tear-and-share summer side.
An idea I've been mulling over for a while now, I combine the zest of two lemons along with a few droplets of natural flavoured lavender to create this delicately floral and supremely spongey loaf cake ideal for spring baking. As with many of my baking recipes, I take inspiration from Ottolenghi's dessert cookbook 'Sweet,' using his lemon and poppyseed loaf cake recipe to inform this FODMAP friendly creation. Instead of double cream, I use Oatly's completely dairy-free (and vegan) single cream for a hearty sponge.
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
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.
Most shop-bought gluten free granola is grossly expensive. I still envy those who can eat the ordinary kind for almost half the price. But it amazes me just how simple it is to make. Get more bang for your buck and try it yourselves!
Super simple. Perfect for Sunday brunch. Stack them; fold them; roll them – make them however small or big, but the one absolute must is, always add a pinch of nutmeg.
Celebrating Iranian new year naturally calls for a cake that contains saffron (OBVIOUSLY!). This year, I decided to combine the zesty flavour of orange with the mildly floral and complementary taste of saffron. I chose polenta because it’s supremely light yet substantial and – you guessed it – already gluten free. Serves 10 Prep time:… Continue reading Orange, saffron and walnut polenta cake