I created this roasted carrot hummus for dinner when my vegan step-son came to visit recently and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Hummus is traditionally made with chickpeas which are blended together with a mixture of spices and tahini to make a smooth, spicy dip which can be served with vegetable crudites, flatbreads, crackers or anything else that takes your fancy. However, chickpeas are notoriously high FODMAP, so I decided to incorporate roasted carrots and tomatoes into my hummus recipe which massively lowers the FODMAP content while adding a huge boost of flavour at the same time. Continue reading
Just after Christmas my partner went food shopping and came home with two reduced punnets of fresh cranberries. I have no earthly idea what she thought we would do with fresh cranberries (let alone two packs!), but they had been enough of a bargain to justify their purchase. Ever since, they’ve sat in my freezer taking up valuable space and irritating me every time I’ve had to manoeuvre around them in order to get to something I’ve needed in the freezer, so I snapped the other day and let them defrost overnight and decided to try to make some cranberry cookies with them.
Ratatouille is an excellent side dish to serve with main meals, particularly if they’re Italian based. However, this ratatouille is substantial enough that if you’re vegetarian or vegan it’s enough to have as a main meal on its own.
On occasion, if I’ve had a really rich meal for dinner the night before, I wake up with very little appetite and I only want something very light for breakfast that morning. This is often especially the case in the summertime when I don’t feel like eating a heavy breakfast first thing in the morning. Fruit salad fits that remit perfectly because although it is light it’s also extremely satisfying for the taste buds. Fruit can be tricky when it comes to the FODMAP diet because many fruits are naturally very high in fructose. However, there are a number of fruits which are low FODMAP and many of them are actually FODMAP-free!