Citrus Green Beans and Mustard Mash (serves 4)

Mustard Mash by The Fat Foodie

The other day I was going through my previously posted recipes and it came to my attention that the website was sorely lacking ideas for side dishes, so I thought I’d write a post covering two of my favourite standby sides, citrus green beans and mustard mash. For all that I prefer to create recipes for whole dishes, sides are a really important part of a meal, but it can often be difficult to find ones which are suitable on the low FODMAP diet. However, these citrus green beans and mustard mash are really good options to have in your repertoire.

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Coconut Rings (makes 8)

Coconut Rings by The Fat Foodie

Coconut rings are lovely little tasty bites of cake that are formed of creamy desiccated coconut which create a raised moat around a jam-filled centre. They’re a really easy bake to make and require very few ingredients too. In its dried, desiccated form coconut can be used to lend creaminess and body to curries and tagines as well as sweet and exotic fruity flavours to sweet dishes.

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Chocolate Peppermint Slice (serves 12)

Chocolate Peppermint Slice by The Fat Foodie

When you’re in the mood for a serious piece of chocolate biscuit nothing fits the bill better than a slice of chocolate traybake. This chocolate peppermint slice recipe came about because my Mum had given me a pack of three Fry’s Peppermint Creams that she wasn’t going to use and I figured I’d be able to make something tasty with them.

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Spinach and Walnut Pasta (serves 4)

Spinach and Walnut Pasta by The Fat Foodie

I know a lot of people who absolutely adore pasta, but I have to say that I think there are tastier carbohydrates to be had out there. However, I can’t deny that pasta is a really convenient meal to whip up in no time at all when you need to make a quick weekday meal. I also cannot argue with the fact that there are countless sauces and toppings that you can serve with your pasta. One flavour combination that I’ve wanted to try making for absolutely ages is spinach and walnut pasta. There was just something about the crunchiness of the walnuts with the softly wilted spinach that intrigued me and thankfully it didn’t disappoint.

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