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Low FODMAP? Say what?

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The low FODMAP diet was designed by scientists at the Monash University to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Most broadly, it limits the consumption of specific types of carbohydrates which are poorly absorbed; see this post for more details and some links to very useful websites.

Behind the scenes

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I'm a very busy scientist-slash-aspiring businesswoman with a long history of IBS, a love for food and a penchant for adventures. Check out my recipe collection to find out how I manage! When I'm not working, cooking or blogging, I split my time between good music, running and backpacking in the Californian wilderness.

What can you find here?

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Low FODMAP is more than just a diet. From mad hunts for groceries, through the acquisition of gourmet chef skills, to impressive Tupperware gymnastics at weddings, you're in for an adventure. Check out my 'Lifestyle' and 'Grocery' sections for a list of US-specific low FODMAP foods, advice on how to deal with dining out, as well as for guides on how to make salads and what to snack on!
  • Low FODMAP Camping Survival Guide

    Low FODMAP Camping Survival Guide

      Low FODMAP travel... need I say more? Each type holds its own challenges, from ultralight bakcpacking, through family visits, to globe-trotting in style. However, regardless of the amount of jerky and bland salad it entails, those of us with perpetual wind in their hair do find a way. A while ago I wrote about the tricks I use to tackle backpacking; this time, I'll tell you all about how I handled eating during my 9-day low FODMAP camping trip in Southern California. First and foremost: I'm super lazy when it comes to eating on vacation. That means no gourmet meals,… Read More »
  • Cranberry Walnut Bread

    Cranberry Walnut Bread

    In recent weeks, my life has felt like a string of brilliantly sunny surfing sessions intertwined with new baking discoveries... glorious way to live, my friends. If we could only get rid of that pesky work thing that keeps getting in the way! This particular recipe started humbly. I really wanted to figure out flour proportions for yeast dough that would not contain any spelt  - and that would not feel chalky or fall apart. The penates inhabiting my kitchen must have felt generous that night and what came out of the oven is a rich, hearty loaf with a comforting texture… Read More »
  • Surfing Pumpkin Bread

    Surfing Pumpkin Bread

    This bread does not surf, but it does occasionally get served with ocean water and sand - depending on how hungry I am by the time I make it out of the Pacific. Hunger is inversely proportional to my reserve of patience, which in turn is necessary peel off the wetsuit (a.k.a. straitjacket) and dry my face before digging in. While I know that pumpkin bread is a typical winter treat, I sort of procrastinated with inventing a recipe since last Halloween. Yeah. Until a few weeks ago, when the night before a surfing session I stumbled upon a slightly dusty can of pumpkin… Read More »
  • Cranberry Walnut BreadCranberry Walnut BreadIn recent weeks, my life has felt like a string of brilliantly sunny surfing sessions intertwined with new baking discoveries… glorious way to live, my friends. If
  • Surfing Pumpkin BreadSurfing Pumpkin BreadThis bread does not surf, but it does occasionally get served with ocean water and sand – depending on how hungry I am by the time I
  • Low FODMAP Breakfast SmoothieLow FODMAP Breakfast SmoothieEver since starting the low FODMAP diet, breakfast has become the most difficult meal to manage. I’m not talking about the gut-wrenching pain of giving up
  • Cranberry, Almond and Cream Cheese RollCranberry, Almond and Cream Cheese RollOh wow. Low FODMAP Christmas baking was a treat this year! Rarely does a new recipe surprise me so much – there’s no way I’m going