My third Blogging Buddy is Alice from Low Foodmap Inspiration.
Blog Name: Low FODMAP Inspiration
Tell us about your blog?
My blog is all about food with ideas and recipes for anyone following the low FODMAP diet (prescribed by a dietician) to manage the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). It’s not only to raise awareness of IBS (1 in 5 of us suffer from symptoms at some point in our lives), but to help those that have been diagnosed. I’ve featured product reviews, lists of my favourite products, other ways to manage IBS and a range of everyday recipes, from cakes to barbecue food! The recipes are all gluten free, with some also dairy free.
What inspired you to start your blog?
From my own experience, following a low FODMAP diet is extremely daunting. There’s a long list of foods to avoid when you’re initially diagnosed with IBS, so I’m hoping to inspire people that it’s possible to enjoy food while restricting certain foods. I’ve been diagnosed with IBS for about a year and a half now, and I’ve felt the benefits of cutting out the key players in upsetting my stomach: wheat, onion and garlic, while also managing my nut allergy!
What is your favourites ingredients to cook with?
Since cutting out garlic, I’ve since learnt that you can actually use garlic infused oil instead (the infusion means that there aren’t any fructans – the tummy upsetters – in the oil!) I cook most meals using garlic infused oil to recreate any flavour I’m missing. I also couldn’t be without my spice rack, which includes cumin, ground ginger, turmeric, garam masala, chilli flakes, paprika, smoked paprika, asafoetida and many more as these give lots of flavour I’d otherwise miss out on, and enable me to make FODMAP friendly curries, piri piri chicken and even fajitas!
What is your favourite cookbook?
I love baking, and therefore would probably say I thoroughly enjoy Nosh’s gluten free baking cookbook – their pastry and scone recipes are unbeatable! I also rely on BBC Good Food recipes quite often for ideas and inspiration!
If you could visit anywhere in the world for dinner tonight where would you go?
One of my favourite foodie holidays was to St Malo in Northern France. They have the best mussels I’ve ever eaten, and you can enjoy them on little cobbled streets close to the sea. The wine is also top notch, then you can take a leisurely stroll on the beach or along the walls after dinner – perfect! So that’s where I’d happily go for dinner this evening!
Please share your favourite recipe from your blog
Check out Alice’s gluten free, dairy free low roadmap Victoria Sandwich recipe here: recipe
and her lovely salmon fishcake recipe here: recipe
Thanks to Alice for taking part in Blogging Buddies – if you would like to have your blog featured please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org