The FODMAP Friendly Cookbook by Emma Hatcher Review
I follow a low FODMAP diet to manage my IBS. FODMAPs include wheat, sugar, lactose, onion, garlic and a whole host of other things. This cookbook has recipes full of everything else. The FODMAP friendly cookbook is filled with a great range of recipes, including snacks, breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. I've tried quite a few of them, so now feel comfortable that I'm not over-selling it. I post-it noted every recipe I was excited to try and almost tabbed the whole book, and I can be pretty picky. I decided that I'd need to remove the post-it notes when I've tried the recipe, then when I've tried them all, I'll find my favourites. This is going to take me quite a lot of time.
The recipes are simple and easy to follow. Some of the ingredients are a little different but when you're excluding so many foods, including normal kitchen staples, that's goig to happen. I now have a pantry full of new staples though, that will help me with my stomach. Although this book is perfect for anyone intolerant to any FODMAP foods, it's also a great book for anyone who wants to eat healthier, since there's low dairy and sugar. Plus if you aren't allergic to something you can add some of those things in instead of the replacements. The best thing about the recipes in this book, are that they have lots of flavour, so if you're sharing with others, they won't notice any difference.
If you have a friend who is allergic to quite a few things, or you yourself are, I'd recommend checking this out. You can also check out Emma's blog, shecanteatwhat.com to see the blog that started it all.
Thanks to Hachette for my copy of The FODMAP friendly cookbook