Buckwheat pancakes (Dutch style)

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The recipe that I want to share with you is so simple that it hardly isn’t worth writing down. It is a recipe for Dutch style buckwheat pancakes! The reason that I call them Dutch style pancakes is because they are much thinner than the usual pancakes in other countries. Dutch pancakes are slightly thicker as crepes. This recipe really became one of my favourites.

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Grilled eggplant with feta and tomato

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Today I have a super tasty recipe for a side dish for you. It is so simple that it is hardly worth it to write a recipe for it, but because it was so good, I wanted to share it anyway. Since I studied in Turkey, I am crazy about eggplant. It is such a tasty vegetable! Especially when grilled or roasted. In Turkey, they know very well how to prepare tasty recipes with eggplant. For example baba ganoush or this delicious hunkar begendi. Two recipes that make me very happy! This grilled eggplant with feta and tomato makes a perfect side dish and when the weather is nice you can also make it on the BBQ. Yum! Do you like eggplant as much as I do?  Read more

Low Budget: Pita pizza with grilled veggies

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Some time ago I came up with the “pita pizza” and I made a super tasty flammkuchen pita pizza. This idea came from my frustration that I couldn’t make a tortilla pizza easily. The tortilla pizza was a huge trend in the Netherlands last year. A pizza made on a wheat tortilla. A quick, simple and easy way to make a pizza. The problem was that I couldn’t find any good low FODMAP tortillas to make them with. But I could find pitas! This time I made another pita pizza: a low FODMAP pita pizza with grilled veggies. Super simple and so tasty! Read more

Strawberry buckwheat muffins

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I have been following the low FODMAP diet a bit more strictly since a few weeks. I went to see a dietician again because I felt like my complaints were too severe for the past months and I wanted to go back to basics. Just be a bit more strict for a while to get my IBS under control again. I added too many “limited low FODMAP foods” into my diet little by little and that didn’t go well. I was having some difficulties to come up with a healthy snack and I had loooots of buckwheat flour in my pantry (I always buy a bag when I am in the store and forget that I still have it at home), so I made fresh strawberry buckwheat muffins with yoghurt!

Buckwheat has a particular taste that you have to like, but the strawberries and the banana make the muffins nice and sweet, so I think they taste very nice!

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10 Freezer friendly low FODMAP snacks

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From some recent questions from blog readers, I realized that there are a lot of people who have a hard time coming up with low FODMAP snacks. I must say, I even struggle sometimes with thinking of snacks to bring to work for in between meals. I already shared ideas for low FODMAP snacks with you in an older blog post, which you can read here, but you can never get enough inspiration. Therefore, I wanted to share a blog with 10 freezer friendly low FODMAP snacks. All of those are healthy snacks that you can bake yourself, for example, banana bread or healthy muffins. The good thing is that you only have to make time to bake a snack once, for example on a Sunday, you pop the snacks into the freezer and then you’ll have a healthy low FODMAP snack for the entire week.

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Low FODMAP Mussels in white wine sauce

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I saw that the mussels were discounted and then I suddenly realised that it was mussel season! We used to eat mussels quite often when I was little. Most young kids were horrified by the thought of eating mussels and fish, but my sister and I loved it. My parents would have dinner nights where they would eat mussels with friends and they always planned that we would eat something before and go to bed early, so they could have an evening with their friends. But when I was about six years old I was already begging my parents to stay up late, so I could eat mussels with them. I realised this week that I didn’t eat mussels for a long time and that I never even prepared them myself. That had to change, so today I have a recipe for low FODMAP mussels in white wine sauce for you!

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Turkish eggplant salad (yoğurtlu patlıcan salatası)

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A few weeks ago I had a barbeque with my dear Turkish friend Büşra. She made a side dish that used to be one of my favourite things to eat in Turkey, but that I actually had forgotten about a little bit. Yoğurtlu patlıcan salatası or in English: Turkish eggplant salad. A salad made of roasted eggplant with yoghurt and olive oil. It is very simple to make. You just have to wait a bit, while the eggplants are grilling in the oven. The eggplant dip makes a perfect side dish for a barbeque, but it is also great for lunch on bread or as a snack to dip in with some bread or vegetables. It doesn’t look too great, but believe me, it is super tasty!

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