I am so excited about this that I wanted to share it with you: there is a new low FODMAP cookbook! The cookbook is called The FODMAP Friendly Kitchen and is written by Emma Hatcher. Emma is British and has the blog She can’t eat what?! (Don’t you think this is the best name for a low FODMAP blog, I wish I would have come up with it :) ). On her blog, she shares delicious low FODMAP recipes with beautiful pictures. I had been following her for a while and when I heard she was publishing a cookbook, I knew that I wanted to have it because I have never bought a low FODMAP cookbook before.
In the week before Christmas, I visited an orthomolecular physician for the first time. I had been thinking about letting another doctor look at my stomach problems for a while. The low FODMAP diet helps me a lot, but I am not entirely pain-free. For that reason, I also found it difficult to do the re-introduction phase of the low FODMAP diet and I never finished it entirely. Simply because I always had some stomach problems and I found it very hard to say whether the pain came from the specific product that I was testing or from something else.
A while ago, I was contacted by the German company LactoJoy. They recently started to sell a new lactase pill and they asked if I wanted to test it*. Of course, I wanted to do that. I am lactose-intolerant myself and I use lactase supplements often. I think they are very handy when I eat outside or when I go for a coffee with friends. At home, I always use lactose-free products, but with a lactase pill, I can also enjoy a cappuccino or an ice cream in a restaurant. My blog with information about lactase supplements is one of the most visited pages on my website and therefore I was very curious whether LactoJoy would have advantages on the other lactase pills that I have tried and tested before.
At the Free From Food Expo in Amsterdam, I got to know the brand Mrs Crimbles. There were many gluten-free brands at the expo and of most of them I had never heard before. Many of them were (not yet) available in the Netherlands, but I was very happy to hear that Mrs Crimbles can be found in the Dutch Albert Heijn (supermarket) because a part of Mrs Crimbles’ products is also low FODMAP!
Today I have a slightly different post for you than a normal recipe. I want to review a product for you! Because your choice of products from the supermarket is slightly more limited when you eat low FODMAP or gluten-free I thought it would be review new products that I have tried on the blog now and then. In this way, we can help each other to discover more low FODMAP products! If you have specific products that you would like to see on my blog or if you have tried products yourself, please let me know in the comments! Today I review the brownie mix by Delicious Alchemy.
Two weeks ago I was at the Free From Food Expo in Amsterdam, where the first European Food Bloggers Convention was hosted too. When I entered I didn’t know where to look. It was a gluten-free paradise there! A huge space with stands with special products for people with allergies and intolerances. Most of it was gluten-free food, but there were also many lactose-free, ‘sugar-free’, vegetarian and vegan products.