Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve added any recipes to the site. I feel so rotten I can barely think about food at the moment, so cooking hasn’t exactly been top of my list of priorities. I have, however, added a new Smoothie section to the Recipe page which I’ve been meaning to do for about 18 months now 😉 . Smoothies are a quick and easy way to consume easily digestible nutrients, particularly if like me you struggle with nausea.
I have two new dinner recipes for you. The first is for a vegetable pasta bake, which unfortunately will be unsuitable for anyone on a dairy-free diet, but is really filling and nutritious (apologies for the terrible photo!).
The second is for a basic lentil dal, which is really cheap and easy to make if you’re having a particularly bad day and can’t cook much. It could be tarted up with chickpeas, or vegetables, or any other spices you particularly like but I just stick with the basic version for a dinner in under 30 minutes. Lovely served with rice, plain poppadums and some mango chutney. Both recipes in the Main Courses section of the Recipe Page.
I had a very exciting moment last week. Finding sweets (ie candies) suitable for a low histamine diet has proved almost impossible, but making your own is so fiddly and time consuming it’s just not worth the effort. However, while in my local deli I saw the Hawkshead Relish Company do some individual Kendal Mint Cakes and all they contain is sugar and peppermint oil. OMG they’re delish (albeit rather expensive at £2.95 for a small jar particularly if you have to add postage costs) and just the job for those days when you’re down in the dumps and need a little foodie treat. I tell myself that peppermint oil is actually used on prescription for stomach cramps, so they’re not even naughty – in fact, they’re positively beneficial for my gut symptoms 😉