- By Olivia Bates
- 1 June 2016
The FODMAP Friendly Vegan was born following the experiences of Sharon, a vegan who found relief from uncomfortable digestive issues by following the rather restrictive, low – FODMAP diet. The Low-FODMAP diet was created in 1999 by a team of researchers at Monash University, led by Dr Sue Shepherd, who is credited with its inception. Today it has been published in international journals and is widely accepted as the most effective treatment for chronic gastrointestinal symptoms commonly associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Disease (IDS(D)). Through her website, The FODMAP Friendly Vegan, Sharon has decoded the science and wealth of information around low FODMAPs to create a user friendly hub for those suffering from similar symptoms.
She has also published an eBook by the same name. However you don’t have to have Irritable Bowel Syndrome or suffer from similar uncomfortable symptoms (or be a vegan for that matter) to enjoy the numerous delicious recipes Sharon shares through her eBook and blog. See just one example here for a yummy Roast Pumpkin Soup.
The FODMAP Friendly Vegan blog also has a wealth of resources covering topics such as the science behind the low – FODMAP diet, the diet itself, following a low-FODMAP diet in the real world as well as providing some healthy tips and even yoga poses for improving digestion.
We encourage you to check out The FODMAP Friendly Vegan:
- By Olivia Bates
- 9 February 2016
Makes 10 small cups
1 block Loving Earth Dark Chocolate (80g)
¼ cup raw almonds, chopped
3 tbsp PSA or other nut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp maple syrup
- Combine almonds, cinnamon and maple syrup in small saucepan over low-medium heat. Stir occasionally until nuts slightly golden.
- Add nut butter to saucepan and stir to combine into a thick crunchy butter.
- By placing a bowl over a saucepan of steaming water melt the chocolate and coconut oil, stirring continuously to ensure smooth consistency.
- Once melted pour a small amount into each of the 10 small patty cases to line the bottoms then place in the freezer for 5 minutes.
- Squash a small teaspoon amount of butter into each cup and flatten with smooth. Then pour chocolate over the top to cover. Place back in the freezer until set.
- Keep in fridge until ready to serve.
- By Olivia Bates
- 21 September 2014
During our recent trip to New York, I was lucky enough to meet the very lovely Heather Cox who through her passion for fresh, organic and most importantly REAL food, founded her company Eat Real Food NYC. Originally born in Sydney, and having lived all over the world, Heather currently spends her time between the Hamptons and NYC. Consequently you will find upon exploring her website Eat Real Food NYC that Heather not only highlights the best New York has to offer in terms of great wholefood stores, markets and restaurants but she also includes her best picks from both the Hamptons and Sydney as well. In addition she also shares her own clean, fresh, healthy food recipes … check out the chocolate hazelnut banana tart which looks to die for!!!
Heather’s philosophy which is defined by her company name and supported by all that she does is that everyone deserves access to fresh, organic and most importantly REAL food. Thus she is a firm believer in using education, awareness and inspiration as a means of creating this. In line with this some of Heather’s most important work includes working with Stone Barns Centre for Food and Agriculture, where she teaches kids about the importance of knowing where their food comes from, sustainable farming and healthy eating. She also teach kids yoga and work at Balsam Farm Stand over the summer. While extremely dedicated to eating a clean, pescatarian diet, Heather openly admits to enjoying such indulgences such as cheese, wine and chocolate because as she puts it ‘’Quite simply life would be boring without it”! Touche!!
We highly recommend taking a brief minute to sign up to Heather’s monthly newsletter which apart from delivering you insightful information and delicious clean recipes, will also provide you with exclusive password restricted access to her recently launched Treehouse retreats thetreehouseretreats.com! Spend a few days escaping the city, enjoying the tranquility and relaxation of your surroundings, while nourishing your body with fresh and wholesome foods! Participate in activities or use the time to unwind, Heather’s Treehouse retreats will cater to your needs!
For more information about Heather and Eat Real Food NYC check out her website
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