An AIP, low FODMAP Christmas
For me Christmas has always been about food. The unnecessarily over sized roasted bird, eating so many potatoes cooked in goose fat I could barely breathe, sampling every dessert as if they were tapas (but full size portions), after dinner chocolates that you absolutely must eat, even though your stomach reached capacity two courses ago. And then sleep. The kind of sleep induced by your entire body shutting down as it tries to fathom how to process everything you've just consumed. Then an hour later (while grandad is still snoring) the kettle goes on, the turkey sandwiches come out and round two commences.
Since being diagnosed with coeliac disease and embarking on multiple elimination diets, I have missed this experience entirely. In writing my blog, I have realised that I am not the only one.
With this in mind, I have created an eBook of recipes based on the Christmas classics. All the recipes are gluten free, grain free, nut free, egg free, dairy free, AIP and low FODMAP compliant. Please note that I use a lot of tiger nut powder in my recipes as I do not tolerate any other flour. I believe that in many of my recipes you could adapt/substitute this for other flours that you tolerate.
I won't lie, producing this eBook has pushed me to the brink of insanity on a few occasions. I've lost my kitchen beneath mountains of dishes and clouds of arrowroot powder, I've taken my frustrations out on the sofa cushions when my photos won't upload, I've forgotten to take showers because I haven't moved from the kitchen for hours on end and I've appointed my husband as sous chef when the to-do list began to drown me. BUT it is completely worth it to feel I can be a part of the festivities on Christmas day, just like everybody else. I hope that my recipes allow you to do the same.
I am not a chef, doctor or dietician. These recipes are simply my creations, taking the classics and adapting them to fit specific dietary restrictions, photographed by me, and tirelessly edited by my husband and family. Before embarking on any kind of elimination diet it is always advisable to consult with your doctor or a nutritionist.
I really hope that these recipes allow you to enjoy Christmas alongside your family and help you get into the festive spirit! I'd love to hear your feedback and thoughts on the recipes too.
I am currently selling the ebook here via blurb.co.uk, which includes a 10% discount code to use when you purchase any tiger nut powder from the lovely people over at The Tiger Nut Company!
This blog tells an ongoing story about me and my journey back to health and happiness. A boho soul always looking for my next European adventure. I am a Coeliac, Yogi, paleo advocate, dreamer, Bon jovi connoisseur, sun worshipper, snuggly jumper wearer and wife to my lovely Paulie.