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Gluten-free & Low FODMAPs

I’m currently cooking for someone with suspected fructose malabsorption (a condition where the normal absorption of fructose – a type of sugar found in wheat, fruits and vegetables – in the bowel is impaired, leading to symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome), so expect to see a few gluten-free and low FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides and Polyols, if you must know) recipes popping up in here.

I should note that fructose malabsorption doesn’t actually entail a gluten intolerance particularly, but wheat is definitely a problem; going gluten-free is an effective way of dealing with this.

All low FODMAPs recipes will be categorized as such, so if you’re looking for them specifically, check the categories menu on the right.

Some of these recipes are from, or inspired by, those found in the excellent Gluten Free Cooking by Dr Sue Shepherd, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist, Senior Lecturer for Monash University Department of Medicine, senior researcher within the Department of Gastroenterology at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne, and, not coincidentally, a sufferer of coeliac disease.

I highly recommend the book – if nothing else, it has the best chocolate pudding recipe! Her website is here: Shepherd Works.

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