Pork loin, Low FODMAP, dairy free, lactose free, gluten free

The following recipe is for lovers of Thai flavours, I am not really a huge fan, I always feel that coriander tastes a bit soapy.  I was tempted to call this Soapy Pork Loin, but thought better of it – plenty of people love coriander though! (I don’t mean to offend my readers in Thailand, you will have to let me know what you think of my recipe.) I have sacrificed my tastes to make you a gut friendly recipe – I hope you like it.


1 tablespoon of low-fat peanut butter

1 tablespoon of tamari soy sauce (gluten-free)IMG_1792

2 star anise

2.5cm (1 inch) stick of fresh ginger

15 g of fresh coriander

1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil

100 ml Stock (home-made, vegetable or pork)

1/2 lime (squeezed)

Salt (to taste!)

1 pork tenderloin trimmed and cut into strips

3 Pak-Choi (chinese cabbage)

2 carrots (peel in strips with a potato peeler)

Sesame seeds to decorate.


Trim and cut the tenderloin and place the pieces in a dish

Add the star anise, peeled ginger, peanut butter, oil, soy sauce, coriander and stock in a strong blender and blend well to make a sauce. If you wish you can add chilli or chilli powder if your stomach can stand it.

Pour this over the pork, add lime juice, salt and leave to marinate at least two hours.

Cook the pork mix and sauce in a pan until tender, then add to a wok with the carrot & pak-choi, cook with the vegetables still al dente.

Serve, sprinkle over sesame seeds and serve with boiled rice.

Serves 3

Saharan Harissa spice mix for Moroccan Chicken, Low FODMAP.

Harissa is a spice blend used in North Africa and the following recipe is Low FODMAP version, another example that it is possible to have rich flavours without the addition of onion and garlic. It is a special recipe, so quite expensive to produce so I would save it forIMG_1762 those occasions when you want to cook something a little different for friends and family. The recipe serves approximately six people. It also takes some time to prepare, but I think you will find that nobody will recognise the recipe is good for someone who has IBS and problems with their digestion. If you are sensitive to hot spices then replace hot paprika with mild paprika and omit the chilli from the recipe.

Ingredients 1 – Spice mix

5g Cumin

5g Hot Smoked Paprika

2.5g Coriander Powder

2.5g Coriander Seeds

2g Ginger powder

2g Tumeric

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Ingredients 2 – Main dish

12 Skinless chicken thighs

100g Lemon & Coriander flavoured green olives

1/2 Lemon (squeezed)

1 preserved lemon

2 teaspoons of Rose Water (not sweetened!)

2 large pinches of Saffron

1 tablespoon of Garlic infused olive oil

250g Red and Yellow Pepper

300 mls water


Ingredients 3 –Carbohydrate

100g Red Quinoa

100g Broken Basmati (cheaper version of basmati – works just as well)

100g Red Camargue Rice

50g Pine nutsimg146


Serves 6

Add 1 tablespoon of the spice mix to a dish, mix with 2 teaspoons of rose-water, 1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil, the juice of 1/2 a lemon.

Pour the spice mix over 12 skinless boned chicken thighs, rub in well and leave covered in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

Roast the pepper in an oven till soft, and chop.

Add the chicken to a cooking pot or tagine and add the preserved lemon, olives, pepper, saffron, salt and 300 mls of water. Cook for 1.5 hours at gas mark 5 till ingredients are soft and tender.

Near the end of the cooking time add red rice, basmati rice and salt to a pan cover with water and cook for 20 minutes. Add quinoa and salt to a separate pan cover with water and cook for 15 minutes. Drain these, mix them together and add the pine nuts.

Drain off the cooking juices from the Moroccan chicken, if you wish at this point drain off the fat floating on the surface of the cooking liquor. In a large serving dish place the rice mix in the dish first and pour over the remainder of the cooking liquor. Pile on the rest of the ingredients on the top of the rice – then enjoy!

Spicy turkey burgers, Low FODMAP, milk free, Gluten free.

Went out for a 2 hour walk Saturday, the weather was sunny and hot, it doesn’t appear that way from the picture, but it is quite rare for us to have a cloudless sky.

Turkey Burgers

600g Turkey Mince

1 Egg

2 Small grated carrots

10g Chopped fresh coriander leaves

2 Teaspoons of powdered coriander

1 Teaspoon of chilli powder (omit if this causes symptoms.)

20g Grated ginger

1 Teaspoon of cumin

1/2 Flat teaspoon of asafoetida (if following a gluten-free diet ensure that asafoetida is wheat free)

Salt and pepper to taste

Served with brown rice and wild rocket.


Place turkey mince into a mixing bowl and add other ingredients. Mix well (clean hands are best!)

The mix is rather wet, spoon a tablespoon of mix into a dry frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes each side till the surface is brown, repeat till all mix is cooked. You can either then finish the cooking in the oven or grill till cooked through. Some of the water will leach out during cooking.