Midweek Low FODMAP special veggie chilli – A warming meal for chilly nights!

Wednesday evening – midway through the week and always a night to have something different. So I decided to trial a Quorn meal using Quorn mince. Here is the recipe

1 400g packet of Quorn

4 red bell peppers

1 tablespoon of garlic infused oil

1 teaspoon of cornflour

1 teaspoon of cumin

2 teaspoons of chilli powder (hot, hot, hot) if you prefer it less so, use less chilli! Watch this if you find spicy food tends to make your symptoms worse.

salt to taste

Slice the pepper roughly and spread on the oil, roast for 10-15 mins and then add to a food blender with a little water and blend till a smooth sauce is achieved.

Add this to a pan and then add the Quorn, spices and salt. Mix well

Cook for five minutes then add the cornflower directly to the pan.

Cook for 10 minutes and add salt to taste.

Serve with fresh boiled rice.

We are mid month and moving rapidly towards Halloween, and then plans for Christmas. Time seems to go so quickly and the nights are drawing in. It will soon be time to turn the clocks back and you really are aware that we are truly in Autumn. https://plus.google.com/118333009720408143699/posts/h1bkMSMDZt1

I remember how to do this by the rhyme – fall back spring forward, fall is an American word for Autumn but it does seem to work in reminding me which way to change the time. The date is 28th October this year – learn about time changes here:-


I thought this card was very funny! From www.someecards.com

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.