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Creamy Coconut Spiced Carrot {low FODMAP}

Sometimes it’s nice to have fairly plain side dishes that can accompany many types of meals. But other times, you want a side dish with so much flavour that it’s the main star of the show. This Creamy Coconut Spiced Carrot, low FODMAP and delicious, is perfect when...

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How to choose healthy foods when you have IBS

When it comes to being healthier, most people start by focussing on one of two options… food or exercise. Which one is more important is debatable, since it depends on where you’re starting from. But since you’re likely to eat at least 3 times a day, maybe 5 or 6...

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Low FODMAP Caramelised Pineapple with Fresh Mint

Pineapple is one of the low FODMAP fruit options that can be eaten in a generous serving. While I like fresh pineapple, my mouth goes tingly if I eat a decent amount. Yet when it’s cooked (or canned), this doesn’t happen. So when the pineapple in my fruit bowl was...

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Living better with IBS (and why it matters)

When it comes to helping people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), the focus is usually on managing symptoms. And for good reason too. If IBS is affecting your ability to live your life, then getting things under control so that you can function like a normal...

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Low FODMAP Sauteed Zucchini with Lemon & Parsley

Got lots of zucchini (courgettes) that you want to use up? Or maybe you’re looking for a new way to serve zucchini that’s still low FODMAP and won’t upset the tummy? Then you need to try this easy side dish that will add a zesty and fresh burst to your meal. This low...

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Maple Macadamia Stovetop Granola {low FODMAP}

Granola, or toasted muesli, is one of my favourite breakfast cereals. It’s crunchy, sweet and has lots of delicious flavour. And it’s surprisingly easy to make. Normally though, granola is made in an oven and takes about half an hour or so to cook, then a while longer...

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IBS Stories you may have missed {January 2018}

Even though January was quieter than normal here at A Less Irritable Life – I really did need a break! – there’s still lots been happening elsewhere. In fact, I’ve had a 10 articles published elsewhere, so there’s loads of helpful stuff to keep you going....

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Classic Coleslaw {low FODMAP}

A classic coleslaw is one of those salads that always appears at BBQs and picnics. And it’s especially welcome on a hot summer’s day when all you want is food that doesn’t need cooking. Crunchy, creamy and lots of flavour – what’s not to like. And with a few small...

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IBS Stories you may have missed {December 2017}

It’s almost Christmas and time for holidays, so I’m wrapping up December a little early. Besides, since so much of this month’s articles are focussed on the holidays, it’s better that you get them before Christmas. So in this collection of IBS Stories,...

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Low FODMAP Christmas Menu – Easy and Fuss-Free

When I was very young, we used to have the full Christmas spread. Roast chicken, baked ham, roast veggies, gravy and stuffing. Plus homemade Christmas pudding, fruit mince pies and custard. With nuts, lollies chocolates, crackers and biscuits all around the place for...

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