I hope you all had a fantastic, fun and low FODMAP Christmas/holiday and New Year’s eve with family and friends. It can definitely be tricky sticking to your diet at this time of year, when we are taunted with all sorts of foods that aren’t really suitable for our guts but taste too good for us to care. I’m not the best at staying strong against temptation but by making a lot of the foods I ate from scratch, having a caring host on Christmas eve who cooked delicious foods I was okay with (mixture of French and Indian cuisine this Christmas – yum!) and hosting New Year’s Eve at our place, I managed to emerge unscathed, which is more than I can say of last year!
I was completely spoilt on Christmas day and received an ICE CREAM MAKER! Yes, I think the days of me buying my Mum gifts on the pretext that she wanted them, when really I wanted her to make things for me, has come back to bite me. But I don’t mind, because ICE CREAM MAKER! I’m planning to start off with a simple vanilla ice cream (classic and Ev’s and my favourite) and then trial a coconut cream version to have a dairy free variety on here. I’ll keep you all posted.
Here’s a few snaps of of our Christmas and New Year 2013/14. After an enjoyable break, I’ve started to type up a new pastry recipe already – I’ll be back to the “recipe each Monday” schedule next week.
Cheers and here’s to continued good gut health,