I am a big fan of Sarabeth’s spreadable fruit. This week, I decided to marinate and slow cook a pork tenderloin with some of Sarabeth’s Raspberry Key Lime spreadable fruit mixed with a few other delightful low FODMAP ingredients.
Plus a little ginger, soy sauce, crushed red pepper flakes, a dash of rice wine vinegar….and a little green scallions too! I cooked the pork, drizzled with my marinade, in the slow cooker so it was super tender and delicious. You can slice the pork or shred it –either way, it’s all good.
Oh….and as promised I have a great book give-a-way!! Have you seen this new FODMAP book yet? The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet was written by Dr. Barbara Bolen and Kathleen Bradley. Dr. Bolen is an IBS expert for About.com and we are twitter friends. 🙂 Kathleen is a FODMAPer! Their book includes a great introduction and overview of the low FODMAP diet. I was SO happy to see some well needed information on small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIB0)–a condition that impacts so many of my clients– included in the book as well. SIBO symptoms mimic those found in IBS–bloating and gas seem to be the two most significant. There are 150 low FODMAP and gluten free recipes in the book! Can’t wait to try the coconut shrimp recipe (YUM!), Grilled Chicken Parmigiana and for my sweet tooth…the Cranberry Walnut Balls.
Want to win The Everything Guide to the Low-FODMAP Diet? Then…please leave a comment about your favorite holiday low FODMAP recipes–and if you have a link to the recipe–provide that too. I want to create a holiday post in December with many of your great ideas! Any and all ideas welcomed!
And lastly, I have been asked by a Nutrition Masters student at Tuft’s University to post a notice about a study that she is doing. If you fit the criteria for this study and are willing to help Joan Marie out–she would be most grateful. Here is Joan Marie’s request:
I’m seeking individuals who have successfully been able to adhere to a low FODMAP diet for at least four months. I’m a Masters student (studying Food Policy and Applied Nutrition) and am conducting an informal Positive Deviance study seeking to identify individuals who have been successful with sustaining a low FODMAP diet and, specifically, HOW they are doing it. With enough respondents, the study will be able to identify the practices that lead to successful low FODMAP adherence, which will be useful to others who are new to the diet and/or struggle with adherence. Because this study is informal, it requires minimal personal information and time to respond. For those who give permission, I may want to contact them for follow-up questions.
Participants may respond anonymously; no names or contact information is required unless they would be open to a few follow-up questions. People can respond directly to me at Joan.Misek@tufts.edu.
I need individuals who meet the following few criteria:
- Successfully followed a low FODMAP diet for at least four months
- Are adults (>17 yrs)
- Live very busy lives
- Are, preferably, a parent, but not required
If that’s you, please share the following:
- Partnered or single (optional)
- Number of children, if any (optional)
- Perceived level of “busyness in life” on a scale of 1 to 10, 1 being lots of free time and 10 being no free time
- Approximate number of hours per week spent commuting/traveling
And, most importantly:
- Things you do that help you follow a low FODMAP diet
- Description of HOW you do them
If you would be open to a few follow-up questions, please mention that it your email response and provide the best email contact for Joan Marie to contact you!