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Awesome FODMAP app for iphones/ipads/ianything!!!

app-phoneBefore I retire for the evening, I just want to let everyone know about a FANTASTIC app that has made eating low FODMAP so much easier.  It cost me $10.49, but quite seriously it has been well worth the money, and besides the money you pay goes straight back into research!   Unfortunately it is not yet available for Android users, but should be later in the year.

Some of you are probably asking what low FODMAP is by now. I’m not going to explain it here, instead, I’ll get you to follow the link to the Monash University website where they’ll explain it a whole lot better!.

The app has a food guide that can be tailored to your FODMAP intolerances, a recipe section and shopping list.  It also has a copy of their low FODMAP booklet and a section and  a challenge section where you can record your dietary intake and improvement/symptoms while eating your low FODMAP diet.

The developers say they will update the information every 12 months, so buy away to fund more research so that the eating guide grows!


Healthy (?) Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolateCan hot chocolate really be healthy?

I hope so, because I LOVE this recipe and think I am addicted to these drinks as I have already had about 3, or maybe 4 today (I think)!

As I am intolerant to dairy and nut milk, this recipe is made with rice milk.  You can of course, use whatever milk you choose!

Ingredients for 1 serve

1 cup rice milk, or milk of choice

1 tsp raw cacao powder (I like mine heaped)

Dash of nutmeg (to taste)

A good dash of cinnamon (to taste)


Put all ingredients in the Thermomix.

Heat at 80 degrees speed 3 for about 3 minutes (I am needing to heat for 3.5 minutes now the weather is a bit colder!).

Of course you could make this without the Thermie.

Put your milk and other ingredients into a saucepan and heat – taking care not to boil!

If you REALLY need sweetening up, you could add some maple syrup or honey (only if you’re not fructose intolerant!).

Enjoy, experiment with more spices and good luck with the addiction. Surely it’s healthy if you don’t add theMaca Chai maple syrup?!

Now if you’re not one for mixing your own herbs and spices with your cacao, one of my dear friend’s kindly bought a box of Cacao Maca Chai for me the other day and it is delicious!  It has organic raw cacao, organic maca root, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger, pimento, nutmeg, star anise in it.

It is made in Western Australia (my home state),  so I am happy to endorse their product!