First, I must apologise for my online absence. When my work gets busy I tend not to blog. But so much has been happening. One of those things is, my youngest has been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). I shouldn’t be surprised as all these auto immune diseases run rampant in my family. Fructose, gluten, IBS, diabetes, etc.
The process of treating IBS begins with a 3 – 6 week strictly controlled diet, where the problem sugars are avoided. No apple, pear (these seem to be on every ingredients label!), onion, garlic (also on every label), wheat, lactose, etc. etc. and then, after 3 – 6 weeks, a slow process of reintroducing each sugar group can begin to find which group is the problem. This “Can’t Eat Nothin'” diet is also known as the Low FODMAPS diet.
So what the heck can you feed a hungry teen when it seems like he can’t eat anything?
EVERYTHING FREE PIZZA
Gluten free pizza base
1 tablespoon of tomato paste mixed with 1 teaspoon of mixed Italian herbs
1 teaspoon of garlic infused olive oil (no actual garlic is allowed in this diet)
10 spring onions, green part only, chopped finely
1 piece of speck, 3mm thick, chopped into fine strips
Grated hard yellow cheese
Spread the tomato paste mixture over the pizza base. Gently fry the spring onion and speck in the garlic infused oil. Once wilted, sprinkle over the pizza base. Add the grated cheese and bake for around 15 minutes in a medium oven. The boys wanted more but it was just an experiment. Sad face.
Dan’s rating: 8 out of 10
Demitri’s rating: 8 1/2 out of 10