Saturday, August 31, 2013

Carrot and Parsnip Puree

When it comes to a GP friendly diet it really varies individually.  Lately I've been calling it the "MF" diet, otherwise known as my-friendly!  However, it's hard to go wrong when it comes to a soft vegetable puree.  While it is tempting to go the easy route with store bought baby food, you can make your own blends at home that taste SO much better.  I would like to share one of my favorites inspired by my friend Lindsay, who writes for the blog Day by Day Gluten Free  What I love about this site is that she shares her weekly menu, creating meal plans that can satisfy her family as well as foods she can eat that are both gluten free and tummy friendly.  Click here for her delicious recipe on her website.  Directions are also posted below.  

Note: I have replaced butter with coconut oil.   

Carrot and Parsnip Puree


2 tablespoons coconut oil
1 teaspoon olive oil
4 medium parsnips, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 bunch of carrots, peeled and diced into 1/4 inch pieces
1/2 small onion, coarsely chopped*
1 clove garlic*
1/2 cup homemade chicken or vegetable broth


Blend butter and olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the remaining ingredients and cook, covered, until vegetables are tender, about 25 to 30 minutes.
Transfer vegetables to a food processor or blender and puree.  
Serve and store rest in a container for fridge or ice cube trays for future veggie cubes!

*To make it low FODMAP, saute the garlic and onion in the oil and take out before adding the vegetables.

Monday, August 5, 2013

$3000 Giveaway and Help Give Me Hope!

Well, it's not exactly a giveaway but it might as well be for what you have the chance of winning!

Hmm, where do I start?  This is honestly a bit awkward for me, that is to ask for help.  My focus for so long has been to help others, to find answers for those of you who are having such a challenging time finding hope and ways to live with this illness.  In fact, I'm still convinced there is hope because I have personally met those who have overcome gastroparesis.  I am more determined than ever to one day be one of these stories because I truly believe our bodies can heal.

So now I must ask you for your help on my own journey AND give you the chance to win a $3000 Kona Cadabra mountain bike!  Not interested or able to take on mountain biking (I personally had to give this up when I got sick)?  Recycle this prize and use it to raise money for your own journey to wellness by selling it or having another auction.