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Hi all

I've now made my nut roast which I've made suitable for a low fodmap diet (a diet for those with IBS). I've also made my favourite brownies and raw bars, again suitable for low fodmap. I honestly don't think you can beat the brownies.

Here's a link to the brownies with my tips:

I use:

252g mashed sweet potato, I sometimes put in more, it doesn't matter

160ml maple syrup - Aldi

129g peanut butter - I make my own

I don't use any oil

55g raw cacao powder - Grape Tree

68g oat flour - I grind the oats myself

61g pecans - Grape Tree or Lidl

48g dark chocolate chips - Aldi

90ml oat milk or more, you don't want the mixture too dry

Cacao powder is much better than cocoa and is a very good price in Grape Tree. Pecans are cheapest in Lidl or Grape Tree. The dark chocolate chips in Aldi don't have any milk added. I use Oatly oat milk.

I cook the sweet potatoes in the microwave in their skins, much quicker than the oven as the recipe suggests.

The photo shows the brownies and the nut roast, I forgot to take a photo if the raw bars.

Here's the nut roast (I haven't bothered with the cranberries)

A photo of the recipe for the raw bars will be in my reply to my post, this is so I can add another singular photo.

Stay safe and well.

Alicia πŸŒˆπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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Here's the recipe for the raw bars:

Hi Alicia I'm still on a break even tho I'm on and I keep trying not to stay long I guess you've all become part of my life and I miss you all already πŸ˜ͺI had a good walk in the rain and wanted to stay in park it's really the best place to be and was empty, didn't mean to say all that just wanted to say your food looks amazing and one day I will have my own kitchen again 🌝🌜🌟xx

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It can be hard as there are some very good posts and we are all here for each other. I have been thinking of you. I'm glad you went out for a walk yesterday, even if it was in the rain, it's good to get out. Thank you and here's to you having your own kitchen again.

Take care Mandy.

Alicia xx πŸ₯°πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆ

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Hi Alicia thank you I went again today and it was very magical i went with pixie so far and then right round and so good to feel free and be out if you read my post I sent a Xmas card for everyone hope you had good day xx

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I've just seen your post and so glad you got out again today and bumped into your sister and her husband, what a lovely surprise.

I've had a very good day thank you, house all clean and a good workout at the gym.

Alicia xx

thara9643 profile image

Sounds very tasty. I have done a fruitcake, and we will probably have turkey again too. I plan on serving up a tea of scrumptious red and green cupcakes, and a fruit and cheese platter will also be prepared in advance. I may even do a nice plum pudding and hand out chocolates as we watch a Christmas movie. Other lovely festive suggestions include a tasty festive mince pie or two as well as aniseed balls, and yummy pencil like sweets as a prize. Depending on whether I find the stuff next week at the shops I may even have to make up a tray of Santa biscuits and serve stewed pears for Boxing Day dinner.

in reply to thara9643

Sounds like you have Christmas well and truly planned, well done. The rest of the family will have turkey. I remember making my husband green coconut buns when the children were small and putting them in his lunch box, he'll never let me live that one down, he remembers it to this day LOL. You cannot beat a fruitcake prepared well in advance, so much nicer and very moist. Really does sound like you are going to have a lovely Christmas.

A very merry festive season to you.

Alicia πŸŒ²πŸŽ„

jwsonoma profile image

Thanks Alicia,They both look great.

Out here in Northern California Whole Foods hires a chef to create a vegan meal for Thanks Giving and repeated for Christmas each year. Christmas is sold out this year so I think we will give the nut loaf a try.

Otherwise mashed potatoes, squash, and vegan dressing floating in vegan gravy usually does it with some kind of desert.


in reply to jwsonoma

Thank you, I'm happy with the nut loaf, I tried a little bit of it before putting it in the freezer, as I've not made this recipe before.

That sounds really good, I bet the vegan meal is delicious. I only make all my own because of following the low fodmap diet.

I do love the sound of mashed potatoes, squash and vegan dressing though, that does sound tasty. I made a Vegan Shepherd's pie the other day (I did post about it and here's the link), It's a low fodmap recipe and I've made it before and really do enjoy it.

I bought some Gu Salted Caramel Cheesecakes to try, not sure if you can get them in America but they are very good desserts.

Have a lovely Christmas.

Alicia πŸŽ„

springcross profile image

They look rather yummy cf, including the nut roast. xx

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Thank you, I taste tested the nut loaf and it's really good. The brownies, well I've made them loads and loads of times so I really don't need to say how good they are. πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰

Have a lovely evening.

Alicia xx

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springcross in reply to

You too. xx

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Thank you xx

PatsyIpswich profile image

Really impressed but thankfully we don't have need of special diet other than keeping weight off so minimal sugar, potatoes, pasta and bread πŸ˜”

in reply to PatsyIpswich

Thank you Patsy. One of the reasons I love the brownies is because although they have maple syrup in them the rest of the ingredients are pretty good i.e. sweet potatoes, which have a lower GI than normal white potatoes, peanut butter, oats, vanilla essence and raw cacao powder. They are gorgeous.

I also watch my weight so ensure that most of what I eat is healthy and I'm also very fortunate is being able to exercise a lot which I know due to health conditions a lot of people can't exercise so I know how lucky I am to be able to do that.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas.

Alicia πŸ˜ŠπŸŒˆπŸŽ„

Thank you Jerry, I've taste tested the nut loaf and it's really good and the brownies, well, need I say more πŸ˜‰. I honestly couldn't say how many times I've made the brownies now.

Hope you've had a good day.

Have a lovely evening and stay safe.



Smiler53 profile image

That looks really yummy πŸ˜‹

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Thank youπŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ˜Š

Looks scrummy. Xxxx

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Thank you Lynne xxxxxx❀❀

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