Wednesday, January 9, 2013

YUM! Nature's Path Mesa Sunrise Cereal

I've been eating this cereal nonstop for the past 2 months because it's delicious! It has tons of good stuff in it besides corn (flax, buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth) plus a little sweetener to make it palatable. Definitely fodmap-friendly.

At $8.50 a bag, it's a little pricey. Amazon has a bulk special that lowers the price a little.

Sunday, January 6, 2013


You know gluten free isn't the hipster unknown food category that it used to be when Walmart dedicates a section for GF products.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Emergency Blog Resuscitation

Hello from the depths of procrastination!

Life happens and blogs get forgotten. I am only human. Also over the course of the past 8 months, I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and currently look like I fly fighter jets when I sleep.

In fodmap news, I have discovered a few new, awesome products and suffered through disappointing pain while eating out. I haven't quite found a restaurant where I am guaranteed to be satiated without consequences, but hope lingers. I do, however, have some beers to discuss:

New Planet
Gluten Free Beer
Style: Off Grid Pale Ale

It's made with sorghum and brown rice, but it actually tastes like a decent pale ale. At $10 for 4 bottles, it's expensive but much better than Bards or Redbridge.

Gluten Free Beer
Style: Pale Ale

So Omission is made by Widmer Brothers, based in Oregon. What's neat about this beer is that it is made from barley, but they've developed an enzymatic process that removes the gluten from the beer after it's been brewed. So it tastes like beer because it's made like a real beer. For the curious consumer, Omission posts the results of the gluten content analysis from each batch. Find the date on the bottle, enter it on the website, and results appear. Neat! I bought a 6-pack for $9.

Friday, April 27, 2012


Since I've been rolling with the alcohol posts for a while, here's another one that is fodmap friendly.

The Screwdriver or vodka + orange juice

I used some cheap vodka and Simply Orange to make it. You can buy small (400 mL/13.5 oz) bottles at most grocery stores.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Another staple: Annie's snickerdoodle bunny cookies

I've had a few Annie's products before, and I've found them to be hit or miss, but these snickerdoodle cookies are DELICIOUS! I keep a box of them at my desk at work when I get those snacking urges.

Of course, they're Fodmap-friendly too.

I'm in the process of moving so most of my food stuff is packed up, but these are such a necessity to my diet. It's only Tuesday, and I probably need to bring another box to work tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fodmap Friendly Gin and Tonic

Alright, ladies and gents, I caved and bought some higher quality tonic water.

FYI, Seagram's tonic water and Schweppes tonic water contain HFCS. Most bars get their tonic water from a soda gun, so beware.

Gin: Seagram's - $9.99

It was cheap and I am no gin connoisseur.

Tonic Water: Q - $5.99 (sale)
The bottle looks fancy. In addition to Fodmap-friendly ingredients, it also advertises having fewer calories than HFCS tonic water.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Fun Fact: Imodium

Imodium (or its generic form, Loperamide Hydrochloride) is a modified opioid drug. One of the effects of opium is decreased intestinal motility, meaning that it works wonders to stop diarrhea. However, unlike a full opioid, Loperamide does not cross the blood-brain barrier, so you won't experience euphoria every time you pop one to stop the diarrhea.