Category Archives: staple foods

Oranges

A couple of readers have recently asked me about eating oranges, so it seemed prudent to explain a few things.   Oranges are in that frustrating group of foods which are fine for some people and are strong reactors for … Continue reading

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New root vegetables – Oca & Jerusalem Artichoke

It’s not often that I can write a post on here about a new variety of vegetable that is safe.  Okay, they are not exactly ‘new’, but they are new to me and have not been mentioned on here before. … Continue reading

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Growing your own

Gardening – specifically, growing edible crops – can be a very useful tool in enabling a benzoate-intolerant person to have as wide a variety of fruit and veg as possible. I have mentioned before in my post about fruit that travel … Continue reading

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Wheat, gluten & rye

It’s well known that some of us struggle to eat too much wheat – and that even those without gut crohns can sometimes get IBS-type symptoms if they eat too much wheat. If  you are one of those people, but otherwise … Continue reading

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Fruit

  Fresh fruit seems to be the one food group that feels the worst of the effects of being on a benzoate-free diet. Many varieties of fruit including most stone fruits and berries are off the menu and after several … Continue reading

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Vegetable stock

There are so few brands of vegetable stock that are free of tomato, soya, sage, nutmeg, or whatever other forbidden ingredient manufacturers decide to stick in. I know that safe yeast extract spreads can be diluted with water to make … Continue reading

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Bread

Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves   750g plain flour (either EU-produced or unbleached white or wholemeal as required) 1 x 7g sachet dried yeast 1 – 2 teaspoons salt as required 450ml warm water 50ml sunflower or vegetable … Continue reading

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