Scarborough Fair Chicken and Rice

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Scarborough Fair Chicken and Rice

Gluten-free, lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

Recently I took a slow cooker full of this chicken/rice medley to a potluck. It’s self defense: When I bring a FODMAP friendly dish, I know I’ll be able to eat. There were just a few grains of rice left over. I love it when that happens.

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Roasted Whole Chicken with Vegetable Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

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Roasted Whole Chicken with Vegetable Stuffing and Cranberry Sauce

Gluten-free, Lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

Serves 4-6

A chicken roasts quicker than a turkey, and it produces less debris—and if you’re cooking for a small group, there’ll be meat left over for a meal or two plus a batch of soup. This makes a whole chicken a good investment, especially if your market carries locally grown, humanely raised birds. If friends are coming, ask them to bring a side dish or dessert.

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Almost Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

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Almost Old-Fashioned Potato Soup

Gluten-free, Very low lactose, FODMAP friendly

Creamy potato-onion soup used to be one of my favorite comfort foods. Now that refrigerated leftover potatoes create intestinal havoc—and with onions on the “no” list—I took that recipe back to the drawing board. This version replaces onions with asafetida powder, which is a powerfully pungent spice used in Indian cooking. It mimics the flavor of onions without adding FODMAP sugars, and it’s worth hunting down. Store it tightly sealed. I keep mine in a plastic bag inside a screw-top spice jar.

This recipe is calibrated “per serving” to avoid creating leftovers. According to the FODMAP-Free Living page on Facebook, cooked/refrigerated potatoes contain indigestible carbohydrates, which can create havoc in the lower intestinal tract. If leftover potatoes don’t bother you, or if you’re cooking for a family, count your blessings and make a big pot by multiplying the basic recipe.

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New Catalina Chicken (Beyond Sweet and Sour)

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New Catalina Chicken (Beyond Sweet and Sour)

Gluten-free, Lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

Yield: 4 servings

Long ago in a kitchen far, far away, my mom used to pour a bottle of Catalina French dressing over a cut-up chicken, tuck it into the oven, and create a fabulous dinner. The aroma made it hard to concentrate on practicing my flute (an hour a day before dinner, five days a week!).

This version is free of ingredients that FODMAPers shouldn’t eat, and it contains less fat and sugar.

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Pheasant in Blueberry Cream Sauce

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Pheasant in Blueberry Cream Sauce

Gluten-free, Very low lactose, FODMAP friendly

Yield: About 8 servings

Most of the recipes on this site are simple comfort food. Not so this. This is a major-event treat. Game birds tend not to be fatty, so the butter, cream, and almond milk moisten the dry-ish meat while the blueberries provide sweet-tart contrast. This recipe is gratefully dedicated to the Gillin clan, who shared the pheasants they brought back from North Dakota.

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