Entries by Miss South

Octopus Salad with Dill Salsa Verde

You know you are what most people would term a ‘foodie’ when you tend to keep some octopus in the house for an emergency. (That’s a dinner based emergency by the way. Anything else would just be weird.) This is mainly because my local branch of the 99p Stores tends to sell tinned octopus cheaply […]

Fodmap Tips and Tricks*

I know I sound completely obsessed by Fodmaps at the moment and I think I probably am. You can’t make a major dietary change and stick to it for life without going a bit tunnel vision in the process. Not only does it help focus your mind, it distracts you from the sense of tedium […]

Spelt Choux Pastry

I love choux pastry. Doesn’t matter whether it’s a Paris-Brest, a profiterole or an éclair, I adore it. Not even having grown up with tales of my mum’s summer job at Bird’s Eye on the frozen éclair line and still being traumatised at the sight of one decades later could convince me otherwise. But oddly […]

Fodmap Friendly Frikadellen

  This was going to be my year of meatballs and then life got in the way and I haven’t made any at all, let alone hosted soirees filled with them, but when I decided to throw a Eurovision party, I knew they would be on my menu. I was catering for one non pork […]

Spring Succotash Salad

I was quite nervous posting last week’s piece about the psychology of dietary intolerances in case it just sounded whiny, but it seemed to have resonance with many of you and I was bowled over by the response. The kindness and thoughtfulness in comments, tweets and emails was genuinely overwhelming and inspiring. I’ve felt much […]