i'm a total newbie to this site and my question might look like one posted recently, but since there were quite a few words in the response to that one that I haven't a clue about their meaning ('pescatarians'??, 'no/low FODMAPS'??)I thought I'd put in a post, and hope for some very simple answers. I am vegetarian by philosophy and religion and there is no way I will eat meat, fish, or eggs. Will Diane's recipe book have anything for me? That is my simple question. What percentage of the main meal dishes in her book work for vegetarians?
Otherwise: I've recently gone off sugar -- almost from one day to the next it simply stopped having any appeal (?!) I am as astounded by this as any reader might be. I never thought such a thing was possible -- especially for such a sugar junkie as me. The only thing I can think of that produced this result is the fact that for about 2 months I was investigating several amino acid supplements like Glutamine and chromium; I also started a protocol of african mango. I did notice, in the first few weeks, that I had started to be able to control my cravings more than ever in my life, but I never imagined how, bham!, one day, they would just disappear altogether. That is a VERY sweet treat and I basically still can't believe it?! Anyway, I want to be sure to stay off sugar and I'm looking around for tasty food that can help me with this but! (as I was saying) its got to be strictly vegetarian.
Many thanks for your wonderful work and very caring, loving support to humanity
Hi Cautious and welcome to the Balanced Bites Site! The term FODMAP was confusing to me as well. FODMAP is an acronym for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- and Mono-saccharides, and Polyols...which by the way, is a complete foreign language to me! Basically, these are carbohydrates in foods that some people have difficulty digesting. People who are sensitive to FODMAPS can often have symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation. You can find more detailed information on page 115 of Diane's book Practical Paleo.
A pescatarian is a person who doesn't eat meat but will eat fish. My son's girlfriend is a pescatarian and I've had fun finding different ways to cook fish. My husband also grew up in an environment in which for religious reasons they did not eat meat. While he eats meat now, we are still very partial to vegetables.
Although many of the recipes in Diane's books include meat, there are many that don't and I think you would enjoy them. One of my favorites in Practical Paleo is the butternut sage soup. As a vegetarian, you could substitute vegetable broth for chicken broth (I do that frequently). I'm looking through the recipes and see many that I believe you would be able to eat.
That's awesome that you have cut out sugar! Keep at it!