Apple Crumble is something most people associate with dinner and dessert. I made some last night as a matter of fact. As I was making it I thought these are the perfect ingredients for a delicious and nutritious sugar free breakfast for a winter morning. So I made some extra portions to eat either cold or reheated in the microwave for the morning. This particular apple crumble is gluten free, dairy free and very low in fat. I use cold pressed rapeseed oil. Cold pressed rapeseed oil has the same characteristics as cold pressed olive oil. It has a different flavour though and I prefer to use it instead of olive oil for sweet dishes like this crumble. If you prefer you can use cold pressed olive oil instead.
Festive Cooking during November and December
Thanksgiving and Christmas in many parts of the world are about festive meals and thereby festive cooking. The festive season is coming up and with it come many, many traditional foods and recipes that we associate with Thanksgiving and Christmas. The shops are full of sweet and savoury foods and dishes. If you are following a healthy or special diet that is gluten free, dairy free and free from meat except fish or seafood and most important free from saturated fats, lots of the products and foods that are for sale or on offer in restaurants or are handed out lets say at parties etc might not be for you. You might even wonder what you are going to have on the day of celebration as your new, traditional meal. When on a pescatarian, dairy free diet the traditional turkey or goose dinner is no longer an option.
What can you eat for Breakfast that is Gluten Free, Dairy Free and ensures you stick to the OMS Diet Program?
The OMS Diet Program is a diet that is mainly plant based and free from all dairy products and saturated fats. It also avoids most other fats that are in any way processed or heated. The diet avoids omega 6 fatty acids as much as possible too. Seeds and most nuts, like almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts etc are fine to eat on this diet with the exception of coconuts as they have a very high saturated fat content.
What you eat for breakfast or what you have been eating for breakfast before you started a diet like the one recommended by the OMS Program probably depends quite a lot on where you live. Breakfasts can be hot or cold, contain cereals, protein, fruit and vegetables, can be sweet or savoury.
Gluten Free and OMS compliant Recipe
Indian Rotis – Gluten Free Flat Bread OMS Recipe – While there is no link between MS and gluten or wheat sensitivity, I still provide a gluten free option to most of my recipes for the simple reason that I personally feel better when avoiding gluten. When eating gluten I tend to feel bloated and generally uncomfortable. My doctor suggested to me to omit gluten to see if I feel better. I did and so it’s a simple choice for me.
As well as making this personal choice I also think that many people who suffer from gluten sensitivity or celiac disease will enjoy the OMS low saturated fats diet. So I try to make my recipes as inclusive as possible and try to cater not only for people with MS but other people who are on a non-dairy or gluten free diet too. So todays recipe is for an Indian Rotis – Gluten Free Flat Bread OMS Recipe.
Vegan Tofu and Cashew Nut Whipped Cream a Great Alternative to Dairy Cream
This Vegan and cashew nut whipped cream is a tasty great a lternative for dairy whipped or the vegan whipped creams that are available to buy commercially. It is made from tofu, cashew nuts and soya milk. While it doesn’t have the same super stiff consistency as any dairy cream, you can whip it quite fluffy and it makes a lovely topping for cakes, crumbles and other fruit deserts. I also use it for creamy main dishes that want for that extra creamy taste. It’s one of these essential condiments in my kitchen since I switched to the diet of the OMS program. Keeps look out for more recipes or buy the available published booked in the Lotte Wild MS Cookbook Series.