Orange Tomato Soup

Orange Tomato Soup

Elephant’s Delicatessen is a great Deli here in Portland.  I adapted their Orange Tomato Soup recipe to be SIBO friendly.  This recipe is fast, easy, and doesn’t create a lot of dishes!

Here is the original recipe from Elephant’s

SIBO (and other) Modifications

  • Sub onion with one bunch of green onions (green part only)
  • No cream
  • I only used 1/4 cup of butter (1/2 a stick) you could totally use less too
  • These are my favorite (and SIBO friendly) canned tomatoes, Bionaturae
  • I used Cara Cara oranges for the fresh juice, get it!

Beef Rendang


mmmmm hmmmm. This is yummy.  Pictured above over a bed of swiss chard and kale, plus a little avocado.

I miss eating curry.  Often times Thai other Asian restaurants have a lot of garlic in their curries and may use coconut milk that has guar gums or preservatives that are not SIBO friendly. So I made my own.

Click here for original recipe.  Thank you for this awesome recipe.

SIBO Modifications: 

  • No Tamarind pulp
  • Sub honey for sugar (1:1 ratio)
  • Sub 3 bunches of green onion (green part only) for shallots
  • No garlic
  • I used 8 dried chillies and through in some seeds
  • Aroy D Coconut milk or Make your own!

Notes: Because you are using green onion instead of shallot the spice paste is more like a pesto consistency.  When I used the food processor I added a little water to make sure it didn’t get stuck.

Enjoy! And let me know how it comes out!

Stuffed Eggplant with Lamb and Pinenuts


I love recipes that make great left overs.  This is one of them! Delicious warm or cold and full of flavor.

I used Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook, but the link below is pretty much the exact same recipe.  Not gonna lie, it’s a little involved, but well worth it.  Enjoy!

Here is the recipe from Food & Wine.  

SIBO modifications:

  • Sub 2 bunches of green onion (green part only) for onion
  • Sub honey for sugar (1:1 substitution ratio
  • Strict SIBO – no Tamarind, sub vinegar and a little honey

A note about Tamarind:  I’m not sure of the FODMAP breakdown of tamarind paste or powder, so my general rule is if I don’t know I don’t use it.  However, in this particular case (because it was a special occasion), I used a little tamarind powder (1/2 teaspoon) with a little white vinegar (1/2 teaspoon).  I didn’t have a reaction, so that’s awesome!

Kofta Meatballs

These are DELICIOUS! I have made these with a number of different meats: beef, pork and lamb.  I gotta say that even people who don’t usually like lamb have liked these!

Original Recipe

SIBO modifications:

  • No garlic
  • Substitute onion for green onion (only green parts) and add a little extra

Lazy person modifications:

  • Rather than using skewers, just make then into balls and pan fry them.  My favorite way is to use salted butter and a griddle

These are great with a Tzatziki, salad or basmati rice (if you eat it).

My Favorite Brownie Recipe

When I first became SIBO diet strict I didn’t have any honey or cacao for at least 2 months.  Slowly I introduced honey and then cacao.  Both did not seem to irritate me, so I have been eating them since.

This brownie recipe is from one of my favorite cooking blogs. It is rich, flavorful and definitely satisfying for that sweet tooth!