Friday, May 18, 2012

Vegan quinoa pudding with strawberries

(when I find out where my camera is hiding I'll start posting with pictures, I know it's boring without pictures)

So I was going through Pinterest and I saw a quinoa pudding but it had heavy cream and whole milk in it, so I decided to make it vegan and a little more "arroz con leche" style.
It's the simplest thing ever and it came out quite good.

  • 3/4 cups of quinoa
  • 1 1/2 cups of vanilla soy milk
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 to 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 4 tbs brown sugar
  •  1 cup of cubed strawberries
Rinse the Quinoa before cooking it. Put it in a saucepan with the milk and add the vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon.
Let it boil until Quinoa is soft. about 7- 10 mins. (It took me longer because I found out that soymilk likes to spill out of saucepans when you're not watching it, and then I  had to clean the mess) Let it cool down a little bit and when ready just mix with strawberries and enjoy.

I had it as a night time snack because I was a little hungry but not crazy to eat a whole meal and besides I don't like going to bed with my tummy all bloated full of food that wont be anything but fat later. I also like it as a fast breakfast for those who don't have time to have breakfast at home. Just put it in a mason jar at night and take it along in the morning :)

low FODMAP foods.

I have been researching about the FODMAP diet, and I am serious into trying this diet because I've read many reviews that it does work for people with IBS. Here is a list of foods that I researched that are free or low FODMAP. I'll keep researching more so I can give more info about them.

  • Alfalfa
  • Almonds
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Banana
  • Bean Shoots
  • Beans, green
  • Bell peppers: yellow orange and red
  • Blueberries (organic)
  • Bok Choy
  • Boysenberry (organic)
  • Broccoli*
  • Cantaloupe
  • Capsicum
  • Carrot
  • Celery
  • Chives
  • Choy sum
  • Corn*
  • Cranberry (organic)
  • Cucumber
  • Durian
  • Eggplant*
  • Endive
  • Ginger
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes (organic)
  • Green beans
  • Honeydew melon
  • Kiwi
  • Lemon
  • Lettuce*
  • Lime
  • Macadamias
  • Mandarin
  • Marrow
  • Oat bran
  • Oats
  • Olives
  • Orange
  • Parsley
  • Parsnip
  • Passion fruit
  • Pawpaw
  • Peanuts
  • Peas
  • Pecan
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pineapple
  • Potato
  • Pumpkin
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Raspberry (organic)
  • Rhubarb
  • Rice
  • Rice bran
  • Sesame seeds
  • Silver beet
  • Spinach
  • Spring onion (green part)
  • Squash*
  • Star fruit
  • Strawberry (organic)
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Swede
  • Sweet potato
  • Tangelo
  • Taro
  • Tomato*(try avoiding cherry tomatoes)
  • Turnip
  • Yam
  • Zucchini*

    *might bother some people.

Hi there!

This is my first time trying to put up a blog, so please be patient. I'm doing this mainly because I love to read blogs about vegetarian foods and life styles. I recently discovered that I have IBS and I want to share with the world my new journey with life. I'm in a moment of my life when I'm still pretty young to be wise at all, but I'm looking for knowledge, and that's also one of the reasons why "Owls" is in my name. Owls represent wisdom and knowledge, besides that it's probably my favorite animal :) Also, another reason for this blog is that I like to get my point of view out, but I'm pretty shy. I'm working on it, so I think this is a good way to say what I want to say.
I welcome all future readers and myself to this new blog that it's got nothing but this post so far. :)