The SIBO Cookbook For The Newly Diagnosed: The Complete Guide to Relieving Symptoms and Preventing Recurrence
The SIBO Cookbook For The Newly Diagnosed:The Complete Guide to Relieving Symptoms and Preventing Recurrence by Kristy Regan
I'm following a combination of The Endometriosis Health and Diet Program: Get Your Life Back by Dr. Andrew, Cook MS RD CDE and The Paleo Approach: Reverse Autoimmune Disease and Heal Your Body by Sarah Ballantyne, plus avoiding FODMAPs that I know I'm sensitive too. Both doctors mention SIBO. In Dr. Cook's book he indicated that a high percentage of his patents with Endometriosis also tested positive for SIBO. Knowing this, I decided to get this book by Kristy Regan.
While the book is somewhat informative, I find books by Dr. Ballantyne and Cook to be much more informative and helpful. To be fair, this is 'The SIBO Cookbook', so I didn't expect it to be packed with info. The number one thing I was looking for, was the recipes. Following a combination of Low FODMAPs and Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) type of diet for Endo leaves me with many restrictions. Even so, I did find a few recipes I could make and so I did. The results were, "meh".
Recipes I Tried:
Orange Carrot Puree
The texture of this was smooth and wonderful. The taste was a bit off putting. I believe it was the amount of orange. It added an aftertaste that I found very unappealing. If I decide to give this another chance, I will not add the orange ingredients. If you are wondering, I love citrus, including oranges. I also love carrots. This combo just didn't work for me.
I'm always searching for new ways to eat fish as it is my number one protein source. I'm not a fan of the little fish like sardines and anchovies, so anything to make them a bit more appealing is a win to me. This recipe wasn't too bad. I made plantain crackers to go with it (the recipe is from one of Dr. Ballantyne's AIP cookbooks). I wish I loved it, but I didn't. It did provide a nice healthy snack while waiting for Thanksgiving and Yuletide dinner to be ready. I will probably make it again because it's good for me, I just wish I found it wonderful rather than just okay.
Tapenade Compound Butter
I made this using real butter from my own 100% grass fed Jersey cow. So far, this is my favorite recipe. It also uses a little fish (anchovy paste). She recommends having this with steak. I tried that, it was good. But overkill. I love a good steak with a wee sprinkle of black salt and nothing else - perfection. Good thing the Tapenade Compound Butter can be used on pretty much anything else!
I held onto this book for a while and found many of the recipes to be disappointing. In the end I decided not to keep it. The recipes in my AIP books by DR. Ballantyne (I have them all) are so much more enjoyable. It is rare that I pick one of her recipes and don't like it. On top of that, my husband even likes the recipes which is a huge win.
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