What a weekend! The Dogs winning the AFL Grand Final, the Storm just getting beaten in the NRL Grand Final and Daniel Ricciardo winning the Malaysian Grand Prix! It was so lovely to have a long weekend if only we could have 3-day weekends every week.

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It was a lovely weekend of brunch, barbeques and catching up with friends for me. So in today’s post, as the weather is heating up here in Melbourne, I am going to talk about how to have a Low FODMAP Barbeque.

First of all, the sausages and burgers… Lewis & Sons have a large range of FODMAP Friendly Certified Sausages, Burgers and Salami’s (they even have a certified stock and soup too!). Lewis & Sons are a family deli & butcher who first opened their doors in Melbourne in 1945, incorporating the multicultural culinary influence of Melbourne into a range of their products.

Many other store bought sausages and burgers will contain onion and garlic so they will most likely not be low in FODMAPs.  Lewis & Sons are located on Glenferrie Rd, Malvern and should be developing an online store in the near future, however currently there is not one available. They do however have over 100 stockists around Australia which you can find on their website. For those of you who do not live in an area where the products are stocked you will need to label read until the online store is launched. For more information on how to label read visit my previous blog post on Label Reading, key ingredients to look out for in sausages will be onion, garlic and wheat breadcrumbs. All plain meat products i.e. steak, chicken (not marinated unless in a low FODMAP marinade), pork, lamb etc. will be low in FODMAPs so if you don’t want to bother with sausages you can always buy plain meats.

Some Lewis & Sons essentials for a barbeque are their natural Aussie snags, Italian Sausages and Beef Burgers. For more information on their products visit their website http://www.lewisandson.com.au/charcuterie.

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Now what bread can you have with the sausages and burgers?? You can have some FODMAP Friendly Certified Alpine Bread. Alpine Breads are available at many Coles and Woolworths throughout Australia. For those states who do not store the breads, Alpine have launched their online store so you can buy your favourite breads on their website http://alpinebreads.com.au/products/ . Remember to look out for the FODMAP Friendly Logo as not all of their products are certified.

Alpine bread spelt and sprouted grains

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Can I have Sauces?

Missing out on the roasted onion flavour with your meat? No worries. Cobram Estate has a FODMAP Friendly Certified Roasted Onion Infused Olive Oil that you can use. You can either cook with the olive oil or simply drizzle a little over your sausage or burger to get that delicious roasted onion flavour without all the tummy troubles associated with eating the onion itself.

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If you are a fan of tomato sauce and mustard you can have up to 1 tbs of each on your snag or burger.

With all this meat and bread we need some greenery! Here is a simple low FODMAP Greek salad recipe which will perfectly accompany your sausages and burgers but will also hold well with the dressing.

Greek Salad  Serves 6

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Ingredients
-1 large cucumber diced
– 3 firm tomatoes diced
– 1 yellow capsicum diced (can use red or green but I like having a contrasting colour to the tomato and cucumber)
– 200g pitted olives diced
– 200g feta
– 2 sprigs spring onion (green part only!)

Dressing
– 1 tsp salt
-1 tsp pepper
– 1 tsp oregano
-1 tbs chopped mint
-1/4 cup olive oil
-1/8 balsamic vinegar

Method
1. Place all of the dressing ingredients in the bottom of the salad bowl.
2. Dice all of the veggies and place on top of the dressing
3. Crumble feta on top of salad
4. When ready to serve at the barbeque mix the salad and serve!!

I hope this helps for when you plan your next barbeque 🙂

Until next time,

I am Atlanta Miall (APD),

Good Eating!!

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