September 13, 2008

After cooking low starch for my husband for the last year, I have come to realize how few low-starch recipes are out in cyberspace.  Since I have been searching for recipes I thought there were probably others out there looking for low-starch recipes as well. Therefore, I thought I would share the recipes I have created, modified & out right duplicated with you.  

Why low-starch?  My husband has had Ankylosing Spondylitis since he was 23.  After many years of research, trial and error of various nutritional supplements, drugs & exercises he has discovered that a low-starch diet has made the biggest impact on his level of pain.  Last year he read The IBS Low-Starch Diet book by Carol Sinclair.  He has been trying to limit his starches ever since.  It has made a huge impact on his daily life.  

That being said, he does consume dairy and I don’t think he could live without carrots. So, keep in mind these are low-starch recipes not starch-free.  I do not claim to be an expert on the low-starch diet.  I am just a wife that seeks to find new ways to keep him low-starch and our two boys moderately content with low-starch meals.  While the boys and I do not live a starch-free life, I do try to keep our meals primarily low-starch.  My oldest son (17) will eat just about anything but my youngest (11) is extremely picky.  So, he is a little more challenging than the other men in my life. I’ll try to let you know how all three enjoy each recipe as well.  And if I can photography them before my family digs in I’ll add those as well.

One more thing.  I tend to make up recipes without measuring items.  I will try to be as accurate as possible when publishing but keep that in mind especially when adding seasonings. I hope you find some recipes here that you and your family enjoy.  And if you have some you would like to share, that would be great as well.