Delicious Beef lemongrass and chilli stew

Sorry my blogging has been so rare lately, I’ve been ill loads and mostly lazy with cooking.

This one was created the other week thanks to my amazing husband who has been looking after me so well (and adapted Sunday brunch Simon Rimmer recipe)

We both LOVE these Thai flavours but rarely cook with beef. We’ll certainly be having this one again, it was delicious!

Ingredients (for 4)

750g beef, (we used stewing beef but can use whatever you can find as it’s cooked slowly) large 50mm cubes

Bunch of green stems from spring onions roughly chopped

Decent glug of garlic oil to replace cloves

2 sliced red chillies

3 stalks lemon grass, bashed, then each stem cut into 3

3 lime leaves

2 star anise

1 cinnamon stick

400ml beef stock (it’s hard to get stock without onion but I seemed to be ok with the tiny amount)

15ml fish sauce

juice 1 lime

125g pea aubergine (we didn’t actually have these so not essential)

Additional veg you fancy (beensprouts, bamboo shoots, small amount of mange tout if fancy it) 

200g cooked sticky rice (or Thai, whatever rice you prefer)

Garnish with coriander leaves and  lime wedges


1. Fry the beef in garlic oil, for around 3 minutes total to seal. Remove.

2. In same pan, gently fry the green of spring onion and chilli for 5 minutes.

3. Add everything else except the additional vegbring to boil, then simmer for 3 hours.

4. Add whatever veg you fancy for a few minutes 

5. Serve with rice and garnish with coriander leaves and lime wedges.

Simple but deliciously tasty!

#lowFODMAP #carrotcake

Sorry it’s been so long, I haven’t been cooking lots thanks to,  on top of the EDS, a recent diagnosis of Chiari malformation and ridiculous levels of chronic migraine taking over my life recently but I have been keeping my hand in when I have any energy left.

I have never really been one for baking but have been trialing a few as I can never can resist a good series of bake off to get me in the mood. Then on request from hubby for a carrot cake I used this great low FODMAP carrot cake recipe from Fodmap fun

We loved it! Very moist and deliciously tasty.

 Will try and do a fuller blog soon promise!