Chai Peach Cobbler
- 1 15 ounce can of sliced peaches
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup salted butter
- 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon of salt
- 2 teaspoons of chai spice mix, not the tea
- whipped cream, optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Drain 1 can of peaches; reserve the syrup from the other.
- Place the butter in a 9- by 9-inch ovenproof baking dish.
- Heat the butter in the oven until it's melted.
- In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and chai spice mix.
- Mix in the milk and the reserved syrup. About a half cup of reserved syrup will do just fine.
- Pour the mixture over the melted butter in the baking dish.
- Arrange the peaches over the batter and butter.
- Bake for 40 minutes.
- The batter will rise around the peaches, and the cobbler is done when the batter becomes a thick and golden brown crust.
- Serve warm with whipped cream.
If you’ve been a long time follower of Clarks Condensed, you might remember that Jack was on a very strict diet for a while – one that is called low FODMAP. It’s basically a diet that eliminates foods, spices, etc. that are hard on the digestive system.
Although it was difficult at first, I enjoyed the challenge of coming up with recipes that followed the low-FODMAP diet. I’ve featured a lot of recipes following the “rules” for this diet, and since I know it’s a lesser-known diet, I still enjoy making the recipes and sharing them with our readers!
There are many people that suffer from IBS in the United States. IBS is a GI issue that affects the large intestine that causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and constipation. There is really no cure, or even known cause, for IBS. However, if you suffer from IBS, changing your diet can help. In fact, about 75% of IBS sufferers get relief from symptoms following the low-FODMAP diet.
I am one of those who is unfortunate enough to suffer from IBS. I know, probably TMI, but it is what it is. While we went on a low-FODMAP diet for Jack, it was a blessing in disguise for me as it did help some of my symptoms.
So, if you are interested in following a low-FODMAP diet, there are fortunately a lot of resources out there. I know when we first started following the diet, I felt like there was no way we could eat flavorful, yummy foods. Fortunately – that’s not the case. There are a lot of yummy recipes, including this polenta with shrimp and tomato cream sauce!
I recently was sent an awesome cookbook – Flavor without FODMAPs. It has pages and pages of delicious recipes that will make you feel good! I saw this simple recipe for polenta, and I knew it would be fun to try.
Forrest loves shrimp and grits, and since polenta and grits are basically the same thing, we thought it would be fun to make a polenta and shrimp recipe. I wanted to keep it simple with a tomato cream sauce – and since most dairy isn’t really encouraged with a low-FODMAP diet, I used coconut milk instead of heavy cream or half and half to make the sauce creamy. It turned out so simple and delicious!
The author of this cookbook did a great job, and she is always coming up with new recipes that have lots of flavor. You wouldn’t even know you were on a restricted diet if you used her recipes!
Something else that we learned a lot about with Jack’s problems were probiotics – and it’s something I hear more and more about each day. Probiotics have so many benefits, especially for the digestive system. They can help correct digestive problems, assist in weight management, and even help your skin feel clearer. They are “good” bacteria – essential for fighting off the bad guys.
Of course, not all probiotics are created the same. Some just don’t have enough different strands and others just aren’t potent enough. I’ve even learned that many probiotics can’t even get past stomach acid!
Katie is a Colorado-native, BYU graduated, and most importantly, wife to one and mother to three beautiful boys. She is passionate about sharing her experiences with others – especially about pregnancy, breastfeeding, cooking, and crafts. She is currently training to be a Certified Lactation Educator. She loves spending time with her family and helping others find joy in family life.
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