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I am posting this on behalf of my Sister who has recently been diagnosed as having NASH (Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis), a type of Liver disease :(


She is not allowed any fat in her diet at all :shock: At the moment she is living on grilled chicken and savoury rice :roll::( and lots of fruit and Vegetables (she is not allowed any vegetables which are high in iron)


I have googled and found a few ideas, but a lot of the recipes for cake (which she desperate for) ask for Buttermilk which she can't have). She is also desperate for chips :lol:


She is coming to visit in a few weeks and I would love to able to give her some interesting meals and lots of cake :D:D:D


Links to sites , books or recipes would be gratefully received :D


thank you :D

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Thanks :D


It is a worry :(


She can't even brush a little oil onto food before she grills it or onto a baking sheet before putting in the oven.


Oh and she can't have red meat either :roll:


She has lost loads of weight really quickly. There doesn't seem to be a backup service at the hospital where she can discuss her diet :?

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I am sorry to hear about your sisters diagnosis how awful to have to have such a restricted diet :(


I know all she is eating right now it rice & chicken but how about putting this into a risotto with some mushroom, onions and peppers?



I can only think of these dishes right now


Layered potatoes baked in the oven

Med. veg with a drizzle of olive oil and herbs

Baked apples with sultanas & cinnamon with fat free yoghurt


Hope this helps a little

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This recipe for Molly Cake is sugar and fat free: http://club.omlet.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11516


This tea bread is also fat free, and similar:

3/4 pint strong tea

1 lb mixed fruit

8 oz sugar (granulated or dark muscovado)


Mix together the fruit, tea and sugar. Leave to soak overnight. Next day add:

1 egg

1 teaspoon mixed spice

1 lb self raising flour


Mix well and add to 2 x 2 lb loaf tins


Bake at 180 for one hour.


This cake can also be frozen.

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The poor thing,


I would be inclined to try the steamer option as well as grilling, roasting etc.


Is fat in all forms out? is olive oil an option?


Can her doctor point her in the direction of some recipes etc.




Edit: Couperwife has just suggested Rosemary Connelly recipes as she started doing 'low-fat' cooking for similar reasons.

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Is fat in all forms out? is olive oil an option?


Can her doctor point her in the direction of some recipes etc.




Edit: Couperwife has just suggested Rosemary Connelly recipes as she started doing 'low-fat' cooking for similar reasons.


No fat of any sort. So no olive oil. Cheese and milk are out. No pastry, biccies, cake.


Her doctor is unhelpful :(


I found the Molly cake recipe last night, so will have a go at making that.


Are fat free yogurts totally fat free :? I was thinking she might be able to have Soya milk :?

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How about an oil-free Ratatouille? Put sliced tomatoes, peppers,courgettes,onions,aubergine in a pan with a little water and some herbes de provence, cover and cook on a medium heat until the aubergine is soft. You could serve it with boned chicken thighs grilled or bbq'ed- they are moist and dont need any extra fat or oil.

Also fish fillets baked in foil parcels in the oven- 1 fish fillet (cod or similar) add I bay leaf, some white wine garlic and lemon juice, will cook in about 20 mins in a medium oven.

If she cant have cake or pastry why not make some home-baked bread?

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Thanks for all the replies :D Some good ideas to get me started :D


I hope to try the recipes out on her when she is visiting and send her home with a little recipe book :D


My sister is not big on cooking from scratch so she is finding feeding herself a big challenge without relying on ready prepared food.

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She is still on the chicken, rice and vegetable diet.


I have a few recipes to try myself first. One was a recipe for fat free bread, I will try it out in my bread machine to see how it turns out.


I phoned her a few days ago and she admitted to having just eaten a packet of Minstrals :shock::shameonu: she wasn't feeling very well :roll: The medication she is on reacts badly to any fat, dairy eaten.

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...Does soda bred have fat in?...Emma.x


'fraid so as it needs buttermilk or substitute, so we're back to dairy fat again. Don't know if it would work with water?

Soda bread is great for people who avoid yeast though! :D

Best wishes to your sister Ali, it must be a hard diet to follow, but worse if she doesn't, poor love. :)

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Quorn is a great substitute for beef mince, and it is very low fat - could she have that?


Pasta with a simple tomato and basil sauce?


I have a potato and cauliflower curry recipe which you could omit the oil from, if she likes curry? It uses the raw spices, rather than a jar, so you can ontrol what goes into it. You could also cook dahl (curried lentils) without the oil quite easily.


Chunky soups could be made oil-free. Things like squash, chunky minestrone, even pea and ham.


(it strikes me she could benefit from a Weight Watchers recipe book?)

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Here is a recipe for


Fat-Free Carrot Cake

Serving Size : 10


2 cups carrots -- finely grated, packed

1 1/2 cups brown sugar -- packed

1 3/4 cups water

1 cup raisins -- or other chopped dry fruit

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 cups unbleached flour

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons baking powder

Lemon Glaze -- (or confectioners sugar)


In a saucepan, combine the carrots, brown sugar, raisins or dried fruit, and vanilla. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat, cover, and let sit for at least an hour. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, salt, baking soda, and baking powder. Whisk or stir to combine thoroughly and set aside.


Preheat the oven to 300F about 15 minutes before you are ready to mix the batter. Generously oil and flour a 10-inch bundt pan. Stir the cooled carrot mixture into the dry ingredients just until no trace of flour is left. Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan and bake until the cake feels firm to the touch and a knife inserted into the cake comes out clean, about 1 hour.


Cool in the pan for 10 minutes on a rack, then invert onto a serving plate. Dust with confectioners' sugar or top with our simple Lemon Glaze (recipe follows).


Lemon Glaze


1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice -- (about 2 lemons)


In a small nonreactive saucepan, combine the sugar and lemon juice. Heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves. Poke holes in the cake with a toothpick or small sharp knife and slowly pour the lemon glaze over it.




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if she can have egg white this angle cake might be worth a go


1 3/4 cup Egg whites (about 12 eggs)

1 1/2 tsp Cream of tartar

1/4 tsp Salt

1 1/2 cup Granulated sugar

1 1/4 cup Sifted cake flour

2 tsp Vanilla extract

3/4 tsp Almond extract

3/4 tsp Fresh lemon juice


Method :

Combine egg whites, cream of tartar and salt. Beat to very soft peaks.

Turn mixer to lowest speed and gradually add sugar 1 tsp. at a time. Then add flour, 1 tsp. at a time. Do no overmix.

Fold in vanilla, almond extract and lemon juice. Transfer ot nonstick angel food cake pan. Bake on bottom rack of 350 deg. oven 45-50 minutes or until cake is golden and cracks on top feel dry.

Invert pan and let cool. Remove onto serving platter.

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