A detailed guide to recipes and cooking for food combining and the Hay diet index
The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

A detailed guide to recipes and cooking for food combining and the Hay diet

I examined the ideas of Dr Howard Hay while studying for the gluten-free book. I thought Dr Hay got a very bad press for his original thoughts on a healthy diet, not least because some of the authors who have published books on his diet simply did not understand the scientific language he was using and misrepresented his ideas. The full text of Complete Food Combining - All you need to know about the Hay Diet is available here.

This was originally published as a book by Bloomsbury in 1996.

Update for 2020.

I strongly advocate the use of robust scientific evidence to make recommendations for a healthy lifestyle. This analysis follows in the next page.

The scientific evidence for dietary claims

Author's introduction : Food Combining Hay Diet

The good news about food combining - the golden rule : Food Combining Hay Diet

Why the food combining lifestyle is easy : Food Combining Hay Diet

Why food combining is NOT expensive : Food Combining Hay Diet

Why the food combining lifestyle saves time : Food Combining Hay Diet

Don't be dominated by your diet : Food Combining Hay Diet

Why science and medicine support food combining : Food Combining Hay Diet

Why science supports food combining : Food Combining Hay Diet

Acid, Alkali and pH : Food Combining Hay Diet

Carbohydrates, Fats and Protein : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fats : Food Combining Hay Diet

Proteins : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vitamins, Minerals and Trace Elements : Food Combining Hay Diet

Minerals : Food Combining Hay Diet

Trace elements : Food Combining Hay Diet

Digestion- how it works : Food Combining Hay Diet

Digestion : Food Combining Hay Diet

Don't mix starch meals with protein meals. : Food Combining Hay Diet

Eat whole grain cereals, not highly refined flour : Food Combining Hay Diet

No more than one protein meal each day : Food Combining Hay Diet

Evolution, diet and appetite : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining and maintaining health : Food Combining Hay Diet

General health tips : Food Combining Hay Diet

Eat plenty of non-starchy vegetables - as much as you like! : Food Combining Hay Diet

Eat a wide variety of fruit and vegetables : Food Combining Hay Diet

Eat plenty of fresh fruit - as much as you like! : Food Combining Hay Diet

Don't add sugar : Food Combining Hay Diet

Don't add extra salt : Food Combining Hay Diet

Health tips - oils and fats : Food Combining Hay Diet

A little cholesterol is essential for health : Food Combining Hay Diet

Don't eat excessive amounts of bran : Food Combining Hay Diet

Further health tips : Food Combining Hay Diet

Health is also dependent on exercise : Food Combining Hay Diet

Stress, relaxation and sleep : Food Combining Hay Diet

Avoiding pollution : Food Combining Hay Diet

Avoiding pesticides on food : Food Combining Hay Diet

Aluminium : Food Combining Hay Diet

How cooking affects nutrients : Food Combining Hay Diet

How preserving affects nutrients : Food Combining Hay Diet

Drinking water : Food Combining Hay Diet

The right bacteria : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fibre and constipation : Food Combining Hay Diet

Tooth decay : Food Combining Hay Diet

Foods to avoid : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Supplements pros and cons : Food Combining Hay Diet

Getting Started - Changing your diet : Food Combining Hay Diet

Principles of menu planning : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sample Menus : Food Combining Hay Diet

Equipment for pressure cooking : Food Combining Hay Diet

Slow cookers : Food Combining Hay Diet

Microwave ovens : Food Combining Hay Diet

Steamers : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food mixers, food processors, grain mill : Food Combining Hay Diet

Where to shop : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cooking on a budget : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cooking for one : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cooking for two : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cooking for the family : Food Combining Hay Diet

Packed meals : Food Combining Hay Diet

Ready meals, takeaways and cook/chill : Food Combining Hay Diet

Drinks : Food Combining Hay Diet

Entertaining and special occasions : Food Combining Hay Diet

Eating in restaurants : Food Combining Hay Diet

Large scale entertaining : Food Combining Hay Diet

Picnics and children's party ideas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Christmas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Diets for life stages - Pregnancy : Food Combining Hay Diet

Feeding Baby- breast or bottle : Food Combining Hay Diet

Toddlers to school age : Food Combining Hay Diet

School children : Food Combining Hay Diet

Healthy adult diets : Food Combining Hay Diet

High energy / sports diets : Food Combining Hay Diet

Medium energy : Food Combining Hay Diet

Dieting for weight loss : Food Combining Hay Diet

Menopause : Food Combining Hay Diet

60 Plus : Food Combining Hay Diet

Keeping sugar levels low : Food Combining Hay Diet

Keeping fat and cholesterol levels low : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food allergy and intolerance : Food Combining Hay Diet

Wheat free, gluten-free : Food Combining Hay Diet

Salt free : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sugar free : Food Combining Hay Diet

Dairy free : Food Combining Hay Diet

Yeast free : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food lists and ingredients - starch food list : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein food lists : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fruit to eat on their own or with a protein meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fruit to eat on their own or with a starch meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetables that go with any meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Using herbs and spices : Food Combining Hay Diet

Dried beans and peas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Nuts and seeds that go with a protein meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Nuts and seeds that go with a starch meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Oils and fats to go with any meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sugars : Food Combining Hay Diet

Oils and fats: butter, olives, olive oil : Food Combining Hay Diet

Coffee, tea : Food Combining Hay Diet

Other ingredients : Food Combining Hay Diet

The Main Starch Grains: Wheat, Oats, Barley, Rye, Maize : Food Combining Hay Diet

The main starch grains: rice, millet and sorghum : Food Combining Hay Diet

Other starchy grains and flours: amaranth, buckwheat, quinnoa, teff, wild rice : Food Combining Hay Diet

Starchy roots and tubers: potato, sweet potato, jerusalem-artichoke, yam : Food Combining Hay Diet

Starchy fruit: breadfruit, banana-plantain, water chestnut : Food Combining Hay Diet

Banana, date, sultana : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Bread Starch bread - wholemeal bread :

Wheat soda bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Wholemeal pizza base : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mixed grain bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Millet and banana flat bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Oat bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rotla (millet flat bread) : Food Combining Hay Diet

Parathas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Purees - deep fried puff bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Naan bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Carrot and Potato bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rye bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rotli : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Scones and Pancakes Potato scones : Food Combining Hay Diet

Wholemeal scones : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chestnut pancakes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Buckwheat pancakes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Scots pancakes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Doughnuts : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Crispbreads Starch Crispbreads and crackers - Oatcakes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Corn Crisps : Food Combining Hay Diet

Millet and sesame crispbreads : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sunflower crispbread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rye crispbread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Starch Cakes - fruity malt bread

Stollen : Food Combining Hay Diet

Apple gingerbread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Parkin : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pumpkin & spice bread : Food Combining Hay Diet

Apple and fruit slice : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cereal bar : Food Combining Hay Diet

Flapjack : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Starch breakfast muesli

Oatmeal porridge : Food Combining Hay Diet

Millet and date porridge : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rice and sultana : Food Combining Hay Diet

Polenta : Food Combining Hay Diet

Kasha : Food Combining Hay Diet

Quinnoa : Food Combining Hay Diet

Food Combining Hay Diet : Recipes Section: Starch Lunch Pasta

Baked potato : Food Combining Hay Diet

Baked sweet potato : Food Combining Hay Diet

Potato pizza : Food Combining Hay Diet

Potato roast : Food Combining Hay Diet

Potato crisps - pakoras : Food Combining Hay Diet

Spicy potatoes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Hot garlic potatoes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cretan shepherd's pie : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rice dishes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rice with a hot vegetable sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cashew nut pilaf : Food Combining Hay Diet

Persian style rice : Food Combining Hay Diet

Nutty flavoured risotto : Food Combining Hay Diet

Stuffed vine or cabbage leaves : Food Combining Hay Diet

Millet and nut pilaf : Food Combining Hay Diet

Samosas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pasta salads : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pasta with pesto salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rice salads : Food Combining Hay Diet

Starch soups - vegetable stock : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cauliflower and potato soup : Food Combining Hay Diet

Bean soup : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mushroom and watercress soup : Food Combining Hay Diet

Beetroot soup : Food Combining Hay Diet

Starch sauces - white sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Brown sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Wine sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Starch sweets - cornmeal pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Baked bananas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Dried fruit salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Rice pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Brown bread pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Suet pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein - milk cheese yogurt : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pulses: dried beans and peas : Food Combining Hay Diet

Soya protein products: tofu : Food Combining Hay Diet

Dhal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Hummus : Food Combining Hay Diet

Bean salads : Food Combining Hay Diet

Red bean salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Bean and chick pea salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Almond crackers - NO starch : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cheese crackers : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cheese omelette : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cheese pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetables and cheese : Food Combining Hay Diet

Bubble and squeak : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mish-mash : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein soups - beef stock : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cauliflower and cheese soup : Food Combining Hay Diet

Scotch broth : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chicken soup - pressure cooker : Food Combining Hay Diet

Bacon soup - pressure cooker : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein snacks and starters - avocado pear with soft cheese : Food Combining Hay Diet

Warm crispy chicken salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Crab and avocado mousse : Food Combining Hay Diet

Quiche lorraine : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein main meals - fish : Food Combining Hay Diet

Baked fish : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mackerel baked in foil : Food Combining Hay Diet

Grilled fish : Food Combining Hay Diet

Grilled shark : Food Combining Hay Diet

Poached fish : Food Combining Hay Diet

Poached skate wings : Food Combining Hay Diet

Salmon pie : Food Combining Hay Diet

Meat : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pork sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Beef and Tomato sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Turkey & Garlic sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chipolata sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Pork and Apple sausages : Food Combining Hay Diet

Turkey moussaka : Food Combining Hay Diet

Cottage pie : Food Combining Hay Diet

Beef stew : Food Combining Hay Diet

Roasting meat : Food Combining Hay Diet

Roast chicken : Food Combining Hay Diet

Roast turkey : Food Combining Hay Diet

Citrus and pine kernel turkey : Food Combining Hay Diet

>Vegetable spaghetti bolognaise : Food Combining Hay Diet

Casserole of hearts : Food Combining Hay Diet

Tangy liver : Food Combining Hay Diet

Ham and asparagus gratin : Food Combining Hay Diet

Ham and summer vegetables : Food Combining Hay Diet

Nuts : Food Combining Hay Diet

Hazelnut loaf : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chestnut and herb loaf : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetable nut gratin : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chinese cashew stir-fry : Food Combining Hay Diet

Chestnuts with brussels sprouts : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein savoury sauces - pesto : Food Combining Hay Diet

Tapenade : Food Combining Hay Diet

Blue cheese dressing : Food Combining Hay Diet

Blue cheese and walnut sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Shropshire and walnut sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Marjoram pesto : Food Combining Hay Diet

Brie sauce on vegetables : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sour cream sauces and dips : Food Combining Hay Diet

Horseradish sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Hollandaise sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mayonnaise : Food Combining Hay Diet

Spicy mayonnaise : Food Combining Hay Diet

Onion gravy : Food Combining Hay Diet

Hot coconut sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mint sauce : Food Combining Hay Diet

Protein sweets - summer fruit : Food Combining Hay Diet

Apricot whip : Food Combining Hay Diet

Apple pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Lemon cream : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetables : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sprouting seeds : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sesame, pumpkin, sunflower seeds : Food Combining Hay Diet

Salads - coleslaw : Food Combining Hay Diet

Greek salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Celery and apple salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Spicy broad bean and pine kernel salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fennel salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Salads - further suggestions : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetable dishes - Ratatouille : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetarian moussaka : Food Combining Hay Diet

Indian chilli tomatoes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Herby courgettes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fried okra - ladies' fingers : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetable and fruit curry : Food Combining Hay Diet

Stuffed courgettes : Food Combining Hay Diet

Baked fennel : Food Combining Hay Diet

Tangy cauliflower : Food Combining Hay Diet

Red cabbage with apples : Food Combining Hay Diet

Leeks with almonds : Food Combining Hay Diet

Crudites : Food Combining Hay Diet

French dressing with herbs : Food Combining Hay Diet

Sesame dressing : Food Combining Hay Diet

Garlic butter : Food Combining Hay Diet

Black butter : Food Combining Hay Diet

Fresh non-starchy fruit : Food Combining Hay Diet

Serving fruit : Food Combining Hay Diet

Vegetable and fruit juices : Food Combining Hay Diet

Winter fruit salad : Food Combining Hay Diet

Apple and bramble pudding : Food Combining Hay Diet

Christmas menu : Food Combining Hay Diet

Mincemeat : Food Combining Hay Diet

Christmas Pudding- starch meal : Food Combining Hay Diet

Conversion Tables : Food Combining Hay Diet

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