Hi, everyone! I hope you had a lovely holiday season! I know it’s tough resisting all the goodies this time of year (or tough dealing with the aftermath of eating said goodies, depending on what route you choose!).
I started this blog because when I was diagnosed with Fructose Malabsorption I felt so alone. I had never heard of this condition and I realized very early on that it’s hard to find support in people who don’t have a dietary disorder. So I not only wanted to find recipes that were helpful, but I wanted to talk about my experiences. Continue reading
I hope everyone had a nice Halloween and resisted eating candy! The holiday season is an especially rough time of year for us. Halloween candy, Thanksgiving feasts, Christmas cookies! And tons of pumpkin-spiced foods. Continue reading
I recently posted about my SIBO diagnosis and my attempt to get cured. My doctor had prescribed me antibiotics but I was still experiencing some symptoms (the worst being bloating), but I wondered if maybe my SIBO was gone and something else was causing my problems. I wanted to take the breath test once again in order to be sure. Continue reading
Since being diagnosed with SIBO I’ve had to go on a low-carb diet to try and starve the little buggers. This means that my body has switched over into Ketosis burning fat for energy instead of carbohydrates. I actually like it because it’s easier for me to not feel hungry, whereas in the past I was pretty much constantly snacking.
Fat is not your enemy. If it is high-quality then it is good for you! Someone at work saw me eating these and when I told her they were fat bombs she looked at me like I was nuts! “Well you can afford to eat like that because you’re skinny,” she said. But a lot of people go on a ketogenic diet to lose weight!
I love eating these softened to room temperature. It’s a lot like ice cream!
- 1/2 lb of fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup of coconut butter
- 1/2 cup of coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons of dextrose
- Pinch of salt
Put the jar of coconut butter in a small pan with water and turn on medium-low to soften.
Wash and cut the tops off the strawberries and put in a blender or food processor with the rest of the ingredients.
When the coconut butter is soft and easy to scoop, add to the rest of the ingredients and puree until smooth.
Distribute puree into silicone molds and put in the freezer for about half an hour.
Elimination Diet safe: No.
This is a really good banana bread. One of the nice things about it is that you don’t even need the extra dextrose, because the sugar from the ripe bananas makes it sweet! But I won’t lie, it’s better with the dextrose. Since I’m on the Specific Carbohydrate Diet I’ve actually been using honey as my sweetener, and I’ve been fine! I’ve read you can eat dextrose on SCD, but it’s kind of one that all the experts shrug their shoulders on. Continue reading
Making bread can’t possibly be any easier than this. Or more delicious. I found this recipe on Supermom CEO and didn’t have to change a thing! You can use any nut butter you want (I used almond) even peanut butter! Except, I wouldn’t use peanut butter. It left a weird burning feeling on my tongue. Continue reading
Yesterday was my birthday. And as I mentioned last year in my Birthday Cupcakes!!! post, I have high standards for the day.
Determined not to let my recent SIBO diagnosis put a damper on things, I did quite a bit of research and prep to make sure I had proper cake and frosting options. Continue reading
Since being diagnosed with SIBO, this has become one of my favorite meals. It’s packed with delicious chicken, vegetables, healing ginger and turmeric. The shredded chicken helps trick my brain into thinking there’s some sort of noodle situation happening, and the vegetables are well cooked for easy digestion! Continue reading
Ever since I’ve started a low-fructose diet I’ve been feeling so much better…but not quite as well as I would like. I’ve known all along something has still been wrong, and I finally got a diagnosis! Continue reading