Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Pulled Pork and Quinoa Tortillas

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This week I started the suggested LEAP diet based on my Mediator Release Test results.  It has only been two days and it has been kind of brutal.  There isn’t a lot to eat during the first phase, but here is a dish that I’ve been having for dinner that I love.

Thankfully one of my least reactive foods is pork, and my husband makes the most delicious pulled pork.  Ever.  You don’t even need barbeque sauce–that would just ruin it.  And I’m finally sharing the recipe with you lucky people.  The best part is that it’s a fairly simple recipe.

We’ve tried different types of pork, and here’s the breakdown: Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Easy Recipes: Homemade Ramen

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I absolutely love chicken ramen.  And I don’t mean the authentic stuff, I mean the crappy 50¢ stuff you eat every day in college.  That little foil package though, sadly, is filled with things I can no longer eat, so I wanted to try to make something close to it.

For this to be an easy recipe, you need to have your chicken carcass stock and chicken already made.  Even better would be just purchasing some, but it’s hard to find stock/broth without garlic and onions. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Caesar Dressing

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I feel like once again I’m eating way too much white rice flour, which I think is making me bloated.  My goal–at least for a while– is to eat it only for breakfast (Rice Krispies and classic pancakes), but that leaves very few options for dinner.  I love Caesar dressing, and this one from Once Upon a Chef I’ve adapted so you don’t need to use garlic. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Easy Recipes: Chicken Fried Rice

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The last week or so has been pretty stressful because I moved to a new house.  This left me with nights full of things to unpack and little time to make dinner.  Seems like a good time for a new easy fructose malabsorption recipe!
I usually make chicken for the week on Sunday so I can easily add it to salads and pasta, and there’s almost always leftover white rice to be found in the refrigerator as well.  But if you don’t have those things ready to go, rotisserie chicken from the store and minute rice will work so that this recipe (adapted from Man Tested Recipes) can still be super quick. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Sichuan Beef and Sticky Rice

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I don’t really like Thai food that much, but there’s a Thai restaurant nearby that makes an awesome crispy sweet beef dish that I’m sure is not FructMal friendly.  I was craving it one day and hoping I could make my own, and I found this recipe on BellaOnline that’s not too far off–certainly delicious in its own right, and pretty straight forward to make.  You can serve with any kind of rice, rice noodles or gluten-free pasta, but why pass on the chance to make your own sticky rice? Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Products: Asafoetida–A Substitue For Onion and Garlic


***UPDATE 1/25/16
A concerned reader has pointed out that asafoetida is not safe for children or pregnant women.  See the comments below for more.

Giving up garlic and onion when you have fructose malabsorption is tough because they are in so many recipes.  Some people can tolerate one or the other, but I know that if I even smell an onion, things can get ugly.

But you never have to settle for flavorless food again!  Asafoetida powder mimics the taste of garlic and onion (personally I think it’s more like onion) when cooked.  Beware of the smell in it’s raw form though: it didn’t get its nickname “Devil’s Dung” by accident.  Make sure to store it in an airtight container, ’cause it really stinks. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Chicken with Sausage and Potatoes

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This is a favorite meal in my house–meaning, it’s my favorite.  Originally it’s from Martha Stewart’s website, with some adjustments. Continue reading