3 (Flour-Free!) Alternative Noodle Options for Fructose Malabsorption

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Pasta!!!  My favorite food!  And even though I had to give up wheat, does not mean I had to give up my noodles.  I found some great substitutions, and I actually like Ancient Harvest’s corn and quinoa noodles better than traditional pasta!
This food journey has taught me so much; I’ve learned that substitutions don’t have to be second best.  They can really add something special when put in the right dish.  I’ve also discovered so many weird edibles I didn’t know even existed.  The following are three types of “noodles” not made from flour! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Cucumber Turkey Rolls

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I got this idea from when I recently edited the Vancouver episode for Bizarre Foods and we did a story with Hidekazu Tojo at his eponymous restaurant.  Not only is he a sushi master but he is the man who invented the California roll!

Watching some of the extra footage, I saw him employ a technique where he cuts a cucumber lengthwise in a spiral and then unrolls it like a scroll.  What an excellent way to make a wrap for those of us with Fructose Malabsorption and who are following the autoimmune protocol diet as well!

Why I thought I could pull off this technique on my first try I have no idea.  Tojo has been doing it for over 40 years!  My scroll came out quite mangled. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Chicken Noodle Soup From Scratch

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I had hoped to be writing to you freshly off a new food trial for carrots, which I had no doubt would be a success.  As you can see from the picture above: no carrots.

Which is a bit misleading.  I did begin the carrot food trial, but for about the past 5 weeks, something has been making me severely sick.  It was the same thing that would happen to me a long time ago when I had given up almost all fructose except for wheat.  I thought perhaps it was almond flour (which I had just learned has fructans), so I gave up my almond bagels, but the sickness persisted.  It seemed that once every four days I would be stuck in the bathroom with waves of stomach cramps so bad I thought that surely the ordeal would kill me. Continue reading