Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Tootsie Rolls

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I have some scary and important news for you.  I used to buy all my supplements on Amazon (and I take a lot) since I have Amazon Prime and get free two-day shipping.  My doctor knew that I did this and knew that I was still having a lot of problems (like bloating) and sent me an article about how dangerous buying from there is.  (Read it here.)  It details how shell companies sell counterfeit, expired, or stolen pills for a discount and they could potentially contain harmful substances…even sawdust!!!  Oh, and this wasn’t written by some rando, it’s by a guy who used to work for the FDA!

So I quickly got rid of all my supplements and started to buy from a reputable source.  I didn’t see any of my symptoms abate, but I felt better knowing for sure I was getting the good stuff.

But there was something I forgot.  I take CALM everyday to help with constipation but since it doesn’t come in a pill form (it’s just a powder) I wasn’t even thinking of it as a supplement.  Well, about a week ago I got a new bottle from Amazon and not only did it taste weaker, I got the exact same taste in my mouth as when you have a tooth ground down at the dentist.  Ew!!! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Peanut Butter Cup Microwave Cake

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I love mug cakes.  And they’re especially nice for people who either want or need to avoid large amounts of sugar, because if I make a whole cake I am definitely going to eat it all. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

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When you have one food sensitivity, it’s likely that you have another.  Or many more.  One common culprit is grains.  Not just wheat and rye, but corn, quinoa, buckwheat, etc.  Luckily, coconut flour is very useful and effective.  In a few weeks I’m cutting grains from my diet (more on that in a later post), hoping that will finally do away with the few straggling (but nonetheless completely annoying) symptoms I have left.  Even though I’m still two weeks away from this new diet (I’m waiting until after I go to Vegas for my anniversary–no sense in struggling through the initial phases while I’m there) there’s no reason I can’t do some preparation; especially when these delicious cookies are part of the mix! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Birthday Cupcakes!!!

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Today is my birthday, which means there is no one more important in the world than I am (except Enrique Iglesias–happy birthday, Enrique!).  I am one of those people who will forever be obnoxious about the annual celebration of her birth.  When asked to do something unpleasant I say “but it’s my birrrrthdaaaay!!!!”  And I expect to be treated like a queen by coworkers to whom I have never spoken.
And of course, I require cupcakes. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Big Fat Cookies

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I have good news about these cookies, but I also have bad news.  And then after that I have some good news again.

The good news is that they really are as good as they look.  No, they’re better!  They are soft, buttery, fluffy, and no one would guess they are fructose and gluten free.

Now the bad news: I can’t give you the recipe.

Wait!  Don’t leave just yet… Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

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These were surprisingly easy to make and waaaaay better than the store-bought version! I found the recipe on Martha Stewart’s website, but I made a few adjustments so that it yields only 24 (because who has 2 mini muffin trays?). Continue reading