Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Lacto-Fermented Vegetables

Lacto-Fermented Vegetables__No Sugarless GumLacto-fermented vegetables.  It sounds gross, I know.  But it’s basically just another word for pickling.  You shouldn’t be intimidated–it’s fun and easy!  All you need to do is chop, pour, and store.

When my grandma lived on a farm she would have tons of pickled baby cucumbers and the whole family would gobble them up and then take an armful of jars home.  When I was diagnosed with FM, I thought I would never get one of her jars of pickles again, but she surprised me last Christmas with these: Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Cinnamon Roll Granola

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In my old life (before Fructose Malabsorption), I had never eaten granola.  It’s brown, crumbly, and looks like it might taste like dirt.  Now, faced with very few options, I thought I would give it a try.  How wrong I was!!!  Granola is the greatest!  Specifically this granola.  Although, I don’t have anything to compare it to.

Sadly, having Fructose Malabsorption means you might not be able to use all the ingredients I used.  Perhaps you can’t have any.  Which is why this post on how to make granola is so great.  It gives you the basic rundown–the skeleton of the recipe–and you get to choose the ingredients.  Which is what I did a few weeks ago, and Cinnamon Roll Granola was born. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Mayonnaise

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Finding a mayonnaise in the grocery store with tolerable ingredients for FMers is nigh impossible.  You can bet there is going to be garlic or onion powder in there somewhere.  So, why not make your own?   It’s easy, but it takes a while.  It’s slow going because the liquids need to emulsify, so you are essentially suspending each drop of olive oil in with the egg yolk.  If you add the oil too quickly then your liquids are going to separate.

I just have to have my Caesar dressing though, so this recipe (adapted from Epicurious) is a must for me. Continue reading

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 Recipes: Homemade Gummy Bears

Homemade Gummy Bears2__No Sugarless GumI recently saw a post on the blog Fructopia about a company called Frusano that makes fructose-free gummy bears and other products.  Sadly, that company is based in Germany, so I thought I was out of luck.  Then my new BFF (best fructose friend) Megan told me they ship to the United States!  Shipping is about $60 but I really didn’t care and ordered a bunch of gummies and even some chocolate! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Buffalo Burger with Lemon Mayo on Waffles

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I’ve given up on bread made from white rice flour.  It’s disgusting and depressing.  But for whatever reason, waffles and pancakes made from white rice flour are absolutely delicious.  So why fight it?  Embrace the waffle. 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