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: Rice Paper Ravioli

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I’ve been wondering what other fun things I can do with rice paper, since I still have some left over from when I made Fried Cheeseburger Spring Rolls.  For me, this was a hit.  Rice paper can be a little difficult to work with, but if you don’t care what the final product turns out looking like then it’s not such a big deal.
Don’t expect these to taste like the ravioli you once knew because the texture of the rice paper is not the same as wheat dough, but they’re still quite good!  Especially with the white sauce I used. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Spaghetti Gorgonzola

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Seriously?  She’s posting another pasta recipe?

Quiet.  I absolutely adore pasta.  And cheese.  And together they are perfection.  I had never had Gorgonzola cheese before I tried this recipe (adapted from Martha Stewart), and I didn’t realize it was so…powerful.  After my first bite I wasn’t sure I wanted another, but much like spicy food it became addicting and soon my dinner was gone. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Three-Cheese Pasta Bake

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I’m a pretty big noodle freak.  I could eat pasta every single day without ever getting sick of it–and I used to do just that.  Now I don’t eat pasta quite as much as I once did since dumping a jar of spaghetti sauce over a bowl of noodles is no longer an option, and I’m not a big fan of the way a lot of gluten-free noodles taste without some kind of flavor to overpower it.  Cheese can usually do the trick.
I’ve made a dish similar to this one before, but I prefer this one in both taste and easiness of preparation.  I think this entry from myrecipes.com might be my fourth cheesy-pasta dish, but like I said: noodle freak. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Creamy Cheese Penne

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This is a sort of “grown up” version of mac and cheese, but I think kids would like it too!  I found it on MyRecipes.com and barely had to change a thing (just made two things gluten free)! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Easy Recipes: Annie’s Mac and Chicken

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When you have Fructose Malabsorption, it mostly means the end of all the easy ways to have your meals: fast food, boxed dinners, most cereals, etc.  And although that may mean you are avoiding things like preservatives and trans fat (mostly…) you also end up sacrificing a lot of time to cooking.  So I’m going to start looking for easy meals for FMers to make–15 minutes or fewer! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Spaghetti Carbonara

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My husband describes pretty much everything I make the same way: “It’s good.”  But after making this last night for dinner he has confessed he loves it!  Score! Continue reading