Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Spritz Cookies

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I had hoped to get this recipe out before Christmas, but it wasn’t quite right and I ran out of butter.  But now I get to use the cute tea towel my aunt Jenna gave me for my pictures!

Every year at Christmas my uncle Rae (who is really my aunt and no one seems to be able to tell my why we call her that), makes a large box of cookies that everyone hovers over all night.  And inside that box is my absolute favorite Christmas food ever: spritz cookies.  Spritz Cookies3__No Sugarless GumThis was my first fructose-free Christmas, and I was nervous about staring down those cookies. In past years I would eat them nonstop and then Rae would give me a bagful later in the evening so I could continue to stuff my face with them while at home. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Homemade Potato Gnocci with Sage-Butter Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Sage-Butter Sauce2__No Sugarless Gum

Things haven’t been going great for me lately, digestively speaking.  Tomorrow I go to the Mayo Clinic and hopefully my doctor will tell me I don’t have Fructose Malabsorption and all I needed this whole time was a magic vitamin.

In the meantime though, here’s some potato gnocchi.  The gnocchi is based off of this recipe, and the sauce from this one.  Good stuff. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Sugar Cookies

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This is my first gluten-free baking attempt gone right.  These cookies were soft, but still easy to handle.  This recipe is from a great blog: Delicious As It Looks. With a recipe for a Sweet Rice Flour Blend from Carol Kicinski at Epicurious.com.  And if I can do it, you can too! Continue reading