FructMal Foodie; Banana Blueberry Breakfast Bundt

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Nothing more Xmassy than starting the day with a stollen, but the sugar, dried fruits and glaze make this cake a belly bomb for us FructMal Foodies. Instead I combined two of my favorite recipes for this banana blueberry breakfast bundt, since these fruits are tolerated rather well.

Use the basic recipe for the one bowl gluten free banana bread from the Minimalist Baker but instead use 2 ripe bananas and a handful of blueberries. For a festive look, bake the bread in a bundt rather than a tray, let it cool and decorate with the vanilla bean lemon glaze from the Urban Poser. To avoid a fructose overdose, leave the sugar and honey in the bread recipe and replace these in the glaze with two tablespoons of rice syrup.

Please note that intolerances vary, always adjust recipes to your personal needs.

Image borrowed from Your Cup Of Cake

The 6 Ugliest Designer Xmas Sweaters

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It’s such a fun Holiday tradition, even designers are doing their version of the ugly Xmas sweater. Which one is so kitsch it’s cool again? The retro ski print by Martin Margiela, two Marc Jacobs glitter stars on your boobs, the candy cane swirls by Stella McCartney, the 3.1 Phillip Lim poodle, embroidered butterflies by Alexander McQueen or trees on acid by Alexander Wang? If Santa could choose he would Jingle Kenzo All The Way.

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 Sweater images borrowed from Net A Porter, designer Santa borrowed from Joint London

FructMal Foodie; Marzipan Truffles

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One of the hardest things in my FructMal journey is the fact that I cannot mindlessly indulge and enjoy food without the risk of diarrhea, cramps, migranes, rashes, muscle pains or fuzzy heads. One of the reasons why the Holiday season – when everything seems to be covered in chocolate – is not my favorite time of the year.

I know it’s not near the same as a merengue, gingerbread cookie or chocolate but this Pickles & Honey recipe for simple marzipan truffles is as close as it gets. Instead of almond extract, I use almond liquor for extra flavor and rice syrup instead of agave nectar. Be very careful with pistachios as these are not tolerated well because of the fructans.

Please note that intolerances vary, always adjust recipes to your personal needs.