Tag Archives: Fruktoseunverträglichkeit

Spicy celery root fries with oriental yoghurt dip // Würzige Sellerie-Pommes mit orientalischem Joghurt-Dip

Spicy celery root fries with oriental yoghurt dip // Würzige Sellerie-Pommes mit orientalischem Joghurt-Dip

(Die deutsche Version findet ihr wie immer im Anschluss an den englischen Text)

If you take a closer look at my recipe list you might assume I have quite a sweet tooth. Sorry to disappoint you. Though it is true, I used to be a sugar addict, eating lots of sweets up until I was diagnosed with FM. Beyond any doubt, it is my fructose malabsorption I blame most for my sugar cravings. And believe me, I’m more than happy the cravings have finally ceased. Most of the dishes I cook at home are actually more on the savory side and I would always prefer a piece of fenugreek-goat-cheese on a slice of whole spelt bread over a cup of Häagen-Dazs ice cream. I’ve become a savory girl through and through. To prove that, in my future posts I want to share some more recipes catering to our savory cravings. Today’s recipe features one of my favorite winter foods, namely celery root or celeriac. Celeriac is a good substitute for grainy side dishes, as it is quite filling. Besides its health benefits I like the mild and slightly nutty flavor of this magic root. So let’s kick off the celery root season with some easy to prepare celeriac fries and an oriental spiced yoghurt dip!
Recipe after the jump. There is a German version too …

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September blues: Time for turmeric milk // September-Blues: Zeit für Kurkuma-Milch

September blues: Time for some warming turmeric milk // September-Blues: Zeit für wärmende Kurkuma-Milch // by Fructopia

September blues: Time for some warming turmeric milk // September-Blues: Zeit für wärmende Kurkuma-Milch // by Fructopia

So far Berlin has been treating us with grey skies and proper fall showers. A wonderful excuse to stay at home, sit by the window with a blanket, your favorite mug in your hand, sipping on a hot drink warming you from the inside. For now the space in my mug is reserved for turmeric milk. Naturally sweet and spicy at the same time.

Ingredients per serving (1 cup):

  • 1 cup unsweetened rice milk or milk of choice (cow, coconut, almond, oat…)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated turmeric (or 1/2 teaspoons  dried turmeric)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Optional additions: ginger, whole cardamom pods, black pepper

Gently warm the rice milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add rest of the ingredients. Stir until smooth with no lumps. Pour into your favorite mug. Enjoy!


Berlin versorgt uns seit unserer Ankunft mit vielen grauen Wolken und herbstlichen Regenschauern. Die perfekte Ausrede Zuhause zu bleiben und es sich mit einer Decke und der Lieblingstasse samt wohlig wärmendem Getränk am Fenster gemütlich zu machen. Zurzeit ist der Platz in meiner Tasse für Kurkuma-Milch reserviert. Mit nur drei Zutaten zaubert ihr einen natürlich süßen und gleichzeitig würzigen Trank für die kühlen Herbstwochen.

Zutaten pro Portion (1 Tasse)

  • 1 Tasse ungesüßte Reismilch* oder Milch nach Wahl (Kuh-, Kokosnuß-, Mandelmilch, …)
  • 1 Teelöffel frisch geriebener Kurkuma (oder 1/2 Teelöffel Kurkuma-Pulver)
  • 1/2 Teelöffel Zimt
  • Optional, je nach Geschmack: Ingwer, ganze Kardamom Kapseln, schwarzer Pfeffer

Die Reismilch in einem Topf langsam erwärmen. Topf von der Platte nehmen. Die restlichen Zutaten dazugeben. So lange verrühren bis sich alle Klümpchen aufgelöst haben. In die Lieblingstasse füllen und entspannen. 

*Milch aus Getreide darf in Deutschland nicht als Milch bezeichnet werden. Daher findet ihr Reismilch im Supermarkt meist unter dem Namen Reisdrink. Ich verwende diese hier.

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Enjoy your meal: Travelling with fructose malabsorption // Enjoy your meal: Reisen mit Fructoseintoleranz

Travelling with fructose malabsorption // Reisen mit Fructoseintoleranz

Enjoy your meal. What you get, when your airline does not process you order for a special meal on time: Sugar and wheat loaded cake and pasta with tomato-“vegetable”-onion-sauce. // Guten Appetit! Was man serviert bekommt, wenn die Fluggesellschaft nicht rechtzeitig in der Lage ist die Bestellung für ein Spezialmenü zu bearbeiten: Zucker- und Weizenbombe in Form von Kuchen, dazu Nudeln mit Tomaten-“Gemüse”-Zwiebel-Soße.

(Die deutsche Version findet ihr wie immer im Anschluss an den englischen Text)

Travelling is not easy, when suffering from fructose malabsorption. Of course I know that. Still, so far I haven’t starved when hopping on a plane. Usually there is the standard “chicken or pasta” choice. Most of the time I go for the chicken to eat the meat at least. When I’m lucky they serve rice with it or a salad without dressing. I peck around in those tiny serving dishes and eat whatever my body tolerates. This time however, I didn’t want to leave things up to chance. I checked the special menus offered by SWISS in advance. I wasn’t expecting to find a menu low in fructose, that would have been somewhat of a revolution. Instead I opted for a gluten-free meal for my journey from Istanbul to Berlin.

“Let us know your desired special meal when booking your flight or contact one of the SWISS agents a minimum of 24 hours prior to departure.” swiss.com

This is the moment when customer service turns into a nightmare. More after the jump. There is a German version too …

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