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French cakes are not exactly low FODMAP!

IMG_7714Wherever you go in France, there is a “Boulangerie” or “Pattiserie” on every corner, at least it felt like that when we were there. I made it a habit to walk in, have a look, be sure there were nothing I could eat and walk, hungry and sad, out again. Why I did this is beyond my wits, maybe I like to torture myself?

IMG_2229Luckily I found 2-3 shops selling “kitchen-gadgets” in Nancy . Casa at Rue De Saint Thiebaut, had everything I needed (and of course a lot of things I didn’t need, but wanted).

There is also a shop in the Centre Commercial Saint Sebastien that sells smaller things, no furnitures.

At these two places I bough bakery-stuff for a small fortune. You know the feeling when you see all those nice things you have wanted for a long time: Heart-beat, happiness, feeling lucky and a little bit crazy in the same time, diziness…. I have never been “high” on anything “artificial”, but I can imagine it’s like being high on something! And I usually end up with buying more than I planned. The excuse this time was that I saved lots of money not eating all those cakes, I deserved this!IMG_6611

Luckily I love to bake and experiment at the kitchen. My “kitchen-gadgets” never end up in a cupboard never used. Some days ago I tried baking something I have wanted to try for a long time: Chocolatemousse-cake.

The recipe is in my low FODMAP blog, in Norwegian. I have a Google-translate plug-in, so if you are not Norwegian speaking, I am sure you Google will help you. If not, please feel free to ask me!

 

French macarons without nuts!

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Before I started the low FODMAP diet I loved to make macarons, and I loved to eat them. Unfortunately I now react very badly to nuts so I can’t have more than half a macaron. Luckily I love to experiment at the kitchen so one day I thought: ” Well… if I can’t eat nuts, maybe I can replace the almonds with glutenfree oat?”

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