(Above: a Fizzi in her natural habitat, by the beach)
Hi, I’m Fizzi, a 22-year-old biological anthropologist studying at the University of Cambridge. Originally from New Zealand, I love surfing and adventure. Living in South America set me up with a passion for salsa dancing, playing the Paraguayan harp, and all things Spanish. My family travelled through Southeast Asia extensively and there I got a (literal) taste for international cuisine.
Like most foodies, my passion for cooking started with baking. Making muffins with my older sister led to cooking dinner for the family every night. This, in turn, spurred on a love-affair with nutrition. Here, you will find evidence of my dietary experimentation in the name of health. Fizzifood has a variety of recipes – from low-fructose and low-carb treats to traditional and multicultural fusion dishes.
One day, I hope to be a lecturer of biological anthropology, perhaps in evolutionary nutrition. If you’re interested in my broader opinions on the human condition, browse my Fizzifood for Thought section! I hope I can pique your interest in the evolution of modern human behaviour – and, if not, then perhaps in a slice of cheesecake.
cool photo !!!! 🙂
Great site – love the recipes. Keep up the good work! 🙂
are green apples high fructose? they’re my favourite fruit to snack on as they’re not too sweet, cheap and easy. I usually have 4-5 a week, always as a mid-morning snack..
From what I can find, it seems green apples are not really too different to red ones in terms of nutritional value (sugar, carbs, etc.). Their sourness isn’t because of less sugar, rather that they have more malic acid. I avoid eating apples – red or green – because they are the highest-fructose fruit, so, sadly, they aren’t the best fruit in terms of fructose! However, I think you should definitely keep eating them, especially if they suit your needs, as they still host a variety of great health benefits. Perhaps try swapping them for a lower-fructose fruit, a couple of times a week? Kiwi fruit, berries, peaches, plums, and grapefruit are all good 🙂
oh wow I had no idea! Thanks! Such a shame I LOVE green apples, I also love berries and peaches though : ) strange I always felt the sweeter tasting the fruit the more sugar! Thanks Fizzi
Hey Fizzi, reading that post really made me interested in trying out fructose free diet. Could you suggest a weekly menu for me to try out? you can reference to your own recipes! thanks
Hello Curious Consumer! In response to your comment, I have decided to do a post on a week of fructose-free eating/ typical diet ‘plan’. I hope you enjoy it and find it helpful, and I should be able to get this up soon 🙂
I have created the post, named “A Week of Fructose-free Eating” 🙂
Hi Fizzi, Love your blog! I am trying to minimise sugar in my diet. Meeting resistance from the rest of the family though! I have tried baking with glucose and had limited success so I look forward to trying to out some of your recipes. I have read David Gillespie’s book Big Fat Lies where as well as explaining why its not good to eat sugar he talks about why polyunsaturated fats & seed oils are bad. I’m just wondering if you have looked into this too? You explain why sugar is bad really clearly in your blog intro. It would be great if you could do the same thing for seed oils/polyunsaturated fats! Thanks.
Hello! Yes, I have read a bit about the dangers of polyunsaturated fats and seed oils, and generally stick to coconut oil/ butter for my recipes (olive oil, too, if it isn’t to be cooked at a high temperature). I do not know very much about this topic though, so I will do some more research and try to update my post as soon as possible 🙂 thank you for your suggestion!
Nice explanation of fructose, I went on Google and Wikipedia came up -___-
You should make some for the boarders! 😉
Oh and what’s with the weird names? o.O?
Hi,Fizzi,you might be the only one 16ys old teenage in the world who loves cooking!!! i already started to miss your food…thank you so much for cooking for me the last few days,i felt guilty…Let’s cook together next time.Be well:)
Thanks Momo, I look forward to it! 🙂
What a wonderful blog! I have bookmarked it, and will return to it in the future and try out some of these recipes. I like the sound of the Christmas breakfast-yum!
nice picture 🙂
I’ll have to try some of these recipes. They look pretty good.
… watching from China 🙂
Found you! Looking forward to enjoy your recipes! Helen food playground
Hello Helen, thank you, and I’m loving the lessons at Food Playground!
You look so cute in your photo and your food is delicious!!!!!!
I could eat it all the time!
Keep up the great work 😀
Thank you! 🙂