Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Valentine’s Day Candy Hearts

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Around Christmas time I received a Facebook message from a gal I knew in college when we studied abroad in London, saying that she too has Fructose Malabsorption.

Of course I was sad for her, but mostly I was excited.  I finally know someone else who has it!  Poor Megan.  But yay for me!  (I don’t feel too bad admitting this, because she said she felt the same way when she found my blog.)

We made plans to make the candy hearts everyone gives out on Valentine’s Day with the little messages.  “C u later,” “call me,” “fructose sucks,” you know, the usual sayings. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Candied Lemon Peels

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Who knew you could eat the rind of a lemon?  I suppose you can eat just about anything if there’s enough sugar on it.  I could, anyway.

These lemon peels (original recipe found here) are a fun, sugary, jelly-like treat that I think would be a fun thing to include in some kind of holiday treat box.  Especially because that means you would only have to make them once a year, since they were not exactly a breeze to make.  And honestly, they aren’t really good enough to make you want to go through the process very many times.  But they’re still kind of fun! Continue reading