Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Strawberry Jam

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I haven’t been posting much lately because I recently found a new doctor who is actually competent and we are trying to figure out what my gut problems are beyond fructose malabsorption.  I’ll post an update on that later.

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But for now…do you know how stinkin’ easy it is to make your own jam?  If ease were stink, it would be the stinkiest.  And strawberry jam is the perfect fruit to use for people with fructose malabsorption.  Strawberries aren’t very high in fructose, but since they have a higher fructose to glucose ratio, we FMers need to add dextrose to eat them.
You can use this delicious jam on Almond Bagels, Classic Pancakes, Buckwheat Banana Pancakes, or Faux-Chocolate Pancakes! Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Buffalo Burger with Lemon Mayo on Waffles

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I’ve given up on bread made from white rice flour.  It’s disgusting and depressing.  But for whatever reason, waffles and pancakes made from white rice flour are absolutely delicious.  So why fight it?  Embrace the waffle. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Lemon Mousse

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For a wedding gift, my grandmother gave me three boxes: one big brown one, one labeled Galyan’s, and one with “bank statements” written on it in marker.  Inside were these gorgeous wine and champagne glasses that were given to her by her mother, which means they are nearly 100 years old.  Definitely my favorite wedding gift (although my husband might still favor the animal-butt refrigerator magnets). 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

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Lemon Herb Chicken

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This recipe, adapted from Simply Scratch, was blessedly easy to make.  It was perfect for today, since I was fructosed yesterday by a burger while at an antique fair, and I’ve been feeling quite sluggish and foggy headed all day.  I suppose I should have asked the teenage girl taking my order about the ingredients, but I didn’t have a lot of other meal options if I didn’t like what I heard. Continue reading

Fructose Malabsorption Recipes: Potato Nests

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I love recipes that don’t require me to substitute any of the ingredients!  It makes me feel like a normal.  Except, I did anyway.  This recipe originally calls for smoked salmon, but I find anything that swims to be, well, nasty.  So I used turkey instead.
And since I wasn’t going to a party or anything, after I took the pictures I just stuffed more turkey on top and ate them for dinner! Continue reading