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Fructose Free! Salted Popcorn Brownie Sundae with Almond Toffee

While my husband and I were doing the I Quit Sugar 8 Week Program, I kept seeing salted caramel popcorn sundaes, EVERYWHERE. They seem to be the dessert of the moment. I wanted one. I promised myself that once the program was finished, I would get one.

But as the program progressed and I adjusted to life with minimal fructose, I started to think about how much sugar must be in such a sundae. When a local restaurant published the recipe for their incredibly popular caramel popcorn sundae, I couldn’t hide from the truth – one serve contained a whopping 15 TEASPOONS of sugar (7.5 teaspoons of fructose), plus extra liquid glucose, waffle cones which probably also contain sugar, and even extra icing sugar to serve. Suddenly it didn’t seem so appealing anymore. Continue reading

Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

I feel like saying a bunch of terribly cliched, not-really-real words, that I’ve never before said in my entire life: whoa, ermagod, amazeballs!

It’s going to become apparent that I’m a big fan of the recipes of Georgia Harding of Well Nourished. I have loved all the recipes I have tried so far – but I’m not sure how she will top this sweet treat.

As Mothers’ Day approaches in three weeks time, my sister and I are planning A (Mostly) Fructose-Free High Tea for our diabetic mother. This chocolate raspberry brownie, free from refined sugar, gluten and grain, will definitely be on the menu. Continue reading

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