If you aren’t already familiar with how to make date paste, here’s what you need to know: It’s essentially a four-step process. Trying it gives you a new valuable player in your unrefined-sweetener game. It doesn’t take much time, and it offers all kinds of uses. Here’s how!
To anyone who’s used unrefined sweeteners, tried a sugar-free diet or blended raw ingredients to make desserts, Medjool dates are nothing new. Plump and meaty, they’re sweet enough to flavor the crust of raw brownies and beneficial enough to be recommended to pregnant women in their third trimesters. Use them to make date paste, and they become even more versatile.
With fall just around the corner, early September is a great time to cook up a hearty vegetable soup with mini meatballs. Even better, this recipe from Savorcalls for a long list of seasonal produce–perfect for using up what might be in your garden this time of year.
There are lots of reasons to love Ilona Oppenheim’s cookbook, Savor.Read More
Leave it to Italy to know the secret for how to make gluten-free meatballs even better than the original. Swap in one simple ingredient (can you guess?), and you’ll wonder why you ever thought you needed breadcrumbs at all.
After a recent trip to Italy, my sister-in-law brought back a simple meatball tweak. Rather than using breadcrumbs in the mixture, she said, try swapping in the everyday ingredient that’s got all the health benefits of vegetables and none of the gluten people struggle to digest. What’s that ingredient?Read More
It costs upwards of $12 for a bag; promises a one-to-one substitute for wheat flour completely sans gluten, grains or nuts; and offers health-boosting nutrients like vitamin C and manganese. So is cassava flour worth the costs? In this post, I track how far a single two-pound bag can take me.
This article on superfood gelatin takes a look at one of the biggest buzzwords in food. What can’t go superfood today? There are superfood smoothies, superfood chocolates, superfood lattes, superfood overnight oats. So what’s with the modern interest? And, more importantly, are superfoods worth the hype? Here’s a look.
Add the term to a recipe; double its appeal. Put it on a menu; increase its price. Superfood is a marketing term, not a scientific one, but it still, to most people, connotes better health, more nutrients, the kind of choice you make when you’re doing what’s right. So what’s the deal? Are superfoods, in fact, super? If you combine three so-called superfoods into superfood gelatin, for example, what do you get? To start, let’s look at the term itself.Read More
Anyone who’s lived a gluten-free lifestyle knows how hard it is to find a bread free of wheat. So, recently tasked with finding a gluten-free bread for communion, i.e., one sturdy enough to dip into liquid without dissolving, I test two recipes, comparing quality and costs with store-bought varieties. Here’s what I find.
Where do you go when you need a bread you can offer the masses? When you want loaves you can break and hand out? Given that, according to a study discussed last year by Niall McCarthy at Forbes Magazine, some 3.1 million Americans follow a gluten-free diet, a number that has “tripled since 2009,” finding a bread sans gluten is a good place to start. Read More
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