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Gluten-Free Baking

Gluten-Free Baking

Tips & Tricks While many foods are naturally gluten-free, gluten can be especially difficult to avoid in baked goods. Gluten is a complex protein found in wheat (and other grains) that functions like glue in baked goods and pastas. Gluten’s elastic structure helps baked goods rise and become light and fluffy by trapping gas produced […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkins

Pumpkins range in size from small, creamy white specimens to giant orange globes. Ever so useful as autumnal décor, pumpkins are a versatile and vital source of healthy nutrition. This festive fall fruit offers a rich source of vitamin C and potassium, both of which may be effective at lowering the risk of heart disease, […]

Breads

Breads

Bread can be either leavened or unleavened. Leavened breads are made with rising agents, like yeast or baking powder, which allows the dough to release gases and expand. Unleavened bread contains no yeast, baking soda, baking powder or other leavening agents that allows dough to rise. Leavened and unleavened bread are nutritionally similar. It is […]

Saffron

Saffron

Saffron Highly prized as a dye, medication and culinary spice since Greek and Roman times, saffron is the stigma of a type of crocus, Crocus sativus, which was once grown all over Europe, including in England. It has a distinctive and lasting aroma, and a pleasant pungency if used sparingly. Because of its striking color, […]

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah

Rosh Hashanah Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year (the first day of the Jewish High Holy Days) and is also known as the Feast of Trumpets. The holiday , which is also a day of remembrance, is at once solemn and festive. Joy comes not only from trust in God’s compassion, but also the […]

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet

Paleo Diet The Paleo Diet (short for Paleolithic) is fashioned around the eating habits and available foods of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. These ancestors had to nourish themselves with the meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and fats available to them in nature. With the benefit of large supermarkets, it’s easy today to mimic these foods in […]

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears

Bartlett Pears Bartlett pears are the only pears that change color when they’re ripe. Eat them out of hand like an apple, slice them onto a salad, or present on a platter with cheese & nuts. Poach them in fruit juice, or bake them into tarts, quick breads, or muffins. In 17th century England, a […]

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs

Perplexing Foodstuffs There are those foods that can be rather difficult to figure out how to eat without looking like you were born in a cave. Here are some useful tips for properly eating perplexing foodstuffs. Artichokes Pluck off artichoke leaves and scrape the tender part (not the prickly point) between your teeth (preferably after […]

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet

How To Eat More Protein On A Meat-Free Diet If you’re new to a meat-free diet or you struggle with ways to get the protein you need here are some important tips that may help you. It really isn’t as hard as you might think. Snack on protein rich munchies and skip the carbs. Eat […]