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Unrefined Sweeteners

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December 15th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

Nature abounds with sweetness–honey, molasses, dates, agave.   These sweeteners are an essential EatFree swap to other more processed varieties such as white sugar or splenda or “brown” sugar (don’t be fooled..this is just white sugar with either coloring or a hint of molasses added back in).   Knowing which to use when in recipes is another matter altogether.  For example while muscavodo sugar works well in producing chewy cookies, agave not so much.  Also while gur (native to India and shown in the picture) works well with the flavors of Indian desserts, it might not be so friendly in European pastry EatFree recipes.  I hope my recipes eventually tune you into which to use when and lead you savoring the complex flavors of nature’s sweet gifts as opposed to the nearly flat flavor profiles of their processed versions.

Crystallized Ginger

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December 10th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

These are chewy, spicy, and sweet candy-like confections but work wonderfully in savory dishes where you want a sweet and spicy flavor at the same time.  This variety is crystallized with raw cane sugar as opposed to white sugar.  I bought it at my local health food store but you can also look for it online.

Milk Foamer for Lattes

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December 10th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

Don’t feel like splurging on an espresso machine with fancy accessories?  Look no further than this inexpensive gizmo that foams up your milk in seconds! Just make sure you warm your milk lightly before foaming.

Brown Basmati Rice

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December 9th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

This is a great brand.  I love basmati rice for its tender yet fluffy grains.  Not to mention brown basmati rice is 100% whole grain in every sense of the word.