posts tagged "nectar"

Honey Mustard Dressing

Posted on September 13, 2010

My boys and I are very into salads right now.  And It’s my job to change it up with different and fun salad dressings to keep them interested.  The scrumptious salad above is 100% from my garden.  It includes a variety of lettuces, dino kale, tomatoes and cucumbers.  I love sending the boys out to “pick” a dish that we will be having for dinner, and it’s great to hang out in the kitchen with them while they wash and ... read more →

Cranberry Walnut Bread

Posted on November 14, 2008

Update: here is a revised version of this gluten free cranberry walnut bread.

I have received many requests for holiday recipes these last few days, so I thought I’d share one of my Thanksgiving favorites –gluten free, dairy free cranberry nut bread.

In the next week or so, I’ll post another one of my favorite cranberry recipes, raw cranberry relish.

I love anything with cranberries.  Tart and super sour, they are also amazingly nutritious.  For this recipe, I use frozen cranberries –you could ... read more →

Vegan Chocolate Frosting

Posted on April 22, 2008

This is my all time favorite icing recipe. Lately, I’ve been using this vegan chocolate frosting for cakes, cupcakes, and also as a filling between chocolate wafers. My son loves this double chocolate treat –chocolate wafers with chocolate frosting– packed in his school lunch.

I promise, I’ll put chocolate wafers up here on the boards soon. That recipe just needs a few more rounds of testing until it is ready for public consumption!

Vegan Chocolate Frostingprint
1 cup chocolate chunks
½ cup ... read more →

Product Review: Stevia

Posted on March 6, 2007

Update: I have switched brands and now use NuNaturals stevia.

There are times when I want something sweet and don’t want to increase my blood sugar level. This is when I reach for stevia, an herb 300 times as sweet as sugar with a glycemic index (GI) of 0.

This low glycemic, low carbohydrate sweetener is widely used in Japan. In the U.S., the sugar lobby has long fought to ban this miracle sweetener; it is currently classified as a ... read more →

Product Review: Agave Nectar

Posted on February 27, 2007

Sweetness is the first taste we experience in life, the primal taste of our infancy, of mother’s milk.

For several years I researched delicious, healthy alternatives to sugar that held up well in the baking process, yet did not substantially raise glycemic index levels. Enter agave, the nectar of the agave cactus plant –a golden liquid readily available in health food stores.

I prefer agave because as you can see below, it is lower on the glycemic index (GI) than other sweeteners:

sugar ... read more →