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Carob’s alias… Locust Bean






  Being careful to avoid carob for over a year I was greatly surprised to discover “locust bean” and carob are one in the same. A friend shared this bit of news with me which shed enormous light on why … Continue reading

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Penzeys Cocoa Powder






    Quality matters when baking with limited ingredients. I used numerous cocoa powders before trying Penzeys’ Natural High Fat Cocoa Powder which gives a rich dark chocolate flavor to baked goods and is a nice addition in recipes. If … Continue reading

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Coconut Sugar






  Coconut sugar works well in recipes calling for either white or brown sugar, substitutes 1:1 with no adjustments, and is considered low glycemic. I prefer “blonde” coconut sugar simply because the final product is lighter in color. I shop … Continue reading

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Potato Chips??






I know,  potato chips are not supposed to be good for you. Sometimes there just is no substitute especially when so many other comfort foods have been abruptly removed from your diet… Then we discovered Lay's Potato Chips. We wait … Continue reading

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Earth Balance Buttery Spread






When we finally found Earth Balance buttery spread, a whole new world opened up to us. They have enough variations to address most dietary restrictions. We have been incredibly happy with the no soy version, and actually prefer it to … Continue reading

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Bob’s Red Mill






Bob’s Red Mill has the most amazing grains. Their cornmeal has flavor far superior to any other we have used, and their rice flour is a staple in our recipes. They have such a wide variety of flour, that you … Continue reading

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Fruit Sweetener






      Fruit pies are some of our favorite treats, for which pear and pineapple sweetener is invaluable. With its mild flavor, it is an excellent substitution for cane sugar in various recipes.  

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