Menu

Talking About Food And Cooking


About Me

Talking About Food And Cooking

Hi everyone, my name is Molly. Welcome to my site. I am here to talk to you about food and cooking. As I started attending college, I realized I had very little knowledge about cooking. I always enjoyed my mom’s home-cooked meals and rarely ever cooked anything for myself. In college, I was on my own. I decided against eating ramen every day and picked up a cook book instead. I learned about making simple and complex dishes using a limited amount of space and equipment. I would like to explore this topic in more detail on this site. Thanks for coming by.

Archive

Latest Posts

Secrets To Having A Successful Restaurant Party
25 July 2016

If you feel that your home does not have enough sp

Three Must-Try Regional Pizzas Throughout the United States
18 July 2016

Pizza may have gotten its start in Italy, but

Why Dark Chocolate Is The Ideal Healthy Treat To Give Someone Special
28 June 2016

Are you trying to come up with a good treat to giv

Thinking About Changing Your Diet? Why You Should Take A Food Personality Quiz
12 June 2016

If you've decided to change your diet so that you

Restaurant Ice Maker Usage Tips
9 June 2016

A commercial ice maker is a must in most restauran

Tags

Healthy Alternatives To Processed Cane Sugar

If you're looking to remove processed cane sugar from your diet, but still have a sweet tooth, then you can buy sugar alternatives. The list bellow will give you four alternatives if you want to eliminate refined white granulated sugar from your diet. You can use these sweeteners in your coffee or tea, as well as when you are baking. Some of the alternatives even have some powerful health benefits associated with them.

Stevia

Stevia is made from the leaves of a plant called Stevia rebaudiana. The leaves are crushed and a powder is made that is extremely sweet. The best part about stevia is that it contains zero calories. There have even been studies that have found that stevia has been found to have a positive effect on blood pressure, as referenced in the previous link.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is extracted from maple trees. It has a lower glycemic score than regular sugar, so it won't spike your blood sugar in the same way. Also, maple syrup is filled with nutrients, including antioxidants. There are more antioxidants in the darker grades of maple syrup, so if you are looking to boost the healing properties of your sweeter, choose a dark color, such as a dark amber grade B. You can use maple syrup in your oatmeal, coffee, and baked goods.

Raw Honey

If you're looking for a superfood that will satisfy your sweet tooth, then look no further than raw honey. Raw honey contains the probiotic Lactobacillus kunkeei. This particular probiotic is a great addition to your diet because it will boost your body's immune system.

When choosing honey, you will have different flavor choices. Some options include buckwheat, clover, alfalfa, and wildflower. What these names are describing are the different flowers that the honeybees feed off of while they were making honey. The different flowers and plants all lend the honey a different taste. For instance, buckwheat is a dark, almost molasses looking honey with a metallic taste. Wildflower, on the other hand is very sweet with a bit of floral fragrance.

Agave Necter

This sweetener is made from the same plant that is used to make tequila. It is low on the glycemic index, which makes it great for people who don't want huge spikes in blood sugar. It's lower on the index than honey, sugar, lactose, and fructose. Additionally, agave has anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-microbial benefits. This last benefit was probably the reason that ancient Native cultures, including the Aztecs, used it to disinfect cuts and wounds.