Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Buckwheat!

Did you know... baking with buckwheat flour can add a wonderfully distinct flavor to your muffins, cakes, breads and especially savory crepes! Buckwheat is not actually a grain but a relative of dock and rhubarb. It is low in gluten, has a fiber content comparable to whole wheat and is high in B vitamins, phosphorus and iron.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Ingredient Decoder

If you must buy packaged food, here is a list of acceptable ingredients.

✔Acacia Gum
✔Casein
✔Chicory Root Fiber
✔Evaporated Cane Juice (Syrup)
✔Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil
✔Expeller- or Cold-Pressed Ingredients
✔Fractionated Oils
✔Glutamate
✔Glycerin
✔Lactic Acid
✔Maltodextrin
✔Non-Irradiated Spices
✔Oligofructose
✔Sodium Phosphates
✔Tartaric Acid

These should be considered inedible, indigestible a.k.a. NOT real food.

✖Aspartame
✖BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole)
✖BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene)
✖Bleached Flour
✖Calcium Peroxide
✖Disodium Guanylate
✖High Fructose Corn Syrup
✖Monosodium Glutamate
✖Partially Hydrogenated Oils
✖Polydextrose
✖Potassium Sorbate
✖Silicon Dioxide
✖Sodium Benzoate
✖Sulfur Dioxide
✖Sucralose
✖Xanthan Gum