Monofloral Honey—The Which?!

  Oh my goodness!!! Before I started reading up on honey, I had no clue that there are SO, SO, SO many varieties…I thought honey was just something you picked up in a bear-shaped container found on the very top shelf at Walmart. By the way, that top shelf at Walmart can be a veryContinue reading “Monofloral Honey—The Which?!”

Honey—The Why?!

Now for the most important question about monofloral honey—or at least to me and my family at this time as we rethink our diet and learn more about nutrition… Do we add/keep monofloral honey on our Grocery IQ app or not?! Just like I did in previous posts on why we should all be eatingContinue reading “Honey—The Why?!”

Honey—The What Else?!

Monofloral honey is a type of honey that is produced by bees that have only gathered nectar from one particular plant or flower, instead of whatever is available. In other words, they have been very picky eaters. Although this honey is predominantly made from the nectar of one flower, it may also contain smaller amountsContinue reading “Honey—The What Else?!”

Honey—The What?!

Honey is so familiar to almost all of us as Americans, that there’s really no reason to go into a in-depth explanation of what honey actually is…most of us already know that honey is primarily produced by bees gathering nectar from nearby flowers and storing it in wax structures called honeycombs. And the 20,000 to 40,000Continue reading “Honey—The What?!”

Book Review—The First Mess by Laura Wright

The book The First Mess by Laura Wright is a book about the accessibility and joys of plant-based wellness. This book first appealed to me because lately I have been looking for healthier ways for our family to cook and eat…especially since my husband has been diagnosed as a type 2 diabetic. This book will be especially of interest toContinue reading “Book Review—The First Mess by Laura Wright”

Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie

Now that my husband has been officially declared as a type 2 diabetic, one of my priorities as far as our family meals has been to start cooking healthier than my Mississippi ancestry and love for foods such as Paula Dean’s Sour Cream Pound Cake have always taught me. I have started exploring options to ordinaryContinue reading “Vegan Chocolate Mousse Pie”

Silan Chicken

Silan,  also referred to as Israeli date honey, is a rich syrup made from dates. Silan has a dark chestnut color, darker than maple syrup, about the color of cola….a taste similar to molasses….and a texture that is as thick as molasses but more fluid than bee honey. You can find at local “kosher” markets, but even livingContinue reading “Silan Chicken”

Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies

Now that we know that date sugar is a healthy sweetener alternative for diabetics than standard granulated sugar…where do we find it?…how do we make it ourselves?…how do we use it in a recipe? What are the benefits of using date sugar instead of regular granulated sugar? Antioxidants…Dates contain the highest concentration of antioxidants ofContinue reading “Date-Sugar Sugar Cookies”

Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!

The What?! Another natural sugar substitute that’s popular among raw food enthusiasts. Date sugar is simply made by dehydrating and finely grinding whole dates into a granular powder and requires no processing whatsoever. Date sugar has a lightly sweet, caramel-like flavor and the consistency of brown sugar.   The Why?! Even though dates contain tons ofContinue reading “Date Sugar—What?! Why?! How?!”

Coconut Sugar

Okay, so now that I’ve started shopping at stores like Sprouts and Whole Foods, I think that I’ve seen every product imaginable made from coconut and learned several really good reasons to keep a good supply of castile soap and coconut oil on hand, so why does it surprise me that the almighty coconut canContinue reading “Coconut Sugar”