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—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?!”

How to Find a Healthy Sugar Substitute

  One of the best places to start swapping refined foods for more natural products is by swapping out refined sugars—such as white and brown sugars—and cutting back our sugar consumption to the ten  percent of our daily calories as suggested by the FDA’s daily recommended values. Refined sugars can affect out health in manyContinue reading “How to Find a Healthy Sugar Substitute”