Salt – Ingredient

Salt aka NaCL, Sodium Choride, is 40% sodium and 60% cloride. This is a trace mineral that is essential to our bodies. Apparently we need about 200-500mg per day for daily body function. However, it is common to oversalt food, and processed foods are heavily oversalted (to add taste to tasteless products). Excess salt increases ... Read more

Dairy and Inflammation

It turns out dairy is an anti-inflammatory as well as an inflammatory depending on product and consumer. Those who claim cheese is bad for you or all dairy is inflammatory ignore the science. Dairy products and inflammation: A review of the clinical evidence

Caneles – Recipe

Favorite french baked good. Need a canele mould. Use a silicone mould to obviate need for wax or butter coating on the mould. Ingredients 400 ml milk 50 g butter 4 eggs (2 egg yolks, 2 whole eggs) 100 g sugar 100 g flour Procedure Scald milk mix in butter remove and cool combine two ... Read more

Scones – Recipe

Description Scones are a great breakfast or anytime snack. Great warm with butter and jam, or by themselves. They can be a bit dry even with all the butter. The quality of a scone is based on the ingredients, which means quality flour, butter, eggs, and if desired, vanilla, and cashews. Total time about 25 ... Read more

Chia Seeds – Ingredient

Personally, I see the chia seeds fad as just that. However, there is some science to the purported benefits of chia seeds. One thing to note is that human studies do not show benefits when adding chia seeds as a supplement, but only as a part of a diverse plant-based diet (that is, adding chia ... Read more

Bananas – Ingredient

People have been eating bananas for a long time. The first written references to them come from 500BCE, but were most likely consumed long before then. Today, 100 billion bananas are consumed globally each year. There are more than one thousand varieties of bananas. -- Source In North America and Europe there is a preponderance ... Read more

Cacao / Cocoa Powder and Uses

Cacao or Raw Cocoa Powder This stuff is great. I imported it from the US and it in turn comes from Peru. There are two things I do with this: hot chocolate and cacao (cocoa) pancakes. Cocoa Pancakes Two teaspoons go into each pancake batter (also made from scratch with honey), making it a mocha-colored ... Read more