Sugars

Coconut Sugar

Coconut Sugar

What is coconut sugar? The crystallized sap from the flower of the coconut palm. It’s most similar in color and flavor to brown sugar. Why is coconut sugar better than white table sugar? The manufacturing process. White table sugar is heavily refined with chemicals added […]

Dates

Dates

What are dates? The edible fruit of the date palm tree. The two most recognizable name types are: Medjool and Deglet noor. How do I use dates? They are amazing substitutions for refined sugar in recipes. I use them in all sorts of baking: cakes, […]

Maple Syrup

Maple Syrup

What is maple syrup? Pure maple syrup is simply the sap that leaks out of maple trees. Maple syrup vs. generic pancake syrup This is a joke, right? First of all, generic pancake syrup is not real food. The first ingredient in it is usually […]

Raw Honey

Raw Honey

What is raw honey? Unheated honey. You can even go more natural and get unfiltered raw honey, which means that it can have particles of honeycomb, pollen or bee body parts in it. It’s typically a bit opaque in color. Why is raw honey better […]