Misen en Place = Everything in its Place

When you make a healthy life change what steps do you take? Some people throw everything out and start brand new. Start a gym membership, start a new job, divorce, move across country, etc.  What happens then?  It works for a little while, untilllllll…..Until...

Sugars/Sweeteners Part 5 Honey Please!

Source of graphic www.sugar.org How Honey is Made: Honey starts as flower nectar, which is collected by bees, naturally broken down into simple sugars and stored in honeycombs. The design of the honeycomb, and with constant fanning by the bees’ wings, evaporation to...

Sugars/Sweeteners Part 4 (The Ose’s)

Lactose  cow milk sugar Dextrose a simple sugar from corn, a bulking agent, chemically identical to glucose, or blood sugar.  Often used in baking products as a sweetener Corn Syrup (glucose) from the starch of corn, prevents crystallization of sugar, High Fructose...

Sugars/Sweeteners Part 3 (Vegan/Plant Based)

Blackstrap Molasses the dark liquid that remains after sugar cane has been processed and boiled three times. The most nutritional sweetener. Brown Rice Syrup (Rice Malt Syrup) Whole Grain Rice steeped into sugar. Consistency of Honey. Coconut Sugar made from the sap...

Sugars/Sweeteners Part 2 (Sugar Alcohols)

Foods that are labeled “sugar-free” use sugar alcohols for sweetness and have fewer calories than table sugar (white sugar). They also have fewer carbohydrates, therefore may have a lower glycemic number than table sugar. Sugar Alcohol is neither a sugar nor an...