I prefer using garbanzo bean flour in my baking recipes, because it has less of an effect on blood glucose levels. However, Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour will work just as well. I like this recipe best as a bread, but it can be used for muffins too.
So if you haven’t already gathered, my favorite alternative sweetner is dates. They are super sweet, and when you blend them with water they make a perfect liquid-esque sweetner that is perfect for baked goods, smoothies, oatmeal, puddings…it’s one of my staples and SUPER easy to make.
These cookies are gluten-free, flour-free, and can be sugar-free depending on ingredients you choose. Whether sweetened with date paste or maple syrup, these are a crowd pleaser…and 2 or 3 make a great snack. Ingredients: 1 cup almonds 1 cup garbanzo bean flour, coconut flour, pecan flour, or almond flour pinch of sea salt 1 … More Thumb Print Cookies
As people are wising up to the dangers of artificial sweeteners and refined sugar, sugar alcohols are becoming a common alternative. Why? Sugar alcohols do not raise blood sugar as sharply as table sugar because they require little or no insulin for metabolism. Other benefits include:
I love the approach that Jonathan Ellerby, PhD has to developing a spiritual practice, because he doesn’t try to fit everyone into the same mold. We are all unique, not only in our nutritional needs, but in our spiritual needs as well. As Jonathan so eloquently puts it, “Everyone has their own “spiritual personality” that … More Defining Your Spiritual Personality
The roots of any plant are its anchor and foundation; they are the essential parts that support and nourish the plant. Root vegetables lend these properties to us when we eat them, making us feel physically and mentally grounded and rooted, increasing our stability, stamina and endurance. Roots are a rich source of nutritious complex … More Roasted Roots
I don’t have that big of a sweet tooth, but there are certain candies I lean towards when I get a craving – one of them being Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (incidentally, RPB cups are gluten free and one of the few candies that don’t contain HFCS). These sugar free versions are sure to satisfy … More Sugar Free Peanut Butter Cups
Last week I graciously found myself in San Antonio, Tx, attending the initial Mind-Body Medicine Class offered by cmbm.org. We (I and the other 100 or so strangers) spent 5 days experimenting with new ways of practicing meditation and creating awareness, and then sharing those experiences with each other — a powerful exercise in itself, … More One Step at a Time
Sugar, was the oil of the 18th century…this documentary about Big Sugar not only reviews sugar’s early days with ties to slavery, but continues on to modern times with it’s detrimental effects on the everglades and political ties. This is both part 1 and part 2. Written & Directed by: Brian McKenna. Produced by: Galafilm … More Big Sugar Documentary
By Nancy Appleton PhD & G.N. Jacobs Originally posted on nancyappleton.com Sugar can suppress your immune system. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body. Sugar can cause juvenile delinquency in children. Sugar eaten during pregnancy and lactation can influence muscle force production in offspring, which can affect an individual’s ability to exercise. Sugar … More 142 Reasons Sugar Ruins Your Health