Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Faux Brown Sugar

I love, love, love sweets and not being able to eat them while avoiding sugar is VERY hard for me. I was craving something sweet today and tried to think of what I could have that fit into the anti candida diet guidelines. The other day I came across a recipe for a brown sugar substitute. Since it's pretty much pointless for me to browse dessert recipes, which is what I spend a lot of my internet time doing, I have been on a mission to look for sweets suitable for candida dieters. The recipe consists of yacon syrup and xylitol. I cut the recipe in half and added a few drops of stevia and some madagascar vanilla powder. You mix all of the ingredients until it looks like brown sugar.


I recently found yacon syrup at Whole Foods. I've also purchased it from therawfoodworld.com. This is an awesome raw food website. The husband and wife owners are very nice people. They offer a wide variety of raw vegan snacks, bulk products, books, and more.

For my sweet treat I spread almond butter and coconut oil on a rice cake and topped with my faux brown sugar and cacao nibs. It was delicious. 

Monday, June 28, 2010

First Post, First Meal

The other day I heard someone say "let food be your canvas". One of my favorite things about food is just being able to create so many different combinations and concoctions. I have had a few flops here and there but each time is a learning process for me. I'm not too big on exact measurements when cooking. It's all about what feels right. 
As this is my first blog post, I thought I should base it around the first thing I ate this morning. I was craving eggs so I made a poached egg with sliced onion, micro greens, and almond butter on Julian Bakery spelt multigrain bread. This bread is wheat and yeast free and it's pretty tasty. The key with these kind of breads is to toast them... a lot. I love my bread very toasted and crunchy. It was a little messy when the yolk broke but as long as you have a napkin you are fine : )