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Cheese

I’ve been putting off writing about cheese because I’ve been afraid of what I might find.  Its been 65 days since I started on my Plant-based diet and I’ve found that I’m not so much missing eating meat but I am eating more cheese.  I know that eventually I’ll need to remove dairy from my […]

Chia Seeds – Find it, Eat it now!

What Are Chia Seeds? Chia seeds are one of the most powerful, functional, and nutritious superfoods in the world.  The chia seed is an amazing source of fiber and protein.  It is full of antioxidants and vitamins, minerals and is the richest plant source of omega-3. Yes, even better than flaxseeds. A member of the […]

Fat – The good and the bad

What is Fat? Fat is a wide range of compounds found in mammals.  Fat can be either a liquid or a solid at room temperature and is oily, not mixing with water.   Chemically, fats are triglycerides, triesters of glycerol and any of several fatty acids.  In animals fat is also know as adipose tissue. Why do we need fat? Mammals use fat in their bodies […]

Sugar

I’ve touched on sugar, mostly brown sugar,  in the past “Pantry 101 – Baking and Spices 6-12”  but we just got a question from Debbie in California asking what is the difference between  cane sugar, corn sugar, and beet sugar, so we’ll go into depth to answer that question here. Sugar Wikipedia defines sugar as: Sugar is […]