Aug/Sep 2011

So Good

Gluten-Free Breakfast Breads

When was the last time you woke up to the smell of glazed sweet rolls or doughnuts—or savored a plateful of warm blintzes, hot from the oven? Commercially prepared special breads that are gluten-free and allergy-friendly, like sweet rolls, popovers and blintzes, are super-difficult to find, even online. And if you do find them, they’re so expensive, you may be more inclined to bronze them for posterity rather than eat them. With prices like that, who wants to share?   More...

Budget Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars

Subscribers Only — Free of gluten, dairy and eggs, these homemade squares Gluten-Free Breakfast Bars are sweetened naturally with honey and dried fruit and they’re simple to make. Prepare them in advance for a super-convenient breakfast-on-the-go that will satisfy morning hunger and not bust your budget. A nice way to start the day when there’s no time to sit and savor a bowl of oatmeal.   More...

Cocoa

Cocoa is the main component of chocolate, the all-time popular flavoring and candy enjoyed around the world. As wonderful as a chocolate bar tastes, it also contains, among other things, cocoa butter and sugar—excess fat and empty calories that can contribute to risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. (Cocoa butter does offer theobromine, which has antioxidant value.) A typical candy bar has 8 to 10 grams of fat per bar so one must exercise restraint.   More...