1. Rice Cake Cookies
Just a little snack idea here, but a darn good one!
My daughters and I were enjoying peanut butter-covered rice cakes recently when I decided to add a dash of cinnamon, since I add cinnamon to everything. Then, we topped it with a few chocolate chips, and it resembled a cookie of sorts to me!
On another note, have you ever tried toasting your rice cakes? Gives it a nice flavor!
I recently purchased a bottle of this coconut nectar to try out.
Coconut syrup (or nectar) is touted to be a lower glycemic sweetener, and thus, easier on the blood sugar. It also has a more neutral taste, as opposed to honey or maple syrup, which can both lend distinct flavors to recipes.
I’m really enjoying this new-to-me sweetener right now, particularly in these Fudgy Brownies!
3. Kamut Flour
My biggest issue with wheat is its ubiquitous use and the fact that it is subsidized. To me, this basically means that farmers are paid a lot of money to grow a lot of wheat in order to meet demand, and some farmers may go to questionable lengths to get their wheat to grow both faster and more abundantly.
I often suspect these methods may be behind the rampant gluten/grain/wheat allergies in existence today.
This is why I choose wheat offshoots like spelt and kamut to make my recipes.
Kamut is a new favorite and one that I can’t believe I only now came across.
I love the taste and it makes a great replacement for spelt in these tortillas.
4. Sore Throat Relief
One tip I learned recently is that sucking on a garlic clove has numerous health benefits, including cleansing the blood, disinfecting the mouth, and aiding with a sore throat.
To get a small child to do this, try soaking the clove in some raw honey for even more health benefits.
If you find that brushing your teeth fails to get rid of the taste, chew on a bit of fresh parsley afterwards.
5. Rosemary Tea
I love rosemary, and it can be used to treat many health ailments, including arthritis. It has also been said to improve cognitive function and hair growth.
I’ve been combining it with peppermint leaves and cinnamon at night for an interesting nightcap.
I just use about one teaspoon of the dried herb that I buy from the spice section.
What’s new with you lately?