To excite your palate with new flavors and textures, while sneaking healthy nutrients into your next batch of baked goods, replace a quarter to a third of a recipe’s wheat flour with one of these five gluten-free flours. Coconut Flour This versatile flour is finely ground from dried coconut meat, with a lower glycemic index than most traditional flours. Its rich texture and natural sweetness make it great for baking. Due to its high fiber content, it absorbs lots of liquid, so increase the liquid in the recipe by an equal amount. Try: Nutiva Organic Coconut Flour Garbanzo Bean Flour Commonly used in Indian [...]
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Whether you're placing a catering order or making everything from scratch, it can be easy to stress over what to serve for Thanksgiving. "How many servings should I make?""How much is too much?""There needs to be enough for leftovers..." Decisions, decisions! Luckily, we made you this handy-dandy cheat sheet to help you determine how much to serve your guests. Happy Thanksgiving!
Ask any dermatologist her number-one skin care recommendation, and she’ll probably reinforce what your momma always told you: Wear your sunscreen. Yet startling rates of skin cancer—the most common cancer in the United States, which will strike one in five Americans in her lifetime—indicate the need for deeper understanding of how sunscreen works and which types are most effective. Traditionally, dermatologists have steered people toward chemical sunscreens, which are easily absorbed by the skin and may not effectively shield from UVB and UVA rays, says Denis Dudley, MD, an endocrinologist who has turned his attention to researching and formulating [...]
Dermatologists, retailers and consumer groups are increasingly recommending mineral sunscreen products for their high performance and safer ingredient profile. But there’s one major mineral misstep: using plant-based ingredients that are not FDA approved to get higher SPF values. Yeah, that’s bad. And it’s happening more and more often, according to the Environmental Working Group, an organization that provides research and education about the environment. That means that something good can actually be bad if we don’t pay enough attention or ask the right questions. Why Mineral Sunscreens Are Better The mineral sunscreen industry has gained popularity in recent years due to [...]
Ever look at the array of dried organic beans in the bulk section and think to yourself, "Boy, those are pretty, but I don't know how to use them." I know I used to. Just look at them... Wonder no more. Our friends at Delicious Living have spilled the beans on this easy cook-your-own method. So why do the work for dried beans when you could buy canned? You're in control of all of the ingredients There's less packaging waste -- especially when buying in bulk They're more budget-friendly Ready to jump on the dried bean bandwagon? You can find them in the bulk bins in [...]