Our next meeting is our First Annual Frozen Yogurt Social on Saturday, April 13 from 3-4:30 p.m. at T. Willy’s Yogurt Emporium in the Washington Square Shopping Center (6085 Far Hills Ave). Our host, Wendy Preiser, has a huge passion for great-tasting, healthier dessert choices. After years working in new product development for companies like Sara Lee Bakery, Nestlé Chocolate, and Birds Eye Foods, Wendy designed her shop to tempt the taste buds She is also able to offer several G/F yogurt flavors daily. They are certified to contain beneficial active yogurt cultures and she offers a dazzling selection of G/F toppings from Sinfully Gluten Free. Don’t miss the yogurt-filled frozen angel food cake! Also, print out the name, address, and telephone number of your favorite doctor, dentist, restaurant, or any establishment where you feel welcome and they speak gluten free, and bring it to the meeting to share. If you can’t make the meeting, e-mail me the information and I will add it to the next newsletter.
DLM Bulk Foods The hazelnuts used in this recipe came from our Produce department. Our bulk foods include many varieties of dried fruits, nuts, and snacks. I frequently use nuts to make “breading” for fish, chicken, and pork. I also add dried fruits and nuts to vegetables, salads, and grain dishes. If you keep dried bulk items in your pantry, your dishes will come alive with a small handful of any of these gems. Allergen statement: Our packaged bulk foods contain or may have come in contact with peanuts, tree nuts, soy, milk, eggs, wheat, fish, or shellfish.
Flavorganics Extracts I use Flavorganics for two reasons: they are clearly labeled gluten free on the FRONT of the bottle, and they are non-GMO (Genetically Modified Organism). Why is that important to me? The method of choice is to infect mitochondria, which are part of the genetic material of every cell, with a “dead” virus containing the desired genetic change. While extracts may appear expensive, they usually have a longer shelf then syrups and don’t add sweetness.
Barlean’s Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil Barlean’s boasts this is the world’s freshest coconut oil. I will say this is absolutely the best tasting I have tried, and because this extra-virgin coconut oil is hand selected, picked fresh, and harvested at the peak of flavor and nutritional value, I am inclined to believe the claim it is the most nutritious coconut oil.
Disregarding all the hype, coconut oil does have its own distinct health benefits. I use it as a spread for breads because I like the taste and its spreadability. The oil is a solid at room temperature, but will melt in your hand making it a joy in baking.
IN OTHER NEWS
Watch for these additives in your meat products
“WASHINGTON (DC) - The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has amended regulations that once banned the use of sodium benzoate, sodium propionate, and benzoic acid in meat and poultry products, the Food and Drug Administration has announced. The three preservatives had been on the list of prohibited antimicrobial substances the FSIS considered to have the potential to conceal damage or inferiority in meat and poultry.” Click here read the rest of this article.
Sodium benzoate is not found in food unless it is added as a preservative. Sodium propionate can slow or prevent the growth of the bacterium Listeria, a common contaminant in packaged cheeses and lunch meats. Benzoic acid is a mild acid that weakly mimics estrogen. It occurs naturally in many fruits in trace amounts. The only purpose of these additives is to chemically kill bacteria. Buy fresh and skip the chemicals; we have enough digestion issues without adding more to our foods.
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