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If not white sugar, then what?

Everyone seems to have a different opinion about which alternative sugars are best for us, but all reliable sources claim that white sugar has no nutrients, is toxic and therefore has no business in our diets.

Neither do any artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, saccharin and acesulfame potassium, which only trigger rollercoaster cravings for more sugar and food.

Anything that tells you otherwise is just marketing fluff.

Rest assured that there are more nutrient friendly sweeteners which add flavour and quality to our foods. They produce gradual rises in blood sugar and insulin levels so that you feel full and energized for longer periods and have better control over your weight. Read more

GLOW with Julie’s Chocolate Hemp Sauce

Until I met Julie Beyer more than a year ago, my idea of a healthy chocolate sauce was to put two squares of Green and Black dark chocolate on top of my dessert and stick it in the microwave for ten seconds.

So, to expand my healthy cooking portfolio, I hosted a foodie party with Julie as guest holistic chef/educator. For me, her standout recipes were the basil sun pesto dip and vegan lemon cheesecake topped with chocolate hemp sauce. Read more

Summer recipe treat: Andrea’s Raw Chocolate Ganache Cake

This raw Chocolate Ganache Cake is so lovely that I often break my promise of only one little bit a day.

I’ve made many of Andrea Potter’s desserts (and her addictive gluten free beany bread) a dozen times over because her creative genius is in keeping things simple, healthy and tasty. Check out her fun nutrition classes coming up in the Fall: cheese making, local and seasonal foods, alternative baking and more.

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