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Maple Syrup Challenge

What is going on with our maple syrup?

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I was expecting to post the differences of Grade A and Grade B maple syrup. Only to learn, things aren’t that simple anymore…

Labeling of Maple Syrup can be an issue.

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This author really gives an informative run down of the typical grocery store maple syrups. Educate yourself about real maple syrup.

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Deep Mountain Maple has a very good write up about the Maple Syrup Grades:
Maple Syrup Facts

It’s good to know that all Pure Maple Syrup is made the same way. The different darknesses are due to the time of season the sap is taken from the tree. All pure maple syrup has nutrients in it that our body can use.

This is the last statement on their page:

At the Greenmarket, people often ask us which grade is best. The answer is, whichever one you like best!

The best PANCAKES ever!!

If you haven’t tried coconut flour in a recipe yet, try this one.

Here is the recipe link below:

Coconut Pancakes By Nourishing Days

It may take a few try’s to get it right.

This is how hers came out:

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And, this is how mine came out:

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They aren’t the prettiest pancakes, but they tasted great!

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I am a newbie with using Coconut flour. My goal in having a healthier diet includes using coconut flour to replace the all purpose flour in recipes.

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With that said, there are some notable differences when you are accustomed to All Purpose flour.

1. Coconut recipes require many more eggs- so you will taste it.

2. The texture IS different. (You have to store your coconut flour correctly or you can get very grainy tasting results.
I keep my bag of coconut flour in a double ziplock bag, then place it in the back of the refrigerator. I’m not an expert, but that’s my method.)

3. You will get fuller faster. (If you normally eat 6 regular pancakes, coconut pancakes will have you full in 3 or 4. That’s what happened with us. )

4. If you don’t have the right technique, you will have to try again. (With regular pancakes, the technique isn’t so critical in your success. But, with the coconut flour pancakes, you’ve got to be ‘on point’. )

5. When you get the coconut pancakes right, you will be amazed. It will taste great and your body will feel great.

Here are some links to other articles that talk about the benefits:

Examiner -Top 5

Eating Well – Pros and Cons

Diabetic Connection – very informative plus other links

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These were awesome!

Please share your thoughts. If you know more about this topic, please share.

This is a wonderful journey to healthier eating…

Try try again…

In a continuing effort to make vegetables more appealing, here is my latest attempt…

Pancakes! Zucchini pancakes that is.

So, this is what I was going for:

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Recipe I used for zucchini pancakes

Beautiful. They look delicious with a nice crunchy outside and packed with health 🙂

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Here is how mine went:

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I used a yellow and green zucchini.

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Peeled and chopped. I decided to put them in a small food processor.

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With the mint, parsley and garlic.

I rarely use cheese in my cooking. So, this is a big change from the recipe, I know.

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They still taste okay. Next time, I will be shredding the zucchini and finely chop mint, parsley and garlic instead of the food processor. It will take longer but worth the texture. Also, I want to try it with the cheese.

I allow for cheese on the menu only once a week. Most the time, that once a week is used for PIZZA. :’D But, I will sacrifice the cheese pizza one week for these.

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