Sunday, April 24, 2011

Coconut Flour

The Gluten Free Flour That Could

Coconut Flour Got a Bum Rap Dude!
Coconut palm heavy with green coconuts
I’m coo coo for coconuts! Really! Coconuts were given a very bad rap back in the 70s when we were hit with the whole “fat is bad” theory of heart disease. In my opinion, coconuts provide superior nutrition as part of a primal, well-balanced diet.

Traditionally for thousands of years, cultures depending primarily on sustenance from coconuts and fish had very low incidence of diseases of civilization (heart disease, diabetes, cancer). Stephan Guyenet over at


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup aka Heinz One Carb Ketchup

Why do you have to put sugar in ketchup in the first place? Ketchup is a tomato condiment not a dessert. Right? Do condiments really need sugar? Sure, I know, the sweet helps balance the acidity of the tomatoes and rounds out the flavor notes – adding to the umami (savory sense) experience. Uh oh, I’m going all kitchen-wench nerd on your brains…so I better stop there. But Heinz Reduced Sugar Ketchup passes my tests for product semi-safety and wins shelf-space in my ice box.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Shirataki Noodles

AKA konjac noodles, glucomannan noodles, konnyaku noodles, Japanese yam noodles

Konjac noodles also called
shiritaki noodles
Shirataki or konjac noodles are naturally low carb, low glycemic, and zero calories.  I don’t know about you, but I’m skeptical when I hear stuff like that. How can a food, especially pasta, have zero calories and zero net carbs? I mean, seriously. Tell me. How?