Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Some of you wanted to know:
  1. tabouleh - what is a good substitute for Bulgar wheat (gluten free)?
    you may substitute quinoa or just make the salad without any grain for fewer calories.
  2. raw beet salad - okay not to roast walnuts?
    If you with not to roast the walnuts, it is even better, the roasting provides a nice flavor.
  3. Sesame ginger dressing - What kind of orange juice concentrate and what to do with the rest of it? Could I use real orange juice instead?
    Any type is or OJ concentrate is fine. We use concentrate to get the flavor without adding too much water to the vinaigrette. If you want your vinaigrette more watery, then you can add 2 T of freshly squeezed OJ and 1 teaspoon of orange zest. The remaining of the OJ concentrate will keep in the freezer for may days, you can make cranberry nut bread with it, dilute with water to make OJ, add to smoothies for extra vitamin C, or put in a blender add some cold soy or rice milk, 1 t vanilla, small piece of ginger. Grind completly to make a nice ice cream dessert. Serve with melted dark chocolate.
  4. Why can we have golden raisins and not brown raisins?
    Golden raisins have a sweet and tart flavour and will taste better in a salad then the dark raisins.
  5. Substitute for tofu? Can I use frozen edamame instead?
    Tofu comes from soy beans but you cannot substitute one for the other. Tofu is fermented soy bean paste. Edamame is a vegetable. If you do not like tofu and have a problem with it, you can make the Asian Slaw without it or just add some shiitake mushrooms.
  6. Zizania appetizer - what brand of chili sauce and what brand of Dijon mustard do you recommend? Any chili sauce is fine. It is best to buy it in an Asian store. If you do not like spicy food. You may chose to remove it. As for Dijon Mustard, Temeraire is the one I like best, Grey Poupon is also good. As long as it says Dijon Mustard, you will get that flavor. make sure that the ingredients have only mustard seeds, vinegar, some salt. No sugar, or High fructose corn syrup, or anything else.
  7. What is Ultimate meal?
    Ultimate meal is a type of protein that is non GMO, gluten free, soy free, sugar free, etc... It is made from sprouted grain. Very easy to digest and tastes great. the company that makes it is Ultimate Live, www.ultimatelife.com. You can find it at some whole food stores but not all I am told. You can also buy barely or rice protein online at www.sunfood.com. They are of the highest quality.
If you have any other questions, please post them here rather than sending me an email. Thank you and keep blogging.

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