18Mar 2016

Have you every heard of agar flakes? Also known as Kanten, agar is a vegetable gelatin made from 2 kinds of sea vegetables. They have strong thickening properties. They are boiled into a gel, pressed, dried and shaved into flakes. The flakes dissolve in hot liquids and thicken as they cool.  They are fat-free and […]

19Feb 2016

Take advantage of fresh asparagus that’s starting to be available. Quick oats (use gluten-free if needed) are added instead of cream, but the soup still has a creamy, smooth texture. Adapted with permission from a recipe from Diane Carlson, The Conscious Gourmet at: www.theconsciousgourmet.com   ½ an onion, chopped ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil […]