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Sugar-free cake with NO sugar substitute

You are correct.

Jul 04, 2012
octobercat in Home Cooking

Sugar-free cake with NO sugar substitute

One more thing. check out this recipe for no sugar pie crust. Its just flour and butter. http://chezpim.com/bake/how-to-make-t...

Jul 04, 2012
octobercat in Home Cooking

Sugar-free cake with NO sugar substitute

Actually, one of the reasons I replied with this recipe is that molasses, while it is a type of sugar, it is not refined table sugar and it has a low glycemic index: http://www.naturalnews.com/026296_mol....

Since others are "weighing in" on ideas to sweeten things, I used to add agave to my tea, but read how really just as bad as sugar it is bc of high glycemic index, so now have discovered and switched to yacon syrup from Peru. It is tasty, not too sweet and yet sweetens my english breakfast tea just enough so that I get that true tea flavor with my tea and soy milk in the morning without the cloying taste of sugar. I used to buy it at Whole Foods but the one near me no longer carries it. I found it on amazon recently.

I find the more I stay away from refined sugar, the more I find I dislike the taste of anything sweetened with it. Another thing I have grown accustomed to, adding to the discussion of xylitol (which the healthiness of is debatable out there), is those 60 calorie Jello brand puddings for dessert. They hit the spot after dinner for this sugar addict. I'd love to hear others' tips for a little bitty sweet that isn't too bad for that after dinner craving.

Jul 04, 2012
octobercat in Home Cooking

Sugar-free cake with NO sugar substitute

Hey Foodienewbie - I'm with you - thumbs down on all those foul tasting sugar substitues - blech!
I am always searching for sugar free desserts bc I am addicted to sugar yet realize how bad it is for me. So, I am trying this recipe for 4th of July tomorrow (love to experiment on friends :) so I wanted to pass it on. http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/... It is sweetened with molasses! I found some organic thick yummy, not sweet, variety at my local food co-op in bulk. I am very excited to make this recipe. If you do, report back.
I will top it with sweetened whipped cream and sprinkles for the guests who aren't as sugar phobic as I am.

Jul 03, 2012
octobercat in Home Cooking

Best places for Oysters on Olympic Peninsula

By the way, what is the OOTHS? Is that an acronym for a longer name? Couldn't google it.

Mar 12, 2012
octobercat in Pacific Northwest

Best places for Oysters on Olympic Peninsula

Sure, I'd be happy to report. I've since discovered that you can pick them up right off the beach. We are going to rent a vacation home and do just that! I can't wait. According to fish and game, the only ones available are "pacific" commonly called "hood canal" oysters. I'm a purist and only like to eat them raw.

Mar 12, 2012
octobercat in Pacific Northwest

Best places for Oysters on Olympic Peninsula

I am a huge fan of oysters and every year for my birthday my family treats me to a day (or weekend) of an adventure of finding them. One of the best included a sea plane ride to the San Juan islands and renting scooters to get to Wescott Bay fresh oyster farm. That trip will be hard to top! Last year, we drove to Pacific Oyster near Tillamook and spent a glorious day picnicking on a bench on the bay slurping fresh oysters.

I am looking for recommendations of places from a shack on the side of the road to nice restaurants and if you have ideas about places to stay for three people, those recs would also be appreciated.

Looking for an oyster adventure, driving from Portland OR.

Thanks!

Mar 08, 2012
octobercat in Pacific Northwest

Best restaurants in Hartford, West Hartford?

We are California foodies who lived in W. Hartford for a year. Here are my favorite places to recommend: Get indian take out at the tiny little indian food grocery on Farmington. BEST Chinese Food is at Cheng Du on Park, great little wine shop in downtown West Hartford called Toast. They have a nice little rating system - we liked almost everything we tried from there. Skip downtown Hartford (as of 2006). I give Grants on Farmington in downtown West Hartford a mixed review. The food is outstanding, but the service is snooty and mixed. I reserved for my husband's 50th birthday and they made us wait forever for our table even though the restaurant was empty. Then, they didn't have what we wanted even though it was on the menu. Also, they had a hard time accomodating our 8 year old son.

Driving from Berkeley to Sonora. Dinner around Manteca/Oakdale?

Hello-

I am driving to the snow tomorrow eve. with my 10 year old son. Any recommendations for a good stop for dinner anywhere where 99 meets 120/108 (Manteca, Oakdale area?) I've seen the posts for Jamestown area, but in case we don't last that long...
Thanks!

Feb 07, 2008
octobercat in California

looking for old-fashion CAKE

Thanks! I'll check that out.

looking for old-fashion CAKE

I have a conundrum. I have a big birthday coming up and I just want to find good old fashioned white birthday cake. 6". It can have coconut frosting. No fruity fillings for me. Just dryish white cake - kind of like the kind that Safeway sells. But, here is the clincher. I I'm into LESS SWEET. So, does anyone know of a bakery in the east bay that does simple, not very sweet, white or nearly white coconut cake? Or, actually, I'm not picky about the outside frosting. Just no fancy fruit fillings! I know I could make it myself, but I'm time strapped. Thanks!!