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Sugar-Free Diet...help!

It sounds like you are talking about candidia, which is an overgrowth of yeast that some people think is very common and caused by too much sugar. But bear in mind that this is pretty controversial, even among natropaths and other people interested in alternative medicine.

You should be able to find a full explanation of recomendations for candidia with a google search.

Feb 08, 2007
teagirl in Home Cooking

Do you tip for take out?

My understanding is that in some states (especially new york), delivery guys make almost no money in salary and rely on tips for their base income. Maybe it's differerent for big chains, but I would never not tip a delivery person for a small restaurant.

Feb 02, 2007
teagirl in Not About Food

Healthy baking options

I would definately recomend whole wheat pastry flour, rather than regular whole wheat. It's milled finer and will make less of a difference in texture in the finished product. While you can get very good results with all whole wheat in baked goods, especially things like muffins and quick breads, I would echo the recomendation to start with half whole wheat. That way your taste buds and expectations can adjust slowly.

For context, my understanding is that the King Arthur stuff is actually a different species of wheat that's been grown so that the grain itself is white. I think the King Arthur is also milled fine like pastry flour.

Jan 30, 2007
teagirl in Home Cooking

The best mint tea

Traditional medicinals makes a great mint tea. I've found it to be more flavorful than anything except buying bulk mint from herbal medicine specialist stores. It's also pretty easy to find as most health food stores carry it (including whole foods).

Jan 27, 2007
teagirl in General Topics