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What is it Wednesday: Soba Noodles

Last week I wrote about homemade lettuce wraps.  In that recipe I used soba noodles instead of the dried bean thread noodles, which I couldn't find.  As I was cooking and assembling the wraps I thought, what are soba noodles anyway?  Because to be honest, they look just like whole wheat spaghetti to me: From Wikipedia… Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Soba Noodles

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What is it Wednesday: MSG

I don't know about the rest of the country and the world, but here in Kansas we are are being roasted by some incredibly high temperatures.  And when it gets hot, I don't want to do anything.  I don't want to cook or clean and it's too hot to go out to the garden.  I… Continue reading What is it Wednesday: MSG

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What is it Wednesday: Brown Rice Syrup

Hello there! Yes it's Wednesday and I've finally gotten around to doing another What is it Wednesday.  I haven't done this in a blue moon!  Benzo actually requested that I do a WIIW on brown rice syrup because he wants to learn more about it.  I first read about brown rice syrup in The Kind Diet. … Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Brown Rice Syrup

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What is it Wednesday: Flaxseed

 So I skipped the last two weeks but What is it Wednesday is BACK this week.  I was getting tired of researching questionable chemicals so this week's topic is about flaxseed. Flax seems to be all the rage these days.  I preach the benefits of it often.  But how much do you really know about flaxseed? … Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Flaxseed

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What is it Wednesday: Carnauba Wax

Sorry for another late What is it Wednesday post.  I seem to have gotten myself on an evening posting schedule lately.  I would rather post this in the morning so that people will actually read it on Wednesday.  But now when most people read this it will probably be Thursday!  I will try to do… Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Carnauba Wax

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What is it Wednesday: Erythritol

I first read about erythritol in the book This Crazy Vegan Life by Christina Pirello.  Christina is a big fan of using erythritol as a sugar substitute.  After reading that book I starting seeing erythritol on more and more ingredient lists.  One of them being my Vitamin Water 10, the low calorie version of Vitamin Water.… Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Erythritol

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What is it Wednesday: Soy Lecithin

Welcome back to What is it Wednesday!  Last week we discussed Ester of Wood Rosin.  This week the topic is Soy Lecithin. I've been wanting to do some research on Soy Lecithin for awhile now.  I've seen it listed as an ingredient in a lot of products.  Stuff I eat all the time!  In my… Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Soy Lecithin

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What is it Wednesday: Ester of Wood Rosin

So since this month's challenge is to read the ingredients of things you eat, I thought I might start a new series of posts called "What is it Wednesday."  I'll take an odd sounding ingredient and figure out what it is and then post about it. This week the topic of discussion is Ester of Wood Rosin. … Continue reading What is it Wednesday: Ester of Wood Rosin