Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Make the Perfect Sweetener: Sugar Syrup

Keep a jar of this sugar syrup in your refrigerator to sweeten iced teas and coffee. Because the sugar is already dissolved, you'll get the ideal sweetness without any graininess. Here's how to make it:

In a small saucepan over medium heat combine 2 cups of sugar with 2.5 cups of water. Cook, stirring frequently until the mix boils and the sugar is dissolved. Cover tightly and store.

You can also use the syrup left over from opened jars after you eat the fruit for 'flavored sweetener.'

Friday, July 1, 2011

Dips---Not Just For Dipping

If you have a favorite dip or hummus, you don't have to only use it for dipping chips, crackers or veggies, use it on a sandwich or eggs.....Be creative-you may just come up with a great new flavor combo!

I personally love to dip cauliflower into hummus MMMM! This is a great healthy snack.