Raw Yacon Syrup

Find all Jane's recipes that use Raw Yacon Syrup Raw Yacón Syrup comes from a South American root. It has a delicious natural flavor something like caramel or molasses. The sweetness comes from fructo-oligosaccharides, which have a sweet taste but are low in calories and carbs. Hooray!...

Mesquite Powder

See all Jane's recipes that use Mesquite Powder Mesquite Powder is a delicious and nutritious powder with a sweet, nutty flavor. The powder is ground from the seed pods of the mesquite plant that grows in South America and the South Western US....

Maca Powder

See all Jane's recipes that use Maca Powder Maca is a root from the high Andes mountains that resembles a radish. Maca Powder is said to have many health benefits, especially as a support for hormone balance, stamina and stress. Sometimes called "Peruvian Ginseng", Maca is ...

Seaweed – Hijiki or Wakame

See all Jane's recipes that use Hijiki or Wakame Seaweed Hijiki and Wakame are my favorite types of seaweed. Seaweed is a traditional Asian food that has many health benefits. It is high in dietary fiber and essential minerals such as calcium, iron and magnesium. According to Japanese folklore, ...

Nutritional Yeast

Find all Jane's recipes with Nutritional Yeast Nutritional yeast is inert, deactivated yeast in flakes or powder. It is a popular vegan condiment. Nutritional yeast has a strong flavor that some people describe as nutty, cheesy, or creamy, so it is popular cheese substitutes. I use it in dairy-free recipes in place of cheese....

Vitamin C Powder or Crystals

Find all Jane's recipe using Vitamin C Powder or Crystals I sometimes use Vitamin C in recipes to give a tart taste like lemon, tomato, or sharp cheese. If you don't have it, you can substitute lemon juice. Pure Vitamin C is the #1 most common vitamin supplement. ...

Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes

Find all Jane’s recipes that use Shredded Unsweetened Coconut Flakes I love pure coconut and use it in many of my recipes. Shredded coconut flakes are made by grating and drying mature coconut pulp. In parts of Asia, coconut is called the Tree of Life or the Tree of a Thousand Uses.  Coconut has been enjoyed since ...

Coconut Oil

Find all Jane's recipes that use Coconut Oil Coconut oil is a delicious, oil that comes from pressing or heating coconut meat. Unrefined coconut oil is a healthy oil, smooth and creamy. It can withstand high oven temperatures without smoking or burning, like some oils, which is wonderful i...

Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk is a delicious creamy blend of coconut meat and coconut water. This is my favorite alternative non-dairy milk. There are many types of coconut milk, and no industry standard for it. Some coconut milk is thick and creamy, while other brands are thin and watery. ...

Coconut Butter

View all Jane's recipes that use Coconut Butter Raw coconut butter is one of my favorite foods! It is often called Creamed Coconut, or Coconut Cream. It is pure coconut meat that is ground into nut butter. This is a pure whole food, 100% Paleo, and so delicious it's practically candy ...

Carob Powder

 See all Jane’s recipes that use Carob Powder. Carob powder comes from the seed pod of the carob tree that is native to the Mediterranean region. It is dark brown in color and often used as a substitute for chocolate. Carob was enjoyed in ancient Egypt, and was once an important sweetener ...

Cacao Powder

See all Jane's recipes with Cacao Powder I love to use pure unsweetened cacao powder in desserts! I suggest always buying 100% cacao, since anything less than that has some kind of sugar added.  I prefer to buy the pure 100% unsweetened...

Sweet Coconut Powder

See all Jane's recipes using Sweet Coconut Powder Sweet coconut powder has been used for centuries in Asian desserts. This is shredded, dried coconut flakes that have been ground into a fine powder together with a granulated sweetener. If you try to grind coconut meat alone, it may get stuck ...

Almond Meal / Almond Flour

See all Jane's recipes with Almond Meal Almond meal and almond flour are simply ground almonds. This is a wonderful gluten-free flour that is high in protein, low in carbs, and far more delicious to my taste than other flours. These two terms are often used interchangeably, ...

Arrowroot Powder

Find all Jane's recipes that use Arrowroot Powder Arrowroot powder comes from a tropical tuber root. It is a fine, tasteless white powder used to thicken sauces and soups. I use it as a gluten-free binder in baked goods, such as cakes, cupcakes and even pancakes. It is an excellent substitute for cornstarch...

Agar Flakes and Powder

Find all Jane's recipes with Agar. Also called Agar - Agar, this tasteless white seaweed is a fantastic thickener used in Asian desserts and French cuisine. I like it because it REALLY holds, it is quick and easy. Agar thickens better than gelatin, and it is vegan. Agar-Agar means "sticky-sticky" in Malasian. The Japanese call it Kanten. ...

Açaí berries

View all Jane's recipes with Açaí berries. The açaí palm tree native to Central and South America produces a delicious berry that is high in anti-oxidants, especially in its pure state. Açaí berries are delicious in smoothies, cobblers, cheesecakes, or any recipe that uses berries....

Beware of Nightshades

By Jane Barthelemy. Do you suffer from gluten or dairy intolerance, mood swings, indigestion, arthritis, or an auto-immune disease? If so, the hidden culprit could be nightshades. Nightshades are a group of vegetables in the Solanaceae family including Tomatoes, White Potatoes, all Peppers, and Eggplant....

AVOID! Free-Range & Cage-Free Eggs

Sadly, free-range and cage-free chickens are routinely fed GMO-grains with Monsanto's toxic glyphosate. To find non-GMO eggs, we must first ask what the hens eat. Healthy Solution: To avoid eggs with GMO-glyphosate, buy them certified organic, buy from a local farm you know, or raise them yourself....

AVOID! Truvia Toxic Sweetener

Uh Oh! Bad News. Truvia kills fruit flies. A not-so-sweet marketing ploy by Cargill, Truvia has zero calories but sadly is loaded with toxins. Ingredients: GMO corn erythritol (with Monsanto's glyphosate), Rebaudioside-A (chemical extraction, nothing to do with stevia.)...