Sunday, January 21, 2018

The World's Best Banana (Chocolate Chip) Muffins. You Try it.

The World's Best Banana (Chocolate Chip) Muffins - VEGAN

We here at eSutras can vouch for this recipe's claim as best in the world; we all tried it today at our Holiday party. And it's totally vegan! Courtesy of Sara K. Fay :

1 1/2 cups of overripe bananas (4 bananas should do the trick), mashed
1/3 cup soy milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 cups flour
1/3 cup eSutras Dark Agave Nectar (we substituted half of this amount with coconut syrup - Yum! You can also try maple syrup.)
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Mash bananas and add wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients separately; add to wet mix. Add chocolate morsels. Don't over-mix; leave it nice and clumpy, especially when dealing with the bananas. Bake for 20 minutes (or until you check that it's cooked all the way through).
Enjoy! Easy & delicious

Friday, January 19, 2018

Eat with your fingers - at least once per day and watch what happens...

Even as a number of people proudly claim that they are not able to eat unless they have a spoon, the ancients recommended eating with hands "which had to be cleaned thoroughly before and after the meal".

Eating with hands is neither uncouth nor tacky, but is extremely healthy. 

According to Ayurveda , a 5000 year old medical paradigm from India, when we put food in our mouth through our hand, the five fingers together form a mudra (a yogic position) which activates the sensory organs that keep prana or life force in balance.

It also improves digestion because when the hand touches the food, the brain sends signals to the body releasing digestive juices. This is probably the reason why food tastes better when eaten with hands.

Here at Cocoa Cravings we love chocolate so much that we think eating it every day is not only acceptable, but a great idea. Chocolate makes us happy in so many ways, but it also does so much more. It can help calm us down, help us bond with people, and even make us happy.

Eat a piece with your bare hands- today. It's on us!  

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

FOOD TRENDS FOR 2018...

  1. Mindful Choices: Body-mind connections are influencing new food and beverage product introductions
  2. Lighter Enjoyment: Diets are out, healthy is not
  3. Positively Processed: Utilizing old-fashioned processing techniques
  4. Going Full Circle: Environmentally-responsible packaging, low-waste methods and claims
  5. Beyond the Coffeehouse: Modification of cafĂ© favorites and flavors
  6. Say It With Color: Using color as a consumer draw with bright hues and clean labels
  7. Dining Out, In: The line between food service and retail blurs
  8. From Snacks to Mini Meals: Snacking is changing, with snacks becoming a light meal and meals taking on a snack-like appearance
  9. Ocean Garden: Meat, vegetables and seasonings from the sea
  10. Bountiful Choices: Diversifying existing food categories..
  11. Plant-Based Proteins and Botanicals
    A plant-based focus will continue to gain traction into 2018, aligning with more consumers choosing a vegetarian and flexitarian lifestyle. This goes hand-in-hand with the trend for the addition of botanicals that are adding value (and flavor) to food.
    Bold Natural Colors
    2018 will be a year of bold and bright natural colors. Tapping into this trend will attract consumers while keeping a clean label product that is eye-catching. An example of this is a natural purple color from ube, or purple yam.
SOURCE: INNOVA, AS PUBLISHED IN FOOD INGREDIENTS FIRST [Posted November 22, 2017]