Special Diet - Created Date : 22.8.2019
This Vegan Chocolate Mousse fits SO MANY dietary needs with just a few variations.
Gluten-Free – These are absolutely 100% gluten-free (as always).
Dairy-Free – To make dairy free as well, there are several options. Coconut Whipped Cream being one of them, but I know some people who can’t tolerate coconut anything (my family included).
There is another option I experimented with (brace yourself) – and that is Whipped Chickpea Water.
Wait. WTF. I apologize for the explicit language but I have to paint the picture what went through my mind when I saw this about 2 years ago. Honestly, it’s not bad. Especially when it’s mixed in with something like cocoa powder. If you are needing dairy free and you are in the not-a-coconut-fan fan group this REALLY is a decent option.
After I sent our Yearly Review to everyone earlier this month and reading over the reviews, I saw a general theme.
First and foremost, you are amazing! Thank you so much for your kind words!
Second, I felt that we’ve created a community that has learned to play with things a bit. Yes, playing with our food. Totally awesome.
Experiment with your food and learn to create it to make it your own. Secretly, that’s what I’ve wanted to do for you!
This Picadillo Mexican Beef recipe is a great example. There are other ways to adapt, change and to play with it – the possibilities are the fun part.
So let’s continue to play with our food and make it these recipes like this Easy Chocolate Mousse the way we need it to be!
P.S. Have I mentioned enough how much I love you guys? You are all amazing. Perhaps it’s that we are kindred souls and we are all lazy cooks and bakers. ??
Microwave cooking and nutrition
Are microwaves bad for your health? Almost every American house has a microwave. The convenience they offer is undeniable. However, despite the widespread use of microwave ovens and excellent safety recordings, some people suspect that cooking microwaved food makes it somewhat less healthy by removing foods from eating. Do you cook with microwave? Are microwave foods healthy?
How does microwave cooking work?
Understanding how microwave ovens work can help clarify the answers to these general questions. Microwave ovens cook food similar to radio waves but using shorter energy waves. These waves are highly selective, mainly affecting water and other electrically asymmetrical molecules - one end is positively charged and the other is negatively charged. Microwave ovens cause these molecules to vibrate and rapidly generate thermal (heat) energy.
Are microwaves safe to cook?
Some foods, when they are exposed to heat, from a microwave oven or a normal oven, are broken down. Vitamin C is perhaps the most clear example. However, since microwave cooking times are shorter, cooking with microwave does a better job of preserving vitamin C and other nutrients that are decomposed when heated.
When going to the vegetables, cooking in water takes some of the nutritional values ??because the nutrients flow into the cooking water. For example, boiled broccoli loses glycosinolate, a sulfur-containing compound that can give vegetables the ability to fight against cancer (and many find it distinctive and some find it disgusting). Steaming vegetables - even steaming microwave - is it better? In some ways, yes. For example, steamed broccoli holds more glucosinolate than boiled or fried broccoli.
Are microwaves bad for your health?
The method of cooking, which keeps the nutrients in the best way, is a method that quickly heats, warms food and uses as little liquid as possible. The microwave meets these criteria. Using the microwave with a small amount of water evaporates food from the inside out. It contains more vitamins and minerals than almost all other cooking methods and shows that microwave foods can be really healthy.
But let's not get lost in details. Vegetables are good for you in any way you prepare, and most of us don't eat enough. Is the microwave oven good or bad? Microwave is an engineering wonder, a miracle of convenience - and sometimes advantageous in feeding.
Learn more about safe microwave cooking. See. "Microwave food in plastic: Is it dangerous or not?"