These aren’t actually “frequently asked questions,” but I’m posting some questions I assume I may get asked, so if you have a question read the FAQ, because I may have already answered it!
Can I make substitutions for certain ingredients?
Yes and no:
-Extra virgin coconut oil and regular coconut oil taste different. Don’t use extra virgin unless you want your recipe to taste like coconuts. Other than that, you can interchange them.
-Coconut butter is not the same as coconut oil or regular butter. There is nothing I can think of that can be used instead of it in a recipe.
-White flour can be most likely substituted for whole wheat in any of the recipes.
-Most types of sugar (rapadura, xylitol, erythritol, date sugar, and coconut sugar can be interchanged in any recipe. They each have a slightly different taste, so if you’re using a different sugar than the recipe calls for, do it at your own risk.)
-Honey, agave, date syrup, and brown rice syrup can be interchanged in any recipe.
-Always bake anything on the middle rack of the oven unless the recipe says otherwise
-You can use any type of milk instead of almond milk
-Baking soda and baking flour cannot be interchanged. If you’re out of baking powder, use 2 parts cream of tartar with 1 part baking soda. Such as using 1 teaspoon cream of tartar and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda if you need 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder.
-Regular salt can be substituted for pink salt or sea salt
-Lemons, or even oranges, can be substituted for limes (such as lemon juice or grated lemon instead of limes)
-all nuts can be interchanged in a recipe, except the flavor might change (the only time this will not hold true is for recipes where you have to soak cashews to blend them, for cheesecakes and such.)
-raisins/prunes/dried apricots/dried cranberries/dried blueberries/dates can all be interchanged in a recipe. The taste of the recipe will change though
-all nut butters can be interchanged in a recipe. The taste will change, but the texture will stay the same
How often will you post a recipe?
I post once every two weeks, on Saturday.
Does chocolate contain dairy?
Certain brands do. Milk and white chocolate do. Some brands of dark chocolate don’t, and unsweetened chocolate doesn’t. I buy unsweetened chocolate and put date syrup on top, to make it sweeter, or buy very dark chocolate.
For the nutritional information, I use myfitnesspal.com. If the recipe has salt (to taste) in the ingredient list (and not a specific amount), then I don’t include that sodium, because I don’t know how much you will add, so you’d have to count it separately (if you are watching your sodium intake)