Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, and whole foods ingredients are sometimes confusing. Everyone knows what carrots are. But what about arrowroot starch, coconut oil, umeboshi vinegar, or miso? Here is a growing glossary of ingredients that may be slightly off the beaten path.
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small seeds that look like big poppy seeds. they are high in fiber and protein, and have a gelatinous quality when mixed with water. Can be used as an egg replacement, and when ground, flour adds a gooey quality to baked goods. Excellent thickener in smoothies, puddings, and raw desserts.
- Egg replacement for 1 egg: mix 2 tsp ground chia seeds with 3 Tbsp water, and let sit for 10-20 minutes. Whisk vigorously, then use.