A Fat Chance

I suffer from intestinal lymphangiectasia, an extremely rare disorder which gave me a chance to change my life. A fat chance.

Location: Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Medical student (Psychiatry), online and face-to-face facilitation, CoP practitioner, writer for and about mental illness (mainly in psychiatric rehabilitation, volunteerism and ICT) but also facilitation nonprofit and CoPs, person with mental illness in recovery.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Spice It Up!

Cooking low-fat is hard also because the food might not taste as rich.

However, there are some interesting ways of making the taste richer, one of which is the liberal use of spice (some of them, like oregano and cloves, have loads of omega3s). McCormick's site has an awesome Spice Encyclopedia you can use.

The importance of omega3s for all the aspects of our health is reviewed in detail here.

Finally, my last gift for today: a Gourmet Calculator.

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Fat Substitutes

Many many times, we end up searching for low-fat recipes. We could as well learn to substitute fats in a way that is easier for us to tailor recipes on our personal needs.

I have two sites to bring to your attention.

This is from the Mayo Clinic, and also has substitution tricks for sugars and salt.

But this one is a real encyclopedia!

My personal way of substituting butter in bakery is:
2 parts of apple sauce
1 part of corn starch
1 part of soy lecithin

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