Ingredient spotlight: hazelnut flour

Hazelnut flour I love hazelnuts more than I realized, and at this point in my life, think that a pinch of hazelnut flour belongs in almost everything.  As with most other flours made from nuts, you can also make this at your home with relative ease. I personally like the finely ground flours I can…

Ingredient spotlight: amaranth flour

Amaranth flour Amaranth flour tastes terrible to me and I have yet to find a recipe where I think it tastes good. There’s no two ways about it because I have really given this a good amount of tries. Both amaranth in its whole form as well as the flour made from it are a…

Ingredient spotlight: hemp flour

Hemp flour I bought hemp flour because I saw it in the store once, and just thought it was kinda funny and that I would definitely try it out, only to come home to find out that it is one of the best plant-based sources of protein, so that’s cool. Aside from being high in…

Ingredient spotlight: red lentil flour

Red lentil flour nutrition Red lentil is another flour I found in the organic grocery store one day and decided to try on a whim, and boy have I fallen in love with it! As with most pulse flours (i.e. flours made from chickpeas, lentils, peas, etc.) it is high in protein and fiber and…

Ingredient spotlight: lupin flour

Lupin flour Lupin flour was a random discovery at the store when I was looking for soy flour. It is high in protein, magnesium, and zinc, but since I don’t track any of my food intake/calories I don’t know what this means for me in the grand scheme of things. I like to think it’s…

Ingredient spotlight: teff flour

Teff flour Teff flour is ancient and Ethiopian which I thought was pretty darn cool, and I was excited when I randomly found it at the store. I quite like Ethiopian food (especially since they got so much vegan and vegetarian stuff going on) and wanted to try my hand at making some injera, so…

Ingredient spotlight: soy flour

Soy flour nutrition Soy flour is high in protein, so it is a great option for people who are trying to increase their protein intake. It is also (obviously?) a great source of plant-based protein, so if that’s something you are into or looking for, adding a bit of soy flour to recipes that otherwise…

Ingredient spotlight: chickpea flour

Chickpea flour basics Chickpea flour, also called gram flour, is honestly and truly fantastic. Crispy chickpeas? Great! Hummus? Delicious! Chickpea curry? Fantastic! And how else could it be – baking and cooking with gram flour is a really great option too! I have never made my own flour out of store-bought dried chickpeas, as I…

Ingredient spotlight: spelt flour

Spelt flour While spelt flour – or dinkel, as I prefer to think of it, since that name is more common to me – may seem daunting or intimidating, I am here to promise you that it is not! Spelt is totally approachable and suitable for any and all levels of cooking.  In terms of…