The basics of going gluten free
By Nicole (eumoirous)
The Celiac Disease Foundation notes that only about 1% of people have celiac disease, which is an autoimmune disease that causes damage to the small intestine when gluten is consumed. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Because of this, people with celiac disease abstain from consuming gluten in order to stay healthy. The Celiac Disease Foundation also notes that roughly 18 million Americans have some form of a gluten...
Irish potato candy
By Cassie (Cassado)
Irish potato candy began as a way to help people remember and honor the Irish potato famine (1845-1852). It is estimated that one million people lost their lives during the famine due to starvation or other diseases. There is no documented history on Irish potato candy, but it is said that any information has been spread through word of mouth for generations. It is thought that Irish immigrants on the east coast of the United States began making them...
The basics of going vegan
By Nicole (eumoirous)
One Green Planet and PETA exclaim that roughly 2.5% of Americans are vegan, and 5% of them are vegetarian. This may seem like a very low statistic, however the amount of vegan Americans has doubled since 2009, which was just six years ago! Veganism isn't just becoming more popular in America however, worldwide it is gaining its popularity. With veganism becoming more popular every year, grocery stores are beginning to carry more vegan...
Bake for Family Fun month
By Amy (Amy.)
Bake for Family Fun month began in February 2002 by the Home baking Association to encourage families members to spend more quality time with one another. Not only does baking create enjoyment for the family, but also teaches essential skills and knowledge to those of all ages. This includes motor skills (used when pouring, mixing and measuring), mathematics and nutritional insight. Hopefully, everyone this month can take some time to bake something...
By Cheye (Tigerlily.)
You may be wondering how to make a regular stack of pancakes more exciting and colourful. A great way to do so is by making them 'rainbow pancakes'. For this you would need at least six colours to complete the rainbow. If you plan on cooking just for yourself and can't eat a whole batch of pancakes, try making mini pancakes. They are approximately three inches in diameter (7.5-8 cm), meaning it doesn't take much batter, and they cook in less than...
Article featured in Avatar - Volume 3, Issue 11 (May 2010).
By Cheyenne (Desert)
With Doughnut Week coming up in May, you may be wondering where this delicious, sweet food came from. The exact origins of the doughnut are shadowy, but there are many different theories and stories as to where it might have come from.
In prehistoric Native American settlements, archaeologists have unearthed bits of what look like donuts!. Donuts first arrived in Manhattan, then known...