5 Benefits of Buying Local Spices & Seasonings
5 Benefits of Buying Local Spices & Seasonings I like local food. On our last visit to the weekend farmer’s market in nearby Cedar Rapids, Iowa, my wife and I bought produce and flowers, nut butters and jams, and even dishcloths and soaps from small, local farmers and businesses.
Refined vs. Unrefined Coconut Oil
What is the Difference Between Unrefined and Refined Coconut Oil? The popularity of coconut oil has exploded in the last few years. Coconut oil's newfound dominance in American kitchens has been fueled in part by its well-researched health benefits, as well as popularity amongst certain dietary and lifestyle approaches (e.
What are Indian Simmer Sauces?
Simmer sauces are a worry-free way to make your meal tasty and healthy. These pre-made sauces come in a jar and are made with fresh ingredients and savory spices to give your food an easy, and convenient jolt of flavor.
The 9 Best Gluten-Free Flours
The 9 Best Gluten-Free Flours What is the best gluten-free flour? Co-Op Market sells a broad range of gluten-free (and whole-grain) flours for baking, thickening and more. While these high-quality gluten-free flours are excellent substitutes to all-purpose flour, they come with their nuances.
Cacao vs. Cocoa: What's the Difference?
What’s the Difference Between Cacao and Cocoa? You say cocoa, I say cacao. Is it really the same thing? While it's easy to mistake cocoa for cacao when reading the product label, it's hard to mix these two up once you know the difference.
The Benefits of Going Organic
Why Eat Organic? The Benefits to Eating Sustainably This piece is dedicated to our beloved on-site chef at Frontier Co-op. Liz Hopkins, chef and coordinator of Frontier’s in-house Organic Café, came to Frontier more than 20 years ago because she saw an opportunity to cook creatively here.
Easy Bento Box Lunch Ideas for Adults and Kids
How to Make the Perfect Bento Box Perfectly portioned and packed meals are changing up the brown bag lunch game – and they’re not just for kids! Bento is a single-portion, travel-friendly meal packed at home, common in the Japanese culture. Bentos can hold a lot of food groups inside a container to help ensure that food doesn't move around before mealtime.
The Different Types of Cinnamon
The Different Types of Cinnamon Cinnamon is a traditional, popular and familiar spice — the first one many people would think of if asked to name a spice — yet its many types, forms and uses can cause confusion. What are the different types of cinnamon? Which is the most popular type of cinnamon? Learn more about the best types of cinnamon and the health benefits of each with Co-op Market.
Are Oats & Oatmeal Gluten-Free?
Are Oats & Oatmeal Gluten-Free? When talking about whether oats and oatmeal contain gluten, the answer is not always a simple yes or no. Oats and oatmeal with no other contaminants are considered to be gluten-free by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Printable Grocery List of Gluten-Free Foods & Snacks
Printable Grocery List of Gluten-Free Foods & Snacks If you or a loved one are gluten sensitive, gluten intolerant, or simply seeking the benefits of a gluten-free lifestyle, we don't need to tell you how hard it is to find foods to fit your gluten-free diet. Wouldn't it be nice to have a printable grocery list of common gluten-free foods? Now you do.