Hello! I’m glad that you somehow made your way to Sweet Remedy. Cyberspace is a vast land filled with memes, jokes and photos but you made it here to my tiny corner of the Interwebs. So welcome! If this is your first time here, I thought I’d take some time to explain what Sweet Remedy is all about.
Sweet Remedy is a food and lifestyle blog that focuses on alternative baking with a penchant for whole grain, dairy free, vegan and gluten free recipes. Most of the recipes here are easy to understand. I do my best to make things clear and simple! If something doesn’t make sense or you need some clarification, feel free to leave a comment on the post or contact me privately, I’m happy to help!
Since it took me some time to figure out where I wanted to take this blog I’ve highlighted some dates that may be helpful while navigating this site:
After April 2015: All of the recipes posted at the end of April 2015 and beyond are filled with nutrient dense whole grains, non-hydrogenated oils and can be vegan, dairy free or gluten free. Not all of the recipes fit all of the categories at once and that is important to note.
Before April 2015: All of the recipes before April 2015 are what I like to call “everyday” recipes that don’t really follow a clear guideline and are sort of all over the place. Here you will find your main dishes, appetizers, snacks and desserts that use all-purpose flour. If you’ve become a regular reader of Sweet Remedy after April 2015 and come across a recipe that doesn’t quite fit within the healthy baking niche, this is why.
To view a huge index of recipes, head over to the Recipe Index. Here you can sift through five years worth of recipes by categories such as ice cream, cocktails/booze, breakfast or vegetarian. Surely there will be something that you’ll like.
Posts are also sorted by date. If you want to see what I posted in July 2014 or June 2012, you can do that while on the Recipe Index page as well. This is a good way to navigate to the new posts that focus on making dessert healthier.
If there is a specific ingredient you are looking for you can browse recipes by food. Need inspiration for bacon recipes? Click on the bacon ingredient tag! What about carrots or cherries? You got it! Need ideas to use up all of the walnuts you just bought? Here you go.
There are quite a few resources found below. To find these from any page on Sweet Remedy, hover over the “Resources” tab and navigate to the one that interests you the most!
Cooking Definitions – I told you, I want you to understand things I say here. If I’m talking about how to do something in a post or a recipe, occasionally I might use a word that makes you say: “What the F?” This page is a list of culinary words I frequently use. This page is organized in alphabetical order which should make it easy to find a specific word. Don’t know what macerate means? Never fear! What about al dente or hull? I’ve got you covered. This page is a work in progress and will be updated as new words are used in recipes or posts.
Blogging and Photography Resources – Are you a blogger or photographer? Need help getting started with your own blog or improving your photography? Head over to my photography and blogging education site, samanthaseeley.com, where I hope to help you learn stuff! Keep a look out for upcoming courses and workshops.
Ingredient Guides – My ingredient guide category is an ongoing work in progress. In this category I highlight one ingredient and talk about when it is in season, how to select, store and a list of recipes you can try. I also talk about the various health benefits of said ingredient. I bet you’ll learn something new about cherries or strawberries. Maybe you’ll find a new recipe or two using artichokes or asparagus. Go ahead, check out the ingredient guides under resources.
If you are looking for something really specific that I haven’t mentioned here you can effectively type it in to the search bar found on the top right hand side of this page. Go ahead, type something like Irish Soda Bread French Toast or Pistachio Walnut Butter.
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When I say that a baked good is “healthy” just keep in mind I mean that the ingredients used have more nutritional value and take longer to digest, such as whole wheat flour vs. all-purpose flour. I also do not wish to imply that one lifestyle choice (gluten free, vegan, dairy free, nut free, whole grain) is healthier than another. Everyone must make their own choices when it comes to the food they consume, let’s respect those choices.
Please do not take anything I say on this blog for hard and fast medical advice and remember to seek guidance from a health care professional.
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