Organic 101: The Truth Behind Food Labels

Last week, Baked wrote about different food labels that aren’t always self explanatory or transparent. This week we bring you the meaning behind specifically organic and natural food labels. Questions you may have: What does a “natural” label mean? What about “grass fed,” or “local”? This week, Baked will decode 5 common organic labels so you can master the art of understanding what you’re buying at the grocery … Continue reading Organic 101: The Truth Behind Food Labels

Koinonia Opens New Organic Cafe On Westcott

Natural light floods a room with a clean interior design. The atmosphere at Koinonia Juice Bar and Cafe’s new branch is refreshing and seems to be the only place in Syracuse where spring actually exists. The juice bar is managed by the same owners of the Koinonia Center of Health, located in Fayetteville, NY. Its new location in the Westcott neighborhood—settled directly above Taste of India on Dell St.—just opened two months ago, serving … Continue reading Koinonia Opens New Organic Cafe On Westcott

5 Food Labels You MUST Know

Ever been confused by the labels you see on food at the grocery store? Well, everyone else is confused, too. It turns out labels like “organic,” “whole wheat,” “free-range,” and “fat-free” might not mean what’s implied. Read on to discover which food labels are actually telling the truth, and which ones you should stay away from. 1. Sugar-Free Sugar-free products don’t actually contain real sugar, but sugar alcohols, which … Continue reading 5 Food Labels You MUST Know

No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars

Valentine’s Day is all about making snacks that’ll make someone’s heart skip a beat and nothing says “I love you” quite like a batch of homemade granola bars. You’re probably shaking your head at this point, but hear me out. Store-bought granola is commonly loaded with sugar and calories. By making your own bars at home, you ensure a healthy treat by controlling what goes into your … Continue reading No-Bake Homemade Granola Bars

Salted Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies

In case you didn’t know, almond flour is highly nutritious. Unlike traditional grain-based flours, almond meal is high in protein and low in carbohydrates and sugars. Healthy, organic, and gluten-free, you’d expect these cookies to taste like dirt but they’re actually to die for. Soft yet crunchy, this GF treat from the Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook contains three gloriously delicious flavors: chocolate, almond, and coconut. Uh, … Continue reading Salted Almond Meal Chocolate Chip Cookies