How to Make Cinnamon Chips

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What are cinnamon chips?  Well, they are like chocolate chips only better!  The first time I even knew what cinnamon chips were was during my 3 year stint in Michigan while I worked at a bread store and bakery.  My favorite bread that we made there was a loaf of whole wheat cinnamon bread with oatmeal, dates, and…cinnamon chips!

Most cinnamon chips that you can buy commercially are made with palm oil, white sugar, non-fat dry milk, and an emulsifier like soy lecithin.  Fortunately, my cinnamon chip recipe is only four ingredients, and has a beautiful texture without the aid of any questionable additives.  [Read more…]

The Monsanto Machine

General Mills is not interested in protecting the internal organs and health of you and your children.  They don’t want to let you know that their foods contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are potentially harmful and are, at least, untested to the point that we simply don’t know the damage they can cause.

General Mills simply wants to make a profit.  They put cartoons on their boxes of cereal because it works.  They add sugar and artificial flavors because those ingredients are cheap and they don’t nourish your body.  And they fight against mandatory GMO labelling in California because it will take a chunk out of their profit margin.

I get it.  Larabar gets acquired by General Mills.  General Mills gives over $500,000 to fight Proposition 37.  (Proposition 37 will require the labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in California.)  People like you and me are upset.  So what do we do? [Read more…]