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Don’t understand why a specific ingredient is a part of your recipe? Have no clue how to handle an ingredient? Or are you curious as to what happens to an ingredient in your application?

Then these posts are written for you! For a wide range of ingredients we investigate why they’re used (e.g. why add sour cream or zucchini to a cake), and just what they do in your application.

Knowing this will put you in a great spot for determining substitutions, whether it’s because of diet, costs, or availability of ingredients. We believe understanding your ingredients is the key to good cooking and food manufacturing!

Previous step: all these ingredients started out at a farm!

Why Oxtail Is Perfect For Soup

oxtail bones
For years I’d been making a family recipe for brown bean soup with a packet of dried oxtail soup, not thinking much about it. The soup always turned out great, with a lot of flavor. Never did I think twice…

Why Would You Use Black Beans in Brownies?

black bean brownie stack
Always looking for a new experiment, I decided to try my hand at some black bean brownies the other day. Looking for a fun variation on brownies, and having some left-over sweet potato, I ended up making sweet potato-black bean…

How to Make Oat Milk Pancakes

oat milk pancakes with cheese
Just because you are allergic to milk, use less dairy milk out of concern for the environment doesn’t mean you can’t eat pancakes anymore! It so happens, pancakes don’t really need (cow’s) milk. They’re actually very flexible regarding the type…