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I'm so glad I joined this team... I think I'm going to learn a lot! Thanks much!!

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3/9/09 11:35 P

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Very helpful information. Thank you everyone.

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2/25/09 5:52 P

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Oh, and for whole food leavening agents, you might try yeast or various other sourdough starter like pineapple juice. There are online recipes for that.

And for breads you can also make flatbreads.

I'm not sure how that would work for cakes or cookies though, that would take some research.

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2/25/09 5:50 P

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I still use vinegar, baking soda and powder - they're great cleaners, and vinegar is great for neutralizing odors, such as if the cats have an accident on the carpet.

The're really good for cleaning and deodorizing. Oh, and the ... um, which is it, the orange box one, we use that in the bathroom to help clear the air, and also add it to the litter box to help with the odors.

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2/25/09 5:49 P

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Clearly I have a LOT to learn! *lol*

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2/25/09 5:42 P

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Very impressive, Trillian. You are now my Whole Foods icon.

Thanks for your input. I guess DH and I don't really bake or use baking powder too much anyway...

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In my mind many of those things are whole foods, but I guess it depends how whole and natural you want to be.

I have no problem using baking powder, olives or anything else you mentioned in a recipe - it's definitely not processed like fast food or most of the stuff in packages, boxes, bags and cans. I would consider my banana cake more a whole food than banana cake I'd buy at a store.

That said, I'm a raw foodie and don't eat any of that - except I get raw olives.

Actually, I don't eat vinegar (I use lemon or lime juice, probably wouldn't work for a cake), baking soda or baking powder. I do eat raw honey and raw olives.

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2/25/09 5:25 P

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So... what can you use instead of baking powder?

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2/25/09 1:05 P

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No, it's still not a whole food because of the corn starch which makes it processed.

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MY DH insists on buying only RUMFORD brand baking powder. I think it has to do with what is NOT in it that is in other brands. I'm pretty sure it doesn't have aluminum, which is in most other brands. I'm not sure if that makes it whole, though. Anyone?

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2/25/09 11:33 A

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Thanks!!!!

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Yeah, I would think that baking soda would be as well. Baking powder, I believe contains corn starch, so my feeling is that isn't a whole food anymore.

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2/25/09 11:10 A

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Thanks very much, Rachel!

And backing soda and powder? I read that baking soda comes from naturally occuring minerals.

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Raw honey is definitely a whole food because it's not processed by humans. Processed honey, however is no longer a whole food because it's structure, through heating, has been changed.

I think with things like vinegar it's a personal preference. Vinegar is naturally occuring, so to me, it would be a whole food.

Olives are kind of in a gray area because we do process them, BUT they aren't loaded with artificial ingredients during processing. However, I would see extra virgin olive oil as being a whole food.

For me, whole foods are kind of a catch all for foods that have not had a bunch of chemicals and man-made products added to them.

Some people feel that freezing foods is enough to make them no longer whole foods. For me preserving foods whether it's with canning, freezing, drying, etc. doesn't change them. But again, it's all personal preference.

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2/25/09 9:16 A

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I've trying to learn what is and is not a whole food.

Vinegar is fermented, but everyone says it's a health food. Is it a whole food?

How about things like honey?

Baking soda and baking powder?

Olives are a vegetable, but they have to be processed in brine or oil, or they are inedible. Can they still be whole?

Thanks very much for your help!

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