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4/9/11 8:30 P

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Oh. I wasn't too worried about the sugar in the halvah, ANI. It's a candy after all... I have yet to see any halvah without some type of sugar. If you find one let me know. I'd LOVE to to try some...

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4/9/11 8:23 P

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Oh dear DUH! I did see that earlier and even clicked on the link. Geez I'm losing my marbles!

I went to their "honey facts" page and see that they DO have something called "creamed" honey. I guess their reason for putting the honey through that process is to get a thick, raw look while filtering out what they call "impurities". I don't mind the "impurities". In fact, those little bits always end up on the top and can be scraped off. I like honey to be completely unfiltered and unheated in order to get. I've always believed it was better for us.

I see that Golden Acres does offer a more natural honey "Natural, non-processed). They say they just "screen" it so it still has the pollen, propolis, honeycomb, live enzymes in it. I've always believed that eating it that way is better for us. It sure is great tasting anyway. It doesn't get hard; is perfect for spreading and/or mushing together with coconut oil and/or nut butters.

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4/9/11 8:03 P

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Funny. I had a piece of the halvah last night. No problems (yet)

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The honey is in the link further down. Mckenzie's Raw Natural honey.

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4/9/11 7:56 P

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LOL, Actually I meant what brand of honey to you use?


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4/9/11 7:51 P

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Oh, thanks for that. I just went to my co-op's website and see they carry the very same kind. I had to wonder just a little bit when I read the text next to the product:

"Powdered Coconut Milk. Naturally sweet. This natural coconut milk powder is made from the milk of the coconut with a simple spray drying process. It is naturally sweet and works wonderfully for curries, puddings, smoothies and other dishes. It is made for Wilderness Family Naturals in the Philippines.

INGREDIENTS: Coconut Milk, Maltodextrin, Sodium Casinate. "

Naturally my evil ducky mind wants to know why they put those other 2 ingredients in the mix. I thought it was interesting that it says "naturally sweet" but adds maltodextrin which is a sweetener...funny. And the sodium Casinate? Here's what Wikipedia says:

"Casein has a molecular structure quite similar to that of gluten. Thus, some gluten-free diets are combined with casein-free diets and referred to as a gluten-free, casein-free diet. Casein is often listed as sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate or milk protein. These are often found in energy bars, drinks, and packaged goods. A small fraction of the population is allergic to casein.[22]"

Darn! I wonder if there is a way to get coconut powder that doesn't have casein in it. Well, with these little tasty treats (halvah) you're not going to be eating them all the time. and besides, your daughter can probably eat them. I'll have to shop around and see if I can find something. Waahtdahyabet, with the popularity of coconut products someone will come up with a purer version of coconut powder. Maybe we should write Wilderness Family Naturals and ask them.

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4/9/11 4:00 P

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I get this kind or Alpha brand
www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/pro
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It may be cheaper... not sure. lol But, only powder will work in this recipe.

Halvah is a confection made from ground sesame seeds. Sometimes almond butter is used. There are also different types of halvah. There is Turkish, Greek, Russian...

Next time I try this recipe,I'm gonna try it with raw almond butter.

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4/9/11 3:42 P

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OK, I'll bite. What is Halvah?

I saw the coconut milk powder on one of the sites you posted recently. Do you order yours from the states or is there a Canadian supplier? I think it might be a lot cheaper than canned which can be almost $3.00 a can for 14 oz. YIKES

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4/9/11 3:26 P

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Last time at the store I got McKenzie's Raw Natural Honey. It is a Canadian brand. The honey is clover honey.
www.goldenacreshoney.com/home.html

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4/9/11 2:58 P

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I don't think it is whipped or anything; at least not the kind I get. It is naturally thick and has a tiny crystallization texture. There is a "creamy" honey variety in the stores that I believe is whipped, or at least they advertise it that way and it has a light color and has to be spread, not poured.
But this is what I get and nothing is done to it. It is SO good! I always spoon the wax and other stuff off the top as I don't really like it. I've tried to chew it and it has a nice flavor but the texture just turns gritty and unpleasant in my mouth.
https://www.azurestandard.com/shop/p
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What brand do you get?

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I think it gets it's creaminess simply by being whipped. Nothing too "processed".

This stuff is GOOD!

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4/9/11 1:04 P

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Oh, I see. I thought you were talking about a honey that had something done to it--"creamed". You are talking about just plain honey in its natural, raw, unfiltered form...right? That is the only way I like honey. DH likes his to be "runny" so I make some for him by adding warm water to it. Then after a while, when it crystallizes, he reheats it in the nuker when he wants it for his tea or oatmeal. NOT ME! I like it just the way it is; thick like a nut butter...mmmmmmmmmm

But I've got to keep my mitts out of it lol...too much sugar is so bad. Too bad.

I'm going to have to try this halvah though...sometime...after I've lost a couple of pounds.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 4/9/2011 (13:05)
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No. Coconut powdered milk is not the same as coconut flour. Although, you could try using that I suppose.... Creamed honey is not the golden runny stuff. It has a white-ish look to it. It's a lot stiffer than golden honey.

Here's a link regarding types of honey
www.benefits-of-honey.com/raw-honey.
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I bet this is yummy; I have always loved halvah and have (way in the past?) totally pigged out on it!

Is coconut milk powder the same as coconut flour?? I've seen that ingredient in other recipes and have wondered. And what do you mean by "creamed" honey?


Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 4/9/2011 (12:09)
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Yep. That's right! And it's delicious!
After trying this, it seems to me that one could try all kinds of different nut butters also.
Now, these turned out GREAT! But, next time I'm gonna try with Almond Butter, and drizzle with some dark chocolate on top before sprinkling the almond meal on top.
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