You never fail to hear about all the adversities related to consuming refined sugar, which has created a large demand for the artificial kinds, which itself, is not much healthier. There is, however, a natural sweetener with more benefits than one can list; honey.
Honey is medicinal, gentle on blood sugar, anabolic and just overall, humbly amazing in any way you choose to consume it. Keeping that in mind, here are a few tips on how to use honey the next time you cook:
Using honey to make a salad dressing or marinade in place of sugar. Honey and ginger make quite the deadly combination in sweet or savoury foods.
Great for browning or crisping, especially when roasting or baking
Honey can retain moisture for long periods, which is great when baking cakes with it.
Substitute your powdered glaze with a drizzle of honey. Because it is sweeter, you will need less. Just make sure to apply the glaze right after the baked good comes out of the oven
It has a natural golden colour when added to sauces, dressings or jellies
Can be used as a dip with fresh fruits
Honey can substitute for the orange juice you use in a smoothie. Just add some water and honey instead.
If you can't leave without a daily morning dose of sweet sin, just substitute the sugar with honey, let that be on your toast, cereal or even oatmeal.