Jan. 12, 2013
This Week's Q&A (Talking Pumpkin Pie Spice, Xanthum Gum, Rice Milk, Clothing & Miso)
You've got questions...
A: Even though turbinado (raw) sugar is brown in color, it is not brown sugar. Brown sugar is different from other sugars, because it contains molasses. If a recipe calls for brown sugar, you need to buy light or dark brown sugar (I personally prefer light). You can also make brown sugar from turbinado (raw) sugar.
Q: Can xanthum gum be used in place of agar agar?
Q: Is all rice milk made from brown rice?
A: It depends on the company. Some companies use white rice, some use brown. You can also make rice milk at home.
Q: I was wondering where you get your clothing? I love your simple style, and was so inspired by your minimalist approach to shopping. Also, do you have any favorite boots/ shoes?
A: I shop all over the place. I do tend to buy most of my shoes at Payless, since the vast majority of their shoes are not made from leather. BUT I have also bought shoes at Target and other stores, plus Goodwill.
Q: Regarding the miso, is it the powdered miso soup mix? I'm miso-challenged, lol.
A: It's a paste. See these posts: "What is miso?"