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If you are a Real Food or Whole Food enthusiast, you will love this tip. That is, if you don’t already know and implement it yourself.
For the past year or so, I’ve become a whole foodie. Me. The former city-living, loft-loving, convenience-driven me has become a wheat grinding, bread baking, whole foods machine.
And of course when you grind your own wheat to make everything from scratch, other changes usually follow. I now use sweeteners like local honey and fattening ingredients like olive oil and coconut oil when baking, instead of their processed alternatives.
And you know what? The taste is muuuuch better! And I’m healthier! (Granted, I still have a LOT of baby weight to lose so if you saw me right now you’d probably say I was “healthier” instead of healthier. Know what I mean?!)
Anywhoo, with all this bread baking I’ve been doing, I stumbled across an easy way to measure and pour honey. When you buy expensive, local honey by the gallon, you definitely don’t want to waste half of it because it sticks to the sides of the measuring cup!
The Absolute Easiest Way to Measure and Pour Honey
It’s all in the order you pour your ingredients…
1. Measure and pour the oil.
First, measure and pour the oil in the same measuring cup you’ll use for the honey. If the recipe doesn’t call for equal amounts of oil/honey use a universal measuring cup.
2. Measure the Honey.
Using the same measuring cup that you used for the oil, measure the amount of honey needed for your recipe.
3. Pour the honey.
When you pour the honey into the bowl, it should all pour out leaving you with a very clean measuring cup!
But don’t fret if your aren’t a whole foodie or don’t like to use real oil. The same thing can be done using non-stick cooking spray.
And if you aren’t a whole foodie, but want to be, check out my friend Tricia’s Get Real series. She’ll walk you though the process using baby steps and by the end of the year you’ll be a Real Food Expert!