Man what a week. 34 weeks pregnant and all my friends are having baby girls! Some knew they were having baby girls but most didn’t know what they were having until they were born. I feel like a lonely group of having another boy. My husband and I were joking around that my baby boy will have a lot of ladies to chose from in the future
I am a somewhat adventurous cook. When I see something on the internet I have never heard of I am always intrigued. I recently bought some Agar Agar powder at my local health food store. Agar is made from seaweed and it a natural thickener for people who don’t want to use flour, cornstarch or gelatin. It is also very low in calories, a little goes a long way and it is actually good for you.
I have tried a few times to make it as my sub for gelatin in my ice cream recipes but it always seems to be a epic fail. However, I have found it works wonderfully in soups!! When I make a big pot of soup, before the soup comes to a boil, I add about half teaspoon to the pot. When your soup is off the stove and cooling a bit you will see that it has thickened a bit. You will really notice it the next day if you have leftovers in the fridge. I don’t like overly thick soup so a half teaspoon is enough for me.
Agar says you can also make homemade jello molds with it too. I have yet to try that because I am not a jello person. If you make soups as much as I do, I highly recommend picking up a bottle to try for your next recipe