Try these honey recipes to increase energy, cure a sore throat or to sweeten a favorite meal. From baked brie to muffin recipes, from almond biscotti to cornbread stuffing, all of these recipes are made with honey and all are delicious.
A variety of honey recipes demonstrates how nature’s sweetener can become a vital, versatile and varietal ingredient in your cooking repertoire.
Honey is much more than a topping for toast, biscuits or waffles. It can add sweetness and flavor to any dish.
Be sure to use locally produced honey; it’s full of pollens and antioxidants beneficial to those who consume it, particularly folks with allergies. Honey is also the perfect cure for a sore throat, an energy booster, and acts as a thickener for sauces, dressings and dips. Use slightly less than you would sugar, since honey is sweeter.
For centuries, people have used honey as a way to soothe the irritation of a sore throat; it’s also a means of easing a cough. In fact, a study from Pennsylvania State College of Medicine found that honey may provide better relief than an over-the-counter cough suppressant.
From the National Honey Board (NHB) come these tips for an energy booster:
• Add honey to a bottle of water for energy during a workout.
• Mix peanut butter and honey, or honey and light cream cheese, to use as a dip for fresh fruits and veggies.
• Honey also travels well, so it’s perfect for lengthy activities or tournaments.
However you decide to add honey to your menu, remember that children younger than 1 should not be fed honey, but it is safe for adults and older children.
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