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Is there a link between sourdough bread and diabetes?

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Eleven million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. Those with diabetes can’t produce insulin or properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone the pancreas produces. It regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Regulating our blood sugar ensures our body functions properly. Too much blood sugar can cause damage to […]

How many animals has BReD saved through vegan products?

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BReD takes pride in being a vegan bakery. We firmly believe animals don’t need to be harmed to make amazing baked goods, and we’ve proven that. What really happens to animals in the egg industry? Many conventional baked goods use dairy and eggs unnecessarily. Did you know the egg industry uses over 300 million hens […]

How to make the most of oats in baking

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Oats are a type of cereal grain that you’re probably used to eating for breakfast. Oatmeal is delicious, nutritious and filling, but oats are great for more than just porridge. They are extremely versatile, making a great base for savoury and sweet recipes. For bakers, oats are a staple of their pantry since they can […]

Why isn’t sugar always vegan?

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Animal products are often hidden in many of the processed foods that we eat. Even if the ingredients label doesn’t list an animal product, it doesn’t mean that no animal products were used during the production process. Different processing methods use animal products, such as beer and wine, which may use egg or fish bladder […]

What does the perfect sourdough loaf look like?

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Baking sourdough is an art. And as with all art – perfection is in the eye of the beholder. That said, when baking bread, you want to have a quality final product, so being able to identify a good-looking loaf is key. We already know that no two loaves of sourdough will look the same, […]

What do vegans use instead of butter in baking

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Pull out an old baking recipe book, and you’ll find the delicious favourites – cookies, bread, cakes, brownies, muffins, you name it. And seemingly everything can be made with four main ingredients – flour, sugar, eggs, and butter. Butter is used to add softness, moisture and creaminess. It also helps the dough to rise as […]

Our favourite dutch ovens for baking sourdough

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How do bakeries always seem to get their sourdough so perfectly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside? It can seem impossible to replicate sourdough’s quality at home, especially without a baker’s oven. While you might think the process would be too complex and involved, there’s a secret home baking essential that will […]

Best utensils to use on a cast iron pan

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If you find yourself spending more time in the kitchen than any other room in your house, then a cast iron pan is one of the best investments you can make. Their ruggedness and ability to cook food evenly have made them the go-to pans for both professional and amateur bakers.  Another reason why cast […]

BIPOC bakers and food bloggers you should follow

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Where would we be without the creative inspiration from food bloggers? Not everyone is super innovative in the kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t WOW your friends and family’s tastebuds. And you don’t need to spend hours flipping through a cookbook trying to find a recipe that strikes your fancy. Now you can find […]

How to maintain a cast iron pan

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People have been using cast iron pans to cook food for thousands of years, and with good reason. Before non-stick teflon pans, our ancestors used cast iron that is naturally non-stick thanks to the process of seasoning (and we aren’t talking about with herbs). If you like to cook and bake, then investing in a […]

Get these home bakeware essentials for your kitchen

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Are you considering taking up baking as a hobby or a side hustle? Well, we are willing to bet that your family and friends would be thrilled to hear it. After all, who doesn’t like homemade baked goods? And let’s not forget the enjoyment you’ll experience yourself when you taste the fruits of your labour. […]

Simple But Tasty Vegan Picnic Ideas

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Summertime means it’s picnic season! And picnics are an excellent opportunity to showcase some yummy vegan foods. Picnics aren’t the place for elaborate dishes and complex recipes. You want something you can whip up quickly that is easy to eat and share with your friends. Plus, you want to bring a crowd-pleaser that everyone will […]