Now that takes the cake

Holidays come and holidays go, but a delicious cake or pie is a timeless treat. To make your holiday, and everyday, cakes and pies even better...



Sugar, spice and everything nice...in bulk:


First Alternative’s bulk department allows shoppers to buy as much — or as little — of a product as they need. This comes in handy over the holidays when the rarely used recipes that call for uncommon ingredients come out of the recipe box. Cinnamon, sugar, cloves, star anise, bay leaves, cardamom, nutmeg, and more — we have them available in bulk, so you can get exactly what you need. Plus, last year’s ingredients may have gone bad, so you may need to start fresh.


So long, shortening-based frosting:


For a cake that doesn’t skimp on flavor but cuts the calories, substitute a cream cheese or whipped cream frosting for the traditional shortening-based kind. Dairy-based spreads have on average 1,000 fewer calories than their shortening-based counterparts. They also have less fat and provide protein, which helps balance blood sugar. Doesn’t that take the cake?



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Come to First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op for all of your grocery needs. It’s the natural choice.


Emily Stimac of First Alternative Co-op and her children.