I'm often asked what sort of sweetener I like to use. Brown sugar? Agave? Honey? Stevia? I'm very sensitive to any sugar so I try to avoid those first three as often as possible. If you happen to be one of those people who likes the taste of Stevia, I'm jealous. It's a great alternative to sugar without any of the chemicals and accessible practically everywhere, at least in Los Angeles, but I can't get past the after taste. My sweetener of choice is Monk Fruit. No, it has nothing to do with "monkfish". It's an all-natural, virtually no-calorie sugar substitute, derived from an Asian melon native to China. I love the flavor, it's free of any chemicals and no calories! You can find it at Whole Foods or Target.