Sprouted Spelt & Maple Shortbread

This shortbread is slightly sweet–and simple to make featuring only a handful of ingredients.   Incorporating sprouted, whole grain flour helps to increase the nutritive value and the digestibility of the sweet.   As with all sweets, it’s best eaten in moderation and for special occasions only.

Our Thanksgiving

A little late, but I thought I’d share our Thanksgiving menu.   Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.   I love the communion of friends and family in celebration of thanks and nourishment.   Our meal fed ten and offered plenty to take home. I served: Miniature Butternut Squash, Sage and Pecorino Cheese Tarts Fresh Raw… 

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Nourishing My Child

It should come as no doubt that I love food – good, wholesome, nourishing food.   Indeed, I take great pleasure in cooking, but one of the greatest pleasures I’ve encountered is the gift of nourishing my family.   There is an immense sense of satisfaction in knowing that I’ve fed my family well and… 

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When Natural Foods Aren't Natural: Agave Nectar

Agave nectar seems to be taking the health and natural foods communities by storm.   Why wouldn’t it?   After all, it’s labeled as a “natural” sweetener.   It’s not sugar.   It’s not high fructose corn syrup.   It’s mildly flavored and can therefore be used in a variety of recipes unlike honey or… 

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Soup Parties: Simple, Nourishing & Frugal

We love to entertain, to invite friends and family to our home, break bread, pour wine and share good times.   Entertaining, though, doesn’t need to be lavish or even remotely costly.   In our home, especially when times are tough and finances run thin, we host soup parties. Best scheduled on a weekend, a… 

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Nourishing Holiday Foods

As part of the Nourishing Gourmet‘s Nourishing Holiday Foods Carnival, I’m sharing three   of our tried-and-true holiday recipes: Cranberry Sauce with Agave Nectar & Cider, Squash with Sorghum Syrup & Butter and Soaked Flour Gingerbread.   Each recipe makes use of natural, wholesome foods that impart spirit of the holiday season while also maximizing… 

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Sprouted Spelt Puff Pastry

(Picture forthcoming.)   After looking for a decent, whole-grain substitute for pastry I developed this recipe.   While it’s a far cry from the trans-fat, white-flour stuff you’ll find in the freezer section of your local grocery store, it’s a nourishing substitute.   You can substitute any whole-grain flour for the sprouted spelt flour but… 

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