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How to Make a Sourdough Starter

Love sourdough breads?  Wondering how to make your own sourdough starter?  It’s easy.  While the internet is full of sourdough starter recipes that call for odd ingredients like pineapple juice, orange juice, potato flakes or sugar water, to make a truly good sourdough starter you need just three things: flour, water and time.  It’s easy,… 

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Sprouted Blue Corn, Buckwheat and Blueberry Muffins

As autumn turns to winter, and the cold creeps into the creaking, century-old mining shack we call home, I find myself spending more and more time in the kitchen, hovered over stew pots and tending a hot oven full of baked goods, if only to keep warm. So, I bake cookies with my little boy. I… 

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A Recipe for Socca, a simple, gluten-free chickpea flatbread

In summertime, I crave simple, nourishing foods.  Fresh, and vibrant and blessedly easy to prepare.  And while in wintertime, I favor hardy stews and roasts, in summer I want for something decidedly lighter. Lately, I’ve leaned heavily on socca, a thin flatbread traditionally served in the south of France (it goes by the name farinata… 

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Whole Grain No-Knead Sourdough Bread from Nourished Kitchen #nourishedkitchen

Our Daily Bread: Whole Grain, No-Knead Sourdough

I bake bread just about everyday, an no-knead sourdough bread is doubtlessly our favorite. Not only for its simplicity, but also for its beautiful soft crumb and crispy, crackling crust.  Soups and stews are ever present in my home, and homemade bread served with plenty of butter, salt or olive oil typically accompanies those soups… 

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Dried Apricot and Plum Breakfast Bars with Coconut: Super Easy, Delicious Real Food Snack

Dried Plum, Apricot and Coconut Breakfast Bars

This post is sponsored by VitaCost, which ships natural foods, dry goods, supplements and personal care items to your door.  Thank you for supporting companies I believe in, as it helps me to continue developing recipes, and crafting unique content for you to enjoy.  I hope you love these Dried Plum, Apricot and Coconut Breakfast Bars…. 

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Sourdough Maple Einkorn Dinner Rolls

Our Favorite Sourdough Maple Einkorn Dinner Rolls

In a few days, we’ll invite friends to join our small family a the Thanksgiving table, and while we’ll serve Slow-roasted Turkey, Pumpkin Custard, Mandarin and Cranberry Relish and other seasonal treats,  this year will include a new addition for the table that has quickly become one of my family’s favorite breads: Sourdough Maple Einkorn Dinner… 

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a recipe: staititai [ancient greek sesame & honey pizza]

Staititai, sweet, tart and perfumed by sweet bay and fragrant olive oil, is, perhaps, the ancient grandfather of modern day pizzas.  Soured spelt dough is first fried in olive oil, brushed with even more oil and topped with crumbled ewe’s milk cheese, sesame seeds and honey.  The combination of whole grain spelt flour coupled with ewe’s… 

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Traditional Sourdough Pancakes

Sourdough pancakes keep us going through the winter when the days are short and cold.  They have staying power – like soaked porridge or baked oatmeal.  As my grandfather said, sourdough pancakes make for a breakfast that’ll stick to your ribs.  And on those cold days when we make our way outside for sledding or snowshoeing,… 

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election cake: a taste of american culinary heritage

Election Cake: A Touch of American Culinary History

Election Cake, like a bite from American history, makes its rounds every November. I make it every year, but only once a year – just before the election. Preparing Election Cake is a celebration of love, of patriotism, of politics and of history. And for those of you who’ve read Nourished Kitchen for some time,… 

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Grain-free Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

  Grain-free pancakes may sound like an oxymoron; after all, how can you make a decent pancake without flour or buckwheat or even old-fashioned corn meal? I tend to shy away from pancakes in my cooking anyway. I rarely think ahead to soak the batter overnight in buttermilk to make them in the morning.  Never… 

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