A Recipe: Whole Grain Buttermilk Biscuits

Whole grain buttermilk biscuits are a rare treat in our home.  We begin most mornings with a breakfast of pastured eggs and wilted greens or homemade yogurt and soaked oatmeal porridge.  Occasionally, just occasionally, I find the time to prepare whole grain buttermilk biscuits as a special treat.  I dust the flour off Meta Given’s… 

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Sprouted Grain: Benefits, Preparation and Recipes

Sprouted grain – rich in food enzymes and natural vitamins – grows closer and closer to the mainstream as people across all walks of life search for a better way to incorporate wholesome foods into their diet on a regular basis.   While sprouting grain requires extra attention and, like many aspects of traditional foods,… 

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Cranberry Masa Muffins

My answer to classic cornbread, these muffins make use of masa.   Masa is traditionally used to make corn tortillas and tamales; however, it can be used in place of cornmeal for an added nutritional punch.   Masa is produced through a process called nixtamalization.   In this traditional process, corn is treated with limewater… 

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Sprouted Grain Crepes

For a long time, I struggled to find a decent, whole-grain crepe recipe.   Usually, whole grain flour would cause the crepe to fall apart or to have a mealy texture unbecoming of a good crepe.   Using sprouted spelt flour as in this recipe – or even sprouted soft white wheat – eliminates those… 

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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.

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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