Grocery Store Reflections

I can’t quite think of the right title for this post. I am beginning it with the title “Grocery Store Rant”, but instead of “rant” I need a better word to describe my purpose. Maybe it will come to me by the time I finish writing this. First, some background. I don’t go to the […]

Experiment: Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day

“Baking bread at home saves hundreds of dollars on groceries every year. With this easy method, each deliciously crusty-on-the-outside, moist-and-chewy-on-the-inside loaf will only cost you about 50 cents and 5 minutes a day. We’re not kidding!” — from Five Minutes a Day for Fresh-Baked Bread by  Jeff Hertzberg and Zoë François. I’m going to try […]

Christmas Menu

As I wrote at my Such Treasures blog, I prefer a low-key Christmas. So does my family. This means we all get on very together. Still, we will have some good food, albeit not alot of dishes. Here’s what I’m planning. Heirloom turkey from local farm, B & K Natural Farm. In the last year, […]

Split Mung Bean Soup

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A happy accident last week. I ordered mung beans from Hummingbird Wholesale in Eugene, OR, but didn’t specify “whole”. I received split mung beans. I didn’t even know split mung beans existed. Well, they do. And they’re delicious. Split mung beans are mung beans that have been stripped of their hull and then cleaned and split. They are small, yellow, and are quick cooking like split yellow or split green peas (though I still soak them to make them fully digestible). After browsing the web and finding inspirational recipes, here’s how I made our delicious Split Mung Bean Soup.

Warning: This Could Make You Mad

Azure Standard’s sale fliers usually contain thought-provoking editorials. This month’s editorial really made me mad. Not against Azure but against the establishment that makes it so hard for people to eat well. Actually, “they” make it hard for people to survive, which is a much bigger deal. It reminds me of the book title by […]

How to Sprout Grains

How to Sprout Grains | Sprouting grains is very easy. In fact, so easy, that I myself am surprised. I have resisted trying to sprout grains for flour because I thought it would be just too much. It really isn't -- and it's worth doing because the sprouting process prepares the grains for better digestion and nutrition. | GNOWFGLINS.com

Sprouting grains is very easy. In fact, so easy, that I myself am surprised. I have resisted trying to sprout grains for flour because I thought it would be just too much. It really isn’t — and it’s worth doing because the sprouting process prepares the grains for better digestion and nutrition. [by Wardee Harmon]