Who could give up pizza? With an array of suggested dietary approaches and eliminations these days, the thought of giving up classic dishes like pizza is rather sad! I am here to tell you that it is absolutely possible to make a delicious whole food gluten-free pizza that will wow your family and friends. [by Jenna Ettlich]
Healthy gluten-free sourdough? Yes, it’s totally possible… and it’s delicious! Sharon Kane, the expert gluten-free baker behind Gluten-Free Sourdough Company, has launched a product line of gluten-free sourdough bread mixes and starters. She sent me a few mixes to try, and my family absolutely loves them. I made a video to show you how how easy and wonderful they are! [by Wardee Harmon]
My family loves bread, but many of my sourdough loaves over the past few years have been dense. One day a light — or rather a spark — went off in my head. I needed to soak all of my grains the night before, not just the sponge of the bread. A new softer, lighter sourdough bread was born! [by Tracey Vierra]
If the cultures in my kitchen could talk, they’d likely tell tales of their travels — both where they’ve come from and where they’ve gone. Of course, they can’t talk, so I thought I’d tell their tales instead. What about your cultures? Where have they come from, and where have they gone? [by Sonya Hemmings]
Wool blankets, cozy slippers, candles, and pumpkin all walk hand in hand when autumn rolls around up here in the north. Days might be labeled gray, cold, and miserable by some, but when you have a long winter season fast approaching, we think it’s best to take a cue from the leaves and keep our speech beautiful. A rainy and dreary day becomes a cozy candle kind of day perfect for warm drinks and pumpkin muffins. Isn’t so much of life colored by our perspective? Keep things cozy this fall and winter with creative colorful words and tasty nourishing pumpkins treats! [by Erin Vander Lugt]
I have an unabashed, unadulterated, unrelenting love affair with sourdough. Once I discovered its great versatility, I started using it in everything. So in my ever-curious desire to come up with new sourdough recipes, I discovered these peanut butter and jelly sourdough pancakes. They’re very simple and they’re actually a great way to pack a PB&J sandwich to go: just use the pancakes as the bread, spread your favorite jelly or jam in between, and you’ve got a fairly tidy little sandwich. Enjoy!
Back in the day, my dad had a certain supper specialty he’d lovingly whip up for me, my sister, and my mom. Hot dogs wrapped in a certain store bought crescent dough. Is anyone else out there nodding their head, sharing a similar memory? Classic, right?! Well, this recipe is my nod to those sweet memories, as well as to the satisfying smiles that come from an even tastier and healthier sourdough version.
When I stumble upon something quick and simple and oh-so-now like these nut butter sourdough cookies? Bliss! In less than a half an hour I can have a tasty cookie available for all to enjoy. And since I tend to add as little sweetener to my sweets as possible (in fact, one variety uses no sugar at all!), I happily serve these up for quick breakfasts, snacks on the go, celebrations, before bed tummy fillers, and power foods on the trail.
There is always a reason to celebrate. I just have to believe. Always. Even amidst the hustle and bustle, the weariness and sighs, the tangled relationships and other life-living discomforts… When life feels so big, what a joy to know we are free to celebrate at anytime the littlest of things. Celebrations bring smiles, perspective, a lightness and often a refreshing momentary distraction. And what better way to celebrate than with a slice of homegrown homemade rhubarb pie! Mama says, “Pie for breakfast, everyone! Grab your forks. We are celebrating!”