Who knew that making a big honkin’ loaf-sized sandwich and flattening it under cement blocks, rocks, or gym weights could be so fun (or so delicious)? I’d seen other Big Flat Sandwiches around the internet, but when Wardee first presented the idea of making a real food Big Flat Sandwich, I immediately knew I needed to try my all-time favorite sandwich — the Reuben. [by Kresha Faber]
What more can you say about a book so gorgeous, so delicious, and so chock-full of traditional cooking farm-to-table recipes — other than get it now? Oh, but never fear, I think I can find a few more words to tempt you. The book is “The Nourished Kitchen” by Jennifer McGruther, and with a release date of Tues, Apr 15, you are within days of holding your own copy. Plus, you can get pre-order perks if you order by Tues 4/15. See the post for details. [by Wardee Harmon]
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]
Canned and packaged foods tend to be chock-full of preservatives, unhealthy fats, and other additives — not to mention, they are usually expensive.
But oh, the convenience! When my family and I started moving into eating GNOWFGLINS, I missed the ability to grab a packaged mix and pull together a quick meal. Not any more! Today, since it’s January and the doldrums of winter have just begun to set in, I thought some nourishing comfort food from my book, The DIY Pantry, might be just the ticket. In our house, this chicken noodle soup and cornbread often grace our lunch table. [by Kresha Faber]
In the world of muffins, quick breads, pancakes, and waffles, I vary our whole-grain flours and use many that are gluten-free. After quite a bit of reading, finessing, adjusting, and trying, I achieved gluten-free muffin success! My family was excited (and surprised!) when I finally served these chocolate chip banana muffins which didn’t crumble all over their plates, taste bitter, or compromise nutrition. I know you too will enjoy these delicious muffins! [by Jenna Ettlich]
My family and I greatly enjoy our winters in Idaho. It gets snowy and cold, but the snow stays around and the cold is a crisp cold — not a bone-chilling cold with heavy humidity, like we were used to when we lived on the East Coast. We look forward to the snowshoe hikes, the warmth and coziness of the fire, and the benefits of cooking on a wood stove all winter long. I love using my wood stove for our meals, breads, and baked goods. We are very frugal here in the wilderness, so when I can utilize a free resource instead of one I have to pay for, it only seems right. [by Tammy Trayer]
With our traditional off-grid lifestyle, it’s only fitting that our Christmas and Thanksgiving holidays follow suit. Our families are 2,500 miles away, so we’ve created new traditions of our own while still holding tight to old traditions. I would love to share some of those traditions with you (including a recipe for bacon buttermilk skillet cornbread), and I look forward to hearing your traditions — wilderness or otherwise. [by Tammy Trayer]
We’re still mostly avoiding grains for gut and allergy issues. Yet we’re still eating pizza — thanks to this awesome cauliflower-based pizza crust. The first time I made it, my family and I both thought it probably wouldn’t be very good. Turns out that mild-flavored cauliflower dresses and flavors up very well into a pizza crust. Quite surprisingly, if I do say so myself. The flavor is actually awesome. Now it’s one of our favorite pizza crusts! And so let me share these mini grain-free cheese pizzas with you.