Apple cider is almost as iconic as colored leaves. It shouts cheerfully “Fall is here! Fall is here!” As families flock to pick apples, orchards offer the ever-popular treat: apple cider flavored donuts. The common recipe is easy to spruce up and make real food friendly at home. And of course, it’s best enjoyed with a warm beverage for dunking! [by Jenny Cutler]
I went gluten-free a little over a year ago. Since then I’ve heard gluten-free eating called a “craze” that lacks common sense, hurts the wheat industry, and randomly condemns an entire food group. Is gluten-free eating a fad — or is it a necessity? After intense soul-searching and research, here is my answer to this question. [by Lee Burdett]
Combining almonds and chocolate was one of my many culinary dreams last fall. This combination of cocoa, nuts, and coconut is sure to please everyone. Use for easy snacks, desserts, or breakfasts. Relish this crunchy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free delight, and/or enjoy gifting to others! [by Jenna Ettlich]
I hoped Erin would keep sharing her yummy recipes with us, and she has. Erin gave us the fabulous sourdough English muffins, which you must try if you haven’t already. They are getting rave reviews. She also shared her no-soaking required, easy sourdough waffles. Please welcome her back today as she shares her gorgeous and flexible soaked, spiced, oatmeal-yogurt muffins.
Please join me in welcoming Lisa from the “Come Walk With Me” blog. In this guest post, Lisa shares her experience in making and enjoying the “Yogurt Pizza Dough” recipe in Nourishing Traditions, along with ideas for how else this dough can be used. Thanks, Lisa! Those are some mouth-watering pizzas!
I’ve long wanted make a homemade Larabar, but I really got inspired this week when reading about foods that are excellent sources of digestive enzymes. The key ingredients in Larabars — dates and nuts — are two of those foods. I use soaked and dehydrated nuts in these homemade Larabars, making them a digestive enzyme-rich food! [by Wardee Harmon]
This week’s Real Food Quote is from a Spring 2009 Wise Traditions article, “The Good Scot Diet.” I selected a fun quote that details a common Scottish breakfast porridge, calders. It not only sounds interesting to eat, but would be a real time saver, as it was made early in the week and eaten as the days went by.