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Sourdough-Crusted Oysters Rockefeller

Fresh plump oysters get a savory topping of buttery sourdough breadcrumbs before being roasted (or barbecued) to perfection. While this recipe may seem complex it’s really very simple. Shucking the oysters is probably the most difficult part! The buttery sourdough breadcrumbs are mixed with other savory ingredients like Parmesan cheese, shallots, garlic, and fresh parsley. …

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Savory Sourdough Bread Pudding

Need a sourdough side dish? This extra-flavorful savory sourdough bread pudding won’t let you down. Serve it alongside grilled meats, soups, salads, or as a phenomenal twist to Thanksgiving stuffing! Bakers Gonna Bake Sourdough If you are like me, then you might occasionally (like every week) be baking up loaves of delicious sourdough. Sometimes even …

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Light and Crispy Cassava Crackers

Cassava flour shines bright in this new super light and crispy cracker recipe.  This incredibly easy recipe uses a similar technique to my innovative sourdough batter crackers but without the gluten and grains! What Is Cassava? Cassava (Manihot esculenta), also known as manioc or yucca, is an evergreen plant that forms a starchy tuber underground. Cassava …

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Probiotic Coconut Mango Lassi Popsicles

Popsicle season is officially here. There will be long afternoons in the shade of the porch. There will be days at the river and lake. And there will be probiotic coconut mango lassi popsicles! This new popsicle flavor will have everyone begging for another! Mango lassis are creamy, sweet, and tangy.  What Is a Lassi? …

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Kamut Sourdough Sandwich Bread

It’s been a while since I published a new sourdough recipe, and that’s because I’ve been messing around with an amazing low-gluten ancient grain called Kamut (also known as Khorasan wheat). Kamut is actually a trademarked name for Khorasan wheat. The trademark ensures that wheat sold as Kamut is organically grown and free from hybridization. …

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Fudgesicles

These creamy-dreamy, dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles will become your sinfully delicious treat for hot summer days. Don’t let summer pass you by without indulging in this real-food fudgesicle dipped in smooth dark chocolate. The recipe is rich in real fats and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. Chocolate lovers rejoice! This real-food fudgesicle …

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Growing, Harvesting, and Drying Calendula Flowers – With Recipes and Suggestions for Use

Using calendula is very simple and straightforward. This beautiful flowering plant has been widely used throughout history for health, beauty, and as a seasoning or edible decoration in culinary applications. Medicinally, it has been used to aid digestion, calm aching teeth and joints, speed healing of bruises, burns, and wounds, soothe cramps, and reduce fever. …

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Sourdough Okonomiyaki – Savory Japanese Pancakes

Traditional Japanese okonomiyaki pancakes get a sourdough makeover. Okonomiyaki is a griddle-cooked pancake made with a savory, egg-based, wheat flour and cabbage batter. Okonomiyaki can be customized with endless seafood, meat, vegetable, and traditional Japanese toppings.  Here’s a little-known fact about me — I have a Japanese stepmom who has been teaching me about traditional …

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Organic Salve Base Recipe – Three Ingredients and Extra Gentle

This skin-protecting salve base recipe can do it all. Need an extra gentle salve for baby? A bug balm for hiking and camping? An “ouchie salve” for scrapes, bumps, rashes, and cuts? A lip balm for chapped winter lips? A fragrant solid perfume?  This one salve base recipe can be fully customizable to make any …

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Potassium-Rich Chia and Buckwheat Banana Bread – Gluten Free, Egg Free, Dairy Free

You can bake amazing, gluten-free, allergen-friendly, potassium-rich banana bread with buckwheat flour! Buckwheat is not actually wheat at all, it is the potassium-rich inner kernel of a plant in the rhubarb and sorrel family, therefore it is naturally gluten free and a perfect grain substitute for wheat-sensitive populations.  Buckwheat flour has a nice fibrous texture …

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Dark Rye Sourdough Bread With Molasses and Caraway

This recipe is a brilliant and easy mashup of some of my favorite rye bread styles. It is shaped like a classic Danish rye (Rugbrød), but has the sweetness of traditional pumpernickel and the warm spiciness of caraway seed often found in Norwegian, German, and American rye bread variants. Caraway seeds have a sweet and …

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Sprouted Seed Sourdough Crackers

Sourdough batter crackers are one of the easiest and healthiest snacks you can make with your sourdough starter. In this version I’ve increased the nutrition and flavor by adding tons of sprouted pumpkin and sunflower seeds to the fermented batter. The seeds give the crackers a wonderful light and crispy crunch with an extra toasty …

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Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread With Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Pecans

This vibrant, cozy braided sourdough wreath bread is here to welcome back the sun as the days grow longer yet again. Here in the Northern hemisphere it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and that which marks the true beginning of winter.  I’m always moved by how our natural world works. Even …

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Perfect Peppermint Pinwheel Cookies

This peppermint pinwheel recipe is an old family favorite introduced to us by my maternal grandmother, who we lovingly called Ponana. About 20 years ago my mom compiled a binder of the treat recipes we loved when we were growing up, some of our favorite “sweeties and fatties.” Written above the recipe for peppermint pinwheels …

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