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Traditional Cooking And Living

All of Butter For All’s Traditional Cooking And Living recipes, guides, and tips in one place.

What does cooking and living traditionally mean?

It means we grow our own food, preserve it and eat seasonally. It means we soak and ferment our grains and leaven them with traditional sourdough starter. It means we take care and pride over the animals we keep for food and companionship. It means we care for our family’s health with organic foods, herbal remedies and traditional wisdom. It means we are reconnecting to the old ways, the ways peoples have lived and thrived for thousands of years. It means we are not buying into the blatant culture of consumerism – We can make our own, build our own, cloth our own and care for our own without corporate influence. It means we have found the true essence of life within our food crops, our chicken’s eggs and our mindfulness. And that true essence is peace, wisdom and love.

These soft and chewy gluten free cookies are made with properly prepared crispy pecans, browned butter and coconut sugar for a real food, really delicious treat! If you like pecan pie, you will love these cookies! #brownedbutter #pecans #pecanpie #cookies #glutenfree #grainfree #nourishing #wapf #simple #realfood #norefinedsugar #refinedsugarfree #icecreamsandwich #nuts #almondflour #coconutflour #butter #cookiesandmilk

Gluten Free Browned Butter Pecan Cookies – Grain Free and Refined Sugar Free

  This is what happens when crispy pecans, browned butter and unrefined coconut sugar come together into a soft and chewy cookie that tastes like pecan pie! This recipe was inspired by my obsession with the incredible flavor combination of browned butter and pecans. The browned butter accentuates the yummy toasty nuttiness of the pecans …

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The perfect ratio for creating a whole wheat sourdough loaf that doesn't feel like a brick! This recipe make a loaf with an open crumb and perfect whole wheat texture. #starter #sourdough #wholewheat #wholegrain #wildyeast #bread #honey

Whole Wheat Sourdough Bread

  If you are looking for a whole wheat sourdough bread recipe that is soft and lofty then this is your ratio. Getting a whole grain loaf to cooperate can be tricky. They are often dense, and sometimes they even feel undercooked. I have come up with a great formula that produces a very soft …

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These entirely grain free cookies are packed with chewy honey nut flavor! These cookies are full of possibilities, they can be scooped or rolled, cut thin or thick, topped with nuts, and baked soft or firm! Try them all! #glutenfree #soft #chewy #honetsweetened #nuts #crispynuts #soakednuts #almonds #pecans #cookies #grahamcrackers #grainfree #nourishing #realfood #wapf #nourishingtraditons #wisetraditions #healthy #snacks #lunchbox #camping #smores

Grain Free Honey Nut Cookies – Three Ways – Extra Nutty, Soft & Chewy, and Grain Free Graham Cracker

Honey and nuts have always been a perfect combination and these soft and chewy cookies prove it. I set out to create this new cookie recipe as a thank you for my gluten free holistic dentist who has been very thoughtful in helping me regain full body health.  What I didn’t expect is that the …

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Sprouted Chickpea Falafel Balls

  When I wrote about my Real Sourdough Pita Bread I introduced you to one of my all-time favorite restaurants, Falafel’s Drive In. They have that perfect mix of Middle East authenticity and American Drive In. It’s a great combination! Every time I’m in San Jose, California I stop in for a falafel or two, a …

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Real Sourdough Pita Bread

  Pita bread will always hold a special place in my heart.     My father worked at San Jose City College near one of the most iconic falafel spots in North America, Falafel’s Drive In! On the special occasion that I got to accompany him to the ceramics studio we would always eat lunch …

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Overnight Sourdough Waffles

  Sourdough waffles are a special breakfast any day of the week! I make a big batch of batter and then we all sit around the table eating waffles fresh off the iron. It’s a fun way to have a communal breakfast where we all get to participate in the cooking.     These Overnight …

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Easy Cultured Raw Butter

  I hope this becomes my most popular recipe. I’m a huge advocate for real butter being incorporated into every meal. Butter is a nourishing traditional food, full of fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids. The saturated fat in butter also contains cholesterol – one of the most important building blocks for the nervous system, …

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