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Holiday Traditions And Treats

Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread With Pumpkin, Cranberries, and Pecans

  This gorgeous, vibrant, cozy Braided Sourdough Wreath Bread is here to welcome back the sun as the days grow longer yet again. Here in Oregon 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 …

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Raw-Honey-Sweetened Cranberry Sauce With Fresh Orange and Thyme

  The color of this cranberry sauce is simply stunning. But it’s the flavors that will have your guests asking for the recipe! I take a few of the best ingredients of the season and combine them in an organic and thoughtful way to create a sauce that has a bright, zippy, herbaceous flavor that …

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Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

  These soft Sourdough Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are the perfect way to dress up your holiday table! Made with all-natural ingredients like puréed pumpkin or winter squash, eggs, milk, cream, and low-glycemic coconut sugar, this recipe uses my classic overnight fermentation technique for the best flavor, texture, and digestibility.  I don’t think you will find …

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Cinnamon Apple and Honey-Butter Caramel Popcorn Balls

  Popcorn Balls need to make a dramatic comeback. This is their chance! For this recipe I took freshly popped crispy popcorn, coated it in honey-butter caramel sauce, then added some salt, cinnamon, and diced dried apples to make a popcorn treat that tastes like popcorn apple pie.      Popcorn Balls With the Flavors …

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Sourdough Potato Pancakes – Fully Fermented, Tummy Friendly

  Potato pancakes or “latkes” happen to be one of my favorite comfort foods. When I was young my mother served up the gluey, chewy, potato pancakes from a box mix. They are delicious in their own right, but honestly they have nothing on my sourdough potato pancakes.     My sourdough version uses an …

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Cranberry Rosemary Shortbread Cookies – Honey Sweetened Sprouted Grains

  Are you ready to delight your senses? Rosemary takes these chewy cranberry shortbread cookies to the next level! They are made with seven simple, nourishing ingredients, lots of love, and a little herbal magic.       The Ingredients Matter Spelt or other Sprouted Grains Spelt is an ancient grain that is rich in …

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Simple and Nourishing Apple Galette in a Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Crust

  An apple galette easy enough for a weeknight and rustically beautiful enough for a holiday table. These days I don’t have a lot of extra time for making desserts. That’s probably a good thing. But with the holidays approaching and all the beautiful fresh apples at the market I couldn’t help but whip up …

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The Perfect Sprouted Whole Wheat Pastry Crust

  Having a perfect pastry crust recipe is one of my secrets for a successful, less stressful holiday dinner. I adapted this recipe from my all-time favorite crust recipe, The Ultimate Lard Pie Crust. This new recipe is made with healthy sprouted whole wheat flour instead of white flour and butter instead of lard. It’s a …

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Sprouted Whole Wheat Soul Cakes – A Nourishing Way To Honor Old Traditions

  Spicy Sweet Soul Cakes are our gateway to the past. Growing up a secular American can be a spiritually lonely place and living in a typical American town is often like living in a cultural and spiritual wasteland. At some point you begin to crave the gatherings, community celebrations, and spiritual traditions that our ancestors …

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Soft and Sweet Sourdough Rich Dough Recipe

  If you are looking for a traditionally leavened, super soft, lightly sweet, rich dough recipe then this is your lucky day! I’ve been messing around with this recipe for a few months and even before it was perfect it was sooooo good. The dough is easy to handle, ferments beautifully, and tastes incredible. I …

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Carrot Cake Waffles with Honey Butter Frosting – Made with Sprouted Whole Wheat

  Waffles! Crispy, sweet and loaded with real pastured butter. What could be better? It just so happens that Carrot Cake Waffles are better! I needed a fun brunch idea for our Spring celebration and I was drawing a blank. I was craving carrot cake but wanted it to be breakfast-y. I though about making …

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Buttery Maple Praline Coffee Cake – Made with Yogurt and Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour – Refined Sugar Free

  If you have ever had real pralines then you know how sinfully good they are. I’ve added that incredible flavor to the crispy topping on my Buttery Maple Praline Coffee Cake! Pralines are a crumbly buttery caramel candy studded with pecans. Since I stopped eating white sugar I haven’t made them but the topping on this …

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Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Halva Bites – Raw Tahini, Raw Honey, Raw Cacao and Salt

  I had a hard time naming this recipe. I’m still questioning whether calling it Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Halva Bites is fair. It’s not really anything like the flaky traditional tahini halva made with cooked sugar or honey, or like real chocolate chip cookie dough made from flour, sugar and eggs. Instead the …

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Sweet Potato Sourdough – Soft Sandwich Loaf or English Muffins

  Are you ready to shake up your sourdough bread game? This recipe for slightly sweet and earthy Sweet Potato Sourdough will blow you away. I originally set out to make a soft and chewy Sweet Potato Sourdough English Muffin but quickly realized that this same formula makes a wonderful soft sandwich loaf bread as well. …

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