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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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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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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 Fig Bars – Egg Free, School Friendly, and Kid Approved

  It’s fun to be a kid (or at least to eat like one). There are so many new and different flavors and textures to experience. Unfortunately, some of the favorite snacks from our own childhoods, the ones we want our children to also delight in, are loaded with refined sugar, processed grains, unhealthy vegetable oils …

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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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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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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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Cranberry Apple Duck Liver Pâté

  When I’m brainstorming ways of cooking duck meat I always associate fruit. Duck has a strong, rich and earthy flavor that is smoothed and refined by adding a natural sweetener like apples, dried fruit or dark complex berries. Duck liver is essentially the same and needs a careful balance of sweetness to bring out …

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Cinnamon Maple Pecan Granola – Made with Properly Prepared Soaked Oats and Nuts

    Finally, a real soaked oat and nut breakfast granola that you can confidently feed the whole family! This cinnamon maple pecan granola is just lightly sweetened with real maple syrup and is carefully prepared to make sure you get the most out of every bite! With just a handful of real food ingredients …

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Raw Chocolate Bark with Cranberries, Coconut and Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds – Raw Honey Sweetened

  The holidays bring us many reasons to celebrate and indulge. This Raw Chocolate Bark is made with the purest ingredients available. The bark itself is just three simple raw ingredients, raw cacao, raw coconut and raw honey. There are no fillers, no refined sugars, no chemicals, no soy and no junk! This is a …

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