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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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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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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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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 will …

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Sourdough Toaster Tarts With Blackberry, Sage, and Honey Filling

This fall you will find me in my kitchen making these magical sourdough toaster tarts by the dozen! While they take a little extra effort to prepare, the real fermented dough, perfectly sweetened filling, and touch of garden magic make these worth the time. Toaster Tarts Anytime! You can serve these little beauties golden brown …

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Sesame Seed Sourdough Starter Batter Crackers

This isn’t my first rodeo with sourdough starter batter crackers. I started making them back in the winter of 2018. I had been experimenting with drying Sourdough Crepes in the oven to get a slightly sweet cracker when the idea for a batter-style cracker hit me. I have to admit, it’s been one of my …

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Buttermilk Sourdough Bread With Honey and Oats

This is the kind of bread that makes a sandwich exceptional.  When I set out to develop this recipe I spent a lot of time testing different shaping techniques. I finally settled on a beautiful and functional sandwich loaf. Baking this rich bread in a loaf pan really supports the hearty oat-filled dough.  The texture …

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