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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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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 …

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Blueberry Cornbread Muffins – Gluten Free and Egg Free

  Sometimes inspiration comes from unlikely sources.  I’ve been feeling pretty down about my need to take a break from wheat while I heal my adrenals. Unfortunately, it means no more sourdough for me for a while. I am still baking sourdough bread for my family and friends and developing new recipes, but it’s really …

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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 little …

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Cranberry Sourdough Pastry Pinwheels

I love it when a recipe is born from leftover ingredients! This recipe for tart and jammy Cranberry and Sourdough Pastry Pinwheels came about when I found myself with an extra pie crust pastry and a whole bunch of dried cranberries. I really love my new Sweet and Buttery Sourdough Pie Crust. It tastes like …

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Traditional Cooking and Living Gift Guide To Encourage a Nourishing Sustainable Homestead

The holidays are fast approaching and it will soon be the season of giving. Although I support and try to practice a minimalist lifestyle I still need some tools to help me facilitate a slow-food, nourishing kitchen and sustainable home. Here, I have curated a list of my favorite gifts. Some have been given to …

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Pastured Chicken Liver Pâté With Shallots, Thyme, and Cognac

Every nourishing diet should include plenty of organ meats from healthy pastured animals. But it’s not always easy with the modern palate. If you didn’t grow up eating things like liver, kidneys, and other organ meats, the preparation and taste can be a little, well, off-putting. It takes time to get over the squeamish feeling …

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Everyday Elderberry – 29 Uses for Elderberries and a Bonus Recipe for Fresh Elderberry Poached Pears

I only recently started to explore the magical world of elderberries, and there is so much to learn. I wasn’t introduced to elderberries as a child and I didn’t even know about them until about 10 years ago. Now that I know how amazing they are, I scan the Oregon roadside and trails for elderberry …

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Miniature Maple Apple Pies in a Sweet and Buttery Sourdough Crust

I may have created the perfect food! These miniature maple apple pies are like little bites from heaven. The rich, maple- and cinnamon-flavored apple filling is encased in a buttery pastry crust made with traditionally fermented sourdough. Each little pie is a perfect single serving so they are great for kids, parties, gatherings, or sweet …

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Sweet and Buttery Sourdough Pie Crust – Traditionally Fermented for a Nourished Diet

Sourdough pie crust has been on my back burner for some time now! I finally had the time and opportunity to play around with my recipe and develop the perfect sweet and buttery sourdough pie crust. Even though I wish I’d done it long ago, now I can give you a real traditionally fermented pie …

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Sourdough Clafoutis With Black Cherries and Maple Syrup

In an effort to bring you everything sourdough, I now present you with sourdough clafoutis. I just couldn’t resist the challenge of making clafoutis with sourdough. The part of my job I love the most is recipe development. And developing this one was tasty! I used fully fermented sourdough starter, pastured eggs and butter, organic …

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Creamy Sweet Potato Casserole With Browned Butter and Cinnamon Maple Pecans

Take your holiday sweet potatoes to the next level! In this recipe, rich and creamy sweet potato mash is topped with toasty browned butter and crunchy, sweet Cinnamon Maple Pecans. I’m pretty confident that everyone will love this dish. It was a big hit here at my house for Thanksgiving and I also shared some …

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Sourdough Stuffing With Mixed Mushrooms, Spicy Sausage, and Thyme

This is the sourdough stuffing I make every year for the holidays. And every year it never fails to impress us all. When home-baked sourdough bread is used as a stuffing for roasted poultry, it takes on an almost bread pudding-like texture. It’s soft and moist because it does a wonderful job of absorbing all …

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Lacto-Fermented Cranberry Salad – A Nourishing Holiday Tradition

Whether you call it cranberry sauce, jellied cranberry, or cranberry salad, no holiday meal is complete without the sweet-tart taste of cranberries! I took my cranberry sauce in a whole new direction this year when I started reading about fermented cranberries. Like peeled whole garlic, whole cranberries can be covered in raw honey and left …

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