Cookies for breakfast? You bet! I'm not talking about a certain boxed cereal with fluffy little bits that leave you hungry an hour later, I'm talking about chewy, crunchy go anywhere granola cookies with all the stuff you want and none of the stuff you don't. These easy granola cookies can be gluten free if you use certified gluten free oats. (Oats do not naturally contain gluten, but can be cross contaminated.) They are also casein free (when the oats are soaked with vinegar) and soy free. [Read more…]
Water kefir is a great way to kick the soda habit, and an easy way to get more probiotics into your diet. My kids like it better than kombucha, because it has a milder, less acidic flavor. (Compare water kefir and kombucha.) There's still a certain muskiness to it from the fermentation. You're not going to pass this off as regular soda, but it makes a nice, naturally carbonated option for those of us who avoid sugary drinks and artificial sweeteners. Once you purchase your grains, you should be able to continue culturing indefinitely. It's much cheaper than buying soda or carbonated water, and healthier, too. [Read more…]
Just so you know, if you're looking for ways to cook roadkill, i.e., critters that have met their ends in traffic, this is not that kind of post. This is about a quick and easy, budget friendly sandwich spread or dip that's a great way to stretch leftover bits of meat into another meal. I grew up calling it “roadkill”; it may have different names other places. [Read more…]
I purchased my Alaska sourdough starter from Cultures for Health several months ago, and have been happily baking sourdough bread, but I wanted to expand my sourdough repertoire. Enter GNOWFGLINS's sourdough e-course. While I didn't purchase the entire course, I did purchase the recipe book, and I highly recommend it. If you are interested in sourdough – buy this book! The pictures are great and I appreciated the level of detail in the instructions. It's wonderful!