Vintage Recipe~1903 Finger Rolls
This was the first vintage recipe I’ve made in a while, from this particular book. It’s always an adventure trying to decipher what they mean. The lack of directions are alway a challenge. Here is the recipe as written in the book. The biggest challenge with this recipe was the ingredient “liquid yeast”. I used…
Traditional cooking tips…Soak brown rice and other grains to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Whole grains, such as brown rice, wheat, oats, etc, contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme inhibitor, which are needed for digestion. Pepsin, in the stomach, for protein, Amylase for…
Whole Food Recipes…Peanut Butter & Banana Smoothie with Pea Micro Greens
There are just those time when you have to have something sweet. Maybe you’re craving ice cream, or a shake. This little smoothie fits the bill, even with the micro greens added. Don’t add too many, or they will over power the flavor. To boost the nutrients even more, I’ve added some of my L.A.P.S.…
Traditional cooking tips…Soak beans to get rid of phytic acid and make them more digestible.
Beans, beans the magical fruit…Well, we all know that little saying. Beans are notoriously difficult to digest, causing many people digestive distress. Beans contain phytic acid, which stores phosphorus for the young bean plant. The problem comes when we humans try to eat untreated beans. The phytic acid in the bean acts as an enzyme…
Boost your Vitamin and Mineral Intake with L.A.P.S. Nut and Seed Mix
What would you say to a nut and seed mix that would supply nutrients to improve health throughout the body? This nut and seed mix, L.A.P.S., (linseed/flax-almonds-pumpkin seeds-sunflower seeds) does just that. L.A.P.S. provides a range of nutrients that help the body in many ways which include: improving skin, hair and teeth, boosting immunity, building…
Traditional Cooking Tip: Traditional cooks only use eggs from pasture raised chickens.
I am so lucky when it comes to eggs. A friend of mine raises chickens and I buy my eggs directly from her. I love her eggs. I don’t just get chicken eggs, but also turkey eggs and sometimes goose eggs. Here’s a short clip of Fountain Spring Farm. This was 2 years ago and…
Daily Traditional Cooking Tip: Make your own butter in 5 minutes or less
Have you ever bought a pint of cream for a recipe, and have a bunch left over? Make your own butter with the left overs. With our modern appliances, it’s so easy. Of course you can also make it by shaking cream in a mason jar, for about 10-15 minutes. A bit of a work…
5 Recipes From My Mother’s Kitchen
My Mom is an absolutely AMAZING cook! I’d like to think my love of cooking came from watching her work magic in the kitchen. Like my Grandmother before her, it seemed that Mom didn’t measure anything or directly follow any recipe. She could take any recipe, change amounts, or remove/change ingredients entirely and come up…
Daily traditional cooking tip: Acquire quality, locally sourced food whenever possible.
Traditional cooking is all about quality food, locally sourced whenever possible. Such as…
Daily traditional cooking tip: Soaking grains makes them healthier and easier to digest.
Soaking grains helps neutralize phytic acid and release enzyme inhibitors. This makes them easier to digest and the nutrients more easily absorbed. Soak grains in clean, filtered water 8 hours or overnight. Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar per cup of grains, to assist in neutralizing the phytic acid.