Why I Love Sourdough… and You Should Too!

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I love Sourdough because it allows me to make all kinds of delicious (and healthy) baked goods -- such as crackers, pizzas crusts, dinner rolls, tortillas, pancakes/waffles, muffins, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls... The list goes on and on.  Just think about it... If it's a baked good, you can probably make it with … [Read more...]

Mesquite Powder… the Secret Ingredient

Mesquite Pods

Add some sweetness to that morning or post workout shake, while boosting important minerals. This relatively unknown ingredient has lots of great benefits that you will enjoy and your body will appreciate. Mesquite Trees I am talking about Mesquite powder. In Texas we are very familiar with mesquite as a type of tree … [Read more...]

Homemade “Premium” Vanilla Extract

Homemade Premium Vanilla Extract

Making your own homemade vanilla extract is so easy and tastes so much better than store bought. It takes a little time steeping in the alcohol...but it is definitely worth the wait. Homemade vanilla also makes wonderful gifts during the holidays. I like to use Dark Rum when making homemade vanilla extract for superb … [Read more...]

Baking Powder: How to Make Your Own

Old Baking Powder Tin

Did you know that most baking powder sold in your local super-market contains aluminum and corn based ingredients? Yes, most baking powders in your local super-market will contain aluminum (in the form of 'sodium aluminum sulfate') and some corn-based ingredients. Aluminum is definitely something you want to avoid … [Read more...]

Quinoa & Black Bean Pilaf

Quinoa & Black Bean Pilaf

Quinoa is not technically a grain, but the seed of a plant. You can use quinoa where ever you would normally use rice or couscous. Quinoa naturally has a coating of saponin, a bitter taste, which deters insects and birds. Rinsing the quinoa well with warm water is important to remove the saponin. Serve this quinoa recipe as … [Read more...]

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