A big crock of pink sauerkraut is sitting on my counter patiently fermenting. I know that it is delicious enough as a stand alone filling for perogies. Homemade perogies are very easy to make and taste way better than store bought. Absolutely no comparison even the first time you make them. The filling, sauerkraut only, is already made. Do not be nervous about making the pierogi (or pasta) dough. It's not French pastry. You can't over handle the dough. If I can make them, anyone can!
Have you ever tasted bread made with a natural starter? Real sourdough bread or pancakes made with a sourdough starter? If you have you will agree that yeasted, baking powdered or baking soda-ed counterparts are pale, city cousins.
Sourdough breads, pancakes, pita bread, breadsticks, cakes and batters are full of friendly bacteria that break down difficult to digest gluten into more easily absorbed nutrients and add B vitamins. Until only 130 years ago, all bread was made with natural leaven. Any batter can be made using a sourdough starter.
In spite of what I said in my Bread Back blog post, if you are going to eat bread, make it sourdough bread. Better still steamed sourdough bread.
Click through below to where I describe how to create your own sourdough starter so that you can try out future sourdough recipes. I am also providing a recipe for the simplest sourdough creation of all time--the pancake! No need to use baking powder or baking soda.
We all know the story about eggs. Eggs are a whole chicken in a hard shell so, energetically, they are very contracting.
For those of us who still miss omelettes or frittata and are tired of tofu here is an easy to make, scrumptious alternative.
This morning I met Haley (one of three "No-Bread-Until-January-Challenge contestants) at Starbuck's. I forgot that Starbuck's also has porridge on their menu and, in fairness to Starbuck's and my readers, I thought I should try some to see how it measures up against Tim Horton's. I asked for porridge without sugar but with dried fruit and the nut medley.