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Traditional Methods of Preparing Staple Foods

In mentioning traditionally fermented sourdough bread in a previous post, I received a number of thoughtful messages on this topic, including the following from my friend Myra in Oaxaca, Mexico:

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Hi, Ben!

Thank you for your post about sourdough bread (and all your other great posts, also!). It's good to hear about how an ancient process can transform whole grain into a more generally useful foodstuff. Read more about Traditional Methods of Preparing Staple Foods

 

Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

Prickly pears, also known as cactus pears or cactus fruit, are well worth adding to your diet whenever you can find them. I have consistently found that prickly pears are well digested, support healthy bowel movements, and offer protection against sunburn, most likely because of their abundance in richly pigmented antioxidants (betalain, betanin, and indicaxanthin). Read more about Cactus Pears, Cactus Fruit, Prickly Pears

 

Sourdough Bread

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Above: Sourdough toast with creamy avocado slices and garden fresh Roma tomatoes and just a pinch of sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Read more about Sourdough Bread

 

How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

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One of nature's healthiest high-protein foods? Check.

Easy to prepare, low in calories, and rich in flavor? Check.

Free of gluten, dairy, and animal protein that can become harmful when exposed to high temperatures? Check, check, and check. Read more about How to Make Quinoa Stuffed Avocados

 

Sourdough French Toast With Blueberries and Maple Syrup

Here's a look at a fresh batch of French toast that I made over the weekend, served with blueberries and real maple syrup. I used traditionally fermented sourdough bread from a local bakery and eggs from free range birds. Read more about Sourdough French Toast With Blueberries and Maple Syrup

 

How to Make Healthy Korean Pancakes

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Korean pancakes, called bin dae duk, are unique in that they aren't made with flour. Traditionally, bin dae duk includes small amounts of pork, but on this particular day, we made this with nothing but hearty beans, fresh vegetables, and a small amount of rice. Read more about How to Make Healthy Korean Pancakes

 

Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

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For times when you crave Reese peanut butter cups but don't want your health to pay the price that comes with them, you might find all the satisfaction you're looking for with the following simple recipe for chocolate, almond butter, and raspberry cups. Read more about Dark Chocolate, Almond Butter, and Raspberry Cups

 

Crispy Potatoes with Guacamole

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I've been on a roll with new recipes as of late - everything I make, the living creatures in our home gobble every morsel up within an hour. This makes me happy, of course. Read more about Crispy Potatoes with Guacamole

 

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