Easy, Allergy-Free Dinner Rolls

When I first looked for gluten-free recipes, I zeroed in on bread. What I found was mind-boggling. There were soooo many gluten-free bread recipes and each of them had their own flour blends. Plus, everywhere I read told me that gluten-free baking, especially bread baking, was a bit on the touchy side. I was almost afraid…

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Stock vs. Broth

(source) Do you ever wonder how people cooked before the invention of convenience foods? I never really thought about it while growing up or as a new bride. Canned and boxed foods lined my cupboard shelves. In fact, I thought pouring a box of macaroni into boiling water and adding the little white package was cooking…

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Sourdough Basics

(source) So what’s the deal with sourdough bread? In our quest to eat healthier, this topic came up a lot. I finally sat down one day to read about it. Sourdough bread is made by ‘souring’ the flour and using natural yeast to make baked goods rather than commercial yeast. The acids produced by beneficial…

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The Controversy About Grains

(source) Have you ever started talking with someone about whether or not to eat grains and inadvertently started a controversy? Real/whole food advocates say to eat properly prepared grains because they’re so nutritious. Gluten-free folks are okay with any grain as long as it doesn’t contain gluten. Candida-diet followers need to eliminate starches, so most grains aren’t allowed. Then…

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What’s Not to Love About Coconut Oil?

(source) You may have noticed how often coconut oil appears in our recipes.That’s because of my deep. Abiding. Love. For. It. Why coconut oil? Coconut oil is a saturated fat that has, unfortunately, been falsely accused. For years we’ve been told saturated fat, along with cholesterol, cause a host of health problems; the top three being…

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