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Black Beans: Cooking and Favorite Meals

You may know that I have a slight obsession with beans.  Beans are a wonderfully frugal whole food, they have an excellent nutritional profile, and are extremely versatile. There are hundreds of varieties of beans/legumes available which really helps keep things interesting. Beans also make an excellent addition to your food storage. For ease of …

Design a Sourdough Muffin

A few years ago I shared my basic muffin formula.  This is an adaptation from the muffin formula in The Complete Tightwad Gazette by Amy Dacyczyn. I changed the original formula to allow for soaking the grains (in order to reduce the phytic acid and other anti-nutrients).  I expanded on the details of this basic …

New Video: Buttermilk Syrup an Economical Alternative to Maple Syrup

I originally shared a  family favorite for Buttermilk Syrup in April of 2010. We love this syrup. With the recent price hike of maple syrup this is a wonderfully tasty alternative.   My daughter, Kiki, helped me create a You Tube video where we demonstrate this yummy syrup. We love this syrup on German Pancakes,  Sourdough Pancakes or Waffles, …

Grain-Free Clafouti

Mmmm. Clafouti. Definitely a favorite. I had actually never heard of clafouti until it was featured in the menu mailer from Cooking Traditional Foods which I subscribed to for several months.  KerryAnn has shared a modified version of her recipe as a Budget Breakfast using soaked flour. I’ve made the version she shares and it is delicious. Clafouti for …