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I was doing a little research on... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I was doing a little research on fermentation (primarily of grains) and came across a really useful on-line booklet entitled, Fermented Cereals. A Global Perspective. Od ... Read on »
I’ve made the Nourishing Traditi... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve made the Nourishing Traditions (NT) cornbread several times and really like the recipe. The key is that I use masa harina rather than using the technique of grindi ... Read on »
The links I posted previously ar... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The links I posted previously are good and useful, but only a starting point. I happen to have a copy of Wild Fermentation, which is a good introduction to the broad ... Read on »
At first I wondered how to move ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking At first I wondered how to move my family toward eating nourishing traditional foods. Case in point… One of my son’s favorite foods is boxed cold cereal. He would liv ... Read on »
I just put up some pickled veget... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I just put up some pickled vegetables. This is my first time making ginger carrots from Nourishing Traditions, but I’ve made pickled cucumbers before. The first time ... Read on »
For many years I’ve had an inter... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking For many years I’ve had an interest in Chinese medicine and philosophy. The Chinese have an elemental cycle similar to the Greek elements of water, air, earth, and fire. ... Read on »
Everyone seems to be posting rec... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Everyone seems to be posting recipes for cranberry relish so I decided I couldn’t be left out. I would have posted this sooner, but didn’t invent it until the night bef ... Read on »
Why waste a perfectly good turke... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Why waste a perfectly good turkey carcass. After I had carved all the meat off the bird, I put it in a stockpot and covered it with water. I added a couple carrots, cel ... Read on »
In the past my wife has always c... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking In the past my wife has always cooked the turkey. Usually we just buy a butterball or something that is self-basting and then cook it in a bag. This year we tried someth ... Read on »
Using the same basic recipe as I... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Using the same basic recipe as I do for my Chicken Pot Pie, I used up most of the leftover turkey today. I improved the recipe a little, primarily with the gravy. I ... Read on »
About 4 months ago I took over t... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking About 4 months ago I took over the kitchen in our house. My wife Shari had taken care of the kitchen for the first 12 years of our life together and had lost a lot of he ... Read on »
I’ve always been interested in h... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve always been interested in healthy eating. That’s probably due to my Seventh-day Adventist upbringing, which I left behind. While I gave up the teachings of the Seve ... Read on »
So over the weekend I made chick... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking So over the weekend I made chicken stock. I followed the guide in the Nourishing Traditions cookbook. I’ve done this before, but this time I cooked it for twice as lo ... Read on »
I’ve been working on my bread sk... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’ve been working on my bread skills (see details from my other blog) and learned an interesting thing today. I learned how to over-rise bread. The jaggies on the le ... Read on »
On my other blog , before the be... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking On my other blog, before the beginning of this blog, I had someone ask me for details on grain sources and recipes for my sourdough bread. Here are some answers. I u ... Read on »
I’m currently trying out a progr... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I’m currently trying out a program called Gourmet. I’m a Linux user and this installed easily in Ubuntu. Apparently there is a version for Windows as well, but it doesn’ ... Read on »
I love pastries of all sorts. I ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I love pastries of all sorts. I thought I’d try this lamb and rice pastry recipe from Nourishing Traditions. I used beef instead of lamb since I happened to have some ... Read on »
I never used to be a fan of hot ... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I never used to be a fan of hot cereals. However, they have grown on me with age. Going off of recipes in both Nourishing Traditions and Sue Gregg ’s Breakfasts book, I ... Read on »
My bread is getting closer. It i... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking My bread is getting closer. It is apparent that gluten development is the key to getting the bread I want. Ingredients (e.g. honey, oil, etc.) are nice, but they are ... Read on »
Chocolate is definitely not enco... by Brian G. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Chocolate is definitely not encouraged in Nourishing Traditions. There are several recipes using carob, but none with cocoa or chocolate. I’m not convinced cacao bean ... Read on »