I use pinto, lima, kidney, white and mung beans. I process all of them the same except for Mung. I put 3/4 cup instead of 1 1/4 as they absorb more liquid.
beans and remove any that are shriveled. Measure out 1 1/4 cup of dried beans for each quart you plan to can.
Most of our recipies at our home have converted over to sour dough. Benefits of sour dough include:
Before you begin sour dough recipes you have to have a starter that you can get from a friend or make your own. Sour dough is alive so it needs your attention. Here is what I did.
I got a culture to start it from http://www.culturesforhealth.com/spelt-sourdough-starter.html
I got the spelt as that is my favorite flour to work with. Than I followed the directions for a starter. Once that is done than you can make this recipie!
I got this from my favorite sour doe book – Classic Sourdoughs A Home Bakers Handbook- amazon
This recipie makes 15 bagels although I always double mine and freeze half
Add flour one cup at a time till the dough is stiff. Turn unto a floured bread board and knead till satiny. Cover and proof in a metal or glass bowl for 8-12 hours or overnight.
Divide dough into 15 equal balls. Roll each ball into a 6 inch rope and pinch the ends together to form a doughnut shape. Proof covered for one hour in a warm place. Bring 4 cups of water and 2 tbs maple suryp to a boil. Drop bagels in 2 at a time and remove when they float or are puffed up. Remove and drain off water. Place on baking sheet and bake for 25 min to golden brown at 375 degrees.
Cut bagels in half if you are going to freeze which is what I do! I always double my recipies!
These can be grain free if you use straight coconut flour. I use a bit of spelt for the elasticity. If you are using coconut flour use less flour as it is a moisture sucker.
You can half this recipie but I make it in bulk to freeze. Saves time for a Family!
Seriously amazing and delicious!
Pour into greased ice cube trays and freeze- add in raw nuts for pizzazz
Great for a treat for Kids! Delicious in Ice cream!
Enjoy as a mood booster- All raw forms of cacao are filled with iron, dietary fiber, calcium, zinc, potassium and antioxidants.
Raw cacao is most known for being a superfood that is a rich source of antioxidants, but it is also filled with a number of other beneficial nutrients. As a rich source of manganese, raw cacao helps oxygenate the blood. Raw cacao is also a rich source of magnesium, which helps in balancing brain chemistry. It is also rich in sulfur, which builds strong nails and hair, and promotes beautiful skin.
I have been making all of my own yogurt for my family as it is very cost effective as well as easy to make! I have a great recipie that works every time! Other recipies I have had would turn out to runny. This one is great! I make a gallon or two at a time as we eat it all! I use yogurt as a sub a lot of the time to sour cream or mayo in recipies.
In a crockpot:
Turn off oven and place your jars of yogurt in oven that was warmed and close door quickly.
Incubate overnight or up to 8 hours! Store in fridge for up to a month! Enjoy! You made your own yogurt!! Heap some in a bowl and have frozen blackberries and a little maple syrup!
Coconut flour Cinnamon Muffins- Grain Free
In a bowl mix:
In another bowl:
Mix two bowls together and add in any berries of choice if you would like!
I drizzled molasses on the top before baking!
Coconut flour is a moisture sucker so remember that when using it..
Bake at 350 for 20 min approximately
We use a lot of vanilla extract- my husband loves it! I started making my own for cost efficiency.
Meanwhile in another saucepan heat:
Place heated lids on jars and screw band on tight
Place in hot water bath for 10 min- cool for 5 min before taking out
Cover and let rest to seal overnight
Rhubarb Blueberry Crisp
I just fresh picked rhubarb! Time to make dessert!
In a bowl mix together:
Top with my Homemade Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream in Recipies