100% Whole Wheat Bread

Yes, it is possible to make a loaf of 100% whole grain bread with a light crumb, chewy crust, and real flavor. Total prep time including kneading: about 20 minutesUnattended time: about 4 hoursCook time: 25-35 minutes INGREDIENTS3 cups whole wheat flour (“white” whole wheat works well)1/4 cup fun stuff Continue Reading

Applesauce Bran Muffins

Apple season enables a million delicious recipes, starting with these.  Eat them warm, with butter. Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 20 minutes12Yield:  muffins INGREDIENTS2 eggs, whisked1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup milk1/2 cup yogurt¼ cup olive oil2 cups whole wheat flour1 1/2 cups wheat bran1/2 cup sugar or equivalent* (*Stevia works Continue Reading

Arugula Carbonara

Crisp, flavorful arugula dances on the palate with creamy, nutty whole wheat pasta and sweet, tender crisp peppers.  Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  15 minutesServes:  6+ INGREDIENTS1/2 pound ground sausage meat (optional)1 large sweet pepper, cut into 1/2″ chunks (about 1 cup)1 pound whole wheat pasta, your favorite shape2 eggs1/3 Continue Reading

Rhubarb Muffins

Rhubarb sauce lends these muffins a moist, springy texture and tangy flavor. Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 20 minutesYield:  12 muffins INGREDIENTS3 cups whole wheat flour1 cup wheat branStevia or equivalent, and honey*2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons baking powder2 eggs1 cup rhubarb sauce1 cup milk1/4 cup orange juice 1/4 cup Continue Reading

Vegetable Stew with Greens and Carrots

On the day I made this hearty soup, the high temperature was 4 degrees.  This hearty bowl of goodness proved equal to the task. Prep time:  15 minutesCook time:  30 minutesServes:  6-8 INGREDIENTS1 1/2 cups brassica greens, coarsely chopped (kale, young broccoli leaves, cabbage, etc)8 cups chicken or vegetable stock2 Continue Reading

Carbonara with tomatoes, chives, & bacon

A simple, hearty dish that makes good use of fresh veggies. Prep time:  10 minutesCook time:  20-25 minutesServes:   6 at least INGREDIENTS1 lb whole grain pasta (your favorite shape)1 cup grape tomatoes, halved1/2 cup chives, chopped into 1/4 inch pieces1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon2 eggs, whisked1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheeseSaltPepper Continue Reading

Radish Fritters!

This is one of those “are you kidding me” recipes.  But try this indulgent take on the quintessential spring orb, and you’ll be back for seconds. Prep time:  10 minutesCook time:  5-6 MinutesServes:  4 as a side dish INGREDIENTS1 bunch radishes (about 1 1/2 – 2 cups shredded)2 eggs1/3 cup Continue Reading