Easy Homemade Sourdough Bread Recipe from 1869

This is the easiest homemade sourdough bread recipe I've tried - just mix the ingredients together, let them rise, and you're ready to bake! | ourheritageofhealth.com

 

If you’re not used to baking homemade bread, making sourdough bread might sound a bit intimidating at first, but once you get used to it, this bread is really much easier than “regular” yeasted bread.

This easy homemade sourdough bread only needs to be kneaded once, and after that you can just put it in the same pan you’re going to bake it in and let it rise overnight. Then, the next morning when it has risen, all you have to do is put it in the oven and you’re done.

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Homemade Cornbread Stuffing with Chestnuts and Dried Cranberries

 

Homemade cornbread stuffing recipe with chestnuts and dried cranberries | Our Heritage of Health

I had originally planned on posting this recipe back during the holiday season, but as I’ve mentioned before, I’m a habitual procrastinator, so I’m just getting around to it now. Better late than never, right? 🙂

I’ve made this stuffing for Thanksgiving dinner for the past couple of years, but this year I finally wrote down all of the ingredients so I can have an actual recipe to follow for the next time I make it. This is my favorite holiday stuffing recipe, but it would also be equally delicious any time of the year with a roast chicken or as a side dish to any meal.

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Mashed Butternut Squash with Maple Syrup and Cinnamon

 

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I never used to do much with butternut squash because it seemed almost a little bit intimidating of a vegetable. I wasn’t really quite sure what to do with it, and it always seemed like it would be so difficult to peel and slice, so I would always just pass by it in the store and buy other things instead.

The local organic farm where I’ve been getting vegetables over the summer had a huge crop of butternut squash this year, though, so seeing that huge array of squash piled in baskets was too much for me to resist.

Once I tried butternut squash for the first time, I realized how simple it was and how incredibly delicious it tasted. The roasted and mashed butternut squash with maple syrup and cinnamon added to it was almost like having a dessert with the sweet syrup and the spice. The only part of the process that was a little bit difficult was just slicing the squash in half, but if you have a good sharp knife it isn’t so bad, and the end result is completely worth the effort!

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25 Real Food Healthy Pumpkin Recipes

25 real food healthy pumpkin recipes | Our Heritage of Health

Pumpkin is one of those kinds of foods that automatically brings back memories of the holidays and harvest season. Any time I see a pumpkin, I remember crisp autumn days strolling through a pumpkin patch to find just the right one or the sight of a holiday table decorated with pumpkins and laden with pumpkin-flavored breads and pies.

During a time of year that gets increasingly cold and dark with every day that goes by, the sight of a pumpkin is a bright and colorful reminder of the bounty of the harvest and of the warmth and light of times we spend with family and friends during the holiday season.

Since no holiday table would be complete without at least one pumpkin-themed dish, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite real food, healthy pumpkin recipes that would be perfect for the holidays or for any day when you want the nostalgic flavor of pumpkin.

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15 Sweet and Savory Apple Recipes for Autumn

 

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Now that the air is getting cooler, and the leaves are starting to turn just a bit, it’s officially apple season again.

It doesn’t really feel like fall to me unless I’ve gone apple picking at least once. There’s nothing quite like biting into a freshly-picked orchard apple on one of those perfect autumn days when the air is crisp but the sun still feels warm and the skies are blue and cloudless.

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Heirloom Grain Pancakes Made with Water Instead of Milk

 

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These heirloom grain pancakes are my new favorites. I’ve been making a big batch of them every couple of weeks and then keeping them in the freezer so I can just take a couple out in the morning and pop them in the toaster. It’s almost like having frozen waffles from the store, only better because they’re homemade with ingredients that I can actually pronounce 🙂

These are pancakes made with water instead of milk, so they’re perfect for anyone who can’t have dairy or for any times when you might realize that you’ve run out of milk just when you want to make a batch. This recipe uses butter, but if you wanted to make the pancakes completely dairy-free, you could substitute coconut oil for the butter. 

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Farm Stand Bounty Chicken and Swiss Chard Soup

Farm stand bounty chicken and swiss chard soup | ourheritageofhealth.com

Among the many reasons why I love summer, one of the main reasons is the abundance of fresh local produce this time of year. It’s so nice to be able to stop by a farm stand or farmer’s market and get organic fruits and vegetables that were picked the same day and that are usually quite a bit cheaper than buying the same organic produce in a grocery store would be.

This past week I got a big bunch of Swiss chard from a local organic farm stand, and I knew it was more than I would be able to eat. I didn’t want to waste any of it, though, so I threw it into the pot of chicken soup I was making along with a few other veggies to make a chicken and Swiss chard soup .

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