Tag: Healthy Grains

Health Grains

I have a love-hate relationship with grains and have learned over many years of research and experimentation what constitutes a healthy grain for my body and my family.  Perhaps the articles listed here under “Healthy Grains” will help you and your family, too.

Specifically, “Healthy Grains” at Homestead Lady will be whole grains, ancient grains being superb, that have been soaked, sprouted and/or fermented with sourdough cultures.

In general, the recipes at Homestead Lady never include ingredients like corn syrup or other processed sugars, margarine, highly processed grains or synthetic dyes.  Instead, we will help you craft a healthy kitchen based on whole foods principles:

  • whole, properly processed grains – including fermentation like sourdough – though gluten free foods are always clearly indicated as such
  • real, quality fats like animal lards, whole milk butters and rich oils
  • a variety of vegetables and fruits
  • alternatives diets like Paleo, Keto, gluten-free and others
Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe 2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpg

Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways

Healthy Homemade Gingerbread House Recipe  2 Ways l Homestead Holidays as a Family l Homestead Lady.com.jpgFor a healthy twist on a homemade holiday favorite, here’s our version of a foodie’s Gingerbread House. If you get to the end of the instructions and decide you need something easier, don’t worry. We’ve included a busy-mom version that’s still healthy and fun. Continue reading “Homemade Healthy Gingerbread House 2 Ways”

Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com

Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe

I must admit I’m a sucker for historical, slow food and Colonial Thanksgiving recipes are super fun.  Give me an old “receipt” as they were called and a handful of wholesome ingredients and I’m a happy kitchen girl.  Here’s a family favorite for this time of year: Gingerbread Hasty Pudding.Gingerbread Hasty Pudding l A Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Colonial Thanksgiving Recipe”

Nut Free Blueberry Crunch Sourdough Pancakes l Use buckwheat instead of nuts for a flavorful crunch in your naturally leavened pancakes l Homestead Lady (.com).jpg

Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes

Sourdough is a great way to serve up a healthy breakfast.  Everyone loves pancakes.  Sourdough pancakes are, therefore, the perfect combination.  Don’t be intimidated by the steps to this recipe, if you’re new to sourdough – it looks a lot harder than it actually is.  Plus, I share my secret ingredient for crunch without the nuts, for those with allergies.   Nut Free Blueberry Crunch Sourdough Pancakes l Use buckwheat instead of nuts for a flavorful crunch in your naturally leavened pancakes l Homestead Lady (.com).jpg Continue reading “Nut Free Blueberry Sourdough Crunch Pancakes”

Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)

Gluten Free Pizza Dough

Gluten Free Pizza Dough l Plus DIY Backyard Bread and Pizza Oven book by Homestead Honey l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you on the hunt for great gluten free pizza dough?  Well, search no further because we have a fantastic recipe for you – it’s even naturally leavened (sourdoughed) for good measure.  And guess, what else?  We’ve got a fantastic, easy to use resource for those wanting to learn to build their own PIZZA OVEN! Continue reading “Gluten Free Pizza Dough”

Sourdough Kulich l An Easter Tradition from Russia l Naturally Leavened l Homestead Lady (.com)

Sourdough Kulich: An Easter Recipe

Sourdough Kulich l An Easter Tradition from Russia l Naturally Leavened l Homestead Lady (.com)Today I’m sharing a tasty Easter tradition that comes to us from our Slavic friends, made even healthier with a little fermenting.  Here’s sourdough kulich for your dining pleasure. Continue reading “Sourdough Kulich: An Easter Recipe”

Ebelskiver Pancake Maker l Celebrate Pancake Day with Danish Ebelskiver Pancakes l Homestead Lady.com

Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day

This is a plug for family traditions.  We’re not Catholic but we love the humble holiday of Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday).  We pull out all our pancake recipes and heat up our favorite pancake maker – the cast iron Ebelskiver pan!  Bonus, we’re including a sourdough Ebelskiver recipe…Ebelskiver Pancake Maker l Celebrate Pancake Day with Danish Ebelskiver Pancakes l Homestead Lady.com Continue reading “Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day”