Recipes, Snacks, Sourdough

Sourdough Nettle Crackers

It’s springtime in the Northern hemisphere, which means that nettles  (Urtica dioica) are starting to pop up, or will be soon, in many of my old stomping grounds. Foraging nettles was one of my favorite spring traditions when I lived in Michigan. 

These days, I’m fortunate enough to have a several large nettle patches I can harvest from year round, which brings me a great deal of joy. Nettles are one of my favorite herbs. They’re nutrient dense — rich in vitamins A, C, D and K and minerals, like calcium, magnesium, potassium, and iron — and help to boost overall health.

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Recipes, Snacks, Sourdough

Whole Wheat Moringa Sourdough Crackers

Lately my daughter & I have been obsessed with these sourdough crackers. Perfectly crunchy and a little salty, they are amazing on their own, paired with your favorite dips & toppings, or added to a charcuterie board. They’re also a healthier snack option than store bought crackers because they contain only whole food ingredients with no preservatives and no added sugars.

Better yet, these crackers are fairly quick and easy to make. You’ll just need a sourdough starter, dried moringa leaf, and a few other ingredients you likely already have on hand.

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Potluck Dish, Recipes, Snacks

Homemade Hummus —Three Ways

Updated February 26, 2022

Hummus is a delicious Middle Eastern dip that is typically made with blended chickpeas and tahini. It pairs well with fresh veggies or pita bread, and is a great accompaniment to many different dishes.

Hummus is also a great source of plant-based protein, making it an excellent option for vegetarians and vegans. And it’s packed with nutrients, including iron, folate, phosphorus and B vitamins (Raman).

Another great thing about hummus, is that it goes well with many different herbs and spices, meaning you can easily customize it. In this post, I’ll share three different tasty variations of hummus. Continue reading “Homemade Hummus —Three Ways”

Recipes, Snacks

Strawberry-Lime Fruit Leather

Strawberry Lime Fruit Leather

Updated February 26, 2022

This fruit leather is full of delicious, nutrient dense ingredients and is a great snack to keep on hand. It is naturally packed with vitamin C, which is essential for healing wounds, and maintaining strong bones and teeth [1]. It also is a great source of fiber, which promotes healthy digestion and weight management [2].

Apples are a great source of vitamins and minerals, as well as quercetin, a potent antioxidant that promotes cardiovascular and brain health and may help to reduce the risk of cancer [3].

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