Cauliflower and Hummus

Like many of you, my husband and I have tried to adjust to a “stay at home” life. We haven’t left our home unless it’s to the grocery store and even then we limit our trips to way less than before the quarantine. In fact, recently Google Maps told me about my month of travel and the actual highlight (and only place I’d been) was the grocery store. Needless to say the cooking is a little different lately. We’ve always been big on cooking or baking at home instead of going out, but lately our meals are a bit repetitive …

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Sourdough Index

Dave’s Bread Corner has added a whole new category for sourdough baked goods and to go with that he is explaining how sourdough works, but just once. This will be the only place these tips are covered because, as you will see below, the rest of the internet annoyed him. So without further ado, I leave you in his capable hands. I made this post because I was frustrated with the fact that finding a sourdough recipe on the internet is near impossible. Almost every recipe out there includes a ton of information about making your own sourdough starter, maintaining …

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Sourdough Equipment

Sourdough bread isn’t complicated to make, but part of what makes it easy is having the right tools and supplies for the job. Many of the things in this list are are things that you may already have. There is no need to buy another kitchen scale, for example, if you already have one that you like. Some things in the list are required, but have alternatives that you may already own. I’m going to try to put these in the order you will use them in a typical sourdough bread process. Sourdough Starter – In case you don’t have …

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Sourdough – Bread (75%)

Hello everyone, it’s Dave. It is my intention to provide sourdough bread recipes that are actually recipes. Each recipe will provide you a convenient link to the Sourdough Index which has links to several educational and process related posts that don’t belong with the recipes. For information about the things I used to make these, the Sourdough Equipment post is where you can go for all the details. Each recipe will be named in a way that gives you a good sense of how it is made, because the process is essentially identical even with several variables all being changed. …

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Beans and Pasta Caesar Salad

It’s starting to feel like Spring with warmer temperatures and I’m craving salads. I still crave pizza and ice cream, but it’s all about moderation.  In the meantime, I’m going to take advantage of my salad obsession while it lasts.  I wanted a healthier Caesar salad, i.e. remove the buttery croutons (which is arguably the best part of a Caesar salad).  I replaced them with little pasta shells.  Pasta added to lettuce salad is surprisingly wonderful.  I don’t feel like I’m eating a “salad.”  Keep in mind that this is not a pasta salad though, it’s just got essence of …

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