However, I'm the only one in the family who doesn't eat bread anymore. Tyler has "toast jelly" every morning. Gracie is working on getting on the primal wagon, but still eats toast probably three times a week. Jace is doing really well, in part because he loves primal cereal with almond milk, and only has toast once or twice a month. Scott doesn't eat bread during the week, unless he goes to Subway. He's not committed enough to order a salad there. When he goes to the galley for lunch, though, he forgoes the hamburger bun and has just the meat and cheese. And, of course, everyone loves pizza!
So, as a mother/wife who's not willing to deal with the aftermath of simply not buying anymore bread I've turned to sprouted loaves of bread from the store and trying to find homemade substitutes that the kids, at least, will enjoy. Here's what I've got so far:
I've tried two different crusts. Here are links to them: almond flour crust and cauliflower crust. And I just came across a third variation that I haven't tried yet, but I will. I'll share it here so you can take a stab at it if you'd like. If you do, let me know how it goes!
Bananas always seem to get gobbled up until there are one or two left. I've always been certain that it's because everyone loves banana bread! So now, instead of pulling out my flour, oatmeal, and whatever else went in the old recipe, I open the cupboard and grab my almond meal. Here are my two favorite recipes: Carrot Banana Muffins, Moist Banana Bread
Soup and Sandwiches
I just made some really tasty ham bone soup with sweet potatoes, summer squash, carrots and mushrooms this weekend. Scott doesn't like warm liquids and has made this very clear on several occasions. However, I do. Mom used to make left over soup and it is one of my favorite food memories from childhood. I love kitchen sink soups, you know...where you through in whatever's left over from the week and let it all cook together and maybe, if you're good, you can drink it out of a mug instead of having to use a spoon. You know that one, right? Well, if you don't you should get acquainted. It'll warm you inside and out, and I love it. So, every so often I make it and Scott gets a little broth and a lot of whatever else is in it. In the past I've always tried to have a hearty sandwich (who doesn't love dipping) and maybe a salad to round it out. Now that we're not eating bread I had to find something to replace the sandwich. I made two somethings to try out.
This recipe is directly from Mark Sisson's Primal Blueprint Cookbook.
What you need:
3-4 eggs, whisked (for a firmer version, add a few more eggs)
16 ounces of frozen spinach, thawed
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup pine nuts
2 cloves crushed garlic
small bunch of basil (about 15 leaves)
1/4 tsp salt (optional)
What you do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Squeeze as much moisture from the spinach as possible, set aside. Melt butter over low heat and add pine nuts and garlic, toasting until golden brown. Pine nuts burn easily, so watch closely. When browned, put into a food processor with basil and pulse a few times until the nuts are broken up but not completely smooth. Add spinach and salt and pulse for ten seconds. Stir in the eggs. Scrape into a buttered pie pan or a 7"x11" baking dish. Bake 20-30 minutes until set. Let cool, then cut and enjoy.
Mark notes that this can be used to make sandwiches is you need something for that purpose. We tend to just roll our meat, cheese, and veggies up and call it a day. But this could work too!
|Spinach Bread, ready to go in the oven|
|Onion Crisps, ready to go into the oven the first time!|
|Onion Crisps, ready for their second baking|
|salad, spinach bread, and onion crisps|
What do you do when you want bread? Just dig in or look for something a little different? If you're looking for something new...try these recipes and see how your family likes them.