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In the beginning God created the….

Ok so I wont go that far back but I will ask you to think about what it would have been like to be in the kitchen a couple hundred years ago.  What items would have been in the ordinary pantry?  How simple would the ingredients have been back then?  Raw, unprocessed foods were the supplies in the kitchen except for some things like sugar, flour and maybe a few other simple cooking and baking ingredients we take for granted today.

Simpler times meant simpler ingredients and it was cost effective.  Today, we face the dilemma of trying to decide which can of soup is the healthiest without loosing all that flavor or which boxed cake is the easiest while still light and moist.  Plus, we could save a bundle if we think simple foods and avoid the center of the grocery store and probably be healthier for it too.

I was reminded, this morning, of those simpler times at Not Dabbling in Normal. This sight is full of simpler times, eating real food and growing your own.  Today, Baking Powder is the topic.  Have you ever made your own?  Did  you know you could?… It never even crossed my mind.  Surprise!  Simpler is putting it lightly.  I figured it’s like lots of other stuff that requires special ingredients an ordinary cook doesn’t have access to.

If you want to simplify your kitchen, save a little for the cookie jar, are going back to basics or just want to experience a new thing, try making  your own Baking Powder.  Visit Not Dabbling in Normal and see how simple it really is.  You wont believe your eyes!


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Naan, Indian Flat Bread

Naan, Indian Flat Bread

This is my first post in a long time… I’m still watching my carbs but I’ve lightened up a bit and have enjoyed baking bread again.  What a wonderful food bread is!!!  It comes in so many different styles and flavors you never run out of trying something new.

This week I’m going to try to bake Naan.  I love to try foods from other countries and this flat bread from India has been on my list for some time.  Zoe over at Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day posted a great recipe using her no-knead dough, and it’s baked in a cast iron skillet to boot!  I have no excuses now…

Get the book  Artisan bread in 5 Minutes a Day and let’s bake up a storm!

I’ll be posting my results sometime soon.

John 6:33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.”

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