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Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls – milled wheat

  • 1  1/3  cup  Warm Water
  • 1/3  cup   Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 cup   Honey (I use raw, I try to get local)
  • 2 tsp   Sea Salt
  • 1   Egg (free range)
  • 4  1/2  cup   Milled Wheat Flour (I milled 2 cups hard red 1 cup hard white)
  • 1 TBS  Dry Active Yeast

Combine ingredients in order into your bread machine.  Choose dough setting.  Once timer beeps remove and knead about 5-7 times then pull off balls of dough about the size of 1/2 your fist and shape.  Place rolls on cookie sheet and allow to rise for about 30 min then bake at 350 degrees for about 20 min or until golden brown.  I used these to serve sloppy joes on 🙂


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Grilled Italian Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches (Whole Wheat)



Grilled Italian Mozzarella and Tomato Sandwiches (Whole Wheat)

per sandwich:

Generously butter one side of a slice of bread, place butter side down in skillet over med-low heat.  Layer mozzarella to cover slice, place tomatoes on top of mozzarella, sprinkle Italian seasoning on top of tomatoes. Top with generously buttered bread, butter side up.  Cook in skillet until side down is golden brown, flip and cook until other side just as golden 😉 viola!

Serve with my Seasoned Tomato Soup from Sauce for an excellent meal!

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Whole Wheat Banana Bread


    Whole Wheat Banana Bread

  • 3  bananas
  • 1 3/4 c  whole wheat flour (I milled hard white)
  • 3/4 c  raw cane sugar
  • 1/4 c  raw honey
  • 1  egg, beaten
  • 5 1/4 TBS  real butter
  • 1 tsp  organic vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • Pinch of salt

First, stir honey and sugar together in small bowl and sit aside.

In a bowl, mash the peeled bananas. Melt butter, then add to bananas and mix well. Add sugar and honey mixture, beaten egg and vanilla to mixture then stir well. Add the salt and baking soda, stir. Add flour, stir. Pour batter into a buttered bread pan and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies w/ Whole Wheat and Oatmeal

  • 2  1/4 c of flour (soft white, milled on pastry setting)
  • 1 c oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1  1/2 c sugar (raw caneevaporated cane juice etc)
  • 1/4 c raw honey
  • 2 lg eggs (free-range)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (I used enjoy life)
  • 1 c coconut, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar and honey in a bowl and sit aside. Put flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 secs. In your mixing bowl beat butter until creamed or until lighter in color. Add your sugar and honey mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Mix in flour mixture and then finally add in the coconut and chocolate chips.

Shape cookie dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 min. Let cookies cool slightly before moving them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.

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Softer Bread Recipe

Softer Bread Recipe

  • 1 1/3 c hot water
  • 1/3 c extra virgin olive oil (I use this)
  • 1/3 c honey (I use local, raw)
  • 2 t sea salt
  • 1/3 c applesauce (I used this)
  • 4 1/2 c whole wheat flour (I milled half hard red half soft white)
  • 1 T dry active yeast

Add ingredients in order to bread machine.  Cook on whole wheat setting if your machine has it.  Yields 2-2.5 lb loaf.

Yes, this IS the butt end of the loaf, when it got done, we plowed through most of it before I realized I needed a photo for this post, so here is another picture of my sandwich with tuna salad.

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Beef Burritos

Beef Burritos

  • 1 lb Stewing Beef (I use grass-fed)
  • 2 c Chicken Broth
  • 1 c Water
  • 1 t Cumin
  • 1 t Garlic Powder
  • 1 t Onion Powder
  • 1 t Chili Powder
  • 1/2 t Turmeric
  • 2 T Taco Seasoning (I make my own)
  • 1/2 c Water
  • 1 c Shredded Cheddar (I use raw from grass-fed)
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla shells

Combine beef, chicken broth, 1 c water, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder and turmeric and cook on very low heat in pot on stove for two hours or in a crock pot on low for 4-6 hours.  Reserve 1/4 broth from this after meat is done.  Drain meat.  Add meat and reserved broth back to pot.  Add taco seasoning and 1/2 c water and simmer for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in cheese until melted.  Serve with taco or tortilla shells.

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Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

This week we are visiting my sister and dear friend Angela. I will be posting recipes from both me and her this week.

Tonight is Angela’s Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza. Who needs take out for playing games and watching movies you can have this???

Homemade Whole Wheat Pizza

  • Dough (use this recipe just roll dough out on cookie sheets or pizza stones and par bake)
  • Pasta sauce (I use Muir Glen Organic Sauce if I don’t make my own)
  • Shredded cheese (I use raw cheddar, Angela omits the cheese most of the time)
  • Toppings of choice (we used pepperoni, sausage, pineapple, ham, mushrooms, celery and onions)

Once the crusts are par baked (you can do this at 350º until no longer doughy on top) remove from oven and top with sauce, toppings and cheese and return to oven and bake at 400º Until cheese is starting to turn  lightly golden.