150 gr Rye or Whole Wheat or Spelt four (or a combination)
375 gr water
cover with a damp towel, let sit 30 min
Check sourdough started by dropping a teaspoon into a cup of water, it should float
100 gr bubbly sourdough started
mix into flour/water mix
10 gr salt + 10 gr water
mix. cover with a damp towel and let sit 10 min.
Kneed the dough for 10-20 min.
Cover with damp towel and let rise for 60 min (Temp should be 76-80F)
Fold the dough gently, let rise for additional 60 min. Repeat 3-7 times until dough is fluffy.
Mix 50/50 white flour and rice flour
Line a mixing bowl with dish towel. dust with 50/50 mix
Dust the flour with 50/50 mix, flip so dusted side is down.
Fold the left side of the dough inward toward the center, then fold the right side inward and overtop of the left fold. Starting at the end closest to you, roll the dough away from you into a bulky spiral.
let sit for 1-2 min
lift up the dough and place it seam-side up in the prepared basket. Lightly dust the exposed part of the dough with more of the 50/50 flour mixture, and cover with a kitchen towel.
Let rise in room temparture 1-2 hours.
cover the dough with plastic wrap and leave in fridge over night.
heat over to 500F, place uncovered dutch oven on lower rack.
remove dough from fridge.
dust the exposed dough with the 50/50 flour mixture, massaging it into the surface. Place a piece of parchment paper over the basket, making sure the parchment is longer and wider than the basket by several inches. Invert the loaf onto the parchment paper. Remove the basket, then slowly peel away the towel. Dust the rounded side of the dough with more of the 50/50 flour mixture, rubbing it into the surface to coat evenly.
Use a a knife to make a long, slightly off-center slash about 1/4-inch deep
place the heated Dutch oven on the stovetop. use the parchment paper to lower the loaf into the Dutch oven. Cover and return it to the oven. Bake for20 minutes.
remove the lid and reduce the oven temperature to 450F. Continue to bake the loaf uncovered until the surface is deeply browned all over, another 30 to 40 minutes. Remove the Dutch oven from the oven, pull out the loaf.
Fry the diced onion in the oil, on low heat until it’s beautifully caramelized to a beautiful brown color. It may take 1-15 minutes, don’t rush it, keep the heat low, stir every few minutes.
When the onions are ready, remove half of them to a bowl. To the pot add the rice and the lentils and salt. Add water (see note below) and cook for until ready (see note below). Add black pepper, mix. Serve with the reserved onions on top.
Serve as is as a side dish. Can top with yogurt for extra deliciousness.
You can, but don’t have to, soak the lentils for a few hours before cooking. I always do*.
If lentils are soaked – add 2 cups water. If lentils are dry – use 2 3/4 cups water.
If using white rice – cook for 20 minutes.
If using brown rice cook for 40 minutes.
You can continue cooking for another 15-20 on very low heat and hope the bottom turns crispy delicious.
You can also add cumin and/or allspcie.
You can a diced tomato or a tablespoon of tomato paste.
I am, and many of my friends are, thinking about plastic pollution and the cost to the environment of one-time-use plastic shopping bags and what we can do to reduce their use. So we have reusable bags, and we keep them in the car… but when we go to the store we forget to take them with us… Many times I walked back to the car to fetch the bags I forgot… And I know I am not alone. In a recent survey about plastic use in my town (East Brunswick NJ) 85% of those who are concerned about plastic pollution use disposable plastic bags because they forget to take the reusable bags with them to the store.
My solution – reminders on the phone. Reminders to remember the bags, reminders that go off at a location such as the supermarket’s parking lot.
Here is how: Set up a reminder on your phone ‘DON’T FORGET SHOPPING BAGS’ and chose the option ‘remind me at a location‘. Chose your favorite food store as the first location. Duplicate this reminder for other stores – Target, Walmart, Costco, etc. – you shop at. Voila!your phone will alert you when you approach the store and remind you to take shopping bags with you.
3/4 cup + 1tbs (120gr) sunflower seeds
3/4 cup (120gr) flax seeds
1/3 cup (60gr) chia seeds
1/3 cup (55gr) pumpkin seeds
1/3 cup (55gr) sesame seeds
1 cup + 1tbs (70gr) cornflourOR tapiocaOR 6tbs (90gr) chickpea flour or a combination of any of these flours
2tsp sugarOR brown sugar
3/4tsp black pepper
1.5 cups (375ml) boiling water
1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
2tbs tahini (=sesame paste)
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
Mix all wet ingredients in a bowl.
Add wet mix to dry mix. Mix well. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
Spread half of the mix in a 9×13 cookie sheet, or all of it on a large cookie sheet.
Bake 40-45 minutes at 350F.
Cool. Break to crackers size pieces. (bake the other half if using a small cookie sheet)
Blend dry ingredients with the wet mix. Add half a bag of chocolate chips. Stir together.
Spread into a 9×13″ oiled pan. Bake 20-25 minute at 350F.
Notes – I only use a total of 1 cup of sugar and whole wheat flour. I blend the wet ingredients in the food processor and add the dry ingredients directly into the food processor to mix together. I add nuts (pecans are really good) and seeds.