My kitchen goal for November was to try soaking grains before cooking them. I was out of town for most of the month, so I didn’t get around to much cooking, but I am happy to say that I did succeed. Last month I made homemade tortillas (twice) and homemade banana bread muffins. The grains for both of these recipes were soaked in water with some kefir water added instead of whey (I still haven’t been able to get my buttermilk culture starter to work). I never got around to making the soaked oatmeal recipe but will definitely do that soon! A lot of stores near me have also started carrying a brand of organic and sprouted bread which is fantastic. We have now tried their bread and bagels and really enjoyed them. Eventually I’ll make our bread but until then they are a much better substitute!
Since November was so hectic I plan to get a little more relaxation in this month before we head out of town again. My kitchen goal for December is to replace the treats I normally send with Cody to give to his coworkers with healthier versions, hopefully they won’t be disappointed! Instead of my normal chocolate chip cookies, which wouldn’t be so bad if it wasn’t for all the refined sugar, I think I’ll try sending sugar cookies, gingerbread men and chocolate-coconut truffles (all from Nourished Kitchen’s Happy & Healthy Holidays e-course).
This post is part of Kelly the Kitchen Kop's monthly kitchen goals.