Not only will the following links take you to great recipes, but you’ll discover a treasure of excellent websites!
Note: You’ll also want to read through our Beginner’s Guide to Health for the reasons why we’ve included these recipes and not others.
- Oh, no! My (raw) milk or cream has gone sour! Should I throw it away?
- Crème Fraiche (use instead of sour cream)
- Butter and Buttermilk
- Yogurt Cheese and Whey (Do NOT discard the whey! Use in other recipes)
Rather than purchasing canned and boxed staples in order to make your favorite recipes, try making these from scratch. They’re not hard!
- Tomato Paste (another good site here)
- Sloppy Joes (you’ll need to use homemade condiment recipes below)
- Homemade French-Fried Onions (for holiday recipes; use a good oil such as coconut oil)
Modern condiments are preserved with vinegar, but traditionally, these sauces were naturally preserved through lacto-fermentation. Easy to make!
- Mayonnaise (First go to http://rouxbe.com/ and join their site to access recipes. It’s free and a good site. Then use this link http://rouxbe.com/recipes/85/preview to see mayo recipe. Read comments by the recipe also, and add whey as directed.)
- Kansas-City Style BBQ Sauce
- Teriyaki Sauce
- Sauerkraut — lots of great recipes online if you’ll Google it, but here’s a good one to start with. A homemaker explains her technique here.
- How to Sprout Seeds
- Cooked Rice (on p. 9 of Tried & True Recipes, by Sue Gregg)
- Cooked Beans
- Refried Beans (not actually “refried,” because I wanted to avoid both lard and vegetable oils)
- This is an excellent article that includes how-tos, sourdough bread, tortillas, buttermilk pancakes, and oatmeal bread.
- Anne’s Soaked Whole-Wheat Bread
- Marilyn’s Famous Whole Wheat Bread (and see p. 32 of Fast and Healthy Meals for Busy Women, by Marilyn Moll, for a healthier, 2-step process that neutralizes phytic acid)
- How to adapt bread recipes to the 2-step (soaking overnight) method, by Sue Gregg
- Bread-Making Tips
- Sourdough Starter
- Sourdough Bread
- Buttermilk Biscuits (working to develop this recipe for you!)
- Crackers (for variations, add basil & garlic, or cayenne and shredded cheese, or parmesan cheese with olive oil, etc.)
- Fresh Egg Pasta
- Whole-wheat Pasta (I love her thought that time in the kitchen should be a family affair, with laughing and talking and loving)
Soups, Sauces, and Seasonings
- Get Well Soup
- Cream of Mushroom and other “Cream of …” Soups
- Tomato Soup (I’ve used canned, organic diced tomatoes, and I’ve left out the sweetener)
- Pasta Sauce (Don’t let this intimidate you. It’s easy, and there are a million ways to personalize! Google “pasta sauce” for even more recipes.)
- Taco Seasoning
- Simple Cream of Chicken Soup for one (a good snack)
- 550 Ways to Make Soup
- Try Anne’s delicious Easy Breakfast Ideas
Desserts and Snacks
Okay, so these aren’t all the healthiest, but my goal is to include desserts that are homemade. Used in moderation (once a week?), you should be just fine.
- Classic Cheesecake
- Smoothie – a healthy snack, not a dessert. We eat these daily, sometimes twice a day. It helps when you’re hungry for something sweet. I don’t use protein powder. I add in raw milk instead. We make a lot of variations on this recipe. Delicious!
- Strawberry Slushy – a lighter, sugar-free variation of our smoothie recipe.
- Popcorn – scroll down. The recipe is under the “Coconut and Palm Oils” section.
- Pie Crust (I use unbleached white flour for pie dough, and I use butter for the fat. Rather than roll it out on the counter, I dump it directly in the pie pan and squish it into place with my fingers. Much less messy!)
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
- http://www.rejoiceinlife.com/recipes/ — great site!
- http://www.cfeeschool.com/cheese.html — books on cheese-making
- http://nourishingconnections.org – excellent, with articles, recipes, and other resources
- Recipes on my blog
You can find hundreds more recipes in Nourishing Traditions. I highly recommend it….