Whole Wheat Sourdough Recipe Redux


title 2 Bryee Shepard, M.S., R.D. | Tasteful Wisdom

So excited to share this awesome recipe and technique in my first post for the #RecipeRedux. May’s Recipe Redux theme is as follows:

What favorite kitchen staples do you now make from scratch – but in the past you purchased? Show us your best DIY recipe for keeping cupboards, fridge or freezer stocked with healthy basics…”

What is more basic than bread? I have always sought out good bread to purchase. A big problem that I have come across is that healthy, whole-grain fresh bread is not always widely available- and if you do find this bread, it is rarely affordable. For this reason, I have sought out to make my own deliciously healthy bread to keep on hand. Sans preservatives. (more…)

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5 Smart Substitutions

Smart substitutions Bryee Shepard, M.S., R.D. | Tasteful Wisdom

Small yet smart substitutions are a great way to accentuate the positives in our meals….but I’d rather starve than eat food that tastes like herb-smothered cardboard. That is why I like to make small changes that have a pretty big impact on the nutritional makeup while sacrificing very little in taste. Here are 5 of my simple subs that you may want to try: (more…)

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Nutrition Trend: Bone Broth

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Coming to a health food store near you…Mark my words, this trend is soon to take over your green smoothie. Marketed as the health and beauty end-all, bone broth is now being sold in uber chic urban burrows by way of way-too-cool-for-me broth bars and pubs in most major cities. Served in paper to go cups or coffee mugs, this glorified soup has hit its stride.

So what is it? Bone broth is basically stock made from the bones of any animal. The bones should be from organic, free range birds, and grass-fed beef with no added hormones. The bones are boiled with the usual soup veggies (give or take one or two): onions, carrots and celery. The boiling process may go on for 12-18 hours, thus leaching out many nutrients from the bones. The soup is then strained, and you are left with a rich liquid broth. (more…)

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Tasteful Banana Nut Muffins

image1(22) Bryee Shepard, M.S., R.D. | Tasteful Wisdom

Ok so here we are, almost at the end of January. And look, we survived the New Year’s resolution craze! … While most of us have probably ditched that resolution by now, this is the perfect time to consider making healthy choices and cooking/baking delicious things on the regular. Let’s forget about that extreme makeover, impossible expectation, set-up for major disappointment plan, and think about how we can take it easy and simply nourish ourselves to the best of our ability. (more…)

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Avocados, all day, everyday!

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Ok so here’s the truth about the avocado…it is truly one of the best additions to your diet possible. And they are so darn delicious that its easy. Avocados are approximately 85% fat, and this alone might scare many away. Yes, they are high in calories, and yes, you should probably consider portion control when eating them. Regardless, their nutritional benefit blows away any doubt about the calories. (more…)

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