Beans are an affordable staple in any bulk pantry. I like to buy our dry beans in bulk, then cook as needed in an electric pressure cooker.
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Sunday nights are popcorn night on the homestead. I love Azure’s organic, non-GMO, multi-colored option. I also like to grind it in my Blendtec Blender whenever I need cornmeal.
The #1 ingredient I’m asked about! If you don’t have a local source, Azure is the best place I’ve found to get whole wheat berries of all varieties. Buy in large or small quantities.
I explain here why I love milk kefir (and even how I use it in place of culture packets for making cheese!) If you need a starter culture, this is a great one.
This unbleached, organic, non-GMO flour is grown by American farmers and never has any preservatives. It’s one you can trust for consistent results, every time. Well, except for those times you forget about the biscuits in the oven and the smoke detector serves as the dinner bell. Yeah, King Arthur can’t help me with that one.
While you can absolutely make your own sourdough starter, if you’d rather purchase one, I recommend this one. You’ll have a healthy jar of bacteria and yeast in no time that boosts the nutritional content of your bread, not to mention how it will add that incredible flavor!
An ancient type of wheat that hasn’t been tampered with like our modern flours. It produces nutritious, golden baked goods with lots of flavor.
I use coconut oil for DIY projects as well as baking. (And no it doesn’t actually taste like coconut in my baked goods. If a recipe calls for shortening, this is usually what I use.) So I’ll buy coconut oil by the bucket. Yes, I’m sure my UPS delivery man thinks I’m crazy. But you don’t have to buy a bucket full. Click on this link, and choose what size you’d like.
I use this culture when making high-temperature cheeses and dairy recipes.
I use this in many of my low-temperature cheese and dairy recipes.