>Tuesday Twister March 2

> I haven’t participated in Wardeh’s Tuesday Twister for a couple of weeks but I actually had a couple of things to share now.

I tried a couple of new lacto-ferments. Ginger Carrots and Kimchi. The Kimchi is definitely a Hit but the Ginger Carrots I’m not sure about. They are different. Maybe we all just love the Spicy Carrots so much that it is hard for us to enjoy our carrots in a new way. I’m going to serve them again and see if the response is better.

This is something kind of fun. I know it isn’t much to look at. Over a year ago I found a recipe for Sprouted Grain Bread that is made in the Crock Pot. I thought it was an interesting idea. When we started our switch to Real/Traditional/Whole Foods the idea of trying that bread stuck with me. I finally got around to doing it. While simple to make it is a plan ahead bread. The first step is sprouting wheat (which takes a couple of days) then the bread is made and cooks for 8 hours in the crock pot. The recipe that I linked has one (that’s right 1) ingredient in the bread. Sprouted Wheat. I actually added sea salt so my bread has two ingredients. I didn’t exactly follow the recipe which says to sprout 1 cup of wheat. I wanted the sprouted wheat for other things too so I did a half gallon of sprouted wheat. The bread has a wonderful flavor and is very rich. It didn’t make a very large loaf but because of the richness it ended up being enough. Sprouting the wheat changes the composition of it by increasing many of the vitamins and also neutralizing the phytic acid and other enzyme inhibitors (read more here). We’ll stick with our sourdough bread for everyday use but this is a fun and different bread that is great to have alongside a winter soup.
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M.D. Copper
M.D. Copper is a Wyoming wife and mama. After reading Nourishing Traditions in early 2009, her family began transforming their diet to whole, unprocessed, nutrient dense foods—a little at a time while stretching their food dollars. M.D. is passionate to share how, with a little creativity, anyone can transition to a real foods diet without overwhelming their food budget. M.D. began blogging in late 2009 and has amassed a collection of frugal recipes and methods. Her specialties include cooking with wild game and creating “Stretchy Beans”. M.D. has discovered a love of writing. She has penned four books focusing on healthy eating on a budget and is trying her hand at fiction writing.


  1. Wardeh

    >Millie – That's a fun idea to try the crockpot for bread. You're so adventurous! I'm glad you're back to sharing in the Twister – I missed you.

  2. Millie

    >The 'bread' was surprisingly good. It is definitely different than a regular bread loaf in consistancy and flavor. I really like the concept of it and being able to use the sprouted wheat in this manner.

  3. Rebecca

    >I made kimchi this week too! Have not tried it yet, I am saving it for next week to have with Korean food. We were going to have it this week but I forgot to get my mung bean sprouts started.

    I tried ginger carrots once and my family thought they were too salty. I am going to try them again one of these weeks with less salt.

  4. Millie

    I'd love to hear about the rest of your Korean food menu.

    I'm not sure what it was about the ginger carrots that we didn't care for. I'm hoping they will 'mellow' a bit.

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