Now that the holidays are over, my body is in dire need of some healthy food. I can feel it.
No, not diet food. Not low-calorie food. Just homemade, nutrient-packed, scratch-made REAL food. It does a body good, you know. My goal each week is to cook as much as possible on Sunday in hopes that it will take a little bit of the pressure off during the week, when there is just NO time. I’ve gotta feel good about what I’m feeding my boys!
And so begins Made-From-Scratch Sunday! Some recipes will be mine, some will be links to my favorites. If you all like it, it just may become a regular thing.
So I went searching some of my favorite internet spots for inspiration, and they did not disappoint.
My trip to Eating Well Magazine‘s site yielded this Cumin-Scented Wheatberry Lentil Soup:
A peek into my kitchen:
My little man just LOVES lentils!
My pal Lisa at Lisa’s Foods on the Move has given me the kick in the butt I need to get baking with her newest venture: baking her own bread for a year! A visit to Lisa’s blog never fails to center me and remind me of the way I want to be living, so I’m going to embark on her venture with her (sort of…) I’m not sure I’ll make it the whole year, but I HATE paying money for storebought bread when I can make a fresh loaf myself, at home, so I set my sights on the No-Knead Bread recipe she recommended. Here are the lovely, golden brown results:
I also felt like I needed some rolls to accompany our soup, so I made the recipe that has been stalking me from the back of our bag of flour…(This recipe will be a part of next week’s Made-From-Scratch Sunday…I promise!)
Here’s a preview:
I hate to leave you hanging, but I’m fading fast tonight, and my bed is looking really good. You see, the lovely SaltyTooth mentioned fresh butter in a recent post, and with all this bread around, I felt like I just had to get shakin’! And now, I’m tired! (but my arms are ripped!)
Shake, shake, shake…and shake a little more…
I told you I was feeling inspired…I made butter rosettes! Fancy! And so pretty on homemade bread…
And now, I’m pooped. And a tummy full of warm soup and bread doesn’t help!
But, at the end of the day, I think we just might have the most delicious compost in town.
I hope I’ve spread the made-from-scratch inspiration!
What’s your favorite thing to make from scratch?