Never let it be said that I don’t like to try and please everybody. Well, you could say it, but for today at least, it isn’t true. My family would vehemently disagree with this statement: I am still experimenting on them with tempeh recipes when they would really rather I experiment with how to get the lightest pastries, or the most delicious sausage stew. But what are families for if not to bother them with food some find disagreeable in the hopes that you’ve made it agreeable? That’s certainly my schtick. Poor things. I am sure they long for a mother/wife who doesn’t feel an overwhelming desire to convert everyone to the joys of a plant-based diet, and one that includes tempeh at that. But they are stuck with me. And with tempeh.
Looking at my WordPress stats I see that some of my most clicked on posts and links are to do with gluten free and low carbohydrate diets. I enjoy the challenge of making up (or tweaking) accessible and hopefully delicious recipes for these sometimes tricky ways of eating. And I will continue to go with the majority as I feel the personal benefit of eating like this most of the time, and think these types of recipes can have a place in many peoples’ daily diet.
But, I know there are an awful lot of you who also appreciate the exact opposite of the aforementioned. ‘Proper’ bread, basically. And cakes. I don’t do an awful lot of either. In fact I think I have only posted one bread recipe (two soda breads – foolproof) in the year and a wee bit that I have been pestering you all with recipes. So, today I am redressing the balance a bit with an extremely tasty no-knead bread. I hope you approve.
It really is quite a delicious bread, and a lower GI/GL one at that. Which is a win-win situation when it comes to the most craved food on a low carb diet. Bread on a lower carb diet? Yup. All the seeds really satisfy and keep blood sugar level, which is good for anyone, regardless of health or weight status. So go on and treat yourself: Get out your best flour, grab those bags of seeds lurking in the pantry, and tie on your prettiest/handsomest pinny for a hands-on/hands-in baking session. Perhaps put on Miss R’s most excellent track of the week and have a wee boogie while you bake. In no time you will have two gorgeous, healthy loaves of bread – one for immediate devouring and one for the freezer. Happy days.
If you make this bread up do save some for eating with my next post, a breakfast one with three ingredients, two of which are kale (!) and eggs. Now, don’t make a face. You’ll just have to trust me on one this one :D
What food were you given as a child because it was good for you? Did you grow to like it, or does even the thought of it make you want to run a mile? I detested lima beans but got them anyway.
Miss R’s Track of the Week: Jake Bugg’s ‘Lightning Bolt‘ – FANTASTIC NEW ARTIST AND SONG! Very Dylanesque, but in a good way. Press on the little ‘play’ arrow in the black band under Jake’s photo. Tell me what you think :D