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The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

The Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

It took me a long time to settle on the title for this post. Why? Because it’s quite a statement to suggest that a humble loaf of bread will change your life. I am willing to be so bold.   When I began eating healthier, bread was definitely on my hit list. Not because bread is inherently “bad” (in my books nothing is that black and white), but that I knew when I was basing three meals a day around a loaf of crusty, white French loaf,…

Recipes

Here you can find a complete list of My New Roots recipes in the main categories; Breakfast, Lunch, Main Dish, Salad and Raw Food. You can also select recipes from one of the four seasons. Breakfast Lunch Main Dish Salad Spring Summer Fall Winter Raw Food   Breakfast: A New Year, A New Breakfast A Winter Weekend Cleanse Autumn in a Jar: Fig Jam with Lavender, Thyme, and Walnuts Baby Step Buns Baby Step Buns – the Sequel Bali Bliss…

On Being Cozy and Banana Bread

The Danes got it right. Apart from exceptionally designed mid-century furniture, cities built for bicycles, and remarkable rye bread, they have truly mastered the art of coziness. In Denmark, this pursuit is know as “hygge”, and it applies to just about every facet of life. From crispy autumn afternoon strolls to family dinners, hand-knit sweaters to petting the cat, hygge is everywhere and the ultimate reason for doing anything. There is no…

Gluten-free Banana Bread Pancakes

Oh, it was a lazy weekend. The kind where you sleep for the better half of the morning, and the major event of the day is boiling the kettle to make tea. Read a paragraph of some book, then pass out again. Stare out the window. Consider going for a walk; have a nap instead. So far, 2012 has been ram-jammed with all sorts of excitement, and I guess I just need to catch my breath. I seldom slow down enough to let two days pass without doing…

Chocolate Banana Birthday Cake with Maple Glazed Walnuts

Today is my birthday. I am 30 years old. Looking back on my teens and twenties, I remember how absolutely freaked out I used to be about getting older. Every birthday that ticked by seemed like a cruel joke to a carefree young lady with cool clothes and perfect skin tone. Now, not so much. I think I actually like getting older because it seems like life actually gets better. If you’d told me this even five years ago I would have scoffed,…

Grilled Pumpkin Bread with Honeycomb

Grilled Pumpkin Bread with Honeycomb

There are so many unexpected things I’ve gotten from blogging. Big and small things. A cookbook. A reason to use designer muffin cups. A community. A career. New friends. Offers to try a new line of microalgae. But my favourite things however, are those that involve super passionate people wanting to share their awesome, healthy, and often geeky fervor with me. I’m all in! Recently, I received an email from Oliver Maxwell, the founder of Bybi…

Baby Step Buns

*Note: this recipe has been updated! See here. I don’t have to try to convince you that home baked bread is better than anything you can buy. It’s a bit of an obsession of mine, in fact – but I am referring to other people’s homemade bread. You see, I have bread-baking fear. Not sure when this started exactly, as I’ve never had a great baking disaster that totally traumatized me. You’d think someone so into bread would have learned how to make…

Super Rye

It must be the rye…after spending a week here in Copenhagen, I have concluded that these are the healthiest, happiest people in the world and the only thing that sets them apart from us is a dense, little loaf of malty bread. Although wheat bread reigns supreme in North American supermarkets, choosing whole rye products more often has multiple benefits (obviously)! For one, rye bread is an excellent source of dietary fiber, starch, protein and…