Recipes from Home

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pasta, rice & grains

26 Mar 2019 by Katja


What to do with leftover Danish rye bread? Make Ymerdrys, which are the spitting image of Grape-Nuts, except that you know where these came from. Sprinkle Ymerdrys on yogurt and berries for breakfast.

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6 Aug 2018 by Katja

Puerto Rican Arroz con Pollo

This is a nice version of chicken and rice, adapted from Mama’s Puerto Rican Chicken and Rice, from Ambitious Kitchen. Some of the changes I made were for taste, some due to what I had hanging around the house.

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20 Feb 2013 by Katja

Sourdough Pancakes

  • 511 g mature 100%-hydration sourdough starter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or maple sugar
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder

I fed my sourdough starter the night before with 250 g flour (I used white flour) and 250 ml water. In the morning, it was nice and bubbly.

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26 Dec 2009 by Katja


  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • milk, enough when added to the egg to make ½ cup

Have ready a wide pan of simmering salted water, stock, or stew (see Chicken and Dumplings).

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20 Dec 2009 by Katja

Rice Pilaf

  • 1-2 tbsp butter
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ tsp ground tumeric
  • 1½ cups long grain white rice
  • 3 cups chicken stock

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8 Feb 2009 by Katja

Sourdough Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups 100% hydration sourdough starter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1-2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk

Mix all ingredients, bake on a hot griddle.

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3 Mar 2008 by Katja


Long grain (Western style)

  • 1 cup long grain rice
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 1 tsp salt (if broth is not used)

Use a pan with a good, tight-fitting lid. Bring all ingredients to a boil, turn heat down to low, cover tightly. Cook 18 minutes at sea level, 22 minutes at altitude. Do not open the lid during the cooking time – you are essentially steaming the rice, and you don’t want to lose any of the water.

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2 Mar 2008 by Katja

Macaroni & Cheese

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups milk (I use skim)
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar, or a combination of cheddar and other cheeses (mozarella, parmesan, fontina, swiss are good additions)

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by Katja

Powerhouse Cereal

  • 6 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine oil, water and vanilla and pour over dry ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Spread on cookie sheets or a jelly roll pan and place in a 250 deg oven for 2 hours until light brown. If desired, add chopped nuts during the last 1/2 hour. Add raisins when done. Store in plastic bags.
Source: Marge Pasch

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by Katja

Papa’s Cereal (Powerhouse Cereal, Papa-style)

  • 1 box (1.2 kg/42 oz) old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup brown sugar or 1 cup white sugar and 1 tsp molasses
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 ground flax seed
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ*

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