In today’s October Unprocessed FAQ, I’m going to try to clear up some confusion surrounding one of our most common ingredients: Flours and grains.
When people first hear of the October Unprocessed challenge, their first response is likely to be “But what about beer?! Wine?! Coffee?!” So I first tell them not to panic. Then I explain how I apply the Kitchen Test to these and a few other beverages. Some are fairly straightforward, but others have a bit of a gray area, and once again I’ll encourage you to make your own decision about where, exactly, you want to draw the line.
With October Unprocessed just a few weeks away, we need to spend a little time thinking about how to define “unprocessed.” I use The Kitchen Test, and it works well for me. Many people find it works well for them, too. But it may not fit with your definition, and that’s totally okay. In fact, I encourage disagreement and discussion, since that’s the best way for us to learn together.
October Unprocessed has been a life-changing experience for me and for so many people who have decided to take the leap and give it a try. I’m super-excited to do it again this year, and hope you’ll join us!
If you’ve been intimidated by homemade bread then this is the recipe for you. It’s very simple to put together and you can have fresh, whole wheat bread on the table in just two hours.
This easy Egg Drop Soup has become one of my favorite weeknight dinner recipes… and what better time of year to share this recipe? Not only is it in keeping with the time-honored Jewish tradition of Chinese Food On Christmas, but it’s also a wonderful, warming comfort food on any chilly winter night.
It’s an unsettling feeling, when you realize that people have stopped asking about your dog because they’re afraid she’s dead. Then again, considering that in February we thought Molly only had one or two months to live, it’s not all that surprising.
Here are all the posts from this year’s October Unprocessed challenge. If you missed any — or just saw one go by and wanted to come back to it — they’re all listed in this visual index.