If you read this blog regularly, you know we have been trying to reduce our use of plastic. Oh my goodness, this is difficult. We’ve made lots of little changes, but that horrible substance is so prevalent in all our lives. Yuck!
There are so many reasons to use less plastic, but one that grabs my heart is that plastic ruins nature and I spend a lot of time helping kids connect with nature.
We started the plastic reduction in the kitchen. Since the nasties in the plastic can leach into the food my family eats, that seemed like a good place to start. And I spend half my life in there anyway. Since we eat a lot of sandwiches, we go through a lot of bread. (Yes, we are a gluten-loving, carb-craving family).
Clearly, I need to start making my own bread.
I found this recipe in Amanda Soule’s The Rhythm of Family: Discovering a Sense of Wonder through the Seasons. It was easy and baked up amazingly. You couldn’t ask for more in a first-time bread-baking experience.
Except, I am going to ask for more. I’m looking for a healthier, but still easy and delicious, bread recipe. Something with whole wheat or a different grain. Something with seeds or nuts or ….? Something my kids will devour as quickly as this yummy white bread. It’s a tall order, but I think you can come through for me. No pressure, of course :).
BTW: There is a little contest going on over at Polarn O. Pyret’s Facebook page. If you have a minute and could head over there to “like” my post, I’d appreciate it. I’m in a running for a $250 gift certificate. You have to “like” PO.P first, though.