Healthy At Home – Spring, 2016

Healthy At Home – Spring, 2016

Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
By author Elaine Pusateri Cowan


Soft Whole Wheat Bread

  • 2 ½ cups warm water
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 packet fast acting yeast
  • *¼ cup sourdough starter
  • King Arthur Flour:
  • 1 ½ cup whole-wheat-flour
  • 1 ½ cup white-whole-wheat-flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Olive oil


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup safflower oil
  • 1 lemon-juiced
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper

Peppered Candied Bacon

  • Parchment paper
  • 1lb bacon
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • A few pinch black pepper

The Spangwich

  • 8 Slices of *Bread (4 Sandwiches)
  • ½lb Monterey Jack Cheese
  • *Mayonnaise
  • 1 head Butter Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • *Bacon
  • 4 Eggs

Steamed Artichokes

  • 4 Artichokes
  • 1-2 lemons


Soft Whole Wheat Bread
2 ½ cups warm water into a 4-cup measuring cup or a bowl
Add honey and stir until it dissolves
Add ¼ cup sourdough stir gently
Add packet of yeast, then set aside until the yeast starts to foam
In the mixer: combine both the whole wheat and the white whole wheat and the salt- let combine really well- about 3 minutes
Add the salt
While the mixer is still running, slowly add the wet ingredients
You’ll see the dough start to form-when it has taken its shape as one blob, drizzle a little olive oil while it’s still turning to “clean” the bowl
Shape into a ball and place in an oiled bowl and cover with a clean towel- allowing it to rise--a few hours is best
Knock down your risen dough, shape and then allow to rise again before baking
Bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes.
Whisk 3 egg yolks until smooth
Add 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard whisking all the while
Combine the oils ahead of time and GRADUALLY add them while whisking
Add the juice of 1 lemon while whisking
Add salt and pepper while whisking
Peppered Candied Bacon
Preheat oven to 375
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and put a cooling rack on top of it
Spread out a pound of bacon-it can overlap slightly
Sprinkle with brown sugar
Sprinkle with black pepper
Bake on the top rack for 20-35 minutes-depends on how crispy you like it
The Spangwich
Turn broiler on to high
Slice 8 slices of the delicious bread you made yesterday-:)
Lay a slice or two of Monterey jack cheese over 4 slices
Place all 8 slices, including the ones with cheese, under the broiler until the cheese begins to bubble and melt
The slice with the cheese is the TOP Slice.
Spread the homemade mayonnaise over the slices of now toast, then the lettuce then tomato, then bacon.
The egg: get your skillet hot on the stove top then add a pat of butter and a drop of olive oil- crack eggs into skillet then place under the broiler until whites are completely white
Slide egg onto sandwich, cover with the cheesy bread and slice in half to reveal the delicious center.
Steamed Artichokes
Wash and trim artichokes
Pull out the choke or leave it in and pull it out when it's soft
Quarter a couple of lemons-you may use the one that you juiced for the mayonnaise
Steam for 20-25 minutes-no longer
Serve whole or cut in half, pull out the choke and top with a dollop of the mayonnaise
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