Coffee tastes best 12 to 24 hours after the beans are roasted — numerous flavor compounds begin to dissipate just a few days after roasting. Your entry to roasting your own can be as low-tech (a cast-iron pot) or as sophisticated (roasting machines start at $100) as you like.
Buy Bulk Food to Save
If you choose to eat organic, the savings from buying in bulk can be staggering: A 2012 study by the Food Industry Leadership Center at Portland State University found that consumers saved an average of 89 percent compared with supermarket costs when they bought large quantities of certain organic foodstuffs, including grains, beans and spices.
Grain-Free Chocolate-Date-Nut Bars Recipe
These bars are dense, fudgy, and brownie-like; full of rich, chocolate flavor from a handful of wholesome, minimally processed ingredients. Try these bars warmed in the microwave and topped with peanut butter, sliced bananas and dark chocolate.
Soft Sourdough Pretzels Recipe
Once you have eaten a soft, sourdough pretzel, all other pretzels will pale in comparison. These chewy bundles of delight are perfect dipped in whole grain mustard, washed down with a hearty beer. If you are lucky enough to live near a good, German-style bakery, go purchase some pretzels right now! If not, you can make them yourself.