February 11, 2012

Easy Bread Recipe - No Knead Bread - Wheatfree Bread - Frugal Kitchen - Saving Money - Sustainable Living

What is the first step in sustainable living?  

Rules for 
Happy Sustainable Frugal Living

1.  Reduce or eliminate the use of money. 
2.  Changes must not diminish the quality or pleasure of your life.

Some people think, "oh I am poor now so I must eat cheap food".  This is could not be further from the truth.  In fact, the time of crisis is when you should feed your body the best nutrition you can find.  People who don't end up paying the price with suffering and medical bills in the end. 

It is necessary to remove unnecessary expenses from your budget. But don't be caught up in the bondage of frugality. It is great to get dish soap for a dollar a bottle, but not if you don't like how it works. Worst if you have lots of soap but nothing to eat.

What do you spend money on everyday to sustain yourself and what can you do to reduce that cost?  

Lets start with bread.  

The ingredients of bread are yeast, water, salt and flour. I have been using an easy, no knead bread recipe .  

Homemade Bread Made Easy
No Knead Bread

In a big pot put 1 1/2 cup hot tap water and 3/4 tablespoon of yeast.  Add 3 1/2 cups of flour, a cup at a time and stir well between additions.  Stir in a teaspoon of salt.  Let sit covered for 3 hours.  Then turn oven on to 350 degrees.  Rub oil on your pans and your hands.  Cut the dough in half with a knife and form 2 loaves.  Do not knead the dough.  Let bread sit in a warm spot to rise for 20 minutes.  Then into oven for about 1/2 hour until golden brown.

Recently I read a post where a woman shows how to make a sourdough starter without commercial yeast.  Here is the link to her post, sourdough starter without yeast.  She shows you how to pull the wild yeast right from the air!  That's right, free food!  Check out the rest of her blog it is filled with wonderful easy inexpensive tricks and ideas for saving money.  

Here is a link for the wheat free sourdough bread recipe version.

The solution is not in the money world. The secret is in the natural world. Be available for what is available without money.  It has always been here for us, existing without our participation. Take your rightful place on the planet, take her hand, she is here to freely provide for your needs.

Looking for more ways to have a more  sustainable life?  Use the search engine to the left and keep posted.  



  1. Rye sourdough starter is on my to do list. I even have the organic rye grain sitting next to my grinder .. just haven't gotten around to making it yet .. thanks for the great website and tutorial. I have found (like most skills) the more you bake, the more at ease a person is .. and now can make bread (albeit with yeast) without much measuring. Soaking the grain/dough and using sourdough starters is so much better health-wise.

    1. Excellent points, per usual, experience conquers all! peace