Just want to give an old-fashioned shout-out to my favorite breakfast of late: toasted Ezekiel bread with cream cheese and apricot jam. What a fantastic way to start the day.
Ezekiel bread is flourless (!) bread made from sprouted grains - the ultimate crunchy hippie Birkenstock bread. Named after a Bible verse telling people to gather whole grains and make bread from them, even those of us who typically sleep in on Sunday mornings can appreciate it. Chewy, nutty, hearty, I can't get enough of it. It's a little dry, but makes great toast.
Lately, between reading Dr. Gott articles in the local paper and admiring the natural foods blog 101 Cookbooks, I've decided to make an earnest effort to get away from white flour and white sugar. Better for me, better for my family and friends, better for the planet. One of my first steps is to have this bread on hand more often.
Has anyone made Ezekiel bread at home? I suppose you'd have to have sprouted grains on hand to start - something I haven't yet explored.
If you are curious about Ezekiel bread, check the freezer case in the natural foods section of your local grocer. That's usually where you'll find it.