Category Archives: bread

Is there a link between sourdough bread and diabetes?

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Eleven million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes. Those with diabetes can’t produce insulin or properly use the insulin it produces. Insulin is a hormone the pancreas produces. It regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Regulating our blood sugar ensures our body functions properly. Too much blood sugar can cause damage to […]

Simple But Tasty Vegan Picnic Ideas

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Summertime means it’s picnic season! And picnics are an excellent opportunity to showcase some yummy vegan foods. Picnics aren’t the place for elaborate dishes and complex recipes. You want something you can whip up quickly that is easy to eat and share with your friends. Plus, you want to bring a crowd-pleaser that everyone will […]

Try out these sourdough cookbooks

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While one of the oldest loaves of sourdough bread was excavated in Switzerland, dating back to 3700 BCE, it is believed that the recipe originates from Ancient Egypt. Sourdough is a type of bread that is naturally leavened, which means you won’t have to use yeast from the supermarket to make it rise. Instead, to […]

The Best Vegan Baking Cookbooks

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It’s a common misconception that anything delicious can’t possibly be vegan. When I went vegan, I assumed that baked goods like breads, muffins, cookies, and cupcakes all contained some form of animal products. But I was surprised to find out that there are indeed many ways to enjoy sweet and savoury baked treats and snacks […]

Is Bread Vegan?

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You’ve made yourself a killer toasted sandwich using our tasty vegan toast topping ideas and you’re about to take a huge bite out of it when your friend walks in and asks: “Oh, is all bread plant-based then?” You stop and think about it for a second and then your heart sinks as you realise […]

Ten Tasty Toast Toppings (vegan-friendly)

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We don’t know about you but we could eat bread all 👏 day 👏 long 👏 And what better way to eat it than lightly toasted and covered with delicious toppings? In fact, this simple dish is a meal in its own right! Toast is so incredibly versatile that you can enjoy it with sweetened […]

What To Do With Sourdough Discard

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Love sourdough but hate food waste? So do we! Luckily, although the name would suggest otherwise, there are plenty of useful things you can do with sourdough discard. As a busy sourdough bakery, we’re continually feeding our starters and producing discard so we’re always coming up with new and innovative ways to use it. Today […]

Why We Choose To Use 100% Organic Flour

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Have you ever stopped to think about what you eat and where it’s from? According to an annual study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), approximately 70% of fresh produce sold in the US contains pesticide residues, even after washing. Pesticides. Want them in your food? Neither do we. They’re not the best thing for […]

What Can You do With Leftover Bread?

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Obviously, we are big bread lovers and we hate to see a good loaf go to waste. So we’ve put together our favourite leftover bread recipes so you can make the most of our your BReD loaf, whether it is fresh from the oven, or it’s spent a few days in your bread bin. new […]

Nurturing Sourdough

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Sourdough is bread made without commercial yeast, without the use of any so-called ‘processing aids’ or other artificial additives. A simple dough is made and left to age while bacteria cultures and yeasts present in the atmosphere cause fermentation. This is later added to a new dough and bread is made. The complete process takes […]

Hot Cross Buns by Ed

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Easter is, of course, a Christian tradition; a time when Jesus was said to have died on the cross and been resurrected two days after his burial. It follows the 40-day period of abstinence named Lent. Hot cross buns are spiced sweet buns with dried fruits such as raisins inside and were traditionally made without […]