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Meet our Friend: Chartered Wellness

Hello fellow bread lovers! We're going to spend the next few weeks shining a spotlight on our talented friends! It's a new blog series called "Meet our Friend." (I know, very creative title). Our first friend is Drew Follette, expert holistic nutritionist and founder of Chartered Wellness. Her business is focused on helping people create healthy and happy lifestyles through eating whole foods. With her knowledge and expertise, she helps people discover the foods that work best for their dietary needs and sets them up with a plan for future success. Additionally, she works with people with how to better fuel their bodies as well as with people managing chronic health conditions like diabetes, allergies, digestive issues, or the autoimmune. The thing...

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Thank You, 2016!

What a year 2016 has been! As we get ready to hunker down and welcome our own little bun in the oven this holiday season (Baby Campbell is due next week!) we want to take a moment to thank each and every one of our bread-enthusiasts for your generous support throughout our first year in business. It is truly amazing to see what a dream, a little love, and hard-work can accomplish. We owe any success we've had to all of you. Thank you for sticking with us. We have truly enjoyed receiving your feedback (positive and constructive!) and seeing your social posts - keep 'em coming! - and have loved getting to meet face-to-face with each one of you on pick-up days....

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Two ways to learn how to make bread - from the maestro himself!

Last week we sent out an email to all of our subscribers letting them know how to connect with Ben's Bread while we are on a short bread pick-up hiatus: Sourdough 101 at Whisk! This week, we're beyond proud to announce yet another place to get your bread on:  The Field Trip Society has a fantastic selection of classes and adventures, ranging anywhere from truffle hunting, to distillery tours, and even food photography. They have been kind enough to add Ben to their slate of instructors, with Make Your Own Sourdough Bread. Tickets are on sale on their website now. Word to the wise: if you're interested, order quickly. Field Trip Society events are kept at a small number (and we know for...

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Why sourdough tastes good, and is good for you - seriously

You just picked up a fresh loaf of naturally leavened, organic sourdough (preferably Ben's Bread, but we won't judge if not...much). You cut or tear off a thick slab and devour excitedly, knowing that you'll likely feel pretty poorly in about a half hour...but you don't. Is it just the excitement from enjoying something so distinctively sour, dense, and flavorful that is keeping your insides from screaming at you? I wondered the same thing, and came upon some pretty interesting research to understand why. In Sour Dough Bread and Health, Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD introduces us to research showing that increasing our immune system strength and function is vital in our fight against cancer and many other chronic degenerative diseases. There are many...

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Too-easy anytime stuffing

...because why should stuffing be just for the holidays?  Ok, so I just need to preface something here. This recipe is technically "dressing" until you stuff it into the cavity of a bird or other stuffing-deserving food item like a roast, cabbage leaves, squash...possibilities are endless. As all of my family is from the South, I tend to be a bigger expert on cornbread dressing, so I tend to rely pretty heavily on my amazingly talented, lovely, and brilliant wife (I love you dear) when it comes to traditional stuffing. Recently, Megan made this for a Friendsgiving and it was a total hit. The rye bread gave it just enough punch to keep the stuffing interesting...the bacon didn't hurt either. I'll...

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