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Learning how to make bรขtard at the house with @chefjeffreywall. My little starter baby (birthed from whole grain rye) makes some damn good bread! Second loaf looking light years better than the first...especially after some Christmas champagne.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ
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#bรขtard #sourdough #bread #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks

Perfecting my personal pizza game.๐Ÿ• The sourdough is killin' it! Also, hello amazing lonzino from Italy that is finally out of the back of the fridge and onto a pizza (where it always belonged).๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
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#sourdough #pizza #ashstreetdough #denvereats #lilappelcooks

Annnnnnnd now all I can think about is pasta... #pasta #homemadepasta #thingsorganizedneatly #lilappelcooks with @chefjeffreywall โค๏ธ๐Ÿ

I've been kinda obsessed with perfecting my own kind of breakfast lately. I'm not a huge fan of the breakfast bowl trend as I'm not a fruit junkie in the winter (I'd rather put it in a smoothie) and I'm still on the fence about granola - too sweet, not warming - but give me some roasted sweet potatoes + pepitas, coconut cream and steel cut oats and my belly is in total happy town. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ…โ˜€๐Ÿด
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#lilappelcooks #breakfast #nutrients #flavortown #denvereats #bowlsofgoodness

Pasta school returns! All it takes is some foraged mushroom & a little vino to get the wheels turnin'...๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿท๐Ÿ„โœจ #pasta #lilappelcooks #tortellini #happytwoyears @chefjeffreywall

Made @chefjeffreywall some tortellini from scratch for our two year.โœจFilling was made up of my foraged Nebraska maitake (TSA didn't even bat an eyelash. Ha!), garden sage, ricotta, Parmesan, sautรฉed garlic and shallot, a little bit of preserved lemon and a dash of salt. So. Damn. Tasty! #pasta #backatit #lilappelcooks #midnightspecial #tortellini

Got my first cold bug of the year๐Ÿค’...stuck in bed with a bowl of spicy cayenne-ginger loaded broth and farro spaghetti. Here's hoping some rest will take me back to more fun (aka crab Rangoon from scratch - pictured here).
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#lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #crabrangoon #๐Ÿฆ€ #snack #denvereats

Pepitassssss! Aka pumpkin seeds. Roasted, toasted and always a major player in flavor (town).๐Ÿ”ฅ
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#pepitas #nutrients #lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #denvereats #wabisabi #foodstyling

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Focaccia. First time, still needs work but that's what you get for falling asleep and having to rush...
#dinnertime #breadschool #focaccia #dough #norushing #timingiseverything #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #denvereats

Today was the first time I've baked sourdough by request and I was stressin' - thinking it would be horrible or that I'd mess it up royally. I'm usually making bread *while* working on photo editing or design in my home office - running in and out of the studio into the kitchen whenever necessary for mixing, folding, baking, etc. Ha! Spaz central - which would probably stress other people out more...but having a 'brunch is served' time was more daunting to yours truly somehow. Yay for makin' it happen - and not totally destroying the loaf while carting it around.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ๐Ÿž๐Ÿš•๐Ÿ’จ
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#ashstreetdough #sourdough #breadschool #lilappelcooks #denvereats #themilehighcity #easter

Easter loaf. Brunch is literally my favorite gathering time on the planet. Breakfast, booze, dogs in the yard, sunshine. Doesn't get better!
๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐ŸŒž๐Ÿƒ
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#easter #sourdough #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #breadschool #brunch #loaf #denvereats

Toaaaaaaaast! Makin' sandwiches for the crew. I might just start a sandwich to order business - kinda makes me infinitely happy. Lil Appel sandwiches & random delights - or something to that effect.๐Ÿ˜‚โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโœจโ˜•๏ธ๐Ÿ”
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#keepmeentertained #autodidact #forever #lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #bread #sourdough #toast #sandwich #themilehighcity #denvercolorado

Finally cut open the everything bread!๐Ÿ˜ Love this one. Scroll through for a few photos of bread beauty...๐Ÿžโœจ
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#lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #takeyouwild #sourdough #bread #breadschool #themilehighcity #denvercolorado #dnvrcolorado #denver #yippee

Sister loaves. Or brother loaves. Or twins separated at overnight ferment. Either way, from the same mothaaaaa.๐Ÿ’ƒโœจ๐Ÿž Both loaves were cut from the same dough, cold fermented nearly the same, and then proofed at different times. Obviously, the right dough baby got some bling too... It really is amazing to see what difference tiny details make with bread.โœจ
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#sourdough #sisterloaves #milehighbaking #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #denverbread #breadschool

To anyone who has ever made bread : I finally attained bread ear status on a rustic loaf in our home oven this afternoon!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿž A lot of folks said it wouldn't happen, especially in a shitty oven in a rental unit, in the dryness of Colorado, with no real training (intuition school for life) but it. finally. did.๐Ÿ”ฅ Super stoked! I'm calling this one my 'Everything Bread'. You know, like a bagel + everything awesome. :) Hard work pays off!
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#lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #denvercolorado #milehighbaking #themilehighcity #sourdough #breadschool #rusticloaf

Pepitassssss! Aka pumpkin seeds. Roasted, toasted and always a major player in flavor (town).๐Ÿ”ฅ
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#pepitas #nutrients #lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #denvereats #wabisabi #foodstyling

Back at it!๐Ÿž๐Ÿ”ฅIt's been a busy couple weeks of wrangling details, interviews and freelance work. Moving across the country, leaving your job and rebuilding a network (both professionally *and* personally) is really tough! Thankfully, it finally feels like all the hours are amounting to something bigger and better.
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This bread is part of my on-going quest to make all my food more nutritious. The dough is a combo of milled rye, red quinoa, sesame, oats and organic whole wheat flour, and the crust is topped with roasted pepitas, sesame and poppyseed. It tastes so f'ing good toasted with almond butter. And with cheese. All bread should have cheese.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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#ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #sourdough #milehighbaking #breadschool #nutrition #healthyfood #denvereats #bread

...the egg from the previous post. I'm not a chef, and I kinda adore the wabi sabi let it be what it is mindset (which also just works so much better for my spaz kitchen M.O.), so this one is my style - Lil Appel's 'frilly' fried egg. Perfectly set that yolk though....๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿณโœจโ˜€
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#lilappelcooks #breakfast #nutrients #flavortown #denvereats #bowlsofgoodness #๐Ÿณ #sunnysideup #egg

Bowls of goodness : Sunday edition. I'm calling this one breakfast salad...'cause I meant to make it more salad-y but yeah, weekend brain.๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿฅ—Brown rice, roasted radishes, fennel & golden beet, kale, dressed with the roasting juices mixed with honey, rice wine, and diced quick pickled ginger. And Parmesan because why not. Oh and a sunny-side up egg (not pictured). In a beautiful handmade ceramic serving bowl I found at the thrift store last weekend for my birthday.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ
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#lilappelcooks #breakfast #nutrients #flavortown #denvereats #bowlsofgoodness #๐Ÿณ

I've been kinda obsessed with perfecting my own kind of breakfast lately. I'm not a huge fan of the breakfast bowl trend as I'm not a fruit junkie in the winter (I'd rather put it in a smoothie) and I'm still on the fence about granola - too sweet, not warming - but give me some roasted sweet potatoes + pepitas, coconut cream and steel cut oats and my belly is in total happy town. ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐ŸŒ…โ˜€๐Ÿด
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#lilappelcooks #breakfast #nutrients #flavortown #denvereats #bowlsofgoodness

Got my first cold bug of the year๐Ÿค’...stuck in bed with a bowl of spicy cayenne-ginger loaded broth and farro spaghetti. Here's hoping some rest will take me back to more fun (aka crab Rangoon from scratch - pictured here).
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#lilappelcooks #ashstreetdough #crabrangoon #๐Ÿฆ€ #snack #denvereats

There just *isn't* enough late night food in Denver...so I'm upping my game. 1am Vietnamese chicken wings for @chefjeffreywall's bday - marinated for seven hours in fish sauce marinade, fried to perfection and tossed in homemade teriyaki / golden garlic / green onion goodness. May have to start my own snack emporium...
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#lilappelcooks #chickenwings #denvereats #latenightfood #snacktrust #vietnamese

Perfecting my personal pizza game.๐Ÿ• The sourdough is killin' it! Also, hello amazing lonzino from Italy that is finally out of the back of the fridge and onto a pizza (where it always belonged).๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
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#sourdough #pizza #ashstreetdough #denvereats #lilappelcooks

Sourdough breakfast muffins! [see previous post] Going to #breadschool one sourdough starter feeding / wtf should I do with all this starter nowwww moment at a time. (Our fam is small so anyone who wants free sourdough goodies (and lives in Denver) should probably get on this list...)๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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#muffin #sourdough #healthybreakfast #wholewheat #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #denvereats

Beautiful morning in Denver.โ˜€๏ธ Converted @smittenkitchen's plum poppyseed muffin recipe into a sourdough whole wheat poppyseed breakfast muffin with raspberries, dried apricots and prunes. Mega tasty!๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿปโœจ
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#muffin #sourdough #nutrients #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks #healthybreakfast #denvereats #smittenkitchen

Learning how to make bรขtard at the house with @chefjeffreywall. My little starter baby (birthed from whole grain rye) makes some damn good bread! Second loaf looking light years better than the first...especially after some Christmas champagne.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ
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#bรขtard #sourdough #bread #ashstreetdough #lilappelcooks

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