Thursday, November 27, 2008

Sourdough Stuffing Recipe

One of the problems with diabetics is that it's not just sugar that puts a damper on what we can eat. Fat and carbohydrates are problems, too, and they can be just as bad as sugar. With carbohydrates, flour, especially bleached, is not very friendly to us. Fortunately, we have a friend in sourdough. For some reason, sourdough bread is a lot safer to eat in moderation. Because of this, I found a recipe. I must be honest, I have not tried it, but it looks pretty good.

Sourdough Stuffing


3/4 cup butter or margarine
3 medium onions fine diced
3 cloves garlic minced
2 bell peppers fine diced
3 tablespoons fresh sage minced
1 teaspoon each dried marjoram and thyme
2/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
1 loaf (1 lb size) day old sourdough bread cubed
1 1/2 cup broth (vegetable or chicken)
salt and pepper to taste


Melt butter in pan and saute onions, peppers and garlic until tender. Stir in herbs. Remove from heat. Place bread cubes in a large bowl and stir in vegetable mixture. Pour on broth and mix well to moisten . Place in buttered pan and bake 400F covered for 25 minutes and then uncovered for another 20 minutes.

This recipe from CDKitchen for Sourdough Stuffing serves/makes 10

Ready in: 30-60 minutes
recipe difficulty 3/5 Difficulty: 3 (1=easiest :: hardest=5)


  1. I looked it up, the reason why it is better:

    "10 male subjects, who were overweight and ranged between 50 and 60 years old, showed the most positive body responses after eating sourdough white bread. Those positive responses remained even after eating a second meal that didn't include bread.

    "With the sourdough, the subjects' blood sugar levels were lower for a similar rise in blood insulin," says Graham, whose findings are being published in the British Journal of Nutrition.

    "What was even more interesting was that this positive effect remained during their second meal and lasted hours after."

    He says that it's likely that the fermentation of the sourdough changes the nature of the starches in the bread, creating a more beneficial bread."

    So that is why. Perhaps.

  2. Interesting, Ina. I knew I had read about it a couple of years ago and the memory stuck with me. See? I wouldn't steer you wrong.

    Thanks for the updated info.

  3. You will guide me to the harbour of old age :)

  4. Sure. First thing, stay off the poop deck.

  5. Dog sh.t? Even on board? I am getting seasick already...

  6. "Go to the back of the ship!" he said sternly.

  7. Too late, captain. There went my oatmeal. Hope you can take that uniform to the cleaners. Shall I jump overboard?

  8. Oh well :) I still don't like oatmeal.